Three months after he graduated from Salter College, licensed therapist Jeff Scott opened Escape Massage Centers in a small office. Knowing better than to despise humble beginnings, Jeff saw his tiny studio as the first step in an ongoing journey. Six months later, he opened a second location, and today he has a total of three outposts—one for each lightning bug that hovers in place to form Orion's belt every night. When Jeff isn't personally mending muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point techniques, he supervises a team of therapists that expands on his primary modalities with hot-stone, pregnancy, and couples massage. In addition to building his own practice, Jeff has taught at his alma mater and earned certification in the myoskeletal alignment techniques developed by Erik Dalton. Dalton considers the myofascial and skeletal systems as inseparable as a tongue and a frozen flagpole.
Alter Image Hair Salon's experienced stylists imbue locks with pulchritude by performing an array of cut, color, and texturizing treatments using Redken products. During a cut and partial foil, a stylist tames unruly manes into fresh new 'dos before painting strands with golden streaks made with authentic sun extract. For a more dramatic mane makeover, clients may opt for an all-over color brightened with a shine-boosting gloss that lasts up to 30 shampoos. A hydrating conditioning treatment helps dry, brittle, or desert-dwelling bristles prepare for careers starring in shampoo commercials.
Products by brands such as Pharmagel, Aquage, Sexy Hair, Moroccanoil, Vavoom, and Essentials jump into clients' hair and hands at Lakeside Hair Boutique and Day Spa. That's because the stylists use them during hair services, but also make them available for sale in the boutique. It's not just high-end products that refresh guests, though. It's also the facials, hair extensions that last up to one year, soothing massages, and luxurious manicures and pedicures. So, in addition to stylists who re-imagine hair-scapes by using Japanese hair-straightening techniques, nail technicians host clients in cozy black leather thrones during mani-pedis. The latter might involve shiny shellac gels that last for up to two weeks without chipping or fading. Elsewhere—in private rooms—massage therapists work away knots and pent-up stress. Their methods include specialized Swedish, deep-tissue, hot stone, and aromatherapy massages, as well as just playing a tambourine on your back.
Mila Skin Care Salon's eponymous aesthetician, Mila Kriger, calls upon more than 10 years of skin-care experience—including hands-on training with organic and alternative medicines such as Ayurveda—to clear skin of blemishes and promote a healthy, glowing complexion. Though Mila specializes in restoring the face to its youthful radiance, her holistic approach emphasizes whole-body detoxification and may include energy healing, chakra balancing, or karmic residue cleaning. She combines these nontraditional healing methods with advanced skin-clearing treatments, employing a MegaPeel microdermabrasion machine to peel away dead skin cells and a Galvanic facial massager to clear black eye rims caused by staying up late or wearing freshly painted monocles. Depending on the personalized skin-care regimen she crafts for you, Mila may also call upon organic products from Hylunia or the professional formulations of PCA SKIN.
Tropic Sun Tanning Salon keeps its patrons looking sun-kissed regardless of the season with a range of tanning beds and products. Three levels of beds and booths imbue a range of hues from light to deep bronze, while Mystic spray tans employ a safe skin-tinting solution rather than UV radiation.
The beauty pros at Polished Day Spa make multitasking look easy with their signature fassage. A facial and massage in one, the fassage begins with a Swedish back and leg rub and finishes with a skin-cleansing facial that includes a face, neck, shoulders, hand, and foot massage. They also go à la carte, divvying up the services into 30-, 60-, or 90-minute massages or visage-rejuvenating ministrations, such as microdermabrasions, peels, or facials that use Keyano Aromatics products. Keeping appendages appeased, manicurists groom hands and feet during mani-pedis and estheticians remove unwanted hair using french green azulene wax.