Guests at Lavish Salon-Spa are treated with more than just a friendly hello when they arrive. After walking through the doors, clients can enjoy a healthy snack and cup of coffee or tea from the refreshment bar, while a friendly staff member dispels tension with a relaxing hand, neck, or foot massage. And the massage is only the beginning. From there, a hair designer, esthetician, or nail tech takes the reins and treats guests to a stylish look fortified by Goldwell products, a Dermalogica facial and a swift waxing treatment, or a mani-pedi topped off with vibrant China Glaze polish. Monthly parties and weekly Happy Hours tempt guests to return even before their next appointment for desserts, drinks, and complimentary spa treatments.
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Bella Medica's alternative cosmetic treatments address a host of bodily concerns—from aging and loose skin to smoking habits and weight gain—using natural, toxin-free green spa practices. Tackling sun-damaged and acne-prone skin, the anti-aging skin Medica Vitalize chemical peel aims to seize youth back from Father Time, throwing hourglass sand in his eyes and forcing him to eat minute rice. The peel employs a blend of retinoic, resorcinol, beta-hydroxy, and alpha-hydroxy acids to help smooth the texture of facial skin by removing its outer layers and innermost repressed feelings. One of the only superficial peels suitable for all skin types, the Vitalize peel incurs little to no downtime after treatment.
Although the retro cutting chairs and eclectic, recycled furnishings between its exposed-brick walls exude a vintage vibe, Ashley Alwin Hair & Nail Salon maintains a modern edge, thanks to co-owners Sara Bott and Liz Mier. Their staff uses only the latest coloring, manicure, and body-waxing techniques and high-end products from Onesta and LuLu Blossom—decisions that helped earn the shop the Reader's Choice for Best Hair Salon 2012 award from the Daily Herald.
While Sara is out on the floor educating stylists and clients about organic Surface Hair Health Art products, Liz can be found at her vintage manicure station expertly filing, buffing, and painting nails with a rainbow of CND and OPI polishes. The team’s eco-consciousness reaches beyond recycled furniture to encompass a petite menu of organic and vegan services ranging from coconut oil-based Framesi hair colors to vegan mani-pedis using SPArituals polishes freshly plucked from their homegrown nail-polish tree.
Solid brick walls and hardwood floors offer a structural counterpoint to the soft fragrance of Aveda plant extracts that swirls inside Redhead Salon. Here, stylists with years of experience douse clients with Aveda’s all-natural ingredients during signature cuts and color treatments. South of the hairline, aestheticians oversee manicures, pedicures, waxes, and makeup services.
Dina M. Becker is a licensed massage therapist, esthetician, and Reiki master. Her fingers are well equipped to alleviate aches using deep-tissue, Swedish, trigger point, myofascial release, pre/postnatal, and essential oil therapy massage techniques. She gently combats above-the-neck skin problems using Repechage, a seaweed-based skin care line that is favored among 9 out of 10 mermaids.