Guided by her passion for hairstyling, Lauren Simpson turned a private suite inside Style de Vida Salon Spa Studios into her own personal coifing station?A Chemical Romance Salon. It's here that she transforms manes with modest or dramatic snips and a rainbow of color services, including creative hues, highlights, and comforting night-lights. Dry or frizzy hair are no match for her deep-conditioning or Brazilian blowout treatments, while ?dos in need of unusual flair latch onto feather extensions or hair bling. Lauren proudly posts the results of her work online, where would-be patrons can assess her skills.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Most Popular Service: Therapeutic massage
Brands Used: Doterra Essential Oils
Minimum Age Requirement: 1
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: On your first visit, please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out our health and history form.
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
We add complimentary aromatherapy essential oils to your massage.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
[We] have a very relaxing atmosphere. When the client is lying down on their back, they are looking up at clouds.
How did you get started in the industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I've been in the health and wellness field for 13 years. I knew the benefits of therapeutic massage for all of the athletes and patients that I worked with in sports medicine/the physical-therapy field. I felt it was time to branch off and open my own business addressing those needs.
It's easy to feel transported when you settle in at Wonder Foot Spa. The inky ceiling is strewn with tiny white lights, which cast a faint glow reminiscent of a constellation-strewn night sky. As guests gaze upon these pseudo-stars, massage therapists set to work on their signature reflexology treatments. These sessions begin with a preparatory foot soak, whose herbal solution helps draw out impurities lurking in the soles. Then, aided by maps of the body's energy centers, therapists manipulate each foot's pressure points and reflex areas. Their expert strokes subtly redirect the course of errant energy responsible for everything from pressure along the spine to congestion in various organs. This mastery of bodily geography isn't limited to feet; therapists' combination treatments introduce acupressure massage of the head, upper body, back, and any especially exhausted clothing.
The relaxing atmosphere of a traditional spa is balanced with professionalism of a doctor’s office at All About You Medspa. It’s staffed by a team of registered nurses, licensed massage therapists, and laser technicians. Their diverse menu of services also reflects this balance. Stylists take care of hair at seven different salon stations. Aestheticians perform chemical peels and photofacials—an advanced technique to remove red and brown marks from the skin—in addition to revitalizing European facials and manicures. Laser techs on hand use up-to-date technology to zap away hair for long periods—one of the many noninvasive, nonsurgical procedures offered at the spa.