A blowout is more than a simple blow-dry to the experts at Plush! Blowout Bar & Salon. They offer six hair-smoothing blowouts with names such as Cosmopolitan and Kamikaze, as well as Shirley Temple blowouts for kids. The staff also cuts and colors hair into classic and modern styles and waxes unwanted facial hair.
Internationally licensed massage therapist Zhenya Chsheglova knows her calling in life is to help people. She spent years as a nurse practitioner in health clinic and children?s hospitals before opening the day spa with her husband, Christopher. Their staff dishes out face-firming facials and muscle-relaxing massages. Full-body waxing services tackle pesky hairs on the chin and upper legs, and pampering treatments, including mani-pedis and body wraps, can be combined for spa parties with small groups.
At Luminous Lox, a team of beauty specialists enhance hairstyles, skin health, and overall wellness. The team displays expertise in the areas of hair color, extensions, and perms. The staff also offers haircuts for men and women along with styling services and updos for special occasions. Skincare services at Luminous Lox include microdermabrasion treatments, peels, facial and body waxing as well as spray tans to hide evidence of migrating north for winter.
Founder and head stylist Molly Kjosen stocks her salon with high-performance hair products from Redken, Paul Mitchell, Matrix, and other premium brands. These sprays, shampoos, and dyes help the staff at Molly's Hair Design smooth out flyaways, style new 'dos, and color tresses with partial highlights or all-over color. As clients wait for their appointments to begin, they can sip a complimentary cup of coffee.
Inside Bronze Bay Tanning, Smart-Tan-certified staffers guide guests to an octet of beds that burnish bodies with UV light in 12- to 20-minute bursts. Accelerators and lotions by brands such as California Tan and Australian Gold enhance tans with extended bronzing effects and improved alibis about beach vacations down under. For sunless tanning, a trained technician covers pelts with a laser-airbrush spray tan that lasts up to one week.
As Gina Rivera, part of a dynasty of beautifiers that spans more than seven decades, rose through the salon ranks, she noticed a gaping hole in the industry: the lack of rentable salon suites. With the help of her business-savvy husband Jason, Gina remedied the problem, creating Phenix Salon Suites, a 4,500-square-foot cluster of 22 private suites inhabited and decorated by independent stylists, aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists. Kendra Eggleton, a stylist for eight years, mans one such suite, where she employs her specialized training in updos, blowouts, and styling. Throughout the entire space, vaulted 12- and 13-foot ceilings soar over colorful rooms with hardwood floors, and in the entryway, decorative water fixtures gurgle or offer legal advice.