After years of salon experience, Melanie Speidel found herself disillusioned with the industry’s often impersonal standards. She decided to combine her know-how into a joint venture—A Place in the Park—where she planned to offer classic salon and spa services with a highly personal touch. The popular salon quickly outgrew its first location, and in 2010 she moved into a spacious, stand-alone building with blond hardwood floors and plenty of natural light. The current location shares its space with Luisa Bruzga, a holistic specialist offering hypnosis, reiki, and massage.
At The Healing Place Massage Therapy & Wellness Center, the continual presence of music accompanies each relaxing service from eyebrow waxes to natural-stone massages. Staffers pamper digits with mani-pedis while contemporary jazz tunes waft through the air, inspiring newly painted hands to play the saxophone when they get home. Meanwhile, soothing facials and tension-defusing massages are set to the soundtrack of tranquil therapeutic music. Playing relaxing music is just one of the ways The Healing Place Massage Therapy & Wellness Center strives to make the business a go-to spot for blissful repose.
Licensed aesthetician Kara Hyman is certified in Dermalogica products and treatments, and she uses her training and experience to fix skin ailments on patrons that frequent Montage Salon. She uses Dermalogica products during facials that cleanse and moisturizing as they combat acne, fine lines, and sun damage. For added relaxation, Kara incorporates a pressure-point massage into facials. While she takes her time—each facial lasts up to 75 minutes—Kara also offers quick fixes to skin problems with 20-minute MicroZone treatments that focus on exfoliating, moisturizing dry hands, and diminishing dark under-eye circles.
Outfitted with hardwood floors, wall-to-wall mirrors, and modern furnishings in hues of cream and licorice, this full-service salon shoos away its clients' stresses as soon as they arrive. Sink into a cozy leather chair and let one of Studio 2000's aesthetic experts replace a dusty noggin frame with a new, modern crown that accentuates your best facial features and suits your current lifestyle. Or, hand over your muscles to the center's licensed massage therapist for an hour of therapeutic kneads and reverse knot tying. Massage sessions take place in private, dimly lit rooms that trade hustle, bustle, and other '70s dance moves for calming candle flickering and opulent linens.
Textures Hair Salon revitalizes tired locks and careworn hands and feet to create classy looks for its clientele. Spa manicures lavish 45 minutes of upgraded attention on pampering mitts into beautified submission. Another luxe 75 minutes is spent polishing and buffing tired toes and coaxing them into tiny shoe bikinis.
As its name implies, Painted Paisley Nails offers intricate designs for digits, including paisley patterns in vivid violet and blue. The salon techs can perform manicures and pedicures with gel polish or apply acrylic nails. Conveniently, Painted Paisley Nails accepts appointment requests via text message, and is located inside of Tips to Toes Salon.