Above a consignment shop selling wares from bygone years, the seasoned staff at Sign of the Tymes Salon brings clients' appearances into the modern age, pulling from 90 years of shared experience and products such as Alto Bella and Moroccanoil. Keen scissor skills combined with a modern aesthetic yield glamorous hairstyles for clients seeking an image overhaul or a clever way of meeting roller-coaster-height requirements. During spa treatments, aestheticians focus on renewing complexions with the help of Dermalogica products, and massage therapists use Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to drum up feelings of inner peace.
The aesthetically driven staff at Adorn by A Do, located next to its sister salon A Do Hair Design, augment epidermal terrain with a menu of facials, waxing treatments, and sunless-tanning sessions. The seasoned aestheticians combine individual services into packages, such as the Ultra-Sleek series, which balances complexions with microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and creams made of microscopic bulldozers. The team also collaborates on bridal services and includes a licensed massage therapist who goes hand-to-hand against bodily tension with soothing massages that draw from Eastern and Western traditions.
Owner and head stylist Michelle Black opened Body Works Salon & Spa in order to pamper clients with expert salon services. She and her team of stylists revamp hair with custom cuts and products from Redken and Paul Mitchell Tea Tree, whose citrus and lavender-mint scents nourish scalps and attract local wildlife. With more than 30 years of experience between them, the trained aestheticians perform a multitude of services to keep clients looking good.
Spend some quality time not talking to your sweetie with the Be My Valentine special, which includes a couple's massage, bottle of wine, and complimentary rose ($199) in Beau Visage's handsome and spacious couple's massage room. Facial fans can try out a Fountain of Youth hydrating facial ($125) or an Under the Sea Facial ($125) with seaweed, cultivated from France's Bethany Coast, that contains 1,000 times more vitamins and minerals than anything grown in soil. Those looking to infiltrate high school to write the exposé that will seal their journalistic futures can peel away layers of dead face skin with a glycolic peel ($50) or a medical-grade peel ($120–$160). If you're more in the mood for a massage, a 90-minute European hot-stone therapy session ($120) will increase your relaxation and improve your blood flow with the penetrating heat of smooth basalt rocks. You can also cocoon yourself with a Slender Quest Body Wrap ($95) and emerge a firm, toned, sexy butterfly. Dudes, meanwhile, can enjoy being King for a Day (one of the Valentine's Day specials) with a gentlemen's facial and a sandalwood aromatherapy massage ($129). Beau Visage also offers airbrush tanning, microdermabrasion, men's body services, photorejuvenation, and more.
The microbuff body scrub exfoliates skin with gentle solutions, employing lactic and alpha-hydroxy acids while miniscule granules navigate porous surfaces to remove dirt from facial features. Then, hot towels swaddle soul sacks to remove any excess product, and a layer of body butter is applied, polishing skin and leaving it as soft and supple as a velvet poster of a well-ripened peach.
Toeing the line between what looks good from afar and what looks natural up close is a hard task. But stylist Brittany Dean has mastered the effect, showcasing her stadium-wowing looks on the cheerleaders of the Indianapolis Colts and her intricate-yet-natural makeup and hairstyles on blushing brides. She specializes in rich color treatments that she mixes at the salon’s color bar, using the custom colors to weave in subtle tones with foil highlights or hand paint the ends of hair for a graduated ombre look. She uses Davines Hair Care and Aquage products during her cuts, texturizing treatments, and blowouts, which give clients a sleek, frizz-free appearance without attaching free weights to each strand. Brittany takes her airbrush-makeup palette and hairstyling tools on the road for special occasions, giving brides and bridal parties the flowing looks and glowing complexions they desire on their big day.