Upon entering Salon Escape, visitors instantly feel as if their stress has melted away onto the floor. Soothing beige colors and fresh flowers at each styling station help clients feel comfortable, as does knowing that the friendly staffers at Salon Escape have more than a century of combined experience in the industry. Five stylists cut and color locks or weave bridal locks into the traditional wedding cake–shaped hairdo. Nail technicians, massage therapists, and skincare experts also offer a selection of relaxing spa treatments.
As a personal trainer, qi gong and yoga instructor, and physical-therapist assistant, Ken has developed a broad and intuitive understanding of the human body. He brings all this knowledge?plus more than 15 years of massage experience?to bear during soothing sessions at STL Massage and Health. There, Ken and his team of qualified massage therapists tackle muscular knots with a wide variety of modalities, including Swedish and deep-tissue massages.
Hollywood Tan's 11 locations help Midwesterners stay tan year-round?even under their parkas. They accomplish this using equipment such as standup capsules, tanning beds, and Mystic Tan booths. Off to the side, lotions stand at attention on shelves, ready to help clients maintain their tan and keep their skin moisturized.
Adorn Hair Salon treats distressed tresses to a slew of services. The haircut and blow-dry starts with a consultation with a savvy scissor wizard until the cartoon light bulb above his or her head reveals the style that best accents your hair type, facial features, and favorite popsicle flavor. After a thorough shampoo, a stylist will take to your mop with a divinely artistic fury, trimming and shaping your scalp shawl into the cut of your dreams. Otherwise, liven up listless locks with a fresh coat of color ($50) or soak selected strands in eye-catching highlights ($65). For freedom from troublesome, turbulent headwaves, de-curl with a keratin smoothing treatment ($350). Either way, you’ll emerge from Adorn Hair Salon rocking a head-turning piece of autumnal art that will fetch high bids at auctions.
Liquid Mind and Body's licensed massage therapist, a muscle mender certified in bamboo fusion, helps visitors escape their stresses by inviting them into a tranquil, private office for a kneading session that incorporates unique holistic methods. During the 60-minute warm bamboo massage, a seasoned tension tamer rests toasty bamboo rods along backs and legs to heat up taut muscle tissue. Medium-pressure strokes then sashay up and down bodies to untie deeply embedded knots and relieve backaches caused by overweight shoulder parrots.
Body Solution Systems helps keep bodies in top shape with a slew of revivifying services. The whole-body detox commences with a 30-minute dip into the ionic foot bath, which soothingly lures toxins out of the liver, joints, and intestines using a combination of negatively charged waters and carefully placed sandwiches. The soak also pumps up the immune system, lessens joint stiffness, and boosts cellular energy, before the second half of the detox tranquilly totters the body through a double dose of vibration therapy. Clients enjoy 20 minutes of seated sound vibration and 10 minutes of machine-manufactured shimmying, shaking anatomies into a new state of well-being. Like most book clubs, the vibration therapy increases bodily oxygenation, burns fat, and strengthens muscle tone.