Happy, healthy, and satisfied clients are the goal at Body Connections Spa, which offers a trio of services all designed to meet that aim. Therapists and aestheticians on staff specialize in massage therapy, detoxifying LED therapy, and customized, organic spray tans made from free-range sunbeams. The LED therapy takes place in a futuristic-looking chamber called the SlimLine Oxygen Pod, which envelops you in aromatherapy and pure oxygen while lights work to relieve pain, torch calories, and remove toxins.
Hot stones and aromatherapy oils gently glide across the body inside private rooms at @ease Spa, unwinding tight muscles and calming tense minds. Aromatherapy is also used during facials to rebalance the complexion and make sure clients don't leave with their faces smelling like regular old skin. Other relaxing services at the spa include a full-body sugar or Dead Sea mud rub and Jin Shin Jyutsu, an ancient technique where light pressure is applied to 26 specific points on the body to relieve aches and improve respiration. No matter the treatment, the spa's massage therapists are glad to customize pressure to each guest's liking, and afterward, a complimentary sauna and shower await.
Robin’s on Broadway, located in an elegant white Victorian house in Hillsdale, houses a collective of professional hair designers who specialize in creative hairstyling and custom and corrective coloring. The staff retools looks with a laundry list of services, eradicating unwanted bristles with waxing treatments and helping minimize the appearance of thinning hair. Cutting everything but corners, the salon relies on top-of-the-line products from such brands as Bumble and bumble, Aveda, and Biomega.
Since the 1960s, family-owned-and-operated Salon de Colores has been sprucing their clientele with refreshing haircuts, styles, and color. The salon’s styling team incorporates Paul Mitchell shampoos and conditioners into its repertoire of hair services, which includes blowouts, ombre color techniques, men’s beard color, and highlights.
Natural light floods through the salon's floor-to-ceiling windows onto cozy leather sofas and lush hardwood floors. Further into the space, hanging plants are situated at individual cutting stations, where owner Peggie and her skilled stylists have been transforming the tresses of downtown Westwood for more than 20 years. Clients can solicit Patti or Tracy for elegant Matrix highlights or defrizz unruly hair with Dawn, who's certified in keratin straightening treatments. The staffers can also nix unflattering fuzz from upper lips, chins, and bionic metal limbs during personal waxing sessions.
“I have been going to Elan for almost 20 years. My daughter and I won’t trust anyone else to cut our hair.” This testimonial from one of Elan Hair Salon and Spa’s loyal customers echoes the general trend of most clients’ sentiments about the beautifying emporium, its welcoming ambience, and professional staff. Inside the newly renovated space, clients glide across sleek hardwood floors toward hair stations, eyebrow stations, the nail room, or the facial room. Once settled, they bask in services administered by a staff that undergoes ongoing training in the latest trends, such as pixie haircuts and ombre eyebrow coloring. Clients also have their pick of professional products from brands such as Redken, MoroccanOil, La-Brasiliana, and Sothys of Paris.