Hairology's Redken- and Keratin-certified stylists shape, color, and smooth coiffures with professional products. After a verbal consultation about the patron's desired mane shape, skilled staffers suds, rinse, and snip locks into fetching styles and blow-dry heads for formal dinner dates or informal poker parties with visiting royalty. During the 60- to 90-minute coloring sessions, high-quality Redken products transform locks with rich hues or strategically placed highlights.
When they aren't mending muscles with traditional Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports techniques, the therapists at Medical Massage for Health & Healing target stubborn knots with hot stones and bamboo. Another specialty is the Thai-stem coconut massage, a tropical treatment steeped in Asian skincare techniques. During this treatment, therapists rub skin with a steamed coconut oil that's flush with antioxidants and natural anti-aging properties, a procedure that leaves the body's surface like Pluto's surface after a collision with an asteroid belt: soft and silky smooth.
The setting is equally relaxing. A trickling fountain soothes guests as they lounge in the waiting room, which takes on a warm, orange glow thanks to an electric fireplace. Inside the private massage room, roses adorn a swirling wall ornament and anatomical charts pinpoint the location of the elusive funny bone.
Although Amaré Hair Salon’s cubby-style shelves brim with products from upscale brands such as Redken and Pureology, the salon still caters to diverse budgets with a level system that correlates aestheticians’ prices with their levels of expertise. Stylists at all levels consult with clients before each haircut, and can further spruce up locks with texturizing and coloring treatments. Amaré’s aestheticians wax away unwanted fuzz or gussy up dull fingers and toes with a touch of regular or Shellac polish. Special wedding services prep brides for camera-ready ambles down the aisle, and staffers add a masculine twist to hair, nail, and spa sessions for male clients without gunning monster trucks over their nails to buff them.
Salon Bronze bestows customers with a sun-kissed glow in light-letting tanning beds and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. The salon?s staff meticulously cleans and inspects their traditional and standup UV tanning booths' lights, changing bulbs regularly to ensure that each tan achieves the rich, bronze hue of a deep-fried Golden Gate Bridge. The standup VersaSpa spray-tanning booth imbues skin with a coppery glow in minutes. After selecting up to three solutions?a pretan pH balancer, a customized bronzer, and a postsun hydrator?clients step into the booth and succumb to a soothing mist spritzed directly onto the skin.
From the moment guests step into Beauty Innovations Ltd., the warmth of bubblegum-pink walls erases any lingering stress. Relaxation comes in many forms, including mani-pedis with OPI polish or long-lasting CND Shellac, coloring with Goldwell hair products, and smoothing keratin hair treatments. No matter the agenda, the salon's services reveal beauty that was there all along, much like the plot of Tootsie.
Located in the historic Chipman Mansion, Sanctuary Hair Salon & Day Spa offers numerous nail packages designed to pamper and polish your finger-guards and toe-shingles. The friendly staff is trained to treat existing nail conditions and proffer tips for at-home spa care. Spruce up your glove-fillers and stocking-stuffers with a 60-minute Cuccio Naturale Scentual manicure (up to a $25 value) and pedicure ($55 value) spa treatment, designed for both men and women, Each treatment begins with a calming soak before dead skin cells are sloughed away with an organic sea salt exfoliation. Like the cadavers of ancient pharaohs and equally revered prehistoric football coaches, hands and feet are massaged, wrapped, and slathered with sweet-smelling body butter. Nails are then trimmed, shaped, and buffed. Sanctuary offers six aromatic blends for its Cuccio Natural Scentual treamtents. With the Pomegranate and Fig treatment, free radicals are ostracized to create younger looking skin, while the Milk and Honey treatment uses milk proteins and honey hydrates to produce soft, moisturized hands and feet equipped to sweeten even the bitterest of teas. Other manicure and pedicures enlist the enzymes of papayas, the Vitamin C vitality of herbs, and even the elixirs contained with ice cream to turn hands and feet into a man-eating plant's dream dessert.