A team of skillful hairdressers and massage therapists dwells behind Studio U Salon & Spa's light-brick façade, where a bright purple sign welcomes patrons to a world in which beauty services abound. Trained stylists detach split ends, brighten crowns with highlights, and add bouncy layers to hairdos to help patrons update their looks before starting a new job or ending a relationship with a twin. Skin treatments include waxes and a variety of massage modalities help to keep bodies in a state of relaxation, much like a samurai warrior in battle. Pedicures and manicures cloak nails in vibrant colors, and acrylics keep shy keratin sheets under wraps.
At Glo! Facials, the blueberry botanicals, natural sugar waxes, and products by Doctor D. Schwab and Ambrosia may help skin look radiant, but they don't apply themselves. Luckily, licensed aesthetician Julie Griffin is there to bolster the revitalizing ingredients with her extensive skincare knowledge. Her roster of facials features steam cleanses, masks, and galvanic currents to help clients regain youthful tones and firm textures; facials also help sweep acne and blemishes off the face. Julie can enlist high-frequency treatments to take care of more pressing concerns such as lost tone, whereas all-natural sugar waxes help her to free bodies from the grip of problem hair or codependent dryer lint as they calm the skin with chamomile essence and vitamin E.
People afflicted with chronic pains and sore muscles come to licensed massage therapist Jason Colvard for relief, relying on treatments such as therapeutic bodywork, neuromuscular therapy, and Thai yoga therapy. Colvard draws on these modalities as he mends sinews damaged by injuries, repetitive motions, or stress placed on them during professional slouching competitions. He can also use bodywork techniques to help healthy athletes boost their performance.
Elizabeth Goodman is very sensitive to the stress that comes from working in a cubicle. It wasn't until she discovered massage that she felt herself begin to unwind, and she realized that the act of helping others relax was more fulfilling than her desk job. So she fled the cubicle. She works as a therapist now, treating the very same aches and pains on her clients she once experienced herself.
The certified stylists at CC Capelli Salon sculpt dos for men, women, and children with seasoned techniques and CHI products. In addition to transformative cuts and skin-flattering color, stylists also subdue frizz with keratin smoothing treatments and add extra texture with perms. Meanwhile, a licensed master aesthetician helps faces match freshly styled manes with skincare treatments, brow design, and makeup applications. Staffers also prep wedding parties and primp young ladies during princess parties, which take place in a tower guarded by trolls.
Synergy Salon owner Quy has an artist's eye when it comes to hair—and a nine-step process to guide her palette. Like a sculptor teasing a form from clay or stone, she uses her tools to reveal flattering styles for locks of any texture, and she follows Synergy's nine detailed steps to achieve rich, shimmering color. As the shop’s master hair designer and color specialist, she leads an accomplished team of stylists, including Aveda Institute graduates. Together, they create classic and dramatic looks using Redken and organic Eufora color or calm frizzy locks with Brazilian keratin treatments. Their lengthy menu of services also includes facial waxing, eyebrow threading, and eyelash extensions.