Becky M. Hogge, a licensed cosmetologist for more than 24 years, sees Urban Escape Salon and Day Spa as a space outside of time. She and her staff view their venue as a sanctuary where clients can recline and recharge before walking back into busy schedules. Managing such an oasis is not as restful as visiting one, however. To update her repertoire of services, Becky attends hair shows and continuing-education classes throughout the year. Her resulting expertise allows her to style all hair types, to imbue strands with fresh color, and to craft formal updos for special occasions. She is also certified in keratin straightening treatments and staunchly believes in the aesthetic value of professional salon products. Formulas from Redken, Pureology, and Bioelements all contribute to her trimming and texturizing appointments.
In addition to haircare, the spa hosts a catalog of relaxing body treatments. Massage techniques range from Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to hot-stone work and reflexology. Nail technicians beautify hands and feet with mani-pedis and paraffin dips, a more professional moisturizing method than wearing lotion-filled mittens. Custom facials, facial waxing, tanning, and makeup applications round out the menu of pampering services.
Relax & Rejuvenate helps clients relax and relieve stress in a peaceful environment. With certified massage therapists on staff, Relax & Rejuvenate offers Swedish, deep-tissue, and therapeutic massages to help ease its clients' tight muscles and tired backs.
Lounging amid the salon's robin's-egg blue walls, guests undergo full-on makeovers via 3-D nail designs and cut and color treatments. One Touch of Paradise is also a multicultural salon, which means that each stylist is an expert in all hair types, regardless of color or texture.
A tranquil experience awaits clients who waltz through the doors of A New Length Salon & Day Spa, where attentive staffers greet them with an array of hair, skin, and massage services. Five stylists scurry across the salon floor, skillfully tending to manes with customized haircuts, highlights, and straightening treatments utilizing more than 15 brands of beauty products including Keune and Bio Ionic haircare. Inside a private treatment room, an aesthetician tends to skin, peering into pores to decipher skin types and predict next week's lottery numbers. Visages can be balanced and restored to more youthful appearances with the aid of traditional aesthetic services, such as brow tinting and waxing, or more advanced medi-spa treatments such as Diamond microdermabrasion. Faces are further beautified at the hands of a trained makeup artist wielding True skincare and cosmetics, a line of products infused with a free-radical fighting antioxidant. During makeup applications, artists narrate every brush stroke so clients can recreate the look at home. A New Length's staff also uses their beautification skills to pay it forward by donating proceeds from haircuts, facials, massages, and pink polish to the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.
The certified therapists behind Escape Massage knead away curmudgeonly knots seven days a week inside 10 private and two couples massage rooms. Three-inch high-density foam massage tables cushion bodies while warm waves of heat fend off goose bumps as they disperse through fitted cotton-flannel sheets and quiet heaters. After therapists dim the wall sconces, they manipulate sinews with Swedish massage techniques, and optional deep-tissue, aromatherapeutic, and hot-stone techniques, concluding each session with hot towels upon request. Escape Massage also provides prenatal massage tables, which come with specially designed padding and pillows that allow moms-to-be to lay face-down and solicit parenting advice from Mother Earth. Escape Massage is open 7 days a week.
At Misti Belle’s Hair & Beauty, savvy stylists sculpt and cut hair to complement each client’s unique personality and facial angles. With a specialty in hair coloring, the team members use top-shelf products to bring out rich, natural-looking colors and can inspire hair to become as smooth as Kenny G’s speaking voice with quality keratin-treatment products.