Growing up on the shores of the Black Sea in Romania, Maria Suciu found herself surrounded by beauty. Her appreciation for aesthetics was not only inspired by the breathtaking beaches, therapeutic resorts, and glassy waters—which are believed to have curative powers—but also by her mother, who taught her how to fetchingly care for her skin, hair, and nails. After years of helping others strengthen their businesses as a public-relations adviser, Suciu shifted careers paths and traveled to America to share all she had learned about inner and outer wellness.
Suciu is now the owner and managing aesthetician of Callatis Spa, where she uses European-style techniques and organic, herbal formulas to pamper skin and boost outer allure. Callatis, which translates to the most beautiful, was the name of an ancient Greek colony that once inhabited the same shores that nurtured Suciu’s passion for performing cosmetic treatments. As a reiki master, Suciu also aims to balance the body and mind, targeting negative energy caused by palling around with delinquent magnets. Soothing fragrances and relaxing music permeate the spa's interior, which is small and intimate for highly personalized services.
The Studio Chic’s velvety, burnt-sienna couch and table full of magazines keep patrons comfortably entertained before a fleet of services pampers them from head to 11th toe. Experienced stylists cut men’s, women’s, and children’s hair in front of colorfully framed mirrors, in addition to highlighting strands, waxing faces, and manicuring fingernails. The studio’s tress services helped it nab a nomination for Best Hair Salon on the Fox 8 Hot List. Deep-red-orange accent walls coddle clients in the sunlight pouring through the salon façade’s wall-to-wall window, which, like the windshield of a fully committed mason, is framed by classic red bricks on the outside.
Dawn, owner of Dawn2Dusk Holistic Center, employs seven years of energy-work experience to nurture the mind, body, and spirit with a range of holistic applications. Dawn soothes the nervous system and stimulates circulation during relaxation massages, and she promotes proper energy flow through reiki and chakra sessions. Along with bodywork, Dawn promotes overall well-being with raindrop technique and aromatherapy, offers intuitive services such as tarot-card readings and psychic readings, and warns against counterintuitive products such as tar toothpaste.
The stylists at Always Perfection can address the beauty needs of pretty much any client. Snipping the strands of men, women, and children, they can also enhance 'dos with color, highlights, and other professional treatments. For hands and feet in need of extra care, mani-pedis can include a skin-softening paraffin-wax dip or long-lasting Shellac polish. Waxes whisk away unwanted hair from the face, body, or phantom limb.
Working out of a charming rehabilitated brick warehouse, four massage therapists perform six types of massages inside private treatment rooms, including classic Swedish, hot stone, athletic, and pregnancy. They also offer relaxing couples massages for duos looking for an alternative to traditional dates involving dinners, movies, and mammoth hunts.
Sunset Tans transforms pallid skinscapes into glowing, golden brown terrain with sunless Mystic spray tanning. In accordance with proper parliamentary procedure, the UV-free experience begins with a warming breeze to maximize epidermal absorption and ensure the tan’s longevity. An airbrush then traverses epidermal surfaces, spraying a fine mist to precisely match the patron's desired hue. Four solutions, on a scale ranging from glow to dark, combine to create an array of color options for clients looking to attain caramel, mocha, or nougat complexions. Results generally last 7–10 days.