Dara Bonzey, the eponymous owner of Dara Bonzey Salon, tends to heads with more than 25 years of experience. In a professional and welcoming environment, she skillfully snips away excess hair alongside deep-conditioning treatments and styling services. She also adds visual flair with partial or full highlights.
Licensed massage therapists Joanna and Tiffany—whose nimble minds and fingers form the basis of Healing Angels Bodywork’s 10 massage modalities—first met during training at the Salter College Massage Therapy Program. Their mutual appreciation for healing bodywork blossomed into a close friendship, and the two continue to alleviate chronic pains and soothe stresses at the business they founded together. Joanna and Tiffany practice their craft within the private treatment rooms of Adesso Salon & Day Spa, whose mint-green walls ensure that the air remains cool and fresh during traditional Swedish, Thai stretching, or post-operation massages. Their talents converge during the signature Healing Angel massage, which doubles the relaxation with a series of four-handed strokes.
Owner Kelly Chisholm of the eponymous Finally Kelly's Salon works with her daughter Kurstyn and a small staff to deliver personalized spa services in private rooms. Kurstyn uses her esthetician expertise to wield Bioelements product, vitamin infusions, and mud masks during a selection of six facial treatments. Stylists can also customize cuts and dyes to flatter men’s and women's face shapes, skin tone, and forehead tattoos.
From her station amid the funky chandeliers and flowing curtains of Untamed Salon & Spa, licensed cosmetologist and aesthetician Laurie Vezina calls on more than two decades of experience to refine each face she encounters. She specializes in Xtreme Lashes lash extensions, which can give natural eyelashes length and the type of movement that rivals even the windiest of ceiling fans.
In addition to adding drama to lash lines, Laurie—who is also a skin specialist—teaches clients that a youthful complexion simply requires the right products and meticulous care. After performing an in-depth skin analysis, she buffs away fine lines and clears up blemishes with microdermabrasions, chemical peels, ultrasonic treatments, or one of her eight facial regimens.
Licensed massage therapist Lourdes McAlexander uses light-to-deep pressure to promote healing and relaxation throughout the body. The light kneading and warm friction of the Swedish massage release muscle tension, while hot-stone therapy glides heated stones over muscles to promote blood flow and melt stress into a gooey puddle. Expectant mothers gain release from swelling and cramping during the pregnancy massage, and athletes can prevent injury through the sports massage or by wearing the most advanced helmet during tennis matches. While undergoing a body mollycoddling, clients can enjoy the sights of abundant and verdant plants inside treatment rooms, as well as grayish purple walls that can ameliorate boredom of white and taupe room dividers.
Voted the 2011 Auburn Chamber of Commerce's Best Salon/Day Spa, Teree Salon & Spa retains local loyalty by beautifying and calming clients within tranquil surrounds. Teree's team—lead by licensed aesthetician and registered nurse Theary Jyringi—crafts new coifs, adds color to strands, or tames curls using Ouidad products at chic styling stations that each feature a floor-length mirror. Licensed massage therapists and wax experts impart their services in private treatments rooms, and nail techs man black leather pedicure thrones to add color and shine to high-fives and thumb wars.