For over 60 years, The Mane Attraction has helped to beautify the locks of Lansdowne residents. Since 1949, four sets of owners have welcomed guests, with the current owners and their team of four stylists taking up residence in 2001. Just as the style of coiffures has evolved over the years, so too has the salon’s list of services–the roster now includes Keratin treatments, thermal ionic straightening, and long-lasting temporary extensions.
Each staff member at Natural Wellness and Spa has personally experienced the benefits of massage, and seeks to demonstrate its soothing powers through diverse bodywork therapies and classes. Practitioners thoroughly investigate each patient's concerns before employing a particular, specialized approach, such as deep-tissue, trigger-point, or Swedish massage. Students get hands-on practice in self-massage and aromatherapy during 90-minute classes, which prove easier than learning massage techniques through trial and error in a physics lab.
At Salon Sheena Janelle, the young woman watched as two thimble-sized humans began their ascent up her long, straw-colored locks. They had started off slow, testing that the hair could withstand their weight, but now they were really moving—clearing a full inch of vertical distance every 10–12 seconds. On her left earlobe hung a small green flag that read “trim and blow-dry”; on her right, a bright red flag that read “shave head completely.” So far the tiny human on the right seemed to hold a slight advantage, looking, between the two, to be the more experienced climber.
The young woman loved her yellow hair and despaired at the thought of having to shave it off. She watched in dismay as the left climber lagged ever increasingly behind. At one point, he had lost his grip and slid down a full body length. He looked spent, already beaten.
The climber on the right was now even with the corner of her chin, the flag just seconds away. He pulled himself to the side of her mouth as a brief resting place. Without conscious thought, she grabbed his tiny leg with her teeth, then whipped her head to one side and released it. A faint scream receded into the distance. The climber to the left had taken advantage of her head's momentum to swing upward, and he now dangled victoriously from her lobe, green flag in hand.
The stylist poked her head in, "They're done already? So what will it be?"
The young lady smiled, "Trim and blow-dry, please."
In their urban chic salon, The Weave Bar’s staff fills hands with complimentary beverages before filling conversation with hair talk. Specializing in weaves, they have a lot to say, and can transform looks almost instantly with their signature sew-in weaves. They also execute modern cuts and nourish tresses with conditioners and keratin treatments, customizing services to each customer’s needs.
The chiropractor behind 4700 Chiropractric & Rosetree Wellness Center, Dr. Pete Sottile, treats a variety of conditions, from headaches to back pain and whiplash from auto accident. But no matter what he's treating, he always tends to the central hub of the nervous system, the spine. The idea is to fix the root cause of these ailments, the same way staying up all night fixes the root cause of snoring.
Dr. Sottile doesn't do it alone; other specialists help too. A licensed nutritionist, for example, helps visitors revamp their diets, and an acupuncturist aids energy flow through the body by inserting thin, hair-like needles. The clinic's new fitness classes, meanwhile, boost flexibility and endurance with yoga, Pilates, and three types of Zumba.
Ellen Ehrlich's 30-minute Clinical Facial incorporates cleansing and a milia removal, leaving skin with that warm, just-lit glow ($70). The Clinical Facial Deluxe ($90) offers the same features of the Clinical Facial, but adds a specialized mask treatment into the mix. A wheatgrass and sage purifying mask sooths blemished skin and renews the balance of oils, calming a stormy face-sea. Sufferers of parched pores can indulge in the Norwegian blueberry and honey mask to restore moisture and Valhallan luminescence. To combat the effects of aging brought on by J.J. Abrams plots, consult one of the medical aestheticians to determine which peel is right for your skin. Available in 30% ($70) or 70% ($80) varieties, the glycolic-acid peel reduces the appearance of fine lines, evens out skin tone, stimulates collagen production, and makes your face shine like Ken Jennings at trivia night. Other areas of treatment include neck, arms, décolleté, back, and legs.