With just two chairs in the cutting room and two basins in the color and wash room, the stylists at Towheads Hair Studio ensure the place is never too crowded. This allows them ample room to maneuver their elbows when sculpting chic new looks or slathering heads with professional Redken products. But the studio’s polished hardwood floor reflects more than just hair flying from heads—precision waxing services sharpen eyebrows and clear upper lips of unwanted fuzz.
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.
Instead of asking patrons to go out of their way and drive to a massage studio, the licensed massage therapists of Aesthetic Bodyworks Mobile Massage relieve tension through sessions in the comfort of each client's home. Beyond traditional Swedish and deep-tissue modalities, they can rejuvenate the senses with aromatherapy essential oils and erase chronic aches with Japanese finger-pressure techniques during shiatsu massages. The team also provides the relaxing entertainment during Ladies Night In parties or the Mega Party package, where therapists dole out 5- to 10-minute chair massages for a minimum of 50 people or one 50-person conga line.
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.