Ron Crider is a licensed massage therapist with practiced hands and a single focus. He conquers stress and tension at The Trove Salon, a hair studio specializing in chic and trendy styling. While his colleagues help The Trove's guests look good, Ron's task is to make them feel good, which he does through Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot stone massages.His Swedish massages use light pressure and long strokes to soothe stress and facilitate all-around relaxation, and deep-tissue massages target specific pains or points of tension. The hot stone massages combine elements of relaxation and deep-tissue massage, resulting in a soothing treatment that loosens the muscles enough to play the limbo against action figures.
If you walk into Blanc Studio planning to color your hair, you may just walk out with a brand new purse. After coloring 100 clients, the studio draws the name of one of those 100 clients and gifts them a Coach bag. This commitment to go above and beyond for a good experience becomes evident in other ways as well. A 52-inch television equipped with Netflix and a gaming system entertains kids as their parents relax in the stylists’ chair, and the studio’s master stylist approves each coiffure before clients depart or stay to use the Wii.
Hannah Gonzales's workspace—Salon De Capello—is almost as posh as the flattering 'dos she creates there. The waiting area’s leather chairs and bearskin rug create a homey feel, though the salon’s corrugated-metal accents add an industrial-chic twist. Hannah cuts, colors, and highlights manes at a minimalistic styling station with a full-length mirror that doubles as a portal to a world where most people are left-handed. Here she also arranges tresses into delicate updos for weddings and proms.
The stylists at Christina’s Beauty Salon are particularly skilled with scissors, nimbly snipping up stylish hairdos in the blink of an eye. They bustle about their salon, administering professional haircuts and coloring services for men, women, and children. Meanwhile, nail technicians sculpt and paint nails in colorful polishes.