Classic Cuts Salon's stylists snip strands and reinvent styles using professional-grade products by Sexy Hair products and other top brands. It&ly 20/20 and OYA Beauty hair color helps heads keep their new hue longer with added UV protection to guard against unflattering hair tan lines. To match newly fashionable manes, the salon also offers facial waxing services to keep skin soft and smooth and Shellac manicures to keep fingers groomed and chip-free.
Cast in soft overhead light, the arching, earth-toned corridors of A Day Away Salon & Spa reveal curtain-draped treatment rooms equipped to rejuvenate both the body and mind. There, Abby Warthman soaks hair at jet-black washbasins and wields products from Pureology, Redken, and Paul Mitchell. Blow-dryers purr warmly across heads, and her scissors hum as she flicks them through hair or interrogates a stubborn paper doll.
Medical director Dr. Subash Duggirala and president and CEO Jennifer Swalwell drive Serenity Zone Med Spa ever forward, using their expertise to lead a team of physicians, aestheticians, and nailcare technicians. Dr. Duggirala—a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians—has treated patients for more than a quarter century and has taught at prestigious institutions such as Georgetown University School of Medicine. Swalwell, on the other hand, focuses on mind-body transformations as a health coach. She became versed in more than 100 dietary theories and numerous lifestyle-coaching methods at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where her studies included training with renowned health experts Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Deepak Chopra.
Since its founding, Serenity Zone Med Spa has remained up to date on the technological front. Two Syneron lasers and a Matrix IR system perform advanced skin treatments, adding youthful vigor to lax skin with a combination of radiofrequency, infrared energy, and motivational speeches. In addition to clinical skin treatments, the crew offers relaxing massages, mani-pedis, and spa packages.
Contoure's skilled staff performs a variety of salon and spa services from haircuts and hair-coloring to mani-pedis, airbrush tanning, waxing, and massage therapy. Let professional muscle tamers unwrap tightly torqued musculature during a 60-minute volcanic stone massage, as the heat of each hot hunk penetrates the skin, diffusing stress built up from hours of nonstop parallel parking. Add a 15-minute reflexology treatment ($10) or a Caribbean therapy scalp massage ($15) to extend relaxation down through the tips of fingers and up into napping noodle-nests.
In the pristine therapy rooms of Serene Oasis Therapeutic Massage and Spa, a dynamic duo of licensed therapist and experienced aesthetician soothe the face and body. A 60-minute Swedish massage equips itself with oil, lotion, and expert hands to knead better than a spa-certified baker. With long strokes and light percussion, deft digits strive to improve circulation and flexibility, decrease stress, and untangle subdermal double-knots. During a 60-minute Dermalogica customized facial, a savvy consultant wields energizing products designed to render cheeks and forehead smooth, firm, and ready to stunt-double for their younger selves. Dermalogica products also target the biochemical triggers that lead to aging, causing them to temporarily retreat into their wrinkly, underground bunker.
Southwest Hair & Day Spa's experienced staff restores lackluster tresses and weary soul sacks to healthy radiance with restorative spa treatments and professional-grade products. The Ultimate pedicure commences with a foot-relaxing whirlpool dip to soak away aches, dryness, and clingy socks. Then, nail technicians examine each foot and keratin toe shield for problems such as weak nails, calluses, and leg tension before indulging lower extremities with personalized products and massage styles, and finishing with solid or french nail polish. For more northerly pampering, three high-performance facial techniques stand by to smooth skin and purge impurities, including the Oxygenation Fresh-Air facial, which imbues suffocated pores with oxygen to soften skin and kill acne-causing bacteria; the five-phase Herbology facial to hydrate and exfoliate with herbal remedies and a paraffin mask; and the Vita Mineral Power facial, which boosts collagen production more effectively than rubbing problem areas with a Flintstone vitamin. Alternately, clients can recline in comfort while weary limbs submit to the nimble fingers of licensed massage therapists, who utilize heated stones to convince tight muscles to relinquish their stores of stress. Lackluster hair can revel in shimmering, professionally applied highlights or a dynamic full-color wash ($49–$113) for an image-changing summer makeover guaranteed to snag the attention of that aloof but sensitive headband.