Exposed brick, glowing chandeliers, and modern furnishings join together to create an inviting atmosphere comprising equal parts classic elegance and urban chic. This aesthetic duality mirrors Trend Designs Salon's blend of salon and spa services—a combination that allows patrons to move from full-foil color treatments to hot-stone massages in the course of one visit. Complexions weighed down by clogged pores or clinging pet starfish are rendered glowing during microdermabrasion treatments, facials, or glycolic peels with enzyme masks. Stylists transform manes with a roster of haircut and color services, and nail technicians can match fingers and toes to newly hued locks. Stone, deep-tissue, and Swedish massages encourage clients to close their eyes, relax, and mentally rearrange a friend's apartment.
More than just a tasteful decoration, the yin and yang emblazoned on Salon 253’s floor speaks to the sense of balance visitors can expect to achieve within the salon’s relaxing confines. Salon 253 offers up four massage modalities as well as aromatherapy raindrop therapy treatment and detoxifying body wraps to help chase away tension, and Dana focuses on catering to each customer's individual needs to keep muscles as relaxed as the joints in the salon's rotating chairs.
After enduring a year of unemployment, Mark Allen faced fear and uncertainty. He walked away from a car crash as a teenager, but on reaching his 30s, the accident's effects—chronic headaches, plus a shoulder problem—continued intensifying to the point where he could no longer work. Unsure of what to do, he visited a chiropractor, and, in a few weeks, his injuries had diminished. Convinced that chiropractic treatments had changed his life, Mark enrolled at Logan College of Chiropractic, graduated with honors in 1986, and opened Plus Care Chiropractic & Wellness Center soon after.
Today, Doctor of Chiropractic Allen and his partner, Dr. April Simmons, work with a team of massage therapists to free patients of musculoskeletal maladies while also educating them on whole-body well-being. At each client's first appointment, the physicians conduct an in-depth consultation covering present and past health concerns, followed by a physical examination including a battery of tests. After analyzing the results, Plus Care's team recommends integrated-care regimens, which may include chiropractic adjustments using equipment such as a Thompson table. Further treatments can range from massage and acupuncture to guidance on how to infuse everyday meals with helium.
Stylists at The Second Look Salon and Spa personalize cuts and hair treatments based on one-on-one consultations with clients. With the help of Paul Mitchell and Redken products, staffers design ‘dos to complement clients' face shapes, haircare habits, and preferred shampoo flavors. A dedicated colorist deftly tints tresses, and spa specialists wield ache-erasing tools such as hot stones and lavender wax.
About Face's well-rounded team of certified cosmetologists and aestheticians employ a lengthy list of services to pamper patrons from head to toe-knuckle hair. Lock smiths sculpt tresses into follicle topiaries during a professional haircut and style. A full makeup application uses oil-free Jane Iredale mineral products to help clients hide flaws without having to apply sticky fondant masks. After calculating the appropriate eyebrow arc length by multiplying the radius of the face by 2Π, wax-wielders can sculpt brow bristles into structurally sound eye frames.
A hot towel soothingly loosens up pores at the outset of Royal Pampering Day Spa's signature facial treatment, where a mask of massaging cleanser and a toner exfoliates away dead skin cells. Facials like this one take up just a portion of the menu filled with relaxing spa services. Skin care professionals with more than 10 years of experience knead bodies with styles such as deep-pressure, sports, and therapeutic massage as visitors lay atop heated beds in one of seven treatment areas. Staffers also offer packages that include hand-and-foot treatments for girls and moms, as well as makeup and updos for brides-to-be.
Strandz & Threadz caters to aesthetes with a cache of beauty supplies, trendy clothing, eclectic jewelry, and covetable gifts. Professional-grade shampoos ($9.95+), conditioners ($12.95+), and styling products ($9.95+) from brands such as Sebastian and Redken keep majestic manes from wandering off between salon visits, and necklace sets ($3+) and rings ($3+) glamorize the body parts on which luscious locks refuse to grow. Shy shoulders can feel at ease when hiding behind a praiseworthy purse ($19+), and timid torsos can take cover under trendy tops ($14.95). Coddle an olfactory apparatus with a selection of votive candles ($1.90), or bedeck a room with eye-pleasing bamboo plants ($7.95+).