Having returned to the mainland from Hawaii, stylist Mica Popovich didn't travel light. His head was—and still is—brimming with techniques and ideas instilled from his professional training. Like many of the team members at Fusion Salon and Spa, he learned his craft under masters at places such as Vidal Sassoon and Bumble and bumble, practicing the creation of both classic and innovative cuts.
Fusion channels his and others' talents into highly personalized services. Trims, blow-dries, and conditioning treatments refresh 'dos, whereas color and highlights enliven locks with new shades. To fashion straighter hair, the staff administers Brazilian blowouts and Japanese permanent straightening procedures, which flatten frizz more practically than strictly avoiding the use of all electricity. Airbrush tanning, skincare, and mani-pedis complete comprehensive makeovers. Unlike the vibe at many high-end salons, Fusion's atmosphere is hardly competitive. Instead, it's welcoming, thanks to the supportive artists, all of whom encourage one another to develop lasting relationships with their clients.
At Adore, an Aveda Concept Salon, a talented group of master, senior, and junior stylists fulfill their mission of bringing the beauty out in every client with a combination of technique and vision. The team goes about this in a number of ways; for the hair, they offer Aveda re-texturizing system treatments on top of haircuts and coloring. Their color is up to 98% naturally derived from plant and flower essences, and completely customizable. To coax a radiant glow from the face without a police flashlight or clear bag full of lightning bugs, they present elemental nature and botanical skin resurfacing facials. Other services include botanical therapy hair treatments, mani-pedis, lash and brow tinting, and waxing.
Some may wonder why Regina Collins left an 11-year career in the marketing field to empty her 401K and open her own spa, but the answer is clear from her upbringing. The daughter of a cosmetologist with decades of experience, Regina knew exactly what she could do when the stress of working in the corporate sphere grew too great. She decided to train as a massage therapist, and today, Simple Serenity Spa stands as a relaxing destination for massages, body wraps, and facials. Regina stocks the spa with her own paraben-free skincare line Cellz + Skin Care. These 22 products are color-coded so customers can pick formulas to suit their needs with yellow products for sensitive complexions, blue for mature skin, and tie-dyed for chameleons.
There?s always plenty to learn. Licensed acupuncturist Adina Robinson has taken this truism to heart, and continually delves deeper into her passion and chosen profession. Adina has traveled the world to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine, participating in an intensive program of study in Wanzhou, China. Along the way, she has earned certifications in acupuncture face-lifts, aromatherapy, Acugems facial rejuvenation, and Nambudripads Allergy Elimination Technique. She uses these techniques, along with cupping and moxibustion, to move her clients toward a state of balanced health.
In addition to continually adding to her knowledge base through study and frequent doses of library air, Adina has learned that confidence and comfort are important components of her sessions. Sterile, single-use needles ensure that all procedures are safe, and her deft techniques prevent pain and discomfort in almost all situations.
A close-knit team of hair stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians keeps abreast of the latest beauty techniques to craft tranquil spa and salon experiences. Massage and body treatments marry Eastern and Western techniques, and a line of 45- to 60-minute facials targets complexion concerns while preserving fleeting facial expressions with professional products from Dermalogica, PCA, and DermaQuest. The bustling salon shapes trendy hairstyles for men and women as well as glistening nails with OPI products at cushioned manicure stations and whirlpool pedicure chairs.
The staff greets Dream Day Spa's visitors with a glass of sparkling mineral water and a smile—a mere prelude to the pampering that is to come in this oasis's treatment rooms. Massages send tension drifting up into the ether, and body wraps exfoliate and nourish the skin. The spa's overflowing bath provides a continuous flow of burbling water, keeping the body warm and immersed throughout the session, and the steam room opens the pores with piped-in eucalyptus scents.
Facials fight signs of aging, and chemical peels provide more dramatic results by stripping away the topmost layer of skin. This removes everything from sun damage to wrinkles to the stubborn body glitter left over from your prom.
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