When stylist Kristen Jones joined the team at Changes Hair Design, her enthusiasm for her work was palpable. "Keeping my clients looking effortlessly amazing is my goal,” she says. Educating clients on at-home maintenance is also a priority for the six-year veteran stylist—she’s always happy to give styling tips or product recommendations for keeping hair healthy and out of the jam jar.
The CIMA Aesthetics doctors and certified aestheticians apply a medical perspective and commensurately advanced technology to each of their cosmetic procedures. During microdermabrasion treatments, specialized crystals skim and frolic across facial contours, stripping away dead skin and haphazardly placed "For Rent" fliers until your mug is pinchably soft and smooth. The safe scrubbers also refurbish oft-overlooked areas under the eyes and near the lips. After three treatments, the newly supple cells exhibit fewer wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and scream lines from overdramatic declarations of "No."
After 20 years working under the name Capelli Oggi, the team at the newly minted Encore Salon decided it was time to reinvent, rename, and remodel the entire space. The beauty experts continue to provide top-notch haircare, waxing, and nail services in their reimagined salon, using a consultative approach that facilitates a fruitful back-and-forth and allows them to craft styles based on each client’s vision and wig collection. In addition to the talented team of beautifiers, the facility houses an impressive array of salon products for purchase and also boasts a dedicated mani-pedi room for nail treatments.
Styles Hair Studio’s talented stylists snip, shape, and wax hairs in various anatomical habitats with a full repertoire of salon services. A men's haircut ($25+) or a women’s cut and style ($35+) can transform a ho-hum hairdo into a follicular work of art, and a deep-conditioning treatment ($20+) infuses dehydrated locks with as much moisture as an upstream swim through a salmon's gene pool. In addition, every shampoo administered at Styles Hair Studio chases away tension and nesting robins with a relaxing scalp massage. Alternatively, aestheticians’ nimble fingers can stray from clients’ noggins to trim and polish nails during a pedicure ($50+) or upkeep bathing-suit etiquette with a bikini wax ($32). Before any salon service, a complimentary cup of coffee energizes clients’ neural search engines more effectively than receiving a photo of Waldo’s secret beach hideout.
The team at European Spa Boutique administers a thoughtful blend of naturally derived and technologically advanced treatments. A less-irritating, antiseptic wax made from soybeans is used for hair removal, and heated lava stones warm achy muscles during body treatments. For the extensive selection of facials, aestheticians call upon both methods of treatment: botanical extracts calm acned skin, chemical peels are harvested from chocolate and berries, and microcurrent and LED-light therapies are designed to increase collagen production and dissipate fine lines.
The centuries-long search for the Fountain of Youth ends at Aurora Aesthetic Surgery, where Dr. William Huettner and his staff turn back the clock with advanced plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments. Specializing in reconstruction and body contouring, Dr. Huettner draws from many options when sculpting a new figure, reshaping bodies with liposuction, breast augmentation and contouring treatments. He and his trained technicians can also smooth out facial wrinkles with Juvederm injections, erase fine lines with non-invasive GentleMax lasers, and eliminate sun damage with rejuvenating pulses from their new CORE co2 laser.
Handworks Massage LLC owner and certified massage therapist Scott Stearns administers purposeful bodywork customized to help assuage physical and emotional stress or advance injury recovery. His 60-minute massages may incorporate multiple modalities to coax knotted muscles and bunched connective tissues into relaxing, being more flexible, and resuming their at-ease position. During the treatment, interactive discussion gives clients insight into Scott’s holistic techniques and efforts to ease the body-wide taxation from activities such as sports training, professional labor, and giving a piggyback ride to an adorable five-year-old SUV. Sessions forgo the scented candles and heavy oil bastings of traditional spas in favor of an athletically inspired space, with massagee-chosen tunes, sparing applications of organic jojoba oil, and a table topped with an ergonomic bodyCushion for cloud-like comfort.