Pure Essence Salon's team of style savants metamorphose messy mops using organic hair products, including the GMO- and preservative-free Shear Miracles line. During a men's or women's haircut, a shampoo purges scalps of dirt, oil, and Nutella before a blow-dry wafts locks into place. A pneumatic leather chair ensconces clients as coiffeurs snip, shear, and finally style strands into trendy new ’dos. Alternatively, a keratin treatment with formaldehyde- and paraben-free KeraGreen formula can smooth stubborn frizzies until they're as sleek as an otter wearing a leather jacket. The two- to four-hour process begins with a special shampoo to prep hair for absorption, followed by keratin application across 4–6 sections of neatly parted tresses. After manes soak up proteins such as collagen, l-cysteine, and the tears of Hulk Hogan, beauticians seal in shine with a flatiron.
The friendly staff at Art-Tiff, recently selected as one of the nation’s fastest growing salons by Salon Today Top 200, pride themselves on supplying a deeply therapeutic experience through beauty-boosting spa treatments. Art-Tiff's licensed aesthetician luxuriates the outermost epidermal stratums with the Signature Experience aromatherapy facial, which hydrates and oxygenates thirsty skin cells with an aromatic bouquet of iris, rose, and lily extracts. During the complexion refurbishing, Comfort Zone skincare products sink deep into pores cluttered with debris and lost library books while guests lean back and lose themselves in a fragrant world of relaxation. All facials at Art-Tiff include a décolleté massage of the upper chest and shoulders, along with a gentle hand and arm massage to mollify biceps jealous of overpampered cheekbones. After a heavenly hour spent in the salon’s upscale confines doused in relaxing hues, patrons will leave basking in a rosy aura conducive to peaceful reflections and spontaneous musical numbers.
The Certified Reflexologists and Licensed Massage Therapists at Body & Sole Reflexology and Spa want each of their treatments to evoke the relaxing sensations of a seaside vacation. They seem to have taken this idea and ran with it, decorating each of their spa’s rooms with tokens that recall a distinct tropical locale. From the Tahiti room’s wall-length mural of an island sunset to the South Pacific suite’s two plush beds—each outfitted with an inflatable lifejacket—not a single element spoils the impression of an exotic getaway.
The staff’s dedication to this theme mirrors their dedication to soothing clients’ stresses with reflexology, massage therapy, and other relaxing body treatments. A science-based therapy that focuses on energy pathways in the feet, hands, ears, and face, reflexology manipulates these reflex points to improve circulation and help the body recover from physical and emotional stresses. A wealth of massage techniques—ranging from the long, gentle strokes of Swedish to the moisturizing essential oils of aromatherapy—similarly reduce stress and set muscles on the path to recovery. Though treatments tend to be designated to particular rooms, the communal Lava Lounge stays open to all guests, who can admire its glowing collection of custom jewelry and kick back on couches stuffed with pillowy volcanic ash.
Charles Grim has always had an itch to help people; having spent time as both a math teacher and a youth counselor. In order to deepen his own ability to affect positive change, Dr. Grim has spent the past 30 years studying wellness techniques, focusing specifically on treatments for muscular and structural ailments. His efforts have landed him a wealth of experience and board certifications for extremity and sports adjusting. At Laser Wellness Center, he and his staff offer a menu of wellness services that places equal importance on chiropractic care, massage therapy, and noninvasive laser treatments.
The name "Arianna" has Greek and Italian roots. Those Mediterranean cultures also inform the attitude and treatments at Arianna's Retreat, which has been in business for five years. The treatments include a wide range of cosmetic procedures designed to defeat oiliness, rosacea, and other skin issues and also to relax the body. In that same vein, massage and body treatments chase away tension with everything from hot stones and sugar scrubs to wraps and moisturizers. In addition to individual treatments, there are packages designed for celebratory bridal parties, patrons looking to get away for a weekend, and couples.
The team at Bella Medspa comprises osteopathic physicians, nurses, laser technicians, and medical aestheticians, all of whom focus their skills on restoring youthful facets to faces. They use DiamondTome microdermabrasion technology to buff away dead skin cells and minimize age spots, and beauty injections to tame wrinkles and plump up features that have lost volume. Different injections, along with IPL treatments, help to reduce signs of aging, whereas flashes of laser light zap unwanted body hair on nearly any area of the anatomy.