The astute staff at Shear Heaven Salon & Spa whispers away stress or trims tresses with an array of spa services. A massage therapist's fingers knead muscles in more than 20 modalities, and aestheticians pamper skin with milk-and-honey collagen masks, body-waxing services, and facials. Body wraps chase away toxins with natural ingredients such as Dead Sea mud, green-tea extract, and seaweed plucked directly from sleeping otters' paws. As salon patrons kick back in salon chairs, Joico-trained stylists shorten locks into daring pixie cuts or shift shades to match earth-toned abstract art on the walls.
The staff at Allure Salon keeps hair looking its best. Most of the stylists have been sculpting locks for more than eight years, so they can recommend the right looks to complement clients’ face shapes or personalities. They can also add dimension with highlights or change hair color completely. The staff also serves customers wine if they opt for chemical treatments.
Above It All’s team of beauty experts includes a dedicated waxing specialist, a wig specialist, and two licensed massage therapists in addition to a crew of stylists and aestheticians. Hovering around sleek black salon chairs, stylists snip off split ends and pop open bottles of Wella Koleston Perfect color products to add eye-catching highlights.
The skin sultans at Bella Spa fuse the power of microdermabrasion and Biomaris products to exfoliate faces and recharge them with a healthy-looking glow. Armed with diamond-tipped microderm wands, Bella’s experienced technicians grant faces relief from dead skin cells with fairy godmother precision, allowing moisture to seep into pores and tighten the face. A calming minifacial pampers and soothes recently excavated pores with products by Biomaris, which deliver ingredients such as chamomile, honey, and lime-blossom extract, and swim blithely with deep-sea substances including marine algae, sea salt, and the tears of only the most youthful dolphins.
To Constantina Hahn, hospitality is as important as the luxurious treatments and pristine facilities that won her studio a day spa Gold award from the Beaver County Times. Inside the homey spa, clients are greeted with complimentary coffee or tea and then led past rows of antique framed mirrors that reflect hairstylists and customers chatting like old friends. To make heads feel well-cared for, organic hair-coloring products––certified cruelty-free and vegan by PETA-customize hues, and Brazilian blowouts form a smoothing sheath around strands fried by chemical treatments or jealous short order cooks. Dermalogica skincare products also cater to individual needs and concerns as they are blended into tailored, age-defying treatments, and nail, waxing, massage, and tanning services ensure no limb, hair, tendon, or talon is left untended.
Inside Alera's 3,300-square-foot spa space, clients can bask in the calmness of private suites and inherent glamour of the spacious, runway-esque haircutting floor. Stylists leverage high-end skin- and haircare products from Sebastian, Wella, Brazilian Blowout, and Aveda and aestheticians infuse visits with subtle elements of luxury such as mini massages. Beauty treatments include hair removal, makeup application, and completely organic airbrush tanning. On the spa side, therapists administer massages with heated basalt stones to ease muscles and oust stress.