Before opening Aabsolute Massage & Skin Care, Christine Finan worked for two decades as a nurse in the U.K. It was during that time that she began incorporating bodywork into her patients? therapy regimens and saw the positive effects it had on their mental and physical well-being.
Today at her studio, she and her team use techniques such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage, as well as aromatherapy and reflexology, to promote good health and make clients feel about as stressed as a guy in a stock relaxation photo with his feet up on his desk. The team also pampers pores with a full menu of facial treatments and body wraps and nurtures natural nails with spa mani-pedis.
At Bella Domani Salon and Day Spa, Corinthian columns and dark wood accents signal that the staff members are well-versed in classic styles. They can also do much more—trendy cuts and vibrant color emerge from run-of-the-mill locks with the help of Redken, L'Oréal, and Coppola hair products. Aestheticians perform facials with Dermalogica serums and detoxify bodies with ionic footbaths. When they're not polishing bodies, the staffers give back to the community with charity events including benefit fashion shows and stylish makeovers for public statues.
The stylists at Top Image Salon & Spa orbit patrons on the almond-hued hardwood floor, their hands flitting around heads as they cut, color, and deep condition hair. Global Keratin products smooth locks, and massaging pedicure chairs gently ease neck and back tension from Atlas Halloween costumes while technicians coat nails with polish. In a private room with a wall mural of tranquil water, patrons bask in a treatment bed during massages, waxes, and applications of permanent makeup.
Amanda Phillips has 10 years of hair-cutting experience under her belt, as well as a certification as a Redken color specialist. Phillips brings this extensive training to Salon Retro, where she cuts hair, nourishes locks with deep conditioning, and adds dimension with highlights or by outfitting each strand with its own pair of 3D goggles.
When Element Beauty Bar was founded, it focused on a simple but luxurious service: the salon blowout. The blowout bar still whirs with activity today, leaving tresses feathered, wavy, or sleek, but the service menu now encompasses just about any salon and spa treatment imaginable.
Eyelash extensions. Deep tissue massages. Permanent makeup. At Panacea Hair Salon and Day Spa, no service is too simple or daunting for the skilled staff of stylists and aestheticians. The beauty experts spruce up coiffures, cleanse faces, and wax away unwanted hair as clients lounge in the laidback but sophisticated ambience accented with chandeliers and a two-toned couch that just seems French. After appointments, clients can peruse the boutique for handpicked beauty products by Keune and BINDI skin care.