Tucked inside Sola Salon Studios, Zach Raph Hair's decor is practical and stylish, much like the stylist's work. Walls peek out from glass shelves filled with products by Redken and Neuma and a window view overlooking Lake and Lyndale. Amidst these mod details, Zach sets to work snipping split ends into sleek layers, adding bright ombre highlights, lengthening locks with extensions, and styling hair into Bio Ionic blowouts.
Skincare specialist Barbara Ann endeavors to strike a balance between treatments that target the skin’s surface and those that penetrate more deeply with microcurrent and cold-laser-light technologies. The eponymous owner of Skin Wellness by Barbara Ann has more than 35 years of experience performing facial and body treatments on men, women, teens, and rehabilitated crash-test dummies. Each service can be tailored to fit into busy schedules with treatment times ranging from 15–90 minutes. Barbara Ann also readies brides-to-be for their big day with wedding packages of contouring body wraps, waxing, makeup applications, and last-minute vow edits.
At her self-named salon, stylist and Redken master colorist Cyril champions healthy hair. She has experience with hair of all ethnicities and stays abreast of the latest beauty trends in order to impart clients with the looks they envision. She also specializes in chemical relaxing, extensions, weaves, conditioning treatments, and facial waxing.
Thousands of essential oils and fragrances line Saving Face's blending bar, a spot where clients can create their own aromas. Once the scents are mixed, they can be used to augment Saving Face's services, which include its signature microcurrent facial. Elsewhere, the staff performs everything from microdermabrasions and acupuncture treatments to massages and airbrush tanning that uses an organic, aloe-vera-based solution.
Jamie Wiley of aafusion Spa Salon has packed a wealth of training into her five years of experience as a stylist. After earning her associate degree in cosmetology, she went on to train with Pureology, Redken, and Matrix. But, recently, she started educating others on behalf of Pureology, traveling around the country and focusing all her efforts on hair—just like an ‘80s rock star. Jamie's skills have particular sharpness in the areas of design cutting, formal finishing, and dimensional color.
After working as a massage therapist in various chiropractic offices and spas, owner Maureen Queau fulfilled her dream when she opened up Circle Sage Healing and Massage Center in 2006. All told, she’s now practiced her therapeutic craft for almost 20 years. Joined by a team of eight other massage therapists, Maureen can either field a pro baseball team or unite massage, alternative medicine, and pampering body treatments to take care of clients. On top of the six types of massage they dole out daily, the staffers administer reiki, reflexology, and ionic-footbath sessions. Circle Sage recommends that clients arrive 15 minutes early for appointments so that they