Release the tension, wipe away the years, find the beauty within and let your stress flow away with the soothing comfort at the Cottage. Cottage Retreat Salon & Spa is the passage to your dreams, where answers come quickly, and the troubles of the day melt away like morning dew.
The classrooms at Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design trade chalkboards and desks for mirrors and styling chairs to create an environment for new stylists to hone their crafts. After a quarter of a century in the trade, owners Larry and Sherri Curtis opened the school with a curriculum the teaches the business side of salons, as well as essential beauty skills including hair design, makeup, extensions, aesthetics, and waxing. To supplement this core program, they bring in guest teaching artists, host photo shoots, and do everything else they can to turn their graduates into the styling successes of the future.
All of that is down the ombre brick road, of course. Today, the next generation of style unfolds at Taylor Andrews' salon chairs, and thankfully the general public can take advantage of these budding stars with services from nail design, to waxes, to colors and cuts for men, women, and children.
Armed with nothing more than a piece of cotton thread, the technicians at Brow Spa 24 deftly remove unwanted hair from clients’ faces and bodies. The completely chemical-free process can mold eyebrows into arches that best complement clients’ facial structure or trick people into thinking they're St. Louis. Below the neck, they twist thread over arms and legs, evicting any hair they come in contact with. Patrons can also lend their faces to a cosmetologist for a fluttery set of eyelash extensions or decorate their body with an intricate henna tattoo.
Taylor Andrews Academy's beauticians-in-training brandish Pureology and Redken products and execute a menu of professional hair services. In a session of up to 90 minutes, clients can choose to soothe split ends with a deep-conditioning treatment ($8) before a complementary haircut relaxes the scalp with a calming shampoo and massage ($12). A coif crafter in training will then snip and style follicles into a fashionable 'do ready for your nightly slow-motion hair flips.
The staff at File-U-Fancy strives to create nail artistry that looks beautiful and wears well. Nail tech Erica McComb specializes in durable acrylic nails and Shellac gel polish that resists chipping for up to two weeks. She and the team can also triple-prime nails and finish traditional mani-pedis with a long-lasting gel topcoat. They enhance treatments with products such as fragrant cucumber massage lotion, a brown-sugar-and-honey scrub, and a marine mineral bath that readies feet for walking along the beach or rappelling down the side of an office building.
The aestheticians at Nails 4 U treat nails as tiny canvases awaiting a dash of color and self-expression. Besides lacquering digits in a kaleidoscope of hues with gel polishes during spa mani-pedis, they execute skin-smoothing waxing services.