Auburn Massage Centre was established in 2007 by co-founders Laura Buchs-Hall and Sarah Lapadot in an effort to share the healing powers of massage therapy and bodywork. During the past five years, AMC's staff has continued to bloom alongside its selection of services, which now range from standard massages to skincare treatments for faces, hands, and feet. Clients can also explore the facility's gym memberships, tanning plans, and sauna, where warm temperatures help melt away stress and hard candies hidden inside clenched fists.
In nature, stones are usually treaded on by the masses as they lie forgotten on the ground. But inside The Wellness Center, stones take center stage during massage sessions. They are heated with care and gently slid along body canvases, lulling tense muscles into relaxation. The massage therapists also incorporate essential oils and salt scrubs into their kneading sessions and slather mud masks over faces for added relaxation.
At Classic Image Salon and Spa, salon professionals form lasting relationships with their clients, keeping a database of each visitor's product and treatment history. Beyond personalizing their services, the studio's salon professionals give detailed instructions to help clients care for their skin and hair at home.
The Aveda concept salon incorporates botanically based Aveda products to style tresses and purify complexions. Spa packages relax clients with aromatherapy oils and varied treatments, and haircare services benefit from the detoxifying effects of Aveda hair products.
Jessica McKean, owner of H.I. Salon & Spa, creates feature-flattering styles while plunging the depths of Paul Mitchell's knowledge of beauty lore. With great skill, she crafts haircuts, concocts colors, and applies makeup. The salon and spa also offers an array of other services, with relaxing massages, detoxing body wraps, paraffin facial treatments, eyelash extensions, and permanent makeup among them. Jessica also encourages her staff to hone their skills at seminars, private classes, trade shows, and by watching Edward Scissorhands with the director commentary.
Cast in soft overhead light, the arching, earth-toned corridors of A Day Away Salon & Spa reveal curtain-draped treatment rooms equipped to rejuvenate both the body and mind. Jet-black washbasins rehydrate hair before stylists armed with products from Pureology, Redken, and Paul Mitchell snip away rogue growth or unlock new identities with all-over color.
Within the facial-treatment room, oil-soaked reed diffusers punctuate the air with aromas as nutrient-packed masks ease away fine lines and creases. Nail stations equipped with built-in pedicure baths soothe cuticles before toes welcome coats of polish or hands try on sets of sturdy acrylic extensions.
In addition to its time as a temple of beauty, the spa doubles as a Pilates and yoga studio, helping clients unlock flexibility, practice therapeutic breathing, or find inner peace after getting their joke rejected by Reader’s Digest.