Backed by the sound of soft music and the smell of aromatherapy at work, ClipZone's stylists and aestheticians harness the pampering powers of beauty products to soothe strained muscles, exfoliate skins, and domesticate tresses. In the salon, harried heads can acquire depth and definition with a dimensional color ($54–$74), lowlights ($44), or partial highlights ($44). Or, buy two Groupons to get scalp noodles straightened one day ($52) and permanently waved the next ($48) to keep friends in an optimal state of confusion.
Bedecked with a beautifying arsenal of Aveda potions, tinctures, and serums, the pampering professionals at Pure Salon and Spa work their stylish sorcery with a panoply of spruce-up services. Give harried hair a comprehensive diagnostic during a 15-minute complimentary consultation, in which a stylist can help identify damaged spots, frayed ends, and cryptic scalp crop circles. Pure's scissor twirlers twist through expert cuts (starting at $27 for women, $18 for men) and color placements (starting at $75) using Aveda plant- and mineral-packed treatments. Aesthetes seeking skin salvation can unfurl new face flags with a 60-minute Elemental Nature facial ($60) or melt beneath trained tendon thumps during a 60-minute Elemental Nature massage ($60), which is customized to each client’s kneading needs. One-hour massages can also undergo an Eastern upgrade with the chakra-balance add-on ($20), which realigns energies and lumbar shock absorbers with Indian aromas and deep-tissue tenderizing.
Professional stylist and color expert Christine knows that hairstyles have to happen every day, not just at the salon. She finds it unfortunate that many stylists whip up hair into chic, fashionable looks only to leave clients befuddled the next morning when they try to replicate them. That’s why Christine administers fashion, bridal, and stylized cuts that clients can wear every day. To keep newly acquired styles looking shipshape for as long as possible, she treats hair with deep conditioner to strengthen and fortify locks against the elements and colors hair using products without damaging ammonia ingredients.
A licensed aesthetician and massage therapist, Michelle Duncan lends her name and her spa skills to Michelle Duncan Skin Care & Massage. There, she offers a wide range of services and specializes in nonsurgical face-lifts, LED therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, electroporation, and deep-tissue massage.
Doctor of Chiropractic Det James is a firm believer in the body's natural healing power. That is why he founded Geist Chiropractic nearly two decades ago, and why he continues to eschew drugs and surgery in favor of getting to the root of patients' problems with multidisciplinary chiropractic care. Alongside Dr. Urvi Vyas, Dr. James complements his spinal adjustments with massage therapy, exercise counseling, and nutritional counseling.
The earth-toned office fosters a feeling of calm by avoiding bright lights and loud machines. Treatment rooms are stocked with special adjusting tables for infants, children, and pregnant women, allowing the chiropractors to rid bodies of subluxations for more comfortable pregnancies and less crotchety childhoods.
Ceez, the owner of Ceez Genesis Salon, doesn't believe in fitting in. Instead, she stands out from the crowd and helps her clients do the same. She adopted this perspective from her grandmother and nurtured it by becoming a model, a makeup artist, and a mentor for the young style mavens who've crossed her path. After a stint on the West Coast, she returned to her Indiana stomping grounds to found a salon that helps clients from all cultures flaunt their inner beauty on the outside. Here, four stylists and a master barber shear and color locks as an aesthetician performs facials with ilike products made from organic, handpicked fruits, veggies, and herbs. Staffers also tend to brows and beards by removing unwanted hair and pesky dandelion patches.