Adhering to the spa-wide belief that natural ingredients and noninvasive treatments yield the best results in skincare, Velvet Day Spa pampers clients with a variety of services—ranging from facials to spray tanning—done with organic products. The skilled aestheticians also use their advanced industry experience to pamper clients with modern techniques and procedures including permanent-makeup applications, nonsurgical face-lifts, and microdermabrasions. Soon after opening the spa in 2007, owner Jeanette Ryan created an organic line of products called Velvet Skincare, which is counterintuitively not designed for people with textile skin.
Kristin Edwards represents a cosmetological double-threat: she carries certifications in both electrolysis and aesthetics. This means not only can she render skin permanently smooth and fuzz-free with her signature electrolysis treatments, but she can also unfold fine lines and dissipate dermal blemishes with anti-aging ultrasonic facials and dermaplaning treatments. Clients not ready for electrolysis can opt for Kristin's other hair-removal techniques: tried and true waxing, or sneezing so hard that your armpit hair falls off.
Not only are the licensed stylists at Montana Salon and Day Spa experienced in their work, they also maintain that they sincerely love what they do. Each client is lavished with individual attention during a range of hair services. Stylists re-design hair with custom cuts and coloring, and smooth dehydrated tresses with conditioning treatments.
In the afternoon, Shamsi Salon fills with sunlight from the wide windows that overlook local rooftops. The beams travel across warm wooden floorboards until they hit a tiled mosaic that decorates the front lobby. Beyond the reception desk, staffers take their time trimming, styling, and coloring hair while chatting with their regular clients. The crew also carefully prunes unwanted body fuzz or dandelions blossoms using the ancient Persian technique of threading.