At the recently opened Autumn Ridge Day Spa, expert staff members perform skincare services and massages and apply body wraps and cosmetics. Using Murad and Image products, aestheticians exfoliate faces with microdermabrasion and better the body with back facials and essential-oil wraps. Waxing technicians remove unwanted hair from a range of areas—including the soul—manicurists tend to fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and beauticians apply permanent cosmetics or eyelash extensions . Licensed massage therapists untie knotted backs with 14 massage modalities including Swedish, sports, Russian, deep tissue, and trigger-point therapy.
A team of four sunny stylists pampers heads at Shear Elegance Salon. Recently opened, the simple, cozy space is made elegant by wood floors, a huge black-and-white flower print, and big, round styling mirrors like portholes looking onto transformed styles for women, men, and kids. In addition to cuts and waxing, staff add color with Inoa dyes, formulated without ammonia to be odor-free and leave scalps feeling as good as the soft, shiny strands covering them look, while still preserving that clean-scalp smell clients love.
Relik Salon and Spa's stylists skillfully enhance tresses with products from Davines and Brocato, earning places as the No. 7 Best Hair Salon and No. 4 Best Hair Color on KLS’s 2012 A Lists. Floors of smooth grey slate and walls hung with textural artwork give the space an edgy, modern feel. Besides hair services, staffers also remove unwanted hair with waxing and create fuller lashes with lash extensions and daily watering.
At Picture Perfect, guests admire European-style décor while indulging in med-spa services that sculpt physiques and smooth out skin. The computer-regulated Thermojet Plus system infuses body wraps with far- and near-infrared light, and lasers diminish everything from acne blemishes to spider veins. Guests can crown renovated bods with upgraded manes, visiting the salon to refresh their color, style, or antennae.
The physician-supervised technicians at Dry Creek Laser and Aesthetics knead out muscle stiffness with a classic Swedish massage aided by soothing, heated stones. Healing hands apply long, fluid strokes of varying depth, stimulating circulation to spread oxygen and vital nutrients to every corner of the corpus, helping to naturally cleanse bodily byways of toxins, lactic acid, and clumps of dried leaves. Stress and stiffness are swiftly shooed away with concentrated attention on areas of tension or soreness, providing relief from strains and spasms and restoring joint suppleness. The warm rocks help to melt frigid muscles faster, allowing the technician to access the deepest muscular recesses without applying extra pressure; heated, all-natural massage oil keeps the skin suit soft and human hinges from rusting in the cold.
Shelby Austin wrangles unruly strands with great ease. Working from inside Ella Bloom Salon and Spa, she snips off unwanted length and breathes new life into monochromatic locks with eye-catching highlights or strategically arranged holiday lights. As a L’Oréal Professionnel salon, Shelby furnishes all services with high-end products from brands such as L’Oréal, Brazilian Blowout, and Racoon International.