The massage therapists at Destination Massage & Spa ease clients’ aches with more than just their hands. They maintain a running dialogue during appointments to answer any questions about the service and adapt the session to their individual needs. Eleven different massages take a variety of tracks to relieve stress, whether it’s the organic essential oils of the aromatherapy massage or the penetrating warmth of the hot-stone massage. During a fourhanded session, two therapists or half of an octopus blend a number of styles and techniques to fully relax bodies. Licensed aestheticians wield Dermalogica and Éminence products during facials and exfoliating salt glows to complete rounds of pampering.
Licensed massage therapist Mindy Sanden knows all kinds of ways to soften a knotted muscle. She can address it directly with deep-tissue work, or she can attend to the entire body with hot stones to relax everything at once. But she doesn’t decide which technique to use until she has met her client. Understanding that each client carries tension differently, Mindy customizes her massages according to their needs and the feedback she welcomes throughout the 30-, 60-, or 90-minute sessions.
Regis Salons' skilled network of hair stylists comes armed with an arsenal of styling weaponry and deft understanding of the latest color trends and cutting techniques. Manage mane health with a deep-conditioning treatment that infuses cuticles with currents of aqueous confidence. Once hydrated, tresses are trimmed and tousled with styling moxie. Those with more grandiose visions for their head-hedges may opt for full-tilt color application ($50–$75) or streaky sets of highlights ($80–$110). In addition to altering hair hues, Regis Salons coil locks to your liking with perm services ($60–80) or easily unwinds them with a relaxer ($60–80) and snifter of 1942 scotch. Prices vary by location.
Nail technician, permanent-makeup artist, and Blush Salon & Spa owner Susan Livingston calls on more than 14 years of experience in the salon industry to lead a continually educated team of beauticians in intensifying visitors' outer allure. Behind Blush's solid-brick façade, guests discover a cheerful interior playfully festooned with pastel-green hues, wavy mirrors at each station, and cartoon flowers singing "Walking on Sunshine." While indulging in the uplifting atmosphere, clients march their way to aesthetic excellence with a variety of services for hair, skin, and nails. Blush's team also performs a multitude of relaxing spa treatments, such as mani-pedis and chemical peels, which are ideal for those in need of pampering and stress relief.
Samantha Frye floats across the hardwood floors of the elegant Contempo Hair Studio, scissors, hairdryer, and advanced styling products in-hand. The seasoned stylist transforms hair with an array of services, including trendy cuts, smoothing amino fusion treatments, and glamorous hair extensions. A trained and experienced cosmetologist, Samantha also offers makeup applications and waxing.To keep up with the latest beauty trends and techniques, the dedicated professional regularly attends styling workshops around the country.
The style-savvy staff at Expressions Salon & Spa Inc. bolsters fading façades with a variety of beautifying services both time-tested and contemporary. Muscle menders mollycoddle ligaments with a variety of massage techniques, such as the traditional 30-minute Swedish massage ($55), which infuses a firm, gentle, touch with choice aromas to ease away the stresses of daily commutes and nightly Jenga losses. The Short But Sweet facial ($41–$55) includes a skin evaluation, pore cleanse, facial massage, exfoliation, and moisturizing treatment, thwarting acne breakouts and bacteria break-ins. Clear stubborn hair forests with a mélange of waxing services, which employ nonirritating products to shape eyebrows ($12) and remove unwanted follicles from underarms ($22), lips ($12), or chins ($12), leaving skin as soft and smooth as a freshly shaved pillow. Experienced tress tamers can cut and style locks ($31–$39) into accentuating fashions for a classic, complementary beauty.
Stylist Nicole Garcia channels more than 18 years of experience into her skilled scissors as she trims, tints, and tailors coifs to suit each client's taste. Before hypnotizing ringlets into pleasing patterns or fun animal shapes, Garcia consults with each patron to find the right recipe of services. One-hour haircuts, complete with a shampoo and personalized style, await ladies’ locks ($35), and gents’ mops receive a dapper shaping in about 30 minutes ($25). Treat hard-working manes to a moisture infusion with a reconditioning treatment ($15), or grant strands a fortifying high-five with a keratin treatment ($50). Aquage products sweet-talk tresses into formal styles ($45), and facial waxing keeps visages smoother than a plate-glass zamboni ($15 for one area; $5/additional area).