Newly opened last November, Salon Ciera has cultivated a menu of services designed to both beautify and relax. From hairstyling to four types of facial, the skilled staff works hand in hand with clients to personalize each service. Trained massage therapists also call the space home, doling out multiple treatments that strive to relieve back pain, as well as more unconventional stress such as sinus headaches and mouth pain caused by TMJ disorders. Salon Ciera's decor welcomes guests with turquoise and floral-patterned walls, private-treatment rooms, and an absence of hungry trolls guarding the building's entrance.
At Iconz Hair Studio and Day Spa, the level of detail put into the salon's elegant décor is second only to the attention poured into every haircut, massage, and facial. Inside, sparkling chandeliers throw light onto velvet damask couches, where clients enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks from the salon's coffee bar before shedding strands with a Brazilian wax or adopting new ones in the form of extensions. Candles cast a soft glow inside private treatment rooms, where therapists cast off tension with the soothing kneads of a Swedish or hot-stone massage or buff skin with body scrubs, custom blended with aromatherapy oils or natural herbs. Gilded mirrors allow customers to get a glimpse of their newly radiant selves as they pass through the salon's crimson-curtain-lined doorways on their way back into the world. Products by brands such as Lanza, Iso, and Vitale Pro can help to maintain new looks at home or inside any blow-dryer-equipped bookstore.
Studying with Mayans from the Yucat?n Peninsula and moving from health care to aesthetics: it?s all part of the job for Rebecca J. Brunfield and Kara Pylant, the specialists behind Vida Pura Spa. That dedication to knowledge is seen in all of their soothing therapies, which often include natural ingredients and ancient techniques. Body wraps reverse damage with Dead Sea mud, and scrubs reveal a youthful glow with blends of raw sugar, oatmeal, and green tea. A selection of facials specially tailored to address men?s skin, acne blemishes, and signs of aging ensures complexions dazzle like prisms with doctorates. Vida Pura Spa?s commitment to promoting positivity extends beyond its walls?the haven has partnered with several organizations to benefit the community.
Sheena D. Gilmore studied at the Aveda Institute before opening her own shop, Vintage Hair Salon. Now she crafts polished looks with hint of vintage hollywood glamor, reflected in her salon's tagline—"where classic beauty meets modern style." The certified Lavish Lashes artist adds natural-looking drama to eyes by applying synthetic lashes one at a time with a medical-grade glue. She also lengthens manes with natural human hair extensions by UltraTress and smooths them with keratin treatments. Sheena rounds out her service menu with masques featuring ingredients that range from 24-karat gold to fragments from Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus."
Avallon Salon & Day Spa has a service for practically any beauty need. Want to hydrate and nourish skin? In that case, take your pick from an array of signature body treatments. For instance, the 45-minute salt glow includes a full body exfoliation, shower, and Dermalogica lotion, plus dead sea and healing salts for a soft sheen. There's also a sea mud pack, a sugar scrub, and a "power pack" of soymilk and oatmeal to choose from?and that's only the body treatments. The staff also beautifies with haircuts and color, waxing, and facial services; massage services melt away tension and stress.
Self-proclaimed “hair guru” Lyn Tuck lives up to her moniker by performing a breadth of coif-sculpting, extension, and texture services. She transforms kinky, curly, and frizzy coifs into straight styles with relaxer or a natural press out. Lyn recommends the keratin treatment for a more intensive smoothing, softening, and strengthening that lasts, like a hickey from a barnacle, for up to 20 weeks. She also tints locks with Wella and Redken color and lengthens manes with sewn-in extensions or quick weaves that cling to heads with glue for two weeks.