Along with laser tech Chelsea Hall, certified laser specialist Sheri Cunningham enriches epidermises with an array of skincare and laser-based procedures. She removes unwanted hairs from any skin type with the Cynosure Apogee Elite System, whose Smart Cool feature supplements the body's internal cooling process with a specifically engineered external cooling system. With four other top-notch lasers, Sheri treats precancers during Levulan sessions, diminishes the appearance of age spots and rosacea and resurfaces fine lines and wrinkles with CO2 Fractional skin resurfacing.
In some ways, Melanie Dowell is still living out the effects of the car accident she was in when she was 11 years old. When pain from the accident persisted, her parents took her to a holistic health center, where she was able to experience the healing benefits of massage firsthand—thus cementing her faith in bodywork. At Body Harmony Massage Therapy, she gives her clients the same experience; her massages alleviate the pain and tension that result from accidents, sports injuries, or pushing nerds into broom closets. She also performs body treatments that use herbs and flowers to treat skin. For instance, the lavender body treatment combines lavender, cornmeal, and essential oils of ginger and eucalyptus to regenerate cells and relax respiratory tightness, and the Hot Toddy for the Body warms skin with a cornmeal scrub before a massage with orange oil reduces tension.
The Tan Company's experienced tanning consultants harness the body-metallizing power of Helios and relocate it to customers' skin via spray tans and Sundash tanning beds. Rather than waiting for a high-five from King Midas, guests can instead gild their hides in five levels of UV tanning beds, including some with iPod hookups and AC systems.
HD Mystic Tan treatments simulate a bath in our nearest star’s beams with a DHA tanning solution suitable for nearly all skin types that contains no alcohol, perfumes, oils, or artificial preservatives. For a more individualized touch, staffers wield SunFX airbrushes to coat physiques in natural-looking bronzes that complement the client's unique curvature for up to 7 days. Tan-enhancing lotions from brands such as Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty prolong clients' new hues and infuse skin with a healthy dose of hydration.
A graduate of the Body Therapy Institute, Body Balance Spa owner and certified massage therapist Carrie Boucher recalibrates bodies and relieves raw muscles with a range of targeted massage services. A treatment designed to promote overall wellness and a lifelong love of gravlax, the lighter-touch Swedish massage concentrates on calming the muscle system, improving circulation, and promoting relaxation to a middle-management rank. Athletes can lengthen long jumps and lower limbo poles by keeping individual muscles working more efficiently thanks to a myofascial––or deep-tissue––massage. A slower paced massage, this technique spotlights the connective tissues surrounding the muscles, releasing tension, eliminating adhesions between muscle groups, and disseminating deep feelings of relaxation. Helpful for clients suffering from hypertension, anxiety, insomnia, or muscle pain, integrative reflexology massage works by stimulating reflex areas in the hands and feet, which correspond to every part of the body, including the organs, glands, and the brain's staff of daydream writers. This type of massage also boosts lymphatic, nerve, and blood circulation and whittles away muscular tension in the neck, shoulders, elbows, hip, sciatic area, and back.
A black-and-white photograph of style icon Audrey Hepburn gazes beatifically out at Stand Out Salon's lounge, looking silently approving as clients leave the salon with their fresh, fashionable 'dos. Clients take a seat in plush, leather chairs as their stylists, armed with Bumble and bumble products, showcase extensive knowledge of haircutting, coloring, and whispering. In addition to hair services, the salon can perk up complexions with a Norvell airbrush tan, which creates a faux glow that last for five to seven days, and unwanted hair sprouting from the face can be quickly and quietly banished with hygienic waxing services. As freshly primped guest leave they can stop and peek at the salon's retail area, packed with shelves bearing Rusk and Tigi BedHead and Curlesque haircare, as well as highly pigmented makeup from Rain Cosmetics.
The owners of Lava Tanning & Massage stock their storefront with premium UV beds, as well as offer UV-free spray tanning procedures, earning their Salem location a spot on Looking Fit magazine's list of the Top 250 tanning salons in 2009. During visits, staffers help guests fight cellulite with a botanically based body wrap, combat stress with a massage, or work to diminish wrinkles and ill-mannered comparisons to shar-peis with a red-light therapy session.