Salon Benardo believes that natural treatments and products are better not only for clients but also for the earth. That's why it embraces its identity as an Aveda salon, carrying the brand's plant-based products and supplying them to the stylists who cut, color, and texturize clients' hair. The staff on the spa side is equally diligent: aestheticians cleanse faces with custom facials, peels, and other skincare services; massage therapists handle services such as the Caribbean Therapy hand and foot treatment, which is like a cruise through the Bermuda Triangle without the variable gravity and deadly sea hogs.
Taylor Stone might be one of the only cosmetics and skincare lines around with its own manifesto. A call for authenticity and boldness, the manifesto spotlights values crystallized by the Taylor Stone products themselves, which are are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. They're all crafted by hand, and because the line is run by a small team of people who are passionate about their mission, each item is made with care.
Befitting the goal implied by its name, Chill and Relax Foot Spa immerses guests within a tranquil environment. The main room's communal treatment area features deep, rich earth tones, including milk-chocolate-hued walls and light tan carpeting, and its turquoise accent walls add a vibrant splash of color. Chandeliers hang above the recliner-like treatment chairs, which encourage clients to kick back and sink into the cushions.
During this time, one of the spa's certified massage therapists can indulge visitors with a foot massage or a reflexology treatment, which target pressure points along the feet and aim to restore a greater sense of balance throughout the entire body. Custom full-body massages are also available in the main room, although Chill and Relax Foot Spa also features a small private room where the therapists can use organic sunflower oil as they alleviate tension with the help of specialized techniques, such as deep-tissue pressure or dramatic readings of especially eloquent lease agreements.
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Lux Aveda Salon/Spa evokes a sense of glamour with its sleek design and luxurious services. Hairstyling visionaries Wade Zylstra and James Cook preside over three levels of cranial artisans who administer cuts and specialized treatments, and educate clients about haircare, recommending Aveda home-care products to maintain their new looks.
Aveda produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular gorgeous makers such as Shampure shampoo and witch-hazel hair spray deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded earthly beauty with eco-friendly packaging cradling ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.
A kaleidoscope of nail polishes serves as Rose’s palette when painting nails. She covers fingernails and toenails in a monochromatic hue or uses a steady hand to paint such artistic touches as Fourth of July-themed stars or tax day-themed W-2 forms. The clients’ choice of gel polish—which protects against chips for up to two weeks—isn’t the only customizable feature of the mani-pedi treatment. Rose also rounds tips, squares them off, and files them into points.