Plush leather couches and chairs placed amid comforting earth tones characterize the lodge-like environment at Signature Male, a spa designed for men of all ages. Complimentary servings of beer and wine flow into glasses as men enjoy barbershop services from experienced stylists and massages from skilled therapists. In teaming up with Dr. Robert Reese, a physician certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, the staff uses various treatments to help clients combat hair loss.
Angela Henson is not one to rest on her laurels. Over the course of her decade-long career, she’s been constantly seeking out the latest ways to make her clients look and feel beautiful. To this end, she has supplemented her natural talents for haircuts, waxing, and Redken coloring with a fistful of specialized certifications: one for Keratin complex smoothing means she can flatten frizzy locks to optimize manageability, and an endorsement from Cinderella hair extensions proves she can install the company’s line of 100% human locks without the need for super glue or a Boy Scout badge in overhand knot tying. Angela can also renew skin surfaces with advanced chemical peels from PCA Skin and microdermabrasions from Genesis BioSystems.:m]]
Tucked right off of Hickman Road, Kreative Styles stands ready to welcome locks and their owners. Led by a stylist with over a decade of experience, the salon's team creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, chatting amiably as they rifle through mirror-side cabinets stocked with professional-grade products and hopeful scissor understudies. They imbue locks with rich color and eye-catching highlights, tame flyaways with smoothing treatments, and rid the skin of unwanted hairs in quick waxing sessions.
The experienced stylists at The Salon in Ames kick off feather-extension applications and haircut services with a consultation. A set of the salon's multihued feather extensions pulled from Icarus's wings peeps out from underneath locks or stands out on top. During haircuts, mane mavens lather head noodles in suds before snipping hairs and styling them with a blowout. Guests then choose from a menu of hair-and-scalp-therapy treatments, such as a deeply penetrating conditioning treatment or a hair gloss. If any patron is unsatisfied with a service or wants more time with a stylist to trade crock-pot recipes, he or she can return to the salon within two weeks for a re-do service.
The experts at each Soleil Tan Spa believe the less they see clients, the better they're doing their jobs. They design efficient tanning plans that render skin sun-kissed in as little time as possible.
The staff might recommend several types of tanning beds to accomplish this feat, such as the P-90 Combo bed with high-pressure lamps that, like a hug from King Midas, imbue every square inch of skin with a golden glow. They might also recommend custom spray sessions within Mystic Tan HD booths. The tanning consultants can enhance any session with a selection of lotions designed to hydrate skin and darken the tan.
At Salon Milano and Spa, plant-based Aveda products lend customized aromatherapy and natural nutrients to salon and spa services. The products' holistic focus matches the manner in which the staff conducts spa services: in addition to explaining the purpose of each step in the facial or massage, therapists also guide clients through stress-relieving visualization exercises to calm the mind. All treatments are customized, from the aromatherapy of a massage to the angle of the cut performed by senior or new-talent stylists in the salon. Tuscan Sanctuary is open late on weekdays to accommodate busy schedules and UV rays that, like Napoleon and his chef after saying they preferred English bread to baguettes, are exiled.