For more than 20 years, Forever-French Salons' staff members have beautified clients' fingers and toes with everything from familiar nail treatments to its signature French-style acrylics. The popularity of the pink-and-white acrylics and gels stems from their glossy, natural look and dependability; they can last for up to four weeks without fading, lifting, or breaking. At the salon's locations in Franklin and Norwood, the staff performs a varied assortment of pampering nail services, including mani-pedis, hand-painted nail art, and no-chip gel manicures.
The stylists at Sage Salon & Spa pamper guests with hair, nail, and skincare services. Along with cuts and color, guests can visit the blow-out bar for fresh new styles with a wash and blowout, or extend their locks with clip-in extensions to impress the local prince. For faces, vitamin C or cranberry facials create healthy glows while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Makeup applications, lash extensions, and waxing services are also available.
At Zinc Spa & Nail Bar, complimentary aromatherapy turns the lion’s share of the spa services into all-encompassing sensory experiences. With paraben-free products such as LaLicious and Keyano Aromatics, body wraps and massages can transport clients to the tropics with mango scents or to a florist's yacht christening with whiffs of rose and champagne. Technicians at the nail bar also understand the importance of sensory stimuli and let their clients watch flat-screen TVs as coats of Essie and OPI polish dry to mirror finishes. The spa makes sure to tuck extras into every service—aromatherapy neck pillows vie for clients' attention against a complimentary beverage. This people-centered philosophy extends to the planet as a whole. The spa's botanically based, cruelty-free skincare and nail formulas can be brought back for refills at a 40% discount.
The massage therapists at En Touch Massage practice seven modalities that relieve tension in a targeted, expedient manner. Before each massage, clients describe their issue and what they hope to achieve with massage. Then, the therapist tailors a wholly unique bodywork session based on the information from the consultation and from what they’re feeling with their own hands. The therapists commonly focus on muscle strains that result from everyday, repetitive motions, such as washing dishes. Whereas Swedish massages vanquish tension, deep-tissue massages dig far into muscles to dissolve tightness and knots.
Licensed massage therapist Chris MacEwen sees massages as more than just a luxury reserved for the privileged: to him, they are a legitimate way to manage pain. As a result, he focuses on the therapeutic aspect of massages. For instance, he has mastered modalities such as active release technique—a technique designed to break up scar tissue, boost mobility, and unburden pinched nerves.