Inside a tiled sanctuary, puffs of perfumed steam swim through the air, hovering just above the surface of a Japanese soaking tub. This is no ordinary bathtub. It’s the site of Fusion LifeSpa’s curative bath, a treatment that helps clients unwind in tinctures of hot mustard, spicy ginger, or lavender. Inspired by holistic Asian medicine and therapeutic European techniques, services such as curative baths embody Fusion LifeSpa’s eclectic influences.
In the front waiting area, staff members welcome clients with warm cups of organic green tea, a fitting complement to the spa’s feng shui decor. Inside the treatment rooms, European spa treatments—such as massages and facials—contrast Asian-inspired services, including the jasmine facial mask, which makes use of the spa's proprietary skincare line. Other services, such as a footbath inspired by a Moroccan hammam, cleanse the body with natural assistance from organic coffee, tangerines, and figs. And for holistic care, the spa’s acupuncture services can realign energy lines faster than an electrician trained in heart surgery.
At Metropolis Salon and Spa, the beauty experts tap into their extensive training to beautify guests with hair, makeup, and nail services. Owner Mark Melter, 1 of only 10 board-certified master colorists in Minnesota, has spent 27 years of his life doing nothing to hair apart from coloring it—not cutting it, not putting it in an updo, and not even sculpting it into the shape of famous statues. This specialization ensures that he can create the perfect shade for full colors or highlights.
Most of the stylists who work alongside Mark also have extensive industry experience; they have worked as TV hair stylists and abroad, and many have worked with hair for more than 20 years. At the salon, they create stylish cuts, blow out locks, and craft updos for special occasions.
The salon’s resident makeup artist, Marni Force, can also make clients pretty for special events using Julie Martin makeup or can teach clients how to apply their own makeup with the 10 Steps to Your Beautiful Face program.
Author and Juut SalonSpa owner David Wagner channels a childhood spent watching nature’s beauty into his Aveda salon’s eight locations. The studio stylists and other staff members, many of whom benefit from the company’s extensive training program, perform services beneath shelves laden with Aveda products. The botanically sourced elixirs repair and sculpt hair naturally without subjecting it to other products’ unpleasant chemicals or a robot hairdresser’s endless questions about love.
We are an alignment based yoga studio located in the heart of Albuquerque. No gimmicks, no tricks, we offer traditional yoga the way it is meant to be. For over 20 years we have offered a wide variety of classes for all levels of students.
Mimi Smith is one of few Minnesotans who hold international accreditation in skincare. She is also a nationally certified massage therapist, part-time college instructor, and an alumna of an elite Edina spa. Today, at her eponymous beauty center, she applies her skills toward enhancing natural beauty with 100% organic products that save skin from the ravages of age, acne, and wandering pens. She also practices a variety of massage modalities, including ones that use volcanic hot stones or aromatherapy.:m]]
ASAP Therapeutic Massage & Myotherapy’s therapists stay true to their center’s name, taking a fast-acting approach to pain relief with massages that target injuries and chronic aches. Though they’ve been around since 1985, the staff needs only an hour or two to treat each client with gliding Swedish strokes or a targeted sports massage designed to improve flexibility. Therapists take pride in doing things the old-fashioned way, taking time to make sure every muscle gets the attention it deserves. For a hard-to-find massage experience, try the center’s specialty trigger-point myotherapy, which tackles myofascial aches and heals necks sore from painful 360-degree rotations. ASAP boasts a staff including multiple therapists and a full time receptionist, organizing the appointments in their four fully-equipped treatment rooms.