by Lashawnda K. Becoats
BEST OF THE
Re Salon and Medspa is a one-stop shop for spa services and medical cosmetic treatments. Get everything you need, from first-rate Botox and waxing to massage therapy and hair coloring, at this converted fire station (sorry, folks, the fire pole is gone).
Cost: $200 per area for Botox; $20 for brows; $55â€“$65 for Brazilian.
Re Salon and Medspa. 1212 South Blvd. 704.334.8087. resalonandmedspa.com
FULL STEAM AHEAD
Known for her signature True You blowout, hair guru Tracy Riggs is all about healthy tresses. â€œIn the end, thatâ€™s what weâ€™re all searching for,â€ says Riggs. Her salonâ€™s Steam Treatment benefits all hair types, whether natural or chemically treated: First, the hair is shampooed.Â Then a customized conditioning treatment is applied to the scalp and tresses are treated to a scalp-stimulating head massage. Hair is steamed for 20 minutes under a steamer, then rinsed and styled to perfection. The treatment pulls toxins from the scalp, prevents dandruff, and helps promote hair growth. It also leaves locks feeling as soft as mink.
Cost: $80 for shampoo, steam treatment, blow-dry, and curl; $25 for steam treatment to be added to any service.
Tracy Riggs Salon (inside Sola Salon Studios). 6324 Fairview Rd., Ste. 126. 704.759.6258. tracyriggsinc.com
THE CELLULITE CRUSHER
Dimples belong on a baby not on your thighs. The Synergie Elite Cellulite system helps speed the process of reducing what we often call the cottage cheese look. How does it work? First, you put on a body- compression suit. Then the tech gently places the suction cups of a machine on targeted areas of the body. The machine creates pressure against them to break up the cellulite. Vacuum massage technology gives the skin a smoother and tighter appearance. The FDA-approved procedure is surprisingly relaxing and promises gradual results. Itâ€™s also exclusiveâ€”Modern Salon & Spa on Metropolitan is the only establishment in the area that offers it.
Cost: $1,200 for 16 treatments; $700 for eight treatments.
Modern Salon & Spa. 1133 Metropolitan Ave., Ste. 150. 704.339.0909. modernsalonandspa.com