65th Street Salon Studio's team of friendly beauticians, which ranges from Great Lengths Extensions–certified stylists to massage therapists, unites a variety of specialties to pamper a diverse clientele. Salon staff consults with clients to provide top-notch haircut and color services and hair-removal treatments. The facility’s spa hosts such indulgences as manicures, pedicures, and facials, and the resident beauticians apply makeup for brides-to-be, whether they're getting married that day or just fixing a leaky pipe under the kitchen sink.
Salon Fusion’s team of six stylists tends to tresses with luxurious products from Brazilian Blowout, Moroccan Oil, and Aquage. Deft scissor hands shape unruly locks into custom ’dos, lengthen tresses with Babe extensions, and smooth strands with advanced Brazilian blowouts, which boost shine more subtly than a teaspoon of mirror shavings. To complement head-hair services, seasoned techs can also wax away unwanted stubble throughout the body, bronze physiques with Fake Bake spray tans, and enhance facial features with expertly applied makeup.
Each of the four types of UV tanning beds at Relax n Tan Inver Grove Heights is expressly designed to keep clients comfortable. They have integrated cooling systems and music docks, and their ergonomic shape sports an arrangement of lamps that focus additional energy on the face and shoulders, which simulates an outdoor tan or the effects of tackling the sun. Alternatively, spray-tan technicians can help clients pick out appropriate shades before airbrushing them with natural DHA, paraben-free bronzers that develop over eight hours.
In addition, the Relax n Tan team helps to stave off wrinkles and sagging skin with red-lamp therapy beds and botanical body wraps. Certified massage therapists clear away stress and bodily toxins with a menu of 12 modalities.
Primo Salon & Spa's owner, Kim, is a skin and body care expert and specializes in services like body wraps, body scrubs, and facials. Ongoing education in her field has allowed her to stay at the cutting edge of her profession, and so she encourages each of her employees to attend regular classes in their field. As a result, her team includes a platform artist for Wella, a former educator for Revlon, and a wig specialist with experience fitting custom hairpieces for cancer patients. Together, the team can tend to nearly any aesthetic need, whether it's a new haircut, a mani-pedi, a professional makeup application, or a spray tan—the latter of which is applied via airbrush, as opposed to other salons that simply send clients to a tanning dunk tank.
Monica Bemus has expertly relieved bodies of aches and pains ever since she graduated from the Capri College of Massage Therapy in 1998. These days, the certified massage therapist showcases her kneading talents during sessions at Essential Therapeutic Bodywork. For each custom treatment, Monica draws upon techniques from 10 modalities––including trigger-point therapy and sports massage––to loosen knots and increase circulation, among other benefits. These sessions unfold inside a comfy room where soft music helps clients relax.
Sasse Nails’ appointment-only policy fits in with the salon’s overarching philosophy. Owner Kristine Koenker’s team of nail technicians take all the time they need with each customer, soaking, scrubbing, and polishing toes for a full hour without feeling rushed. The relaxed, serene atmosphere doesn’t stop there: Kristine makes sure each station has a comfortable amount of space, and a leaf-shaped mirror reflects warm, earth-toned hues meant to inspire tranquility.
As techs apply long-lasting Gelish polish or dip toes into warm paraffin wax, clients can peek through the windows and glass door that separate the nail salon from Kristine's adjacent full-service hair salon. The glass dividers open up the space visually, but keep noise to a minimum, and the quiet is only interrupted when clients express their gratitude for well-treated feet with tap-danced Morse code.