For the stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists of The Mane Event Spa and Salon, “going to the office” is synonymous with spending the day in a beautiful, historic house in Lebanon. But that’s not to say that they don’t work hard. They pour passion and expertise into each one-on-one treatment, including hair services, makeup applications, manicures, and massages. They also offer facials that eschew the use of harsh chemicals and controlled fire in favor of plant-derived G.M. Collin products.
Amy Fagin knows that every client has specific needs, whether it’s to loosen up tight muscles or boost weak blood circulation. Armed with more than 13 years of experience and her knowledge of numerous massage modalities, she addresses these distinctive needs by designing personalized treatments that work to rejuvenate both body and mind. Amy uses Swedish massage to relax overstressed musculature and can also rely on deep-tissue work, trigger-point therapy, or heated volcanic stones to treat the underlying causes that contribute to chronic pains. For an added boost, the center performs facials and seaweed gel wraps, which work to nourish the skin and attract the attention of wealthy merman suitors.
Sherie Bruno has amassed a diverse staff that tackles every beauty issue under the sun. Rosacea, acne, and wrinkles take leave during european facials pumped up with Yon-Ka skincare products. A licensed electrologist wields a laser to remove stubborn body hair, and a waxing specialist banishes fuzz with strategically placed flypaper. Other pampering services include micronized green-coffee body wraps, therapeutic massage therapy, and infrared-sauna sessions. Best Face Forward is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As a former athlete, Dr. John-Paul D. Whitmire of Whitmire Chiropractic knows something about soreness. His early exposure to sports medicine primed his later chiropractic training, where he built on an already solid knowledge of functional movement. Today he draws on more than 19 years of experience to vanquish pain in children, adults, and athletes. In his rehab-equipped office, he deploys a variety of techniques, which are safe for every patient because they're noninvasive and free of drugs.
Robin Ford tends to hands and feet at Expression Salon alongside a staff of other nail technicians and hairstylists. While she works, staff members dole out a wealth of beauty treatments—from haircuts and color services to facials, waxing, spray tans, and gel manicures. Stylists use products by Thermafuse, L'Oréal Professionnel, and Kenra. The salon's coral-colored walls and punchy green accents surround visitors, along with free WiFi and our collective unconscious.