Caposhi Salon & Spa's armada of experienced stylists boasts more than 100 years' combined experience in the industry. Following the namesake of the studio⎯a '70s slang term for cool and stylish⎯each mane tamer strives to infuse hairdos with salon style. The trendy salon greets each guest with olive walls and sleek wood floors before the visitor is shepherded to a padded chair. A savvy stylist then sinks their shears into tresses, removing dead ends, evening out layers, and shooing away hibernating squirrels to shape locks according to each client's desired style.
Patrons can also opt to splash their hair canvases with color by adding coloring service to their cuts. Single-process color paints tresses with all-over tints, and partial highlights streak strands with desired hues, giving monochromatic manes depth and texture and patrons street cred with zebras. On the way out, guests can maintain their salon looks by purchasing quality products from brands such as Redken, Moroccanoil, and Goldwell.
Within a renovated church, owner Sarah Kendall styles hair with the skills that made her an educator for TIGI, Phyto, and Kydra. A plaster angel reminiscent of the Winged Victory of Samothrace hangs illumined on the salon's golden walls, hovering over spacious styling stations fully equipped with full-length mirrors and cabinets. Private treatment rooms welcome guests with spa treatments that include massages and facials. In the lobby, clients seeking to take home supplies to maintain their hair treatment or facial can browse a cabinet full of designer products by the light of glowing stained-glass windows.
Serene Waters completely clears underbrush from nether regions with all-natural hard wax and a gentle touch in an intimate setting. Aesthetician Shannon Suhr's steady hands carefully uproot fuzz with specially formulated wax that sticks to hair but, like a defective magnet, will not adhere to skin, leaving skin bare for longer than shaving. Shannon selects her skincare products from locally owned businesses in the community, all of which are free of harsh chemicals or parabens.
Ayurvedic therapies are the opposite of a trend—some of these holistic principles have been around for thousands of years. These days, Annette K. Brinker continues this staggering legacy at Breathe Aromatherapy & Body Work, where she helps clients connect more deeply with their bodies through meditative awareness. In addition to her skills as a certified Reiki master, she inspires serenity and balance with detoxifying body wraps, Shirodhara sessions, and mix-tapes of cat meows.
Ashleigh Bouziden was only 18 years old when she graduated from massage school and opened her own practice. Now in operation for more than a decade, Ashleigh employs a diverse team of massage therapists?with specialties ranging from reflexology and deep-tissue techniques?alongside reiki healing specialists and a pair of passionate yoga instructors.
Certified adorable by the Cute Salons Association, Tuscany tucks itself into a homelike spot just west of downtown, off Colorado Ave. Step through the doorway into a massage room, where the light, flowing strokes of Swedish massage stokes a burned-out body with renewed life and improved circulation. From there, you'll face dive into a European facial that deeply cleanses your pores and puts a metaphorical leaf blower on dead, clingy skin cells, unveiling new shoots of radiance below. Topped with a freshly shampooed and snipped head of hair, you'll look so sharp that the horse-drawn-carriage driver won't recognize you when you step out the door.