After enduring a year of unemployment, Mark Allen faced fear and uncertainty. He walked away from a car crash as a teenager, but on reaching his 30s, the accident's effects—chronic headaches, plus a shoulder problem—continued intensifying to the point where he could no longer work. Unsure of what to do, he visited a chiropractor, and, in a few weeks, his injuries had diminished. Convinced that chiropractic treatments had changed his life, Mark enrolled at Logan College of Chiropractic, graduated with honors in 1986, and opened Plus Care Chiropractic & Wellness Center soon after.
Today, Doctor of Chiropractic Allen and his partner, Dr. April Simmons, work with a team of massage therapists to free patients of musculoskeletal maladies while also educating them on whole-body well-being. At each client's first appointment, the physicians conduct an in-depth consultation covering present and past health concerns, followed by a physical examination including a battery of tests. After analyzing the results, Plus Care's team recommends integrated-care regimens, which may include chiropractic adjustments using equipment such as a Thompson table. Further treatments can range from massage and acupuncture to guidance on how to infuse everyday meals with helium.
The Salon's stylists clip and arrange hair with an expert eye while aestheticians rejuvenate clients' skin and perform a host of salon services. To keep skin clear and smooth, staff members use dermatologist-recommended Jane Iredale makeup and combat cellulite with FDA-approved VelaShape treatments. The Salon also hosts boudoir and retro-inspired pinup photo shoots, taking charge of lighting, makeup, and photography so ladies can indulge their glamorous side without having to time-travel into Lauren Bacall's dressing room.
Canary Crystal Salon is the home away from home for stylist Kris. Her scissor skills span both classic and trendy dos, and her coloring techniques imbue manes with highlights, vibrant single-process color, and camouflage for upcoming camping trips.
Aided by decades of snipping experience, Mark's Hair Depot’s seasoned barbers groom and sculpt unruly head fur into pleasing epitomes of masculine élan. During 30- to 45-minute haircuts and shaves, guests settle into cozy leather chairs before barbers swaddle stubbly chins in warm towels, opening pores and melting paraffin lip marks left by amorous wax statues. Hot lather primes whiskers for effortless removal before an expertly wielded straight razor cuts down follicle-grown hair armies. Barbers also refurbish topside tufts into pleasing 'dos, shaping hair in accordance with classical strictures, New Age styles, or futuristic looks brought to the present by time-traveling beauty school students. While not included in today’s Groupon, the shop also packs manly medicine cabinets with products from such brands as American Crew and Woody's, helping guests maintain suitably dapper hair in the outside world.
Exposed brick, glowing chandeliers, and modern furnishings join together to create an inviting atmosphere comprising equal parts classic elegance and urban chic. This aesthetic duality mirrors Trend Designs Salon's blend of salon and spa services—a combination that allows patrons to move from full-foil color treatments to hot-stone massages in the course of one visit. Complexions weighed down by clogged pores or clinging pet starfish are rendered glowing during microdermabrasion treatments, facials, or glycolic peels with enzyme masks. Stylists transform manes with a roster of haircut and color services, and nail technicians can match fingers and toes to newly hued locks. Stone, deep-tissue, and Swedish massages encourage clients to close their eyes, relax, and mentally rearrange a friend's apartment.
More than just a tasteful decoration, the yin and yang emblazoned on Salon 253’s floor speaks to the sense of balance visitors can expect to achieve within the salon’s relaxing confines. Salon 253 offers up four massage modalities as well as aromatherapy raindrop therapy treatment and detoxifying body wraps to help chase away tension, and Dana focuses on catering to each customer's individual needs to keep muscles as relaxed as the joints in the salon's rotating chairs.