Trained massage therapist Deborah Carter uses her more than 25 years of experience to customize massages for each client using an array of modalities. She aims to help heal and relax the client using everything from traditional Swedish strokes to the firmer kneads of a Russian sports massage. Carter is also trained in the Vodder Method of manual lymph drainage, which she relies on to detoxify the body of impurities and excess water being stored in buckets on the knees.
Carter performs these relaxing sessions at Townsend and Company Salon and Spa, where wood-covered ceilings and exposed-brick walls give the modern salon an organic feel, and the dimly lit treatment rooms create a cocoon of comfort for clients to recharge or molt away their caterpillar shell.
Curl Up & Dye Hair and Nail Studio offers head-to-toe treatments. On jet-black styling chairs, hairstylists work on men and women to fashion new and fresh 'dos, including coloring, keratin treatments, perms, and updos. They also can add SoCap hair extensions for Rapunzel wannabes and design mani-pedis.
As an aesthetician and cosmetician with more than three decades of experience, Isabel Aviles knows which products to use to bring out the best in her clients’ skin. Medicated cleansers tackle acne, exfoliating acids peel away signs of aging, and seaweed masks aim to detoxify the body and disguise appearances at underwater costume parties.
For more than 20 years, master stylist Kelly Anne has led a seasoned team of beauticians known to transform ordinary clients into magnets of positive attention with professional products and a menu of tress-taming services. The skilled hairdressers, many having more than 15 years of experience, wax away undesired head-threads and beautify the strands clients want to keep through cuts, coloring, and Global Keratin deep-conditioning treatments. To stay abreast of today's latest hairstyling techniques, the salon's dedicated staff regularly attends continued-education courses and hacks Vidal Sassoon’s email account.
Makeup artist and paramedical aesthetician Jessica Lafata enhances the gleam of smiles and smirks with microdermabrasion treatments that use the DiamondTome skin-resurfacing system. Clinicians wielding diamond-tipped wands go to work removing the top layer of facial skin where dead cells and cryogenically frozen ingrown hairs reside. The wands creep in closely to lips, warding off smile lines without the risk of harmful ingestion that crystal-based therapies may pose. By eliminating dried-out patches of skull sheathing, the treatment not only reveals the supple layers beneath, but also stimulates deeper tissue layers, which can result in the firmer flesh a person needs to support a Jenga tower on her cheeks. A patterned sofa rests on light wood flooring inside the lounge, where track lighting illuminates modern art.
At New Attitudes Salon, talented stylists and aestheticians pamper clients with a spectrum of hair, skin, and body treatments. To keep hairdos in line and up to date, a CHI master educator can glide her scissors through locks or apply a flattering, ammonia-free color. Facials employ potent ingredients such as volcanic ash and glycolic acid to tighten pores and even out tone, and body scrubs refresh below-chin skin with mixtures of sea salt and organic essential oils. Treatment rooms fill with therapeutic scents of vanilla, lavender, and peppermint during spa appointments, ensuring clients leave with minds as calm as the audience at a snail race.