The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Owner and stylist Beckie Martin greets guests at Gold Star Salon and Spa with a simple message—a rhinestone decal's glittering curves that spell out, "You look gorgeous." Inside, large photographs of Marilyn Monroe gaze out between silver mirrors and cherry-red dressers at each hairstyling station, occasionally winking at clients when Martin has her back turned. Her capable hands mix complex corrective color treatments and fashion updos for special events and weddings, ushering those anticipating their big day to the glōminerals station for a makeover. A dedicated team lends its expertise to her effort, treating locks to Biolage haircare products and polishing finger and toe tips in OPI lacquer. A massage therapist employs eight types of bodywork to ease injuries and calm minds into a meditative state, and reaches for smooth stones, aromatic oils, and salt scrubs to augment her healing touch.
At Blades, precise haircuts, eyelash extensions, and full body waxing all have one important quality in common: they help amp up clients’ personal style. This goal underpins the motivations of head esthetician Charlene Berry, who employs her six years of experience to offer clients a variety of services, including semi-permanent eyelash extensions, full-body waxing, lash and brow tinting, and a selection of advanced facials. To protect the more sensitive areas, Charlene uses hard wax during a full-body wax, and her facials use products from Circadia and include a recommended home care regimen. Inside the 18-year-old salon, regal columns edge up the walls and frame shampoo basins that soak strands as clients drift off into suds-induced reveries.
Aura Day Spa and Salon's grass-green walls endow the spacious, contemporary studio with a light, summery feel. This spatial beauty translates into a beauty-bestowing menu of treatments, which consists of facials, massages, nailcare with OPI products, and haircuts for women, men, and children. The massage therapists relax bodies with Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, and chair massages, and the aestheticians perform facials with Éminence Organic Skin Care products. These all-natural skincare formulas are composed of raw fruits, vegetables, and herbs to promote skin health, not to replace one's normal meal routine.