The licensed therapists and technicians at Creative Strands Hair & Bodyworks excavate stress and instill beauty with a wide spectrum of salon and spa services. During massages, muscle manipulators call upon therapeutic Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to untie knotted muscles in shoulders, backs, and vestigial dorsal fins. Unwanted hairs succumb to swathes of warm wax, and exfoliating microdermabrasion facials leave skin as smooth as Casanova’s answering-machine greeting.
The Salon at GLOW splits its insides between a hair salon and tanning salon. Over on the hair end, stylists cuts classic and modern styles on children and adults. The stylists infuse strands with new all-over hues and add pops of color with highlights and ombre-effect dye jobs. On the tanning side, private rooms offer three levels of tanning beds outfitted with face panels that ensure ears and tonsils are equally darkened during each 12-minute session; a standup booth tans skins using 180-watt bulbs for eight minutes at a time.
During her 15-year career in the health and fitness industry, Krave founder Leah Santello has created therapeutic diets at the Jewish Healthcare Center and has served as a nutrition consultant for Jenny Craig. She now leads more than 40 group fitness classes a week at her own personal wellness studio. Leah leads her sessions within a spacious practice space characterized by brick walls, hardwood flooring, and wood beams that brace a ceiling with sufficient clearance for Andre the Giant. In addition to teaching group sessions, Leah designs custom wellness programs that incorporate personal training and nutrition counseling.
Nancy Fournier—a licensed massage therapist, member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and graduate of the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy—uses her education and intuition to guide her hands during treatments. She specializes in Swedish and therapeutic deep massage, but Nancy recently added warm-bamboo massage to her repertoire. She also doles out pregnancy massages. These specially designed treatments alleviate the aches expectant mothers feel while carrying around a baby that might either become an elite field-goal kicker or that guy in HR who stubs his toe most days.
Cosmetologist Natasha Torres could hardly have found a more fitting name for her spa than Garden of Eden Spa. After all, there?s something paradisiacal about her beauty treatments, which restore skin to an immaculate state with custom-blended serums. She draws on Bioelements products during her exfoliating facials, though she can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and acne with organic lactic peels. When she isn?t restoring skin?s glow, she pampers her clients with natural and hot-cream manicures, paraffin dips, and creative nail designs that help make counting to 10 less of a chore.