Pure Beauty Lounge owner Pamela works alongside cosmetologists, nail technicians, an aesthetician, and a massage therapist as they unleash soothed sighs and newfound beauty. Brushes flit across nails in manicure chairs, and a massage room in sage and burgundy hues offers privacy during kneading sessions. The massage therapist heats smooth stones, and aromatherapy oils release warm clouds of soothing scents like a soup made from love letters. The staff performs skin-refreshing facials and body wraps, and a hydrotherapy capsule bed with a water-jet massage and full-body steam bath purrs and hisses over a chorus of calm exhalations.
Massage therapists, fitness instructors, and nutritional consultants join forces at Pocono Body Wellness Studio to promote holistic health in all its forms. Therapists destress musculature with acupuncture and numerous massage modalities as instructors lead fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, and cycling. Elsewhere in the studio, dietitians devise custom nutrition regimens, and resident aestheticians further enhance bodies with facials, waxes, and mani-pedis. The diverse staff makes frequent contributions to charities, donating 5% of the proceeds of every massage package they book to a children's hospital in Philadelphia.
Stylists at Artistic Design Hair Studio give their clients the styles they want, whether working with natural curls or working against Mother Nature with Japanese straightening systems and permanent waves. They cut and color locks with rich single-process hues and style them with products from Color Proof, Nuema, AG, and Baco Color. Away from the salon floor and the sound of split ends shattering on the ground, massage therapists ease tension with the gentle kneads of Swedish techniques, and aestheticians purify pores with Repechage skincare products and mineral makeup from Bodyography. The nail technicians put their finishing touches on new looks with manicures and pedicures with glossy OPI polishes.
Trendz Salon congregates the talents of hairstylists, nail technicians, and massage therapists, each of whom shares the goal of making clients looks and feel their best. Every member of the team draws from years of experience in their field, but perhaps the salon's greatest asset is their upbeat customer service. Before performing any of their signature facials, luxurious foot-massage pedicures, or creative hair-coloring services, the team consults with clients to learn about their lifestyle and deepest beauty desires.
The staffers at A Touch of Heaven Salon and Spa perfect appearances and soothe aching muscles with services that use designer product lines. Stylists bathe tresses in Keune hair hues, which allow clients to match their locks to previous dyes or Monet’s water lilies. Dermalogica products cleanse complexions during eight kinds of facials, each of which targets a different source of the skin blues. During the exfoliating body scrub, sea salt sloughs off dead skin cells and clears a pore pathway for a river moisturizing oils, which are tinged with such scents as lavender or peppermint rosemary. The spa also corrals its services into themed packages, including a Teen Angel session that arms adolescents with beauty tips and a Honeymoon spa day for two complete with massages, facials, and the hand-holding required by most couples' prenuptial agreements.
At Devyne Insparation Day Spa, skilled massage therapists unbundle knots and quell stress with relaxing massages and invigorating spa treatments. Therapists stretch and knead the entire body with soothing Swedish or deep-tissue strokes enhanced by hot towels and nose-tickling aromatherapy, or they call upon fragrant coconut oil and the fluid movements of a traditional Hawaiian massage to alleviate aching muscles. A custom body scrub sloughs away dry skin, and the spa’s Wrap Me Up body wrap envelops clients in seaweed and French green clay mud designed to boost blood flow and ultimately soften skin. Devyne Inspiration also bundles treatments into indulgent spa packages suited for individuals or couples, such as husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, or lumberjacks and oxen.
At LaRae's Hair Salon, the eponymous proprietor Tanya LaRae leads a strike force of six stylists, all of whom possess at least 15 years of experience in styling the hairdos of men, women, and children. The team performs comprehensive dye jobs and chemical treatments powered by high-end products from such brands as Matrix and Sebastian. To accommodate those who prefer to fly by the seat of their pants or sole of their shoes, the salon accepts walk-ins Monday–Saturday.