Reflection Salon is almost as pretty as the manes Jessica Davis transforms. Large windows wrap around the front of the salon and pour natural light onto the polished wood floors, wrought-iron chairs, and chandeliers that decorate the interior. Inside, Jessica trims split ends, hydrates hair with conditioning treatments, and steeps strands in rich color using products by Pureology, Redken, and Moroccanoil.
Spa Trouve derives its name from the French word for “found,” which hints at the brand-new self-image visitors to this med spa may discover. The staff physicians and technicians use their deft experienced hands to perform skin-resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments, which stave off signs of age, scarring, and stubborn “Kick Me” post-it notes. They perform laser-based hair-removal and skin-rejuvenation treatments with Syneron elos Plus machines, radio frequency–based skin treatments with eMatrix, and vibration-based exfoliation with Vibraderm. Other skilled experts perform dermal-filler injections and cosmetic surgical procedures. Spa Trouve’s master aestheticians work with clients to develop customized skincare regimens using products such as SkinCeuticals, organic Lira Cosmeceuticals, SkinMedica, Obagi, and jane iredale mineral makeup.
Alpine Aesthetics' skin-savvy staff polish faces and bodies with both natural and medical skincare services. Using products from Sanitas Skincare and Obagi Medical Products, specialists enhance radiance and allay aging with nourishing facials, chemical peels and IPL treatments. Guests can also opt for a skin analysis to learn how to adjust their skincare regimen in order to maximize their luminosity and woo standoffish jellyfish. Meanwhile, laser hair removal, massage, and teeth-whitening treatments pamper and refine clients from head to toe.
The Lash Bar’s owner, Melissa Watts Gardner, cultivates voluminous and sultry lashes without the mess of mascara. Available in a variety of lengths, her extensions are affixed directly to the natural lash and can be tailored to each client's unique features, face shape, and shoe size.
It's a common prejudice that coconuts give terrible mani-pedis, having no hands or feet of their own. Today's Groupon will open your mind: for $28, you get a coconut mani-pedi at Azalea Boutique's Z Beauty Lounge near the Civic Center (a $58 value).
A team of four sunny stylists pampers heads at Shear Elegance Salon. Recently opened, the simple, cozy space is made elegant by wood floors, a huge black-and-white flower print, and big, round styling mirrors like portholes looking onto transformed styles for women, men, and kids. In addition to cuts and waxing, staff add color with Inoa dyes, formulated without ammonia to be odor-free and leave scalps feeling as good as the soft, shiny strands covering them look, while still preserving that clean-scalp smell clients love.
A graduate of massage and chiropractic school, Dr. Jared Mangum now tends to spines and posterior muscles with services that draw on his medical knowledge and nimble fingers. Guided by cutting-edge research conducted by his peers and at his own evidence-based practice, Dr. Magnum tailors massages to focus on individual aches and pains. His signature cocktail of deep-tissue, Swedish, and trigger-point modalities keeps stressors guessing as he surrounds them on all sides with plentiful soft-tissue work.
Though Dr. Mangum certainly counts relaxation among his many goals, one would be mistaken to think of A Balanced Life Chiropractic as simply a spa. The center earns the final word of its name from a suite of medically oriented therapies that address chronic spinal conditions. Chiropractic adjustments and flexion-distraction treatments, among others, aim to neutralize ailments caused by accrued tension or winters spent on iceberg-riddled waterbeds. While the doctor arrives at a diagnosis, staffers ask that you help yourself to the office’s WiFi and a complimentary beverage.