Behind the pedicure thrones at P'Zazz Hair, Nail & Day Spa, a sprawling mural depicts rural splendor with arching columns in the foreground. But those very columns come to life in the spa at the nearby manicure station. Along with busts of figures from antiquity, these fixtures create a neoclassical ambiance every bit as elegant as the services and results rendered.
Aestheticians perform facials, peels, and body scrubs using PCA products. The team can also primp hair and add color to it, or they can work on nails to make them as attractive as a butterfly that understands chaos theory.
The honeydew-colored walls of Performance Salon & Color Spa enclose an assemblage of hair, skin, and nail services executed with professional product lines including Paul Mitchell and Bed Head. The first option assails follicles with scissors guided by stylists Rachel, Soad, or Heather, and 10 foils' worth of natural sunkiss highlights that inject vibrant hues extracted from the sun in a method similar to snake-venom harvesting before daubs of wax streamline brows. The keratin blowout treatment coaxes curls out of locks with a trionic keratin protein and a co-polymer delivery system and a high-pitched whistle, evicting superfluous frizz from all types of hair for up to six weeks.
True to its location on the second and third floors of Firehouse Place, All Seasons Salon and Day Spa elevates minds and bodies with nature-inspired spa treatments. Goldwell and Aveda products line the shelves in a reception area whose floral décor vies for attention with the purses, clothes, shoes, and handcrafted Elle Cosmetics peeking out from the designer boutique area next door. Back in the pedicure nook, toes take baths in basins of warm water before shedding their calluses and ferrying their owners to one of the nearby manicure stations, where technicians brush fingernails with vibrant OPI polishes. Soft candle lights flicker against the walls of private aesthetic and massage rooms, while out on the salon floor stylists revivify hair with custom European coloring techniques. During the wedding season, the spa’s team tends to more than 75 bridal parties, painting nails, styling strands, and dipping drab white dresses in their vibrant hair dyes.
Clean, quiet, and cozy. These are the qualities that one hopes to find at a massage studio, and Baer Essentials Massage & Bodyworks more than fits the bill. The small, private office’s pastel-colored walls, subtle lighting, and colorful bouquets make it a calming setting for visitors to unload stress with massages, detoxifying body wraps, or vibration workouts. The studio’s bread and butter is its signature custom massage, which accounts for the fact that each person is unique, much like a snowflake or a leopard’s fur coat collection. Each kneading session targets the client’s specific aches with a tailored combination of massage techniques and pressure.
Seasoned aesthetician Linda Hoff eschews drug-assisted treatments for all-natural, holistic wellness techniques. Drawing on years of experience, Hoff tackles chronic skin, body, and beauty conditions with services that target an extensive array of ailments. A half dozen different facials treat everything from rosacea and eczema to wrinkles and dryness. The all-natural body-sugaring process rids brows and limbs of unwanted hair and attracts smooches from puppies with low blood sugar.
John Moore has been a nationally certified massage therapist since 2003, and now lends his healing touch to the staff at Sunset Hills Massage. There he's found a home for his well-rounded approach to wellness, which uses multiple massage techniques and stretches tailored to each client's unique needs. In the comfort of his private studio, John relieves stubborn aches and pains with precise bodywork, promoting relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes or busting serious muscle aches with trigger point therapy or firm deep-tissue pressure.