As one of the Top 200 Salons in the United States as chosen by Redken and Pureology in 2011 and one-time Aesthetician of the Year according to the International Association of Aesthetics, The Shirodhara Day Spa and its owner, Eva Mileski, have a trophy case filled with more awards than Meryl Streep's attic. The cozy spa and salon creates a cottage-like atmosphere with creative décor to make guests feel relaxed and welcome for each treatment. New haircuts are born in the salon portion, and, through a pair of French doors, massage therapists and aestheticians wait to relax bodies with deep-tissue, Swedish, and other modalities or nurture complexions with facials. The Shirodhara Day Spa invites all spa guests to take a complimentary trip to the steam room to loosen up stiff muscles, sweat out toxins, and secretly open their neighbors’ junk mail.
Annie O'Connor knows a thing or two about vanquishing frizz and unruly curls. The Liscio-certified stylist has been straightening manes every week for the last six years—it’s her main service—and even guarantees each appointment.
But her skill set doesn’t stop there. The graduate of the University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts and the Aveda Institute also cuts strands into face-framing layers and adds new hues with highlights. In addition, she helps brides prepare for their big day with chic updos, photo-worthy makeup, and reassuring pats on the head.
No hair is considered too unruly for Haley Barnson. Working from inside Tangles Salon, the affable stylist snips away split ends and tames cowlicks with nothing more than a few calming words and her trusty scissors. For patrons desiring a brand-new look, she creates face-framing layers and highlights hair in any hue.
Featured on CW 30’s The Daily Dish, The Day Spa offers beauty services for clients of all ages. For the grownups, the spa’s team cuts, colors, and styles hair, removes dirt and oil from pores, and melts away tension during massages with hot stones and smooth, gliding strokes. Little ones can get in on the pampering as well, with face painting and mini mani-pedis.
At Tan Utah, experienced staffers help patrons select tanning plans to suit their beauty goals. From a hue built gradually in a UV bed to a Mystic booth's instant bronze, tanning experts help clients find the right look to stand out. As a distributor of top-flight tanning accouterments, the team gets such up-and-coming technologies as the Beauty Angel system, in which a therapeutic red light bolsters collagen production while a vibrating platform stimulates circulation.
Xcel Fitness offers a comfortable facility in which bodies of all size and shape can seek physical betterment. Membership provides a laundry list of luxuries to take unformed blocks of human potential and sculpt them into classically bulging forms, starting with a 60-minute nutrition and fitness assessment with a National Academy of Sports Medicine–certified personal trainer that also includes posture and injury analysis. The trainer will then craft a regimen of exercises and stretches for each amateur scrap of iron, sending them down the road to a successful fitness future.