Meeting Your Kneads means meeting clients on their front doorsteps. The mobile massage service—helmed by a certified massage therapist—brings Swedish, hot-stone, prenatal, chair, and deep-tissue massage directly to homes. The business also has a home base from which it slings a slew of other services.
At Hidden Oasis, an international team of five stylists rely on a wealth of experience to transform clients with both classic and conceptual techniques. Using only Aveda products, they pamper patrons with hair coloring, waxes, facials, and holistic conditioning treatments. Their signature service, however, is the salon's Blow Dry Bar. Here, stylists start each appointment with a relaxing scalp massage and shampoo, followed by a luxurious blowout. The salon's decor is just as stylish as the dos that leave the Blow Dry Bar?from the brightly lit, modern styling space with its nature-inspired artwork, to the dark and calming massage rooms.
Consider VA Spa & Salon a beauty and relaxation sanctuary. Inspired by beauty icons of the past such as Audrey Hepburn, whose portrait hangs above a pedicure chair, the staff beautifies its clients with hair styling, nail care, and other spa treatments. To wit, the Rita Hayworth Touch and Caress treatment combines a soothing Swedish massage with essential oils for complete relaxation. And aestheticians specialize in administering facials inspired by Grace Kelly or Ava Gardner, and, for the gents, a Cary Grant facial that includes a neck and shoulder massage.
The team at International Beauty Salon prepares aspiring models to grace the fashion catwalk and pageant stage with comprehensive courses in modeling, pageantry, acting, and etiquette. Beyond hands-on lessons in posing and smelling like a fashion magazine, the courses cover professional necessities such as portfolio building and self-marketing. Once models have graduated, the instructors often provide work opportunities and agency interviews to those who qualify. Their two-hour workshops focus on specific areas of modeling, whereas their five-day summer camps for teens cover a different aspect of modeling each day.
At Comfort & Joy Wellness Spa, a team of aestheticians and massage therapists restores clients’ balance of tranquility, health, and beauty with ayurvedic treatments and organic products. Heated herbal packs, drizzles of warm oil, and the sound of whales singing Kenny G usher in peace during the Shirodhara ritual. Moroccan salt-glow body scrubs burnish skin with Dead Sea minerals and tangerine essential oil for dewy complexions. Staff members also perform European-inspired services with Epicuren and suki skincare products, SpaRitual vegan nail lacquer, and natural hair-coloring lines.
With more than 140 salons nationwide, Hollywood Tans has left its richly toned mark on bodies from coast to coast. Four varieties of vertical HT-manufactured booths welcome clients to bask in their UV glow and walk out 10 minutes later looking like a bronze statue of themselves. Instant Tan spray systems powered by Mystic Tan yield an even, natural tan in the shade of the client's choice that lasts up to seven days.