Signature Service: Hair services and eyelash extensions
Brands Used: Moroccan Oil, Kenra, American Crew, Kevin Murphy, Minardi
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Just relax and come as you are and enjoy.
Certain hairstyles look good on certain facial shapes. When a client asks for a haircut you know will be a mismatch for them, how do you handle it?
Even if we do not mention it in the consultation, we are always looking at facial shapes and how best to tie in the hairstyle. Usually it is a little tweak here and there to make a hairstyle work, and we will have a two way conversation on how we are going to proceed for best results.
Part of being a good stylist is mastering the art of conversation. What are some pro tips for talking to strangers?
Sometimes it is [better] to listen than talk; however most hairstylist are people persons and like to talk a lot. We want to make sure we talk about your hair or lashes and make sure we are letting you know how to style it at home.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have a unique 16-chair salon on the second floor of our building that we treat as a loft space. We also have local artists display their work which changes periodically. We keep our prices at a comfortable mid-price point and high-quality, well-trained stylists. We have a 50-50 ratio of men and women clients.
At Bare Skin Spa, the staff’s chief philosophy likens your face to your physique; if you want it to appear firm and fit you'd better have a regular fitness routine—just as if you want your face to appear more youthful and healthy you’d better have a regular skincare regimen. Much like personal trainers, the staffers customize their services to suit various goals and body types. They draw from a lineup of products, including Éminence Organics, Dermalogica, and glo therapeutics, to combat skin ailments from acne to fine lines and incorporate natural ingredients, such as paprika, blueberries, and pumpkin, into their peels. Further beautifying their clients, they conduct waxing treatments and microcurrent facelifts, which strive to smooth away wrinkles without surgery or the hassles of ironing your face every morning.
With the spa's membership program, they take the gym analogy even further, rewarding participants with discounts and a monthly facial, peel, or microdermabrasion appointment.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Notes of relaxing music float through the air within the warm and welcoming private rooms of Massage Retreat & Spa, mingling sometimes with the rhythmic tapping of fingers across sore muscles or the silence of relaxation. While the spa?s massage therapists melt away aches and pains with smooth Swedish strokes or warm stones, their aesthetician counterparts indulge complexions with cleansing facials, waxing sessions, and treatments for eyebrows and eyelashes.
Though their menu of services can seem overwhelming at first, the spa?s staff takes the time to tailor each treatment to clients? individual needs; a health questionnaire and customer profile?required of first-time visitors?assists their efforts to pinpoint your unique ailments and concerns. Their Healthy Savings Plan similarly typifies their dedication to clients.
For the therapists at Elements Massage, a massage isn't just a luxurious treat?it's an important part of your overall wellbeing. Before your appointment, you'll be asked about your health history and any challenges or goals that brought you through the door, the better to match you with a therapist whose skill set best matches your needs.
You're in for a custom experience no matter who will be tending to your muscles. Every massage therapist at Elements has a diverse skill set, including deep-tissue and Swedish techniques; many others are also trained in prenatal or sports massage, or trigger-point therapy. And all use a standardized pressure scale from one to four, which makes it easy for clients to communicate how much intensity and hot sauce they should use.
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. A dedicated full-time cleaning staff regularly runs through a 50-point inspection process between sessions, helping to create a sanitary tanning experience and keep clients from warming up 6-foot-long paninis during appointments.