Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
At 7th Heaven Hair Salon, nail maven Pam Brooks deftly wields advanced polish technology from CND into long-lasting mani-pedis. During the two-hour session, Pam begins by buffing, trimming, and shaping keratin cubes with professional precision. A soothing hand-and-foot soak leaves limb ends feeling soft and clean, and an aromatic massage relaxes palms and peds, leaving them stress-free, tender, and easier to chew. The shiny gel-like Shellac gloss can last up to two weeks without chipping or smudging, and treatments take place in a private corner of the salon so as not to suffer any interruption from other salon patrons or traveling blow-dryer salesmen.
Clients often linger at the Mens Dept. Barbershop, even well after their haircuts and shaves come to a close. The shop functions much like a clubhouse for grown-ups, with dart boards, a pool table, and leather couches set in front of an HD TV. The staff keeps beer on tap, or it can mix up root beer floats for younger visitors (or the young at heart). Indeed, the barbershop serves as an ideal place to watch a game or play some cards, but the most important events still happen at its 10 barber chairs, which are split into two separate rooms and parallel dimensions. For a signature cut, barbers shampoo and massage the scalp before cutting hair and shaving the neckline for good measure?complete with a hot-towel treatment to melt away any tension. The team's expertise in getting rid of hair also extends to four levels of shaving services as well as facial and body waxing.
Continuing an enterprise as old as the historical 1950s building it calls home, Salon 314's multifaceted stylists add drama to tresses with custom haircuts and non-ammonia coloring services. The salon's space blends modern and retro décor and washes guests in neutral colors as they enter, immediately followed by staffers offering to wash palates in complimentary beverages, such as tea, coffee, and soda. Stylists begin appointments with verbal consultations, and then employ their own special techniques as they color and sculpt a variety of hair types into 'dos suited to clients' tastes and apply bleach highlights with foil to turn hair into landing beacons for tossed hats and migrating butterflies.
With such a talented staff, Largo Salon & Spa has split the team in two experience levels. Regular and master stylists unleash Redken and Scruples products during haircuts and coloring services. They also twist hair into updos, french braids, and pretzel knots. Standard and master wax techs tend to face and body fuzz, and master techs blast through acne and oil with facials.