At Envy Hair Salon, services come without attitude as stylists work with clients to find a flattering style. Owner Nichole Vega creates a laidback environment, replete with neutral walls and wood-framed mirrors that reflect expert cuts and color treatments. Also included in their list of services are airbrush tanning and massage therapy.
Guests begin their restorative retreat at Market Square Wellness with a stress-relieving session in the luxurious sauna. Fifteen minutes in the Sunlighten sauna’s gentle infrared heat increases blood flow and circulation, allowing warmth-seekers to adopt the relaxed demeanor of a desert lizard without developing unhealthy green scales. A 15-minute foot scrub and a 30-minute facial make it possible to put the right face and best foot forward. Round out your retreat and bridge the head-to-toe divide with a cumulative, 60-minute massage that is catered to your muscular needs.
GBS Brows has carved out a niche for its four locations by offering beautification treatments not often found at other salons. While they certainly present standard fare such as facials, massages, and waxing, what sets them apart are their two other treatments; threading and henna tattoos. Threading, an alternative to traditional waxing, uses intertwined pieces of thread to remove and shape facial hair with increased precision. Their India-trained henna tattoo artists can create beautiful, often floral-inspired designs that typically last about two to four weeks, like most grade school plays. Each location's décor showcases its own type of elegance, but they all feature bright colors and pleasant flourishes such as plants and paintings.
With its high-energy throws and snarling taunts, televised wrestling definitely helps many participants let off steam. But in-between bouts, many wrestlers duck backstage to try another method of tension release: a massage with licensed therapist Ashley Liles. For years, Ashley has administered her practiced kneads to WWE wrestlers and other athletes, plying chronic sore spots with deep-tissue techniques. At Message By Massage, she applies similar expertise to non-sports clients as well, in the belief that massage can help anyone better understand their body's needs.
Olive walls and flickering candles set a calming scene inside her treatment room at Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness. There, she addresses aches with a variety of techniques and tools, including smooth, warm stones for hot-stone massages or cathartic rounds of tiddlywinks. On top of her regular duties, Ashley also travels offsite for volunteer work, including complimentary chair massages at health fairs, teachers' benefits, and other functions.
Unlike the playground game it takes its name from, Rock Paper Scissors Hair Salon has nothing to do with competition. Instead, the staff members—who have more than 35 years of combined experience—emphasize cooperation as they work closely with their clients to craft personalized looks with their extensive assortment of hair services. Inside the modern and sleek salon, in which red fixtures dangle like stalactites, the stylists work their magic with high-end products from Goldwell, L'Oréal, Simply Smooth, and Moroccanoil. The team also encourages clients to enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, wine, or their choice of a high-five or bear hug—but customers must supply the bear.
The personal trainers at Big Sky Fitness cut frustration from the range of emotions their clients experience. That's because their X-factor fitness system is grounded in science, ensuring that exercisers reach their goals if they stick to the regimen. Group fitness classes act as a helpful add-on to the personal-training sessions, as do nutritious shakes from the Shake Bar.
Though countless places will arm you with a beverage, TV remote, and free WiFi, not many will also give you a haircut. At Alexander’s For Hair, both men and women receive haircuts and color services amid a technologically savvy salon. Each styling station boasts its own television screen, and hairdryers dangle from the ceiling in direct defiance of gravity. Shelves in the lobby hold a selection of for-purchase products that the company vets to ensure their environmental friendliness.