It used to be an historic Dixon firehouse filled with burly men ready to extinguish raging fires. Today, it's an oasis of refinement thanks to Le Petite Salon and a neighboring tea room where pinkies float daintily above porcelain cups without fear of uninvited swearing. Inside the salon?which is dotted with vintage-inspired decor?distinguished wooden styling stations with large, ornate mirrors recall the sophistication of an old English estate. Amid these dignified furnishings, seasoned stylists prune and arrange tresses into flattering shapes and enhance facial features with makeup. While they get brides, prom dates, and birthday girls ready for their big events, a certified massage therapist kneads tense sinews in a private treatment room and a coffee bar keeps waiting guests caffeinated.
Beachy murals, wicker furniture, and colorful plants evoke a tropical feel inside Paradise Tan & Spa. The fleet of tanning booths – in standard and super/platinum wattage strengths – blankets patrons in a tropical golden hue. The staff also whitens customers’ teeth and waxes bodies free of unwanted hair.
When we think of massages, we usually imagine a set of hands kneading the back of the shoulders and neck. Jackie VonDorsten?the massage therapist at Indian Lotus Massage?does too, but she also expands on the neck-and-shoulder routine in favor of full-body treatments that target tension from head to toe. She understands everybody stores stress in different places, which is why she tailors each of her sessions, intuitively tracking down hidden knots with deep-tissue pressure, Swedish-style kneads, or hot-stones.
But massage is just one of the ways Jackie make clients feel good. As a cosmetologist, she deep-cleans pores and exfoliates skin with facial treatments and European mud wraps. A naturally fast runner, she can also travel to her clients' homes and offices for on-location sessions.
Nastran Organic Skincare Center's mission is to provide healthy and natural treatments to clients for their daily skin care routines. That's why all of their skin care treatments are free of side effects and their line of products are handcrafted, vegan, organic, and free of animal testing. Their threading service removes hairs at the root, giving the results of waxing but with more precision and potentially with fewer complications. The boutique's vitamin-infused facials help keep skin radiant, and bridal services prep brides to look their best and help them warmup their bouquet-hurling arm.