Within Salon 515Oh, stylist Connie Purpura helps clients to achieve the look they desire. She draws on skills learned at Ogle School while precisely snipping locks into edgy or classic cuts, infusing hair with rich color, or smoothing tresses with keratin blowouts. Patrons also can opt for professionally applied cosmetics, waxing, or manicures.
In a charming, Victorian–style building, staffers blast away unwanted tattoos, encroaching toe fungus, and skin blemishes such as age spots and stretch marks using state of the art Nd:Yag Q-switched lasers. During free consultations, certified laser technicians assess the proper course of treatment, discuss any medical concerns, and answer the question of whether lasers can remove wine stains from clothing. In addition to wielding lasers, technicians also harness ultrasound technology to fend off cellulite, and they knead the abdomen using chi nei tsang, a specialized massage meant to stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems.
Hairstylist Kristie Bevis works alongside the skilled hair and beauty specalists of Gypsy Parlour. When she isn't highlighting tresses or styling manes to look like celebrities in magazines or mug shots, Kristie is straightening locks with protein-rich keratin by Coppola.
Aesthetician Mindy Liles brings her masques, steam treatments, and cleansing procedures to Salon Envy. There, she tends to skin using techniques that include advanced skin analyses and skin mapping to locate and combat problems such as acne or a second nose. Mindy offers facials that target many different skin issues, such as an ultra calming facial, which combats skin irritation with deep cleansing and hydrating masques, and an Age Smart Dermalogica facial, a firming treatment that includes a mini massage and vitamin-enriched mask.
Soft music banishes quotidian concerns at Dr. Nancy's Day Spa, where Dr. Nancy MacDonald clears skin with botanically derived facials and heals clients with chiropractic care. An exfoliating papaya-enzyme peel fuzzes out scars and aging spots, and the one-two punch of a microdermabrasion with mini facial is especially effective on clients with acne-prone skin. The doctor's chiropractic adjustments align spines and rescue pinched nerves so that clients don't have to forage for replacement skeletons in the Neander Valley. Scents of lavender and warm french vanilla waft through the air inside the spa, joining with the purple walls to recall sunny Provençal fields.