Licensed massage therapist Renee assuages muscles with various massage-therapy services at R-n-R Therapeutic Massage. During a Swedish massage, muscles relax under the light pressure of gliding strokes and racing matchbox cars, which help stimulate circulation and relieve tension. She takes aim at tightly wound muscle fibers as she administers acupressure massages, relieving painful knots with direct pressure. A deeply soothing treatment, the relaxation massage involves slow strokes that cause some recipients to slumber and others to fly south for the winter.
Though their names may be slightly different, the family of nail salons that is Comstock Nails, Lovely Nails, MI Nails, and Wyoming Nails have almost everything else in common. That includes a friendly staff, pedicure thrones with soothing jet tubs, and specialty nail services such as Shellac manicures. The last of these is a particular highlight—the specially formulated Shellac polish cures under UV light and resists chipping for up to two weeks. All three of the salons carry multiple colors of CND Shellac polish, including seasonal shades such as Sugared Spice and Deep-Fried Turducken.
Whether it was built during a two-week beach vacation or during a two-hour sand race on one of Mercury’s moons, a hard-earned tan will eventually fade. Tiki Tanning helps clients maintain treasured bronze glows year-round with an arsenal of UV beds and booths. Staff can help clients achieve their tanning goals by escorting them into private tanning rooms for a quick one-time session, or help them select a tanning package, which could include unlimited monthly visits. In addition, the salon stocks products by Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Swedish Beauty for clients to purchase or stare at until their eyes begin to water.
Midnite Sun & Cruise spritzes golden hues on clients' skin with equipment that includes multi-level UV beds and spray booths by VersaSpa and Mystic Tan. The salon boasts an array of tanning booths with different amenities, including facial lamps and fast-acting, high-pressure beds. The MR International products for sale at Midnite Sun & Cruise work in tandem with the tanning beds and UV rays to yield a deeper, darker tan. In addition to traditional tanning beds, Midnite Sun & Cruise supplies spray tans and red-light skin rejuvenation. The VersaSpa spray-tan solution mingles with the skin's amino acids and proteins, perpetuating a bronzed sheen for five to seven days, and Mystic Tan sprays boast a natural color that evenly fades and diminishes the slight DHA odor. Red-light therapy promotes collagen production for smoother skin, and fights acne harder than a dermatologist with a soap-filled fire hydrant.
Tucked inside the Endurance Fitness Center, Evolve Salon hosts a staff of stylists who help invent brand-new looks or maintain favorite hairstyles by shearing, coloring, and perming locks. They also style coiffures for nights on the town or days spent shadowing the town's comptroller, brighten nails with manicures and pedicures, and help patrons bid adieu to pesky fuzz with waxing services.
Although many spas tout themselves as welcoming, Gentle Touch has a downright familial atmosphere thanks to its owners, Betsy Ludwick and Jill Petter, who also happen to be mother and daughter. Ludwick, a registered nurse and certified medical electrologist, draws from her years in the medical field to treat clients with a variety of aesthetic services, such as electrolysis, skincare treatments, and permanent makeup for high-school reunions that last forever. On the same career path as her mother, Petter taps into her medical background in dermatology and electrolysis to share her expertise with her clients during comfortable, personable sessions.
A full-service salon and spa, Unique Elegance pampers skin using all-natural products devoid of harsh chemicals and toxins. The relaxing hot-stone-massage treatment lasts a blissful 45 minutes, during which heated river-smoothed and iron-rich basalt stones are placed at strategic locations on the back to achieve zen-like rock gardens. As the experienced practitioner incorporates the stones in the massage, the heat works to soothe muscles and improve circulation, easing stress and anxiety brought on by Mr. Slate's tirades at the stone quarry.