Tara Weld opened Hair Divine, LLC after she trained with the Paul Mitchell education system. It’s since become an established salon emphasizing modern styles—the professional staff members share 24 years of experience in the beauty industry and they channel every day of that time into each of their hair and body enhancements. Using KMS California and Paul Mitchell products, they can craft and style haircuts that flaunt vibrant colors like the king of Candyland flaunts his crown made of Skittles. You can also head to Hair Divine for make-up and waxing services; Tara, herself a licensed massage therapist as well as stylist, performs Swedish, hot stone, and prenatal massages.
After a free beauty consultation, the three tonsorial virtuosos at this Plainfield salon, located near the Metropolis Mall, can energize tired tresses with a cut ($28–$40) and 10-minute custom color ($55–$75) that complement a client's personal style. Shaggy heads can also opt for a 90-minute Brazilian Blowout, in which the loving embrace of special proteins will soothe the hair shaft's worries and cares, as well as its frizziness, for up to three months.
In every private tanning room at Sun Spot, a shelf and hangers ensconce clothes and satchels. Shoes flop to the floor next to comfortable seating, slipping from the feet of patrons adjusting the volume on personal AM/FM stereos-CD players before the UV bed coaxes out melanin. The UV beds range across six levels of tanning power and sport adjustable body fans so guests can stay cool or find an excuse to redesign the north wing of a house of cards. A parade of clients wanders from VersaSpa booths, which darken skin with a bronzing elixir infused with custom color and moisturizer designed to hide the effects of aging. Slipping out past swaying bamboo plants, visitors pass beneath infrared slimming machines and glass shelves that brim with a rainbow of sun-luring lotions from Norvell and Devoted Creations.
The pampering professionals at Ethereal cater to clients' beauty-therapy needs with traditional spa services and high-tech light-therapy facials. A relaxing spa tour, the Made in Heaven package kicks off with a dip in the hot tub for 20 minutes of weightless hydrotherapeutic relaxation. A 60-minute Swedish massage unwinds tight muscles and relaxes the body with long, languorous strokes before a detoxifying sauna session, dry or steamy. The sauna's heat can extract body toxins, purifying pores and melting muscles the way a flock of baby dragons melts the heart.
Though the focus of conventional medicine is most often to treat ailments after they’ve occurred, chiropractic care works not only to restore health but also to prevent future issues from surfacing. WellnessFirst Chiropractic employs a well-versed team of chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists who work to fortify patients’ abilities to self-heal, much like art teachers who let youngsters work with band-aids. In addition to redirecting muscle and spinal structures, the team works with clients during brain-based wellness services such as nutritional counseling and lifestyle advice.
Licensed aesthetician and massage therapist Kelly D Opelt-Andrews draws on years of medical and dermatological training to imbue skin with a youthful glow at her skincare and massage studio, Divine Beauty. Whether exfoliating skin with a microdermabrasion treatment or custom facial, Kelly relies on Apriori Beauty products that eschew parabens and synthetic dyes for natural, pH-balanced ingredients. Though she’s well known for facial treatments that restore a healthy luster to cheeks previously occupied by blemishes, Kelly’s skincare prowess does not stop at the neck. Her cleansing body treatments and massages lend equal attention to backs, shoulders, and vestigial tentacles.