Ala Rouge Salon & Spa sets highly trained aestheticians to work smoothing heads, limbs, and faces with a slew of salon services. Waxing services help achieve a more placid pelt by sucking up stray strands from drooping upper lips ($12), bristling chins ($12), or sprawling eyebrows ($17). Clients can use their Groupon over multiple visits to repeatedly chasten fresh follicles, or all at once to prepare for an upcoming swim meet against dolphins. Frazzled locks can achieve similarly sanguine resurfacing with a keratin treatment. Using Keratin Complex products, stylists infuse natural keratin into follicular cores, resulting in a more manageable mane. The 90-minute process begins with a thorough wash, continues with the application and sealing of the serum, and ends with a free session of shaking your hair luxuriantly in front of the mirror. Strands should stay sleek for three to four months.
Relaxing strokes are but one tool in massage therapist Michael Parks’s arsenal of bodywork knowledge. Inspired by the grace and wisdom of martial-arts superstar Bruce Lee, he fights chronic pain with focused movements developed in the Far East. Migraine treatments teem with Eastern techniques such as reflexology and acupressure, and general massages follow a deductive, freeform style, much like the teachings of Bruce himself. During Thai massages, Michael guides the client’s body through assisted stretches that resemble yoga poses or slow-motion chicken dances. Western modalities such as Swedish massage inform stress-relief treatments, which can be tailored to address specific concerns such as sinus pressure or sports-related soreness. In addition to targeting existing aches with therapeutic touch, Michael uses postural analyses, range-of-motion assessments, and personal training to identify and address underlying sources of pain.
The owner and bodywork buff of kneading your knots, Rona Rivera, relieves stressed-out backsides through a variety of massage disciplines. After an initial consultation, up to 15 different techniques, such as shiatsu, deep tissue, and aromatherapy, are incorporated into your 60-minute serenity session. The varied process manipulates the muscles of average cotton-gin operators into frenzies of relaxation, freeing up bodies and souls to scale underwater mountain ranges and solve high-stakes sudoku puzzles.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Facials, microderm and eyelash extension
Brands Used: DermaGlow and Quench Organics
Pro Tip: I'll help you get the beautiful, glowing complexion you've always sought.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The microdermabrasion facial treatment helps to improve the appearance of uneven textured, sun damaged, acne-scarred, and hyper-pigmented skin. Dead skin cells are mechanically removed to reveal the healthy, smooth, and radiant skin underneath.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
The best reaction I have ever had from a client was when said client who is 56 years [old] said she looked 10 years younger in her daughter's wedding photos after getting the microdermabrasion treatments.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
Microdermabrsion is one of my favorite services because my client will see immediate results and even greater results after a few treatments and ultimately achieve that beautiful, glowing complexion [they've] always sought.
Whether they're treating a client to a shampoo and style, keratin complex treatment, or even a Glitter Girl party, the stylists at Salon W always go above and beyond to make sure each guest leaves happy and content with his or her look. Along with cuts and color, the stylists beautify hair with special occasion styles, extensions, and deep-conditioning treatments. They also pamper clients with Shellac polish on nails for long-lasting color.
Certified massage practitioner Kristi Barnard at Aria Massage Therapy specializes in therapeutic and sports massages. Her treatments help reduce mental stress and physical discomfort, preparing clients for the rigors of athletics or everyday life.