Styles may come and go, but not much has changed in the 25 years since a group of co-owners founded Chrysalis Salon. They continue to work alongside a team of skilled stylists who create bold new looks with advanced techniques and professional products from Redken. Unruly curls are no match for their Keratin Complex and Japanese hair-straightening treatments, which mend and condition strands even as they smooth out kinks.
The salon, which resembles a vintage residence, is about more than just hair. Massage therapists release tension and stress with shiatsu and reflexology techniques, and aestheticians brighten complexions with customized facials and microdermabrasion treatments. The team even offers their own line of cosmetics, which can help convince everyone at your high-school reunion that you’ve been living in a hyperbaric tube since graduation.
Nestled inside a Victorian cottage, The Secret Garden Spa aims to provide a green escape from the stresses of daily life. Here, a team of stylists, aestheticians, nail technicians, and certified massage therapists pampers clients from head to toe with organic, vegan, and all-natural products from Aveda and SpaRitual. In an airy salon area framed by a half-circle window, ripening hair dryers dangle from the ceiling alongside chandeliers that illuminate haircuts and ammonia-free color treatments. Private, candlelit spa rooms host massages accented with organic aromatherapy oils and lotions. Nail specialists tend to fingers and toes with earth-loving products and hot-stone massages, and soothing facials cleanse and hydrate with botanical ingredients.
At Beauty SQ, hairstylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians administer a wide variety of treatments aided by OPI and BSQ gel polishes, naturally derived Aveda products, and deluxe Bumble and Bumble haircare serums. Therapists ease muscles with Western- and Eastern-style massages, such as deep tissue, acupuncture, herbal reflexology, and Chinese tui na, a technique similar to Swedish massage that aims to positively redirect chi, or energy, throughout the body. Aestheticians create tailored weight-loss packages by combining targeted massage with other treatments, such as body wraps or facials administered prejog.
The certified aestheticians at Vivian's Day Spa revitalize drab derm with luxuriant skin-swaddling services. Wage war against facial imperfections such as fine lines, acne scars, permanent-marker mustaches, and enlarged pores with a microdermabrasion facial treatment. Microscopic magnesium crystals gently scrub and peel the epidermis to remove dead and damaged cells. Post-buff, freshly stimulated skin cells blossom anew. Designed for combination skin, the deep-cleansing European facial targets blemishes and impedes future breakouts with an iron curtain of ameliorating products that help regulate oil secretion and prevent shine.
Rendezvous Full Service Salon and Day Spa's expert aestheticians soothe frustrated flesh emoticons with natural treatments and organic skincare products. Upon entering the soothing halls, eye-pleasing art and ear-pleasing lightsaber duels greet clients, setting the mood for a relaxation. During the 60-minute microdermabrasion session, an epidermal doyen resurfaces frontispieces with attentive exfoliation, excavating healthy, collagen-rich skin from beneath layers of dead cells and caked-on war paint. Skin technicians will also employ a mollifying mask and moisturizer for added luminescence.
The stylists at Shockwave Salon share over 40 years of experience as they deftly tend to heads of hair in an airy studio space painted with bright reds and greens. They apply new looks with skilled hands that snip off excess locks, deep condition, or style dos. Additionally, Saturday nights see the salon filled with live music that enhances an atmosphere already packed with posters that pay homage to rock, punk, and jazz musicians.