Clients walking into La Bella Delle Rose Salon might sense a warm, personal aesthetic shaping the styling studio, even if they don't know that the dark-wood reception desk was hand-built by the owner's father. Sherbet-colored walls backdrop ice-cream-themed decorations, a popcorn machine commingles with the coffeemaker in the waiting area, and a manicure station recalls a fortune-teller's table with its scarlet damask draping. While basking in Pureology hair treatments or being prepped for weddings and other landmark occasions, guests sit beneath studio lighting, which helps them tell stylists apart from IRS agents.
Rachel Hill and the staff at Lighten Up Day Spa prettify clients from head to toe. Nearly every spa service they offer can be tailored to suit each visitor's unique needs, whether that means creating a customized facial, combating wrinkles, or applying highlights to bring out the color of a third eye. Following beauty visits, you can browse the wide selection of clothing and accessories at the shop's curated boutique, where the inventory ranges from baubles and belts to colorful scarves and tops.
Muscle aches and pains dissipate at the nimble hands of Mickey Butler, a licensed massage therapist who practices her craft within the confines of Relax Awhile’s private treatment rooms. Mickey’s relaxing massages cull from a variety of modalities, soothing muscles with gliding therapeutic strokes and fishing out stressors with deep-tissue pressures. Her prenatal treatments tend to the mutual needs of expectant mothers and babies sore from cartwheeling in wombs.
Banana Bush is a full-service hair and nail salon, offering a soothing, fun place to get mani-pedis, haircuts, tans, and color streaked into strands. Under the skilled scissors of freshly relocated Tara Calcanis, clients will receive a chic new do and have it styled into place, relaxing into Tara’s chair as troubles—and split ends—vanish.
Calmane Wellness Massage pampers the body and mind with therapeutic, relaxing massages. Owner Susan Folker puts her 11 years of magic-hand mastery and hot-stone knowhow to work with a soothing, indulgent 90-minute hot-stone massage, relighting internal furnaces and turning muscle tension loose like a stampede of Jell-O buffalo. A strategic arrangement of gently heated, smooth basalt-lava stones across the human carapace delivers a warmth that drains away tension, bringing muscles to the optimal stress-exorcism temperature and increasing the body's internal newspaper circulation.
Licensed massage therapist Diana McClung pampers fatigued frames with a variety of techniques that span three therapeutic modalities. Swedish massages draw on the even-handed wisdom of Norsemen to smooth out stress-laden meatballs and repair shoddy back furniture with long, kneading strokes. Give your body a break and surrender to an hour of deliberate strokes and direct pressure during a more intensive deep-tissue massage that targets aches lodged in muscular substrata. Trigger-point massages address areas of chronic pain, as Diana’s five-fingered sentinels search for pockets of tension hiding in the body’s nooks and crannies. Regardless of the modality, the myriad benefits of massage include relief of cramps and muscle spasms, improved joint flexibility, and the unearthing of precious stones discovered while quarrying in muscle mines.