At Starla's Salon & Spa, more than 20 beauty professionals dedicate their talents toward enhancing natural beauty. They each possess a rich backlog of experience. Owner Starla Zarbo, a stylist with more than 20 years of experience, sets the example by continually enrolling in educational seminars. Aesthetician Judy Kohlberg has accumulated more than 1,000 hours of additional training in London, and integrates technology into various treatments, using a mechanical wand to resurface skin and a cold-light laser to diminish signs of aging such as crow's feet and eagle talons. These women join other specialists who work in a sunlit salon with black, red, and white walls.
GlowCo Tan transforms pale corporeal coats into their honey-brown alter egos with a full range of standup and lay-down tanning facilities as well as UV-free- airbrush tanning services. In just a few minutes, visitors attain a beach-suggestive hue, bronzing to golden perfection in the welcoming maw of a Level 1 lay-down bed. There’s no limit on the number of tans used per month, assuring that patrons can maintain their color day to day without conducting outdoor business luncheons in a bikini. Alternatively, SunFX custom airbrushing infuses skin with a healthy hue without resorting to UV rays. In 10–15 minutes, a trained tanning artist enlightens the epidermis by hand, leaving machines to do the less important work of washing clothes and rocking babies to sleep. A wealth of lotions from brands including Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Swedish Beauty are on-hand to ensure maximum color during and after the session.
Glamm Studio & Spa's staff bolsters their salon bona fides by participating in ongoing training to stay abreast of hairstyling trends. They beautify clients with hair and spa services for men and women. Along with facials, waxing, and nailcare services, they also pierce ears—the best way to get a hole in your ear without making your ear the plot of Bio-Dome. The salon has been at it since 1982, and it animates a dedication to the community by contributing to several causes, including Hats Off 4 Cancer and the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
Whether performing a Swedish massage or energy work, licensed massage therapist Mary Glimpse customizes every treatment to suit the client. No two massages at Healing Touch Massage and Wellness are exactly alike—Glimpse may supplement a Swedish massage with a stroke from her deep-tissue repertoire, or she might simply sprinkle the back muscles with a touch of paprika.
Fluorescent lights linger overhead like glowing pads of butter, casting a glow on wood floors, cherry-red walls, and faux marble accents. Amid these mod trappings, skilled stylists renovate hair with high-end products by Redken and Matrix. But services also extend way beyond the scalp. Guests can solicit an aesthetician for a tan, mani-pedi, invigorating facial, or soothing massage session. The salon also offers a special quiet play section for children and the grown actors who play them on TV.
Fuzion Salon & Spa's band of professional pamperers lavishes clients with relaxing massages and skin-nourishing facials. Over the course of 60 minutes, a licensed massage therapist undermines stress' hold on the body with a tension-relieving Swedish massage. Signature long, flowing strokes soothe aching backs and weary limbs while evicting toxins from muscles and hastily built shanty towns beneath the spleen. Technicians turn their soothing powers onto patrons' faces with the classic facial, which begins with an exfoliation and double cleansing to free epidermis of loitering cells. A massage follows, kneading facial muscles into sublime submission and preventing them from sticking the next time their owner makes a funny face. Finally, visages soak in a nutrient-laden mask that softens skin and battles blemishes, and an expert aesthetician protects newly rejuvenated faces with a thin coat of toner. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the expansive salon in sunlight, casting a glow on sleek tile flooring, earthen hues, and an open floor plan that facilitates easy movement and mandatory postfacial break-dance contests.
From his earliest days watching his father work at his dental practice, Dr. Kyle Schmitz has been interested in helping people improve their health and well-being. Now, the father-and-son duo work practically side by side with offices in the same building. Dr. Schmitz the younger brings a holistic approach to his ministrations, pairing spinal realignment with ache-reducing massage to release endorphins and promote circulation, and doling out nutrition advice to stave off diet-related maladies. As a Titleist Performance Institute–certified golf-fitness instructor, he also helps patients fine-tune their golf swing, maintain proper club handling, and adjust their golf bag’s spine.