In 2008, Michael Price of the eponymous Salon Michaels decided to rebuild his business from the ground up. The salon, situated in a former cottage, needed revamping, and Michael wasn’t shy about throwing out the old. “He redid everything to make it more modern,” manager and stylist Ashley Varcelli says. “It’s still laid-back, but I would say [it’s] more high-end.” With modish decor and a whole new styling team, Salon Michaels delivers couture cuts and Pureology color along with spa services performed in an updated mani-pedi room. Nail technicians use OPI shades, and have such expedient access to the brand’s latest collections that Ashley says local beauty-supply stores stand in awe and local crayon boxes turn green with envy.
Michael's Salon and Spa has been locally owned and operated in Centerville for 35 years, resulting in generations of contented curls. Let Michael's latest flock of curl contenters maintain your follicular shrubbery's favorite shape, or ask them to sculpt an entirely new hairbatat to attract expectant butterflies. All of Michael's new designers are cosmetology-school licensed and have completed Michael's six-month to one-year training and internship program, so they're fully prepared to suds sadness out of tresses and style them to suberbity. A neck and scalp massage is included to thank cranium supporters for holding heads up and twisting both ways before crossing streets.
The 16 professionals at Shear Reflections Hair Design stay abreast of beauty trends and regularly attend classes in order to offer clients up-to-date hair services, waxing treatments, and nailcare. Using products from popular brands including Paul Mitchell and Redken, the salon has been transforming looks for men, women, and children for more than a quarter century.
As clients enter the earth-toned domain of Angelique LaBoo's eponymous massage center, they smell the scent of sweet basil. Angelique claims this helps to clear the mind, readying the body to rid itself of the emotional and mental stress that can throw it out of balance. In private treatment rooms, she whisks tightness and tension from each muscle, using an oil and lotion combination that enables her to harness the best properties of each. Though she specializes in holistic cranio-sacral and reiki techniques, Angelique also takes therapeutic approaches to help relieve symptoms of musculo-skeletal problems, such as plantar fasciitis, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and stiff backs from filling in for an Olympic ring taking a lunch break.
Crush Salon and Spa's diverse services run the gamut from beauty to relaxation, including hot-stone massages, keratin straightening treatments, and a full-fledged spray-tan business. The staff cuts hair for women, men, and children, applies professional makeup, and rejuvenates complexions with deep-cleansing facials. In addition to these conventional salon services, Spray U Tan—located inside Crush—focuses exclusively on airbrush tanning, bronzing clients' bodies from head to toe, conjuring golden skin tones the way alchemists conjure excuses for why they seem to never actually turn anything into gold.
As evidenced by the furlessness of most movie screens, light beams are an effective method to achieving a smooth, glowing finish. Treatments use a gentle beam of pulsating light to directly target each follicle and are quick, non-invasive, and safe for all skin types. Purchase a single Groupon to prepare your lip ($380 value), chin ($380 value), sideburns ($560 value), or neck ($560 value) for a sultry beach season, or combine two to remove noxious weeds from the notoriously hair-ridden underarm ($760), full beard ($1,000 value), bikini ($760 value), Brazilian ($1,000 value), arms ($1,000 value), or lower leg ($1,200 value) regions. Four Groupons can be combined for full leg ($2,240 value), full back ($2,240 value), and full chest ($2,240 value) treatments.