Just as they maintain the splendor of their location in the historic Merrill House, built circa 1917, so do the aestheticians at Pure Skincare Boutique maintain the beauty of their clients. Armed with 10 years of experience in the skincare business, owner Jennifer Moore helms a team of skilled beauty techs, including staff aesthetician Emily Herbig, who purify surfaces with skincare services, including facials and body waxing. Staffers also offer custom airbrush tanning, which gives skin a sun-kissed glow without harmful rays, and eyelash extensions, which add fullness to lashes and vitality to eyes without the need for mascara or unpronounceable incantations.
Balance, Life, Understanding, and Energy: it's the breakdown of "B.L.U.E." at TruBlue Therapeutic Studio, where the massage therapists facilitate a healing, supportive environment. They help clients find balance and reharness energy through a variety of soothing massage modalities. Therapists specialize in Swedish, deep tissue, sports, chair, and pregnancy massages. And can also perform target-area massages, which home in on specific muscle pain or tightness for quick relief.
Recipients of the Schwarzkopf Professional 2010 Diamond Club award, expert stylists at Salon Ivy deftly revamp men's and women's tresses with their ballyhooed coloring services and haircuts performed in private rooms in a convenient downtown location. After perusing a lengthy menu of beauty services, gals can obtain new layers and shape with a basic women's cut ($45+), or they can cultivate a formal updo ($60+) before a night at the opera or a black-tie bake sale. All-over color ($65+) updates head hues for the season, and polychromatic foil highlights and lowlights ($90+) imbue strands with chicly placed streaks. Over-eye arches become shapelier after a brow wax ($15), and guys can receive masculine makeovers with a camouflage color ($45+), which blends away grays and detaches antler decoys left over from hunting season. Groupon holders can also save 20% on products purchased during their visit, selecting from balms and sprays made by such brands as Schwarzkopf, Pureology, and Morrocanoil.
It's easy to think that health boils down to exercise and diet, but that may be a brash oversimplification. The therapists at BodyMindSoul contend that health is a part of everything you think and do, every single day. It's as individual to you as you are to the world, and that's why the support team offers a therapy experience tailored to your specific needs. Clients can create a personalized nutrition, request a personal training consult, or seek physical therapy with techniques ranging from Swedish strokes to more integrated deep-tissue and Feldenkrais bodywork.
Licensed massage therapist Pista Szabo adheres to only scientifically proven massage methods as he sweeps his hands over muscles, taking care to apply pressure that is therapeutic without being painful. His custom massages incorporate Swedish styles, myofascial release techniques, and deep-tissue kneading.
Artful nails may take center stage at Hot Tips, but that doesn't mean they get all the attention. When they aren't busy creating custom nail designs or applying acrylic tips, the shop's aestheticians ten to the rest of the body's beauty needs. After waxing away stubble from the brows, underarms, legs, or back, they help customers show off newly smooth contours by steering them toward a sunless spray tanning system that hydrates as it bronzes. Lashes and brows may be tinted to match a new hair color or to convince strangers that you really are a natural blue-nette, while trained technicians can also apply single synthetic lashes to give lend an added dose of drama to every wink.
Urban Zen Yoga Studio helps gym-goers hone their flexibility, mental clarity, and core strength with a slew of yoga classes. In basic yoga classes, students nail down alignment, breath control, and postures, many of which can be performed with variations. Then, they can move onto more challenging styles, such as hot Vinyasa. In a studio set to 95 degrees––or about 308 Kelvin––they follow a tough series of poses inspired by Bikram, ashtanga, and kundalini yoga.