At Envy Spa Salon, an experienced team of stylists and massage therapists tends to the skin and hair of guests. Apart from the signature eyelash extensions for which they're known, the salon also treats guests to spa packages, which invite customers to take a breath with facial treatments and massages. Hair services add bursts of color in highlights or lowlights. Meanwhile, hot stones soothe backs and hot waxes remove unwanted body hair.
Ann Holland is fully licensed through the Everest Institute with certifications in chiropractic assistant and neuromuscular therapy to balance the nervous system. In the comfort of a private room, Ann applies Swedish strokes or soothing deep-tissue pressure. Also popular is her Thai on a table massage, which rids the body of tension while evoking the heavy rhythmic strokes of the Hulk listening to '70s music while kneading bread. Holland traces her passion for massage back to high school, and now, fully established in her career, she thoroughly enjoys helping others “find balance in their lives.”
Licensed massage therapist Janet Shelton has been giving massages “since before I can remember,” she says. At first, these were mostly casual sessions for her twin sister, who “was born asking for a massage.” But as Shelton grew up, she came to take her hobby more seriously. Coming from a family of nurses, she “always want[ed] to do something to help people,” and with its positive impacts on injury recovery, therapeutic massage seemed to fit the bill.
Since then, Shelton has supplemented her massage-therapy license with work experience in chiropractic offices and spas. Depending on a client’s needs, she can perform an active clinical massage with stretching and feedback or gently knead for a soothing, quiet experience. No matter the modality, clients can bring in their own music on an iPod and breathe in the scents of botanical oils Shelton blends by hand.
At Beauty Lounge, clients relax in the soft lighting of a neutrally toned facial room, adorned with fragrant fresh flowers and the soft strains of calming music. Inside, experienced pore purifiers cleanse, steam, and calm epidermises during each 45–60 minute facial. Faces are first double cleansed to wash away dirt, impurities, and coal-mining residue; then pores are opened with a gentle steam mist. Dull skin cells are scrubbed away with an exfoliation treatment and microscopic brillo pads. Then a mask and toner application tightens and refines pores while fighting blemishes and minor acne, and a scalp massage stimulates follicles and eases tension. The session ends with a moisturizer application to hydrate thirsty skin.
Eden’s Apple Salon & Day Spa’s expert stylists and aestheticians coddle hair and skin with luxuriant products and deft beautifying skills. During the Shellac manicure and spa pedicure, nail technician Andrea revives bedraggled appendages as clients dip shoe-emancipated feet into a churning bath of warm water before a shiatsu massage on legs and feet evicts knots, soothes aching arches, and placates cramped toes. A hot towel and foot mask ensconce pedal pushers before toes are trimmed and stained with a color of your choice. Andrea takes hands into her own hands, shaping fingernails and dressing them with Shellac nail polish—an easy to remove hypoallergenic formula that is free of unsavory chemicals and unsolicited home improvement advice.
In the sumptuous confines of Glamour! Beauty. Body. Boutique., chandeliers glimmer above pink-and-white-striped walls, plump black sofas, and rose-colored armchairs. Marie Antoinette and her courtiers would look at home amid the salon’s ornate black scrollwork and pink satin.
From the salon walls, the framed visages of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe watch deft stylists wield Paul Mitchell products as they snip and color clients’ locks to reflect classical dos or avant-garde trends. The team can also lengthen locks with hair or feather extensions and craft updos for formal occasions. In addition, the salon offers facials that use Bioelements products, waxing services, and eyelash extensions.