Stylists at Elite Edge Hair Salon cut and color the manes of male and female clients, realizing the style goals laid out in a complimentary personal consultation. Behind their sleek leather styling chairs, stylists carefully weave So.Cap hair extensions in more than 81 different colors and three different textures, which last for up to six months. They also coat unruly strands with keratin straightening treatments, which work to keep hair as smooth as the freestyle raps of an audiobook narrator.
Experienced stylist Karen Steele steers Hair Kare 10, where she revamps looks with the help of products from brands including amika and Redken. In addition to waxing faces and administering foil highlights and texturizing treatments, she creates new cuts for men, women, and children.
Karen M has been helping her clients achieve sleek and refreshed looks for 34 years. She cuts, colors, styles, and calms willful strands with Global Keratin Treatments. Her talents don't stop with hair. She also offers an array of spa services, including no-chip manicures and waxes.
The staff at Spa Vargas Wellness pampers bodies and minds with luxurious spa services that deploy the spa's own line of naturally sourced products. Moving to their new location, the team at the Pheasant Run Resort outfits clients with cozy robes and slippers before inviting them to relax in an aromatherapy waiting room, which is more fragrant than a dessert buffet at Strawberry Shortcake's house. Nimble hands can exfoliate skin with a sea-salt or mud scrub, and the spacious Moroccan-style Vichy shower rejuvenates skin during hydrotherapy treatments. The calm-inducing crew passes on kneading know-how to up-and-coming massage therapists and play-doh sculptors at Spa Vargas University.
Veronica Lugo was introduced to massage after sustaining injuries in a car accident. As part of her therapy, Lugo went to a chiropractor's office to receive clinical massages and experienced first-hand the healing properties of therapeutic bodywork. Wall sconces cast a warm circle of ambient light inside her treatment room, where Lugo puts her massage license, continuing education in clinical techniques, and spring-loaded extra arms to good use. She prefers to root out chronic aches by helping her clients over an extended period of time. "Ideally it's best that they do massage regularly, at least once a month," she says. "I like it when they come in regularly so I can actually see how it helps."
While there are many styles of massage to choose from, the licensed massage therapists at Elements Therapeutic Massage blend a medley of kneading techniques to ease away tension. Their four-level approach helps to cater sessions to each individual client. Patrons looking for a light and relaxing massage receive a level 1 massage, whereas those with more muscle tension can opt for the medium pressure of a level 2 or 3, and clients bearing especially tangled muscle fibers or especially heavy jetpacks can find relief with the deeper manipulations and trigger-point work of a level 4.