At Licensed to Heal Massage and Spa Services, massages conjure relaxation with the help of a few extras. Clients start by choosing ache-easing 60- or 90-minute massages that oust stress while oxygenating the body through improved blood flow. From there, folks can mix-'n'-match perks, such as a foot soak that leaves feet smooth or aromatherapy that banishes wraiths.
Since opening in the early 1990s with just four stores, L.A. Tan has expanded into a national brand that counts more than 180 locations in six states. Members can tan at any location they wish, selecting from services that range from at least five levels of high-end UV beds to spray-tan booths from top brands such as Mystic Tan and VersaSpa. Anyone unsure of how to navigate all the options can seek advice from one of L.A. Tan's certified tanning professionals, who know each tanning bed on a first-name basis. They also give consultations, build custom packages based on individual skin type, and offer take-home products that help tans last longer. Dependent on the location, spray tanning systems will vary; call desired location for further details.
Blush Day Spa, which opened in the latter part of 2013, assembles a crack team of skilled professionals. They offer a full range of services including facials, waxing, mani-pedis, Botox, and massage. Co-owners Andrea and Rashelle specialize in skincare, and their partner Stacy focuses on the nailcare and nail art, applying CND additives to create one sparkly accent nail or a full set of eye-catching tips that attract more attention than screaming, "You're all aliens!" in a movie theater. The Spa's massage therapist Farron says she takes joy from helping people relax, using reflexology and the aid of hot basalt stones. "I love to loosen tight muscles and stretch around the upper back and neck area," she says. "Everyone I see is tight and tense in [that] area."
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Massage
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When Frenchy accidentally tinted her hair pink in Grease, she hid her curls under a handkerchief in embarrassment. When Megan Reimer colors someone's hair pink, it's a fashion-forward look her clients are eager to flaunt. Megan has a lot of fun experimenting with different styles of ombre color, a technique she has executed with bold pinks and purples, as well as more natural hues. With hair color, she feels she can really help clients invigorate their style, which she says is one of the things she loves so much about her profession, aside from the easy access to spinning chairs.
She also specializes in formal styles, and each year she looks forward to the start of wedding and prom season. Beyond creating intricate updos, she completes special-occasion styles with her makeup applications. As part of the team at Salon Centré, Megan works with innovative product lines such as Redken Chromatics, an ammonia-free line of hair color, and Pravana Perfection SmoothOut treatments, a formaldehyde-free keratin formula.
Salon Milano & Spa specializes in all things Aveda, from their Aveda manicures, to Aveda-infused hair treatments, and relaxing Aveda tea that clients can sip before their spa or salon session. Salon services range from men's and women's haircuts to popular ombre color treatments, straightening therapies, and hair and scalp treatments infused with botanicals.
In the spa, attentive massage therapists and cosmetologists indulge clients in all-over relaxation, and it helps that the five of them combine an FDR presidency worth of experience: more than 30 years. Their facials eschew chemicals for natural ingredients, and refreshing body wraps incorporate rosemary, mint, and exotic avocado and coconut oils.