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.
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.
The stylists at A Perfect Image Salon want to make the world a more beautiful place, and they work toward that goal one haircut at a time. They offer a variety of services that focus on mane maintenance, including haircuts, keratin smoothing treatments, and color services. Clients can also step into the salon for a mani-pedi or facial wax.
In 2004, Rhonda Larkins underwent a lumbar laminectomy to fix a herniated disc, an injury she obtained while working as a package handler. Even after the surgery, she was left with pain and a lingering numbness in her left leg. Though physical therapy helped, she noticed that she felt particularly good after getting a massage. This observation led her to study Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy—a type of massage in which the practitioner uses bare feet to deliver flowing, effleurage strokes—under the practice’s founder, Ruthie Piper Hardee. Rhonda is currently on the mastery level of this modality.
At Prolong Symmetry, Rhonda and her team of licensed massage therapists specialize in more than 10 types of massage. Services range from more traditional Swedish and deep-tissue massages to Hawaiian lomi-lomi, an ancient healing practice during which therapists stimulate the body’s pressure points with their thumbs, elbows, and thoughts on early Dada filmmaking.
A Redken Premier school, The Salon Professional Academy staffs an elite team of certified teachers, each of whom boasts more than 10 years of industry experience and a passion for education. Director of Education Chris Gould garnered 16 years of experience training with well-known brands such as Vidal Sassoon, Jacques Dessange, and Yosh Toya, before opening the academy to share her savvy with top local talent. Up-and-coming hair stylists, cosmetologists, and aestheticians meet for full-time, hands-on classes that dispense wisdom on products, body treatments, and the most effective way to relax tense mannequins. Armed with scissors, enthusiasm, and on-trend taste, advanced students head onto the floor to perform salon services on real clients under the watchful eyes of their teachers.
Todd Beckman founded MassageLuXe with the notion that five-star service should not be limited to pricey hotels. Today, the spa's team of qualified massage therapists and aestheticians continues to realize and build upon Todd's initial aspirations. A spa day at MassageLuXe includes all the perks one might expect from a vacation resort, from facials and massages to full-body waxing and baths in warm, effervescent champagne. The company's services tend to exceed expectations in other ways, too; along with standard massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, therapists are proficient in specialty modalities such as hot stone, reflexology, and aromatherapy.