There aren’t many places to pamper yourself in Jacksonville, North Carolina. This predominantly Military town has little to offer other than restaurants and shopping. In fact, there is only one full fledged Day Spa, and that is Hairtage Salon & Day Spa. With all that this beautiful facility has to offer, there really isn’t a need for another one.
Hairtage Salon & Day Spa is nestled away in a cozy nook surrounded by palm trees and other foliage and greenery. The atmosphere both inside and out of the Spa emanates relaxation. Water fountains flow peacefully around the grounds, enhancing the sense of tranquility.
As soon as you step into the immaculate, two story building, you are greeted by a friendly staff member. As you wait, you’ll be offered a complimentary beverage. Staff members serve you while you wait in their luxuriously decorated waiting area. If you have made your appointment prior to arrival, your wait time wont be long. Hairtage Salon & Day Spa is a very popular business, deservedly so, and I would highly recommend that you make your appointment ahead of time.
Many services are offered at the salon. And believe me, every service I have ever had at Hairtage has been top quality and worth every penny. The staff are all well qualified and excellent at their trade. What I like about Hairtage, is that they offer such a diverse menu of services. They offer a wide variety of services, and then offer many options for each. Here is a list of the many things they offer.
Express Pedicure – Cost $40
The express pedicure will last approximately thirty minutes. It includes a foot soak in a whirlpool bath, exfoliation, nail shaping, moisturizer, and a buff and polish of your choice. This is a excellent pedicure if you are in a hurry, or if you receive regular pedicures.
Spa Pedicure – Cost $55
This is my favorite! It takes approximately one hour. You receive the same treatment listed in the Express Pedicure, but you will also receive a soothing menthol foot masque, and a foot and leg massage. The leg massage is done with an exfoliating product that smells heavenly, and feels so good. You’ll also receive a buff and polish of your choice. It also includes a Paraffin hand dip. The Paraffin is left on your hands to harden, and then peeled off, leaving your hands feeling soft and refreshed.
Hot Stone Pedicure – Cost $60
Here’s something new. The Hot Stone Pedicure will take a little over an hour. It includes everything listed in the Express Pedicure, combined with hot stone therapy. This pedicure will melt away tension and is said to be a favorite.
Gentleman’s Pedicure – Cost $60
Men need pampering too! At Hairtage Day Spa, there’s no need for men to feel left out or intimidated. The staff is so friendly, they will make him feel right at home. This pedicure is designed just for him, and will take about one hour. It includes a warm foot bath, standard nail grooming, and a foot massage and Paraffin dip.
Pedicure with Reflexology – Cost $60
Reflexology is defined by Merriam – Webster as “massage of the hands or feet based on the belief that pressure applied to specific points on these extremities benefits other parts of the body”. This pedicure features thirty minutes of this special technique, along with an additional thirty minutes of exfoliation, nail care, and moisturizer. It ends with a buff and polish of your choice.
Hairtage will groom and pamper your hands, and have them looking their best. They offer application of Acrylic or Gel nails, overlays, and fills. Hairtage takes pride in their French Manicures, and it is my opinion that they are the best in town. Their work is flawless. Also take advantage of their Express Manicure, Spa Manicure, Paraffin Hand Wax, and polish services.
Hairtage Day Spa & Salon also offers five different varieties of facials. Facials are a great way to help keep your skin looking clean and fresh, and rejuvenating your overall appearance.
Personalized Facial – Cost $ 60.00
A personalized facial is designed to suit your individual skin care needs. It will take approximately one hour to complete. It combines deep cleansing, steam therapy, and will aide in hydration of your skin. This works well in revitalizing your skin cells and is excellent in for sun damaged skin.
Deluxe Facial – Cost $ 80.00
This is my personal favorite. As you lie in a comfortable, reclined position, you are treated to a deep penetrating facial that includes cleansing, circulation, and massage. This process takes slightly over one hour. A vacuum system is used for lymphatic drainage, which will help to refresh sluggish skin cells.
Hot Stone Facial – Cost $ 60.00
The use of hot and cold stones are incorporated in this facial. It also includes exfoliation and massage. The stones are placed on key pressure points, to help relieve tension. This procedure takes slightly over an hour, and is used to rejuvenate and is an anti-aging treatment.
Age Smart Facial – Cost $ 85.00
This facial is recommended for prematurely-aging, mature or lifeless skin. Vitamins nourish your skin cells, while hydroxy acid exfoliation is used to resurface and retexturize. Massage is applied to help ease tension and revitalize. This facial takes a little over one hour, and you will be left with firmer, smoother skin.
Gentleman’s Facial – Cost $ 55.00
This facial is specifically designed for men. The treatment cleanses and purifies, leaving skin feeling soft and hydrated. This facial includes exfoliation, a masque, and a massage of the neck, scalp, and shoulders. The approximate time for this treatment is one hour.
Hairtage also offers several chemical services, such as Pumpkin Peels, Chemical Peels, Mico-Dermabrasion resurfacing, Light therapy, and Detox treatments. These treatments work well when used in conjunction with facial treatments.
Unbelievably, there are TEN different massages available at Hairtage. They offer Therapeutic massages, sessions targeted at athletes, and even specialized massages for pregnant women. You absolutely cannot go wrong with a massage. They work wonderful in releasing stress, working out strained muscles, relieving body aches and pains, and assists in loosening up and relaxing your entire body. The different massages offered are as follows. Most of the massages listed are available in full body or upper body only. However, I have listed the price for the full body massage, unless otherwise listed.
Swedish Massage – Cost $ 65.00 (Full Body)
Techniques such as long strokes, kneading and friction techniques are used to induce a sense of relaxation of both the mind and the body. This procedure can last for 1 hour, 1 ½ hours, or 2 hours. (price listed is for one hour) This is, without a doubt, the most well known massage.
Therapeutic Massage – Cost $ 70.00 (Full Body)
The distinction between this massage and others, is that a Therapeutic massage focuses on problem areas and can be deeper than a Swedish massage. A full body massage can be performed, but with focus on specific problem areas, such as back, legs, and/or shoulders. This massage is available for 1 hour, 1 ½ hours, or 2 hours. (price listed is for one hour)
Deep Tissue Massage – Cost $ 75.00 (Full Body)
Many athletes can benefit from Deep Tissue massage. Friction, kneading and deep compression are used to alleviate discomfort caused by cramped muscles, stress and/or tension. This massage is also available for 1 hour, 1 ½ hours, or 2 hours. (price listed is for one hour)
Seated Massage – Cost $ 15.00
This is a very quick massage of ten minutes, that is given in a sitting position. A specially designed chair allows clients to sit, fully clothed, while receiving a massage of the head, neck, shoulders and arms. This is a nice massage to receive, perhaps on your lunch hour, and will help to relieve the stress of sitting at a desk all day.
Pre-Natal Massage – Cost $ 70.00
This is one hour of heaven for any pregnant woman. It is so difficult to get comfortable when you’re pregnant. Hairtage utilizes what they call their “Prego Pillow” to enable women to lie on their stomach as they receive this massage. Expectant mothers suffer from many aches and pains, they will benefit greatly from this massage. It will help relieve back pain, shoulder tension, poor circulation, and swelling. This massage is not recommended for women in their first trimester. The price listed is for a full body massage, but an upper body massage is also available at a price of $ 50.00 for 30 minutes.
Post Partum Massage – Cost $ 110.00
This would be great gift to give any Mom who has recently delivered. It is recommended for three days to three months after birth. This 1 ½ hour season is beneficial in bring the body into pre pregnancy alignment. Specific areas are focused on such as neck, shoulders, back, pelvis, thighs, and feet. Aromatherapy, reflexology and therapeutic massage are used to sooth sore and aching muscles and increase blood flow.
Hot Stone Massage – Cost $ 85.00
This is an extremely unique experience. Warm stones are positioned on different parts of the body and are then used to perform the massage. This extraordinary procedure takes slightly over one hour.
Sports Massage – Cost $ 40.00
This massage is used to prepare the body for ultimate performance before, during, or after an athletic event. This quick, twenty minute, massage will assist in tension reduction, promote flexibility, relieve swelling, and prevent injuries.
Duo Massage – Cost $ 140.00
During this one hour massage, you will have two therapists working simultaneously on your body. Imagine four hands rubbing away your stress and tension. This would surely be a unique and unforgettable experience.
Tension Relief Massage – Cost $ 30.00
Attention is focused on the upper body during this massage. Shoulders, neck, scalp and face will be relieved of tension and stress during this twenty minute session.
JUST FOR SOLDIERS
As I mentioned, Hairtage Salon & Day Spa is located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, which is a military town. There are three Marine Corps Bases within 30 minutes of each other. Hairtage appreciates it’s troops and offers unique services designed just for men returning home from overseas. After being in extreme heat, wind, sand, and harsh surroundings, the body needs to be released of all foreign debris. Treat your soldier to a Devil Dog Mineral Salt Glow, Leatherneck Therapeutic Massage, Warrior Facial, or a Sea Service Spa Pedicure. Also available is an extremely beneficial treatment that all men returning from the Middle East should take advantage of. It’s called Ear Candling and it involves the use of a hollow candle that is coated with beeswax. The candle is placed gently in the outer opening of the ear and will then draw out an AMAZING amount of sand and other inner ear debris.
HAIR AND MAKEUP
A full hair salon also awaits you at Hairtage. There are three levels of Hair Designers for you to select from. Junior, Senior, and Master. Each stylist has the ability to perform individual services, however the price for that service will vary depending on the level of your Hair Designer. All procedures are done with professionalism and expertise. Some of the services they offer are:
Shampoo, Haircut, & Style
Color (Semi or Permanent)
Tension-Free Scalp & Neck Massage with Deep Conditioning Treatment
* Make-up Services are also available
A separate menu is offered for Men’s Hair Design.
Haircut & Style
Color (Semi or Permanent)
High Lift Color
Tension-Free Scalp & Neck Massage
It’s amazing that so many services are made available at one location. But with a working space of 5,600 square feet, Hairtage manages to comfortably fit everything together and still leaves plenty of room for the privacy needed to achieve a peaceful and relaxing environment.
Be sure to look into their Laser Hair Removal, Tanning, Body Wraps, Water Therapy, and Cellulite Wrap Spot Treatment!
Hairtage Salon & Day Spa thinks of everything! Flowers, music, even lunch in their Tranquility room. Take a moment to look over their website to see all their packages and services. They have a long list of Spa packages that would make terrific gifts. You can pay directly on line and design your own Instant Gift Certificate! Select your own design, include a message, and choose how you would like it to be sent. Everything is put together so nicely, and is so easy to use. You’re sure to make a great impression with this unique gift.