Eyes by India first opened its doors in Indiana to provide threading as an alternative to waxing. Threading is more precise than waxing and causes less pain, redness, and burning when removing unwanted fuzz. Now with nine locations in two states, Eyes by India’s staff of specialists completes more than 100 hours of training in threading and service etiquette before applying those skills to patrons’ faces at work and image-conscious teddy bears at home. During appointments, cotton thread twists over hair, tweaking hairlines and brow lines or removing all traces of fuzz on the neck, chin, or upper lip.
The licensed massage therapists at New U Massage Therapy specialize in soothing achy muscles with their therapeutic bodywork. Clients can solicit a muscle mender's expertise for sports techniques, relaxation-inducing Swedish strokes, or more focused deep-tissue techniques; all of these may be paired with add-ons such as hot towels or essential oils. The studio also offers body waxing and eyelash extension services.
In every private tanning room at Sun Spot, a shelf and hangers ensconce clothes and satchels. Shoes flop to the floor next to comfortable seating, slipping from the feet of patrons adjusting the volume on personal AM/FM stereos-CD players before the UV bed coaxes out melanin. The UV beds range across six levels of tanning power and sport adjustable body fans so guests can stay cool or find an excuse to redesign the north wing of a house of cards. A parade of clients wanders from VersaSpa booths, which darken skin with a bronzing elixir infused with custom color and moisturizer designed to hide the effects of aging. Slipping out past swaying bamboo plants, visitors pass beneath infrared slimming machines and glass shelves that brim with a rainbow of sun-luring lotions from Norvell and Devoted Creations.
Typically performed entirely separate from one another, tanning and laundry can now be enjoyed in one facility thanks to Laundry & Tan Connection. The company’s collection of tanning beds grants customers a wide range of skin hues, from sun kissed to deep bronze, and its VersaSpa spray-tan booths deliver a tan that lasts seven days. Meanwhile, high-capacity washers and dryers whir as they cleanse clothes, their gentle humming reminding tanners that they’ll never again have to choose between cleaning a shirt or getting a tan.
Guests visit A Salon and Spa to be pampered from the inside out. Massage therapists relieve stress and tension as aestheticians use facials to reveal glowing complexions. Nail and waxing services free cuticles of outdated mustaches, and a diverse haircare menu includes treatments such as cutting and assembling updos, texturizing strands, highlights, lowlights, and deep conditioning that leaves locks smooth.
At Creations by Christina, experienced stylists transform tresses with precision cuts, vibrant hues, and deftly sewn weaves, washing finer hair clean with shampoo by Biolage and polishing coarse coifs with Joico products. Mane tamers chat with clients as they snip face-framing styles for men and women and dye locks to a sun-kissed gold or a black as dark as a chalkboard’s soul. Chemical treatments relax curls and frizz to add elegance to an evening on the town and moisturize to ensure manes retain their youthful shine and bounce. Weaves augment natural headscapes with sewn-in strands or adeptly glued tracks, and patrons can opt for a dandruff or protein treatment before persuading the other patrons to join them in a game of human chess on the salon’s checked tile.