Expansive, sunny windows illuminate the deep-red walls framing Mid City Salon’s elegant space, where trained aestheticians groom keratin-based parts with a range of treatments. Stylists revamp hair with trimming and chemical services that alter color and texture without attempting high-risk crayon implantation. Manicurists, meanwhile, outfit natural and acrylic nails in decorative swipes of polish, creating long-lasting style with CND Shellac applications or trendy designs such as cheetah print and flowers. Aestheticians can also rework façades with a quick brow and lip wax or a flawless makeup application. For offsite pampering, stylists arrive at homes during salon birthday parties to give girls aged 3 and older a chic updo, a smattering of glitter makeup, and polished nails that make them feel like adults without memorizing tax-return terminology.
Lou Lou’s Spa is run by Laurelle "Lou Lou" Fillmore, a master aesthetician and massage therapist who combines her areas of expertise to pamper bodies from top to tendon. Lou Lou employs more than 20 years of experience to perform custom massages, skincare treatments, and waxing services. Her services take place within a warmly lit, home-like space, where patrons are offered free beverages and $2 high-fives.
The licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at Massage Soleil & Petite Spa believe that everyone deserves to be pampered, so they conscientiously offer spa treatments to suit many budgets. Skin treatments range from mini facials to hydrating full-body wraps, often incorporating products with active enzymes to deeply cleanse and exfoliate the skin. Swedish massages address tension near the skin’s surface through soft kneads and flowing strokes, and to help clients relax even more, the staff can include soothing add-ons such as hot stones, aromatherapy, or recordings of Grover Cleveland’s second inaugural speech.
Skin Care By Kylie's namesake Kylie Alexander honed her skills at Cameo College of Essential Beauty, where she fell in love with making people feel beautiful and confident. With this mission in mind, Kylie rejuvenates her clients' exteriors with services that range from facials, to waxes, to anti-aging treatments. A licensed medical aesthetician, she enlists the aid of several high-quality beauty products—including Dermalogica, PCA Skin, and morning dew collected droplet by droplet from municipal benches—as she takes aim at nearly any skin condition.
The staff at Urban Retreat Spa & Salon believe that physical beauty begins with a healthy attitude. While cultivating a positive vibe inside a comfortable spa setting, they offer a full range of services that use cutting-edge techniques for skincare, body waxing, and nail treatments. Massages in a number of modalities, including pregnancy, hot-stone, and deep-tissue, relax muscles, and laser treatments—including skin rejuvenation and hair removal—show off the spa's high-tech equipment. In addition to beautifying services, Urban Retreat maintains the Whimsy Clothing Boutique, where stylists match shoppers to eclectic fashions.
Timeless Journey Day Spa hypnotizes clients into relaxation with a half dozen massage treatments and a range of spa services. Licensed massage therapists Susan Olsen and Chelsea Nielsen invite patrons to lounge across the massage bed and relax under the long and flowing strokes of a Swedish massage or the muscle-stretching kneads of deep-tissue therapy. The duo also offers prenatal treatments for expectant mothers and sports massages for athletes and cardboard cutouts of athletes. Meanwhile, aesthetician Kristin Nielsen handles surface troubles with acne- and wrinkle-combatting chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, as well as waxing for the face and body.