Perfect Image Salon, an Aveda Concept salon, is concerned with taking that extra step to ensure that patrons feel pampered and are able to decompress from the outside world. That's why guests sip cups of complimentary tea, infused with peppermint and licorice root, as they wait for a waxing service or settle in for a shampoo, conditioning, and stress-relieving Blue Oil neck massage. The salon's custom facials, which utilize Aveda's plant-based products, always begin with a footbath, and their makeup products are made from ingredients such as Brazilian nut-seed pigment, cinnamon from Madagascar, and the tears of ripe berries with pure hearts.
To make each experience truly relaxing, Perfect Image Salon lets guests pick a complimentary service to enjoy during their visits: a soothing neck and shoulder massage, a hand massage, an aromatic steam towel during their shampoo, or a makeup touch-up at the end of the reservation
A picture of a serene pond dappled with water lilies seems to imbue the treatment room at Trocoa Skin Acumen with the calm of a woodland hideaway. Candles glow by the floral bedspread and the gray-green walls, chasing stress from clients' minds as aestheticians pamper skin with custom facials that treat a range of conditions. The Urban Renewal facial, for example, uses the powerful antioxidant vitamin C to reverse sun and environmental damage caused by bathing in radiation in order to gain superpowers. Fruit acids shrink blemishes during the Defiant Acne facial, and the sensitive-skin facial likewise channels natural ingredients, including chamomile and green tea.
Though the spa's staff members specialize in these examples of noninvasive skincare, they also administer chemical peels, waxing services, permanent makeup, and teeth-whitening treatments.
From within Brenda Bennett Salon, stylist Mindy Premo imparts style and manageability to manes. She kicks off appointments by determining a cut or hue that works best with clients’ features or skin tone before styling hair into their desired look. Mindy also pulls from three levels of smoothing treatments to instantly reduce frizz, boost shine, and subdue curls across all hair types.
Aesthetician Brenda has been repairing problematic skin for nearly 30 years. Her facials—categorized as restorative, replenishing, and normalizing—gently combat everything from excess oil and dry patches to acne. She also has a special, corrective back treatment that exfoliates skin and extracts dirt from pores and wings.
Blue 302 transforms stressed skins and coifs with its rejuvenating salon treatments, all administered by a friendly, experienced staff. Those looking to tame wayward tresses without the expense of international boarding school can book a session with one of Blue 302’s skilled mane mavens, who expertly command strands into stylish shape with a sleek haircut and strand-relaxing Gregorian chants. Those looking to combat fine lines and wrinkles can opt for the ultrasounic facial, which uses a deep-cleansing treatment of high-frequency waves to smooth out face cracks, fissures, and active fault lines.
Though it's housed inside a red-brick building constructed in 1903, Salon Brandon Jay reflects modern fashion and the art-deco movement within its fuchsia walls. Owners Brandon and Anna Andrus embrace this merger of aesthetics, and line their stations with blocky, geometric chairs and nearly monochrome paintings. They and their staff flit around decorative plants and a glowing fish tank to administer cut and color services, such as layering tresses with foils for highlights, dying hair with Pureology and Logics products, and adding volume to fresh 'dos with blowouts rather than fragile toothpick scaffolding. They also coat nails in vibrant shades of OPI polish, and wax unwanted facial hair from lips, brows, and chins.