As a master colorist certified in Wella and ammonia-free Inoa products, Christy, the owner of Christy's Serenity Salon and Spa, has a keen eye for color and style. She works hard to keep up with the latest trends in hair and insists that her stylists do, too. In fact, the only way stylists can advance at the salon—from artistic to senior to guru, each with its own price point—is through taking continuing-education classes or by whispering “guru” three times into a mirror. Each service at Christy’s Serenity Salon and Spa begins with a thorough consultation and ends with product and care recommendations to help clients style hair at home.
Originally opened in 1987, Shear Power pampers the Ranson community with indulgent spa and salon services that nourish the skin and the hair with botanically-derived Aveda products. The staff includes several stylists, an aesthetician and makeup specialist, a massage therapist, and an independent nail technician who operates out of the salon. These professionals all work together to spruce up clients’ appearances by designing a flattering hairdo, pampering and revitalizing visages, or using gel polishes to perform long-lasting mani-pedis.
At Massage Pro Faith, certified massage therapist Faith M. Coppola helps her patients overcome stress and bodily aches with a diverse array of therapies. Faith’s repertoire includes gentle Swedish and gentler feather-stroke massages, an intense deep-tissue technique, and a hot-stone massage that employs smooth heated stones coated in shea butter.
• For $35, you get a one-hour massage (a $75 value). • For $45, you get a deep pore-cleansing facial (a $90 value). • For $150, you get 20 units of Botox (a $300 value). Med Spa of Virginia mitigates bodily tension, rejuvenates skin surfaces, and reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles with a variety of spa services. Guests sip on complimentary organic tea or lemon spa water in the relaxation room before receiving their selected spa service or top-secret mission. Sprawl out in one of five private treatment rooms as a one-hour Swedish or deep-tissue massage relieves stress, increases circulation, and alleviates general fatigue and sore spots.
With a duo of stress-relieving services, clients remove toxins and body waste simply by soaking feet in a warm foot bath for 30 to 40 minutes. During the ion-harnessing cleansing process, the body’s natural self-sweepers are activated, encouraging the release of harmful materials through the soles and into the awaiting basin. Pampered patrons may notice the water changing color over the course of the treatment, though this varies based on the individual’s health and accumulated impurities. Postsoak, bask in benefits that can include an improved sense of well-being, relieved tension, and spontaneous bouts of self-hugging.
• For $45, you get a customized facial (a $100 value). • For $120, you get 20 units of Botox (a $300 value). • For $149, you get six laser hair-removal treatments for the upper lip, chin, or sideburns (a $1,200 value). • For $179, you get six laser hair removal treatments for the bikini line, underarms, back of the neck, or a Brazilian (an $1,800 value).