One look around Seidou Salon Spa tells clients what level of luxury they can expect to find there. From the mounted flat-screen TV that hangs in front of the black leather styling chairs to the porcelain footbaths that squat at the foot of two padded pedicure thrones, the setting suggests a dedication to pampering rarely seen outside of an Olympic cooing match. The private treatment rooms where massages take place even feature a corner tub, in which clients can indulge in hydrotherapy treatments that either relieve soreness with camphor or soften skin with mango, lime, and aloe.
The center's treatments range in nature from clinical to holistic, sometimes incorporating solutions of lactic or salicylic acid—chemical peels—and sometimes favoring Eastern healing methods—acupuncture and chakra-balancing massages. As an Aveda salon, Seidou Salon Spa has access to popular hair-color and conditioning products, and it upholds this standard by also carrying nail polish from OPI, skin creams from PCA Skin, and appointment books made of recycled newspaper clippings of the first moon landing.
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.
Were it not for the constant buzzing of clippers and snipping of shears, one might mistake Tonic Barbers for a cozy pub or after-work hangout. The chic men’s barbershop eschews the red-and-white poles of yore in favor of a full-size pool table and rich wooden walls imported from a tobacco barn in Wisconsin. While cue balls clink in the background, barbers call upon top-shelf products from Jack Black and Bumble and Bumble to imbue scalps with a hip and modern panache. Along with sophisticated cuts and hot towels, the shop’s stylists offer a menu of coloring and waxing services for gents. Highlights and tints add spark to lackluster strands, and occasional mani-pedis groom men’s hands and feet before decorating their nails with football scores. The barbers also crop the disheveled locks of young chaps into stylish ‘dos sure to be the envy of the playground.
Guests at Bay Salon & Boutique are greeted with snacks and complimentary beverages before stylists turn their full attention to crafting a creative look for the client. This kind of pampering is the norm even for clients just stopping in for a monthly trim. No matter the occasion, guests are feted with organic coffee and gourmet desserts as they chew on an idea for a new look. In the chair, heads are tended to with Aveda and Pureology products that deeply condition locks and are the only way to remove most types of confetti.
Style transformations continue in the boutique, which displays dramatic necklaces, sleek clutches, and cozy scarves made by local and national designers. Those who don?t wear their purchases out of the store get them gift wrapped for free.
Inside this warm, family-friendly salon, nine stylists are ready and waiting to snip, style, and color clients’ hair with great expertise. Complimentary drinks and WiFi help create a comfortable atmosphere that makes customers feel at home, while semi-private styling stations treat them to one-on-one attention from their stylist or a peaceful spot for practicing chair yoga. Hair in the City also has a nail technician that can add pops of color to patrons, coating their nails with vibrant hues and long-lasting shellac polish.
The talented aestheticians at Salon Glamour provide a wide range of salon and spa services. Clients can enjoy a haircut and color treatment or get a hot-stone massage to reduce stress. The chic studio also offers waxes, eyelash extensions, and skincare treatments such as facials, acting as a one-stop shop to revamp a look.