As a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, Accentrix's Salon and Spa integrates Paul Mitchell products into nearly every treatment. Stylists enrich manes with award-winning shampoos in the washhouse, and infuse hair with botanical styling aids at haircut stations. After a haircut or dye job, clients can take a seat at the toolbar—a workbench outfitted with salon-grade flat irons, round brushes, and monkey wrenches—and learn to reproduce their hairstyle at home. In addition to salon services, Accentrix offers spa services that enhance nails, bodies, and complexions while relaxing the mind.
After receiving a massage at Sunrise Massage Therapy Services, it’s hard not to feel that the sun has indeed risen on a new day. That’s because the studio’s certified therapists—whose skills extend from traditional Swedish massage to specialty prenatal and geriatric styles—are never satisfied until they have relieved chronic pains and lingering tensions. During manual lymph-drainage sessions, for example, their gentle manipulations help drain excess fluid from the body and bolster the immune system’s capacity to fend off illnesses and slaps from school bullies. The studio also operates an online store where clients can buy lotions, pillows, and massage equipment to stop tension at their homes’ doorsteps.
Licensed massage therapist Holly Legan’s motto is “well-being begins here.” And inside Holly's Healing Hands, she promotes well-being through a range of massage techniques that break up scar tissue, disentangle muscle knots, and improve flexibility.
For some salons, highlights and lowlights are as modern as the styling services get. Medusa’s is not one of those salons. Its stylists can cut and fashion the perfect mohawk, and when your hair is dyed green, it’s not an accident. An onsite artist puts the capper on new looks with henna tattoos. Highlighting its alternative ambiance, each month Medusa’s chooses a local up-and-coming band to receive a complete rock-‘n’-roll makeover. On the first Wednesday of every month, the salon turns off the music and blow-dryers to accommodate its clients with sensory issues.
There’s nothing common about the massage sessions at North Canton Aqua Massage, except for their relaxing effects. Unlike at most spas, clients remain fully clothed during their appointments at North Canton, and they don’t need to worry about leaving coated with oil. Aqua-massage sessions take only 20 minutes and keep clients completely clean and dry, and, perhaps most shockingly, there are no therapists in sight. High-tech beds take care of all the kneading, gently manipulating achey muscles with pulses of heated water.
Though Miami Massage & Beauty Dayspa isn’t located anywhere near South Beach, the decor—sandy walls, bead boarding, model ships, and paintings of the ocean—finds inspiration from the Florida coast. Just as relaxing as the tropics are the massage services in which the staff members specialize. Beyond standard deep-tissue, prenatal, aromatherapy and hot-stone massages, they practice reiki, a Japanese technique said to boost the body’s positive energies and promote healing, and reflexology, a style of massage that relieves pain throughout the body by focusing on pressure points found in feet, hands, and heated debates. They also provide eyelash extensions, ear piercings, makeup applications, salt and sugar scrubs, and body wraps.