The massage therapists at Simply Stylin' Salon?take relaxation as their starting point. They female staff dispense their time in 60-minute chunks, dedicating the whole hour to a each client. More than a luxury, the stress-eradicating benefits of massage constitute an important part of a person's beauty regimen. "In order to get the most out of your massage, it's important to come in on a regular basis," says Jay Madson, the new owner of Simply Stylin' Salon. "Most clients wait too long or just come in when they are experiencing pain." Though it's a big part of the job, he and the staff say that pampering clients is only half of what he enjoys about his work. He also loves meeting new people and "making friends."
Acrylic sculpted nails, hair extensions such as heat fusion, beads, and on the scalp, and Brazilian blowouts. These are just a few of the signature beauty treatments licensed cosmetologists and beauty experts at Lavish Salon are certified to perform. For the past 10 years, stylists have revamped men and women with everything from cuts and color treatments to real human-hair extensions. Yet, they don?t stop at the obvious elements?they also lengthen and volumize lashes with synthetic, mink, or polyester extensions and add semi-permanent mascara for lower lashes lasting for roughly two weeks.
Of the many ways Marilyn Mellies makes her clients beautiful, applying glamorous eyelash extensions is her specialty. She carefully adheres these fluttery filaments to each individual lash, creating a look that is striking as well as natural. Her roster of other services includes facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels, as well as waxing treatments that leave bodies smoother than a seal writhing in silk. She also bronzes bodies with airbrush spray tans and soothes sore muscles with an array of massage modalities.
The technicians at Nampa Rejuvenation Spa rely on all the latest technology to help clients feel healthy and beautiful. Facial sculpting can reduce fine lines and increase hydration, and radiofrequency energy treatments are a nonsurgical option to tighten skin. Other med-spa treatments include ultrasonic fat reduction, ozone and oxygen therapy, and a hyperbaric oxygen chamber that doubles as an escape pod in case the Earth implodes.
Hair lacks the opposable thumbs to cut itself, but Cuttin' Loose picks up the slack with bold hair services. As natural light pours in through full-wall front windows, skilled stylists chisel out voluminous layers and gild locks with highlights. Guests may also solicit one of the salon's aestheticians for a swift facial wax or permanent makeup consultation.
Licensed aesthetician Louise Rhodes loves to make clients feel great. Her favorite moment is at the end of treatment, when she gets to see the pleased expression on clients' faces as they see promising results. Along with facial treatments and body wraps, she provides waxing services, brow and eyelash tinting, and reflexology.