Uniquely Chic Salon acts as home base for three stylists, one of whom grabbed page space in The Knot wedding magazine for a sweeping updo. Before sessions with the trio, patrons pass time in an area that emulates a vintage bedroom with navy-blue walls and white dressers as weathered as Father Time's face. Stylists then open appointments by ascertaining clients' individual style before laying topcoats of Goldwell Color, KMS, or Aquage products on dull or uncooperative tendrils. Hardwood floors and brick styling stations augment the boutique space, which opens onto a patio with wrought-iron furniture perfect for lounging.
Bobbie Salang has explored the science of bodywork from several anatomical angles. As a licensed massage therapist, nationally certified personal trainer, and holistic health coach, she channels 20 years of fitness experience into services at Sevenlakes Massage & Body Therapies. However, she and her accomplice Chrissy Excell—both members of the American Massage Therapy Association—aren't satisfied with stagnant resumés. They continue to augment their knowledge by attending courses whose credits exceed their licensing requirements, all for the sake of their business's professional and peaceful ambiance.
Bobbie and Chrissy hope to spark sustainable change in their clients' lifestyles, whether they are customizing a massage to thwart pain or offering dietary guidance to thwart rival coworkers from deep-frying your lunch while your back is turned. Bobbie's passion for Pilates fuels group classes and personal-training sessions, whose core-strengthening effects can complement her kneading treatments and benefit physiques from top to bottom.
Owner LeeAnna Gibbs is a licensed massage therapist, but she likes to think of herself as a massage mixologist. This is a term she coined as a head nod to her own mixology massage service—a two-hour muscle-melter incorporating deep-tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone techniques to sideline chronic tension. Though this intensive treatment is her specialty, guests may also solicit these techniques individually during therapeutic 60- and 90-minute installments.
At Sonja Rose's Wellness Studio, technicians take their time to ensure a unique, relaxing experience for each client. They paint digits during mani-pedis that can also include mineral soaks, a light massage, hot-towel wraps, and silk wraps that help repair nails. In addition to talon treatments, the studio offers services such as wax-bath treatments to soften skin as well as chakra healings and reflexology.
Kimberly Hyatt has worked as a licensed aesthetician and nail artist for many years inside the Marie David Salon & Spa. To coax out clearer complexions, she exfoliates faces with treatments that include a green-apple peel—a blend of hydroxyl acids and organic ingredients including raw cane sugar and apple, lemon, and grape juices. For mild acne scars or fine lines, she might recommend a diamond-head microdermabrasion treatment, or, to tone skin, a Nuface Trinity microcurrent treatment, which stimulates the entire face in a matter of minutes. After shaping and buffing fingernails, Hyatt can situate herself in front of massaging pedicure chairs to tend to toes, outfitting toenails with traditional polish, long-lasting Shellac gel, or tiny portraits of America’s most fetching secretaries of state.