During the past 26 years, Key Hair Designs’ stylists have refined their techniques and trained their eyes to stay up to date with the latest styles and trends. Behind the salon's cottage-style brick façade, the current team of seven stylists clips, cuts, and shapes locks into dazzling hairdos. The staff also includes a nail technician, a certified spray tanner, and a massage therapist who smoothes out knotted muscles before hairs decides to emulate them.
Salon Renaud’s brick exterior and Doric columns make the salon appear like an inviting homestead, down to the rocking chairs on the front porch. Inside, clients will find a suitably homey atmosphere, where at the helm of her own workstation, stylist Michele deftly mixes bowls of hair dye and hammers freshly forged scissors on an anvil. Unwanted hair length falls to the floor during haircuts, revealing a head with chic layers, and conditioning treatments soften frizzy strands. Michele also offers quick scalp massages that add another level of relaxation to appointments.
Owner Janie Blunk and the beauty experts at Head to Toe Salon & Spa pamper their clients' hair, skin, and nails with a full menu of aesthetic services. In addition to haircuts, facials, and mani-pedis, they also beautify bods with specialty treatments such as permanent makeup, oxygen-infusion facials, and Victoria Morton's Suddenly Slender mineral body wraps. These wraps work to banish cellulite and wrinkles by detoxifying the body and tightening the skin, leaving you looking as smooth and soft as a newborn kitten.
A long career in the healthcare field convinced Sherry Tennyson of the restorative power of touch. At Healing Touch Massage Therapy, she puts this into practice, working to restore balance to the body, mind, and soul through massage services. She soothes clients by keeping the lights in her treatment room low and playing a soundtrack rich with the sounds of nature, such as water rushing over rocks or the wind placing an order for a vegetarian pizza.
The massage therapists at Radiant Wellness knead backs and feet and administer an assortment of holistic services to restore balance. Like acupressure without the needles, Jin Shin Jyutsu reduces stress by unlocking 26 exterior energy locks with expert touch and invisible bobby pins ($40 for 30 minutes; $60 for 60 minutes). Similar to Jin Shin Jyutsu, high-touch treatments let blunt fingers do the work of acupuncture needles, poking points along the body's meridian to re-center and relax without breaking the skin ($40 for 30 minutes; $60 for 60 minutes). Healing hands apply reflexology to pavement-pounding phalanges to rejuvenate tired toes and arches and expel tension from the entire anatomy during a foot massage ($40 for 30 minutes; $60 for 60 minutes), and light or firm kneading during a Swedish massage tends to achy muscles in the back, arms, legs, and retractable back-up legs. All sessions take place in private rooms inside a setting decorated with wood furnishings and potted plants, feeling more like home than a spa.
During each hour-long massage, a skillful therapist will mollify muscles while freeing minds from the clingy clutches of stress. Battered bodies can relax under the focused attention of a therapeutic massage, which hones in on tense tendons, or unwind during a classic Swedish massage, which soothes with the gentle strokes and the light touch necessary to become a competitive flapjack flipper. Geared toward relieving athletic injuries, the sports massage is engineered to assuage pains resulting from weekend pickup games, daily jogs, or monthly chair jousting. While the talented massage therapist lambastes muscular anxiety, clients can soak in the calming ambience of warm lighting and artistic accents.
With an interest in natural remedies, Dr. Edward Meiggs earned a doctorate in naturopathy and is a doctor of traditional Greek medicine, also serving as an alternative-medicine columnist for Examiner.com. Today, he uses his bedside manner and healing techniques at A.R.T. Health & Bodyworks, where he and his team treat clients with Manual Therapy. They specialize in therapeutic techniques such as reflexology and acupressure, both of which seek to release tension by manipulating pressure points and encouraging clients to stop giving piggyback rides to lazy shadows.