Revelations Salon’s squad of seasoned stylists and cosmetologists bolsters the appearance of patrons with services that beautify from split end to scraggly toenail. Scissor-wielders snip and style locks or douse strands in light-reflecting color, and each face can look its Sunday best after an eyebrow sculpting or a facial that saddles customers with glance-worthy radiance. Equipped with gel polishes that adhere to nails for two weeks, nail technicians can rejuvenate cuticles as toes soak and fingers tap out thank-you notes in Morse code.
The bodywork experts at Massage Works Therapy Center are knowledgeable in a wide range of kneading techniques that each have their own purpose—from breaking up tough knots in muscles to soothing the aching backs of mothers-to-be. They offer reflexology massage, which focuses on just the hands and feet, and hot-stone massage, an accessorized modality known for its stress-melting powers. The studio also offers facials, waxing, and hair services for those looking to clean up, smooth out, or update their look.
The emphasis at Lizziebella's Hair Design is on design. Stylists craft edgy asymmetrical cuts; add vibrant blues, reds, and purples to coifs with highlights and color; and artfully create special-occasion styles and updos. At this full-service salon, they are just as detailed with their other treatments. They meticulously groom and paint nails during manicures and pedicures and use wax to carefully remove unwanted hair from faces and bodies as well as names from unpaid utility bills.
Using organic massage lotions and essential oils, owner and massage therapist Melanie Herendeen aims to provide pain relief to clients suffering from a variety of ailments. Her specialized treatments aim to address pain caused by migraines, carpal-tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, rotator-cuff injuries, and sciatica syndrome. In addition, she offers services to increase her clients’ level of relaxation, such as reflexology and volcanic hot-stone massages.
At Ena's European Day Spa at Contoure, owner Ena stays on top of the latest techniques in skincare and beauty with annual trips to Europe. She also employs natural ingredients into services whenever possible. For example, paraffin, hot stones, and a blend of algae and fine sea salt gently battle acne and fine lines during facials. The spa also offers massages, waxing, and permanent-makeup applications.
The poet Masaoka Shiki memorialized his infamous journey to Abstract Hair and Nail Studio in numerous haiku. The recent anthology Hangnail: The Poetry of Masaoka Shiki compiles many of these works, one of which is reprinted here:
Split, ungroomed nail tips
Fix with paint and prostheses
Hands are happy now