Attraction Salon's experienced stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians make a point of welcoming their visitors with open arms and plush salon chairs. Perhaps due to this uncommon hospitality, the salon has developed a reputation for serving a multicultural base of clientele that includes women and men alike. Stylists invoke a chorus of clips and snips with their shears, forming flattering shapes or enhancing the look and health of hair with highlights, deep conditioning, and texturizing treatments. Nail technicians busy themselves with the other kind of keratin, whittling nails into elegant shapes during manicures and pedicures or applying full sets of glittery acrylics. Faces likewise sparkle after one of five facials that cater to dry and acne-prone skin, rejuvenating complexions with cleansing and exfoliating techniques. On the other side of the salon, spray-tanning and waxing treatments prepare bodies for lounging on beaches or napping inconspicuously in bronze-sculpture gardens.
At West Family Chiropractic, a team of two friendly, qualified chiropractors and a licensed massage therapist guides bodies onto healthful paths of holistic wellness with therapeutic rub-downs, thorough checkups, and healing spinal adjustments. Chiropractors Dr. David West and Dr. Paul Gardner test the health and architectural soundness of spines during a 15-minute exam and diagnostic, assessing posture, orthopedics, and sensory/motor skills. After a brief consultation, the chiropractor locates and examines subluxations, or spinal misalignments, that may disrupt natural body functions by placing pressure on the nervous system. Next, resident licensed massage therapist Tjasa Torres relaxes uptight fibrous tissue with a myofascial massage or unwinds tense muscles and softens subdermal deposits of igneous rock with deep-tissue treatments.
Glamour on the Go's team of beauty benefactors comprises a quarter century's worth of prettifying prowess, gussying up on-the-go guests with an eclectic slate of beautification services. Utilizing the same spray-tan apparatus used on Dancing With the Stars, guests can adorn skeleton suits with a safe, full-body tan that produces a UV-free, natural-looking golden hue that won't rub off on clothing, even if it is borrowed from a messy roommate in need of a lesson. Boasting an emphasis on expediency, Glamour on the Go executes its spray tans in half an hour, granting tan-takers the rest of the day to flaunt their tawny glow at pouty marshmallow men.
Licensed cosmetologist Brittany Shaara offers customized hair services to make masculine tufts and feminine locks gleam with glamour. Select a haircut experience ($31–$40) that commences with a consultation about desired style, hair characteristics, and tresses' happiest childhood memories. Brittany shampoos hair, clips coifs, and imparts styling wisdom for fresh 'dos. Highlighting veterans or neophytes can imitate failed satellite designs with a head full of foils ($90), and a partial highlight ($75) selectively distributes sun-soaked shades. A standard dye job ($65) remedies failed lemon-juice or melted-crayon experiments with shimmering shades. Add highlights ($15+) for multifaceted color or a spot-on tartan-kilt imitation.
Born with a penchant for serving others, Garrett Blanton began his professional life as a prison guard. "I'd always liked helping people," he says, but he soon realized that he also wanted people to be excited to see him—"a complete 180 from prison work." So, in 2008, he obtained his massage-therapist license and shortly after joined the team at Advanced Massage Professionals, where he set off on an entirely different career in corrections.
Though his expertise includes modalities such as deep-tissue and relaxation massage, Garrett specializes in myofascial therapy, which treats the connective tissue that ties together all bodily systems. He likens the human body to a sausage: "Things can't move around right if the casing's too tight," he says, not to mention the fact that it bursts when held over a campfire. After he leads them into a pale-blue treatment room adorned with Chinese lanterns and decorative dragonflies, Garrett’s clients stretch out on a biomat, whose amethyst crystals work to draw out toxins and relieve pain as his nimble fingers work. Placing hot or cold packs on sore spots as needed, he assuages muscles with raw and organic shea or cocoa butter, eschewing perfumes that might lead to allergic reactions or bees attempting to pollenate your bellybutton.
With their art-deco accents and space-age silhouettes, the sleek Ergoline tanning machines inside Hot Spot Tanning Spa look like props from futuristic films. In the booths, UV rays warm skin and leave it with a bronze glow bolstered by a selection of Designer Skin tanning solutions, including Black Dahlia, Obsidian, and Chez Mystique. Beds in both upright and horizontal configurations direct up to 10,000 watts of power at pale skin and make users comfortable with features such as adjustable facial lamps and music. Nearby, Mystic booths quickly mist skin, letting patrons develop a deep tan without UV light or eating a pair of khaki pants every day. In addition, far-infrared body wraps designed by SudaTonic can help complete beautification sessions by reducing the appearance of cellulite and other skin imperfections.