Before you even get to Elevation Salon and Spa, you can figure out exactly which practitioner you should be working with. Just take a look at the staff's bios, which include not only their experience levels, but also their specialties. You can find a good match whether you're looking for a fresh new bob, a prenatal massage, or just a stylist with your favorite vowel in their name.
The service menu is just as diverse as the staff. In the salon, stylists use Redken and Bumble and bumble products during cut and color treatments, and nail technicians massage hands and feet with MoroccanOil bodycare products before coating nails with OPI and Shellac polishes. In the spa, massage therapists can treat tension with services that range from hot-stone massage to reiki. For their part, aestheticians set to work removing dirt and oil with custom facials and excess fuzz with waxing.
Across four floors in the same building, Capital Fitness promotes further wellness with 35,000 sq. ft. of weights, top-end cardio equipment, and more than 80 classes per week. Several varieties of yoga and pilates populate the schedule, as do TRX, spin, and zumba classes. After workouts, patrons can grab a protein drink from the juice bar or relax in the sauna.
Though the stylists at Whitney Hair & Wellness wield scissors with seasoned skill, not all of their services entail subtraction. Some are all about addition, such as the thinning-hair solutions that owner Lindsey Reinke has been practicing for a decade. From her business inside the Yellowstone Salons building, Reinke first consults with clients to better address the symptoms of alopecia, chemotherapy, and aging. She helps guests elongate their strands with natural and synthetic extensions, or takes measurements for a wig instead of simply asking what size bucket they wore on their heads as children. Additionally, her custom hairpieces work to counteract hair loss.
The stylists also administer cut and color treatments, nourishing tresses with Redken products during personalized appointments. Wave-creating serums impart fresh textures, and updos primp patrons for special events.
Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.
Growing up, Doctor of Chiropractic David Dow grappled with a web of health problems. Erb's palsy in infancy led to scoliosis as a child. A torn shoulder ligament planted the seeds for chronic heartburn. It wasn't until undergoing Pettibon spinal-rejuvenation therapy that his body began to correct its chronic problems.
In the 20 years since starting his own chiropractic practice, Dr. Dow has treated close to 50,000 patients and four realistic-looking scarecrows. He focuses on the Pettibon method, which incorporates postural strengthening exercises, stretching, spinal traction, and acupuncture to treat herniated and degenerated discs. Dr. Dow augments chiropractic treatment plans with five types of massage.
Sacred Rhythms Wellness Center's eight highly trained staffers aim to diffuse ailments with a suite of holistic services, from traditional massage to pain-relieving acupuncture. In private treatment rooms with flickering candles, holistic healers conduct chakra assessments before realigning energy points with reiki or sound therapy. The ancient art of cupping encourages the body to release toxins, and an herbal body wrap cloaks the corpus in an elixir of 27 minerals and herbs that lures impurities and uninvited dinner guests out of the skin. Clients can also indulge in organic facials blended from fruits, vegetables, spices, minerals, and vitamins, and the center's own skincare line, Sacred Skin, is also formulated in-house using naturally sourced, organic ingredients. The center offers yoga, tai chi, and meditation classes.
Martyn Luberti traces his career back to the 1960s, when America's interest in alternative therapy first started to peak. Since then, Martyn has stuck with holistic therapies, exploring both acupuncture and homeopathy before settling on massage. He has been practicing for 16 years, and begins each and every session with a consultation to help him construct a unique massage based on his client's needs and treatment goals. His repertoire combines traditional massage, including the Swedish style, with more exotic therapies, including sensory repatterning, which uses gentle rocking to uncork stressful mental and physical patterns like a bottle of bubbling maple syrup at a waffle-house grand opening.