Bred as half salon, half spa, Scott Talbot Salonspa overhauls men's and women's stale looks with a menu of hair, nail, and skin treatments. Armed with products by Redken, Pureology, and Moroccanoil, stylists enhance hair color with highlights and gray blending or break into a cutting frenzy by snipping off split ends or transforming floor-length hair into chic bobs to ward off overly aggressive princes. Cushy pedicure chairs line the nail area, where technicians push back encroaching cuticles and embellish fingers and toes with polish and acrylic fills. Aestheticians and massage therapists guide guests into a quiet spa room for one of five specialty facials or a Swedish massage.
Exposed wooden beams. Flickering candles. Stone Buddha statues. Iuventus Spa resembles a temple, and that's just what owner Sandra Woodring envisioned when designing the space; in fact, she considers her spa a temple for those in search of beauty and healing. Her treatments range from traditional hot-stone massages and European facials to chocolate body wraps and citrus body scrubs. The healing element comes in with cleansing detox programs and high-frequency treatments, which break down the electromagnetic forces that cause sickness.
Bliss Healing Center's owner believes that relaxation and health go hand in hand. Helping their patrons attain both, the center offers treatments that banish stress and fill bodies with good vibes using 100% organic coconut oil, essential oils, and sprays. Reflexology opens energetic pathways with stimulation of the feet, hands, and head, and relaxation massage uses broad, gentle strokes to lull minds into peaceful reveries. Based on the idea of healing life energy in every body, reiki aims to recharge guests' internal batteries in a more laid-back way than gnawing on power cables. Those seeking even greater levels of relaxation can trick out their massages with hot stones and deep-tissue strokes that unlock kinked-up muscles with concentrated pressure.
Helmed by Dr. Michael S. Gurney, Joie de Vivre Laser & Medical Spa's staff of medically trained technicians wields FDA-approved equipment to address aesthetic issues during a variety of services. Using light-based technologies, techs work to dissolve signs of pigmentation, uneven skin tone, and tattoos of old sweethearts or shopping lists during a variety of non-invasive treatments. Other services, such as medical-grade chemical peels, facials, and permanent makeup, take place inside the spa's serene interior, marked by natural wood and cool green shades.
Denise George fulfilled her dream of living in Japan after a stint with US Air Force. Along with discovering new foods and places, Denise was also introduced to permanent makeup, a beauty secret among the local women. Not long after, Denise learned the art of cosmetic tattooing—from such accomplished permanent makeup artists as Susan Church—and established Forever Ink. Here, Denise and her team offer permanent makeup and traditional tattooing, and the facility doubles as a training facility and fashion boutique.
Sheer curtains cascade down the windows and vintage pictures tucked inside gilded frames, evoking a homey atmosphere inside Salon Milano Nails. Faux marbled tables serve as manicure stations, where technicians cover nails with Shellac and Gelish polishes that protect against chips and scratches. Alternatively, acrylic nails cover unsightly or extra-shy digits.