Spark Salon and Spa is a full-service beauty spot in Appleton, offering hair services, waxing, and skincare. Here, stylists snip hair into chic styles and add sun-kissed highlights as clients relax in a comfortable environment. Customers can come in for an elegant updo, get pampered with a 60-minute facial and a paraffin hand dip, or have their eyebrows waxed into shapely arches.
Nationally and state-certified massage therapist James Storm mollifies muscle tension with the soothing strokes of Swedish massages. During the one-hour relaxation vacations, patrons slip into peaceful reverie to dream about meditating willow trees as the professional back whisperer uses broad, flowing strokes to aid in calming the nervous system and relieving muscle tension. Clients can also opt for the package of three massages to treat torsos to a triple-header of tightness eviction, visiting once a week for three weeks or three times during the same hour through the miracle of cloning.
Working as a CPA, Alicia Doerr slowly began to realize that life behind a desk was not for her. So rather than crunching numbers, she decided to crunch pain and calories by returning to school to become a licensed massage therapist and certified personal trainer. Today, Alicia helms her own massage and weight-management clinic, Naturally Balanced Body, where she helps clients find and maintain healthy lifestyles through massage therapy, diet, and exercise.
Alicia doles out deep-tissue and relaxation massages to alleviate aches and pains and boost circulation, and calls upon therapy massage to calm specific injuries and muscles with daddy issues. Under Alicia’s dotFit program, clients receive access to an online weight-management forum, where they can manage their caloric intake and expenditure and try out personalized recipes and exercise plans. Alicia also gets clients back on the exercise track with 30- and 50-minute personal-training sessions.
The hair artisans at Fantastic Sams’ more than 1,300 nationwide locations sculpt locks on both men and women with precision and skill. Along with creating updos for special occasions and performing facial waxing and mustache trims, the artisans accompany haircuts by shampooing strands and bolstering circulation with three-minute scalp massages that feature nourishing serum. Deep-conditioning treatments repair damage and bolster shine, and full-color services paint heads in subtle hues or shades as vibrant as a bouquet of light bulbs. A lineup of hair products rounds out the services, treating heads to restorative mixtures from brands such as Moroccanoil, Bamboo, and Fantastic Sams' own in-house line of shampoos, conditioners, and styling aids.
Stylists pace around the spinning chairs at Heads of Time Salon, a full-service salon whose name reflects an ability to accommodate clients of all ages and a penchant for styles that transcend current fads. Themed rooms cater to customers of all persuasions, from the male room?with its snacks and televised sports?to a tiny-tot territory complete with a play area and a high-pitched barbershop quartet. As little hands and feet indulge in kiddie mani-pedis, their grown-up counterparts next door select from a salon menu that includes makeup, waxing, hair, and nail services that call upon products from brands such as OPI and Redken.
Melissa Kelly isn’t afraid of feet; she’s spent more than 5,000 hours practicing reflexology rendered on sets of stompers. At her wellness center, she offers multiple services, including ionic footbaths, ear coning, and reflexology. By targeting particular points on the feet, soles, and heels, she’s able to help bring balance to bodies that have been thrown off by suffering from illness or hanging out in a cement mixer—specifically, she helps them achieve homeostasis through acupressure. Her reflexology sessions also help increase circulation throughout the body, and can even be a relaxing experience thanks to a soft, leather chair. Beyond the comfortable furniture, Melissa’s center imparts a cozy vibe with warm reddish-orange walls, plush rugs, green plants, curtains, and colorful artwork that separate it from a sterile corporate spa.