Salon Zen’s experienced stylists wipe away stress with myriad relaxation-inducing treatments and revamp looks with a host of hair services. Scissor wielders conduct personalized consultations before tailoring haircuts to suit lifestyles, preferences, and face shapes. Guests kick back during pampering sessions that include comforting spa mani-pedis or facials, and waxing services unburden follicles of having to support deadbeat hair that refuses to pay rent.
Ashley Baker’s smile reaches all the way to her eyes. And she’s just one of the beaming employees who might greet you at Moxie Shop. As sunny as its staff, Moxie combines color and contemporary design in its decor—a lime-green couch, pink-and-white chairs, and vibrant flowers brighten the waiting area. Once clients have moved on to their respective salon stations, stylists use Bumble and bumble products to jazz up hair, PCA Skin and FarmHouse Fresh to reinvigorate skin, and gentle wax to shape brows and turn patrons into giant candles.
The Middle Path unties knots from tightened muscles, combining different therapies to pamper stressed-out clients with a twofold massage. The 90-minute treatment starts with a full hour of Swedish-style massage, during which the practitioner kneads out bodily tension using a technique inspired by the ancient practice of meticulously rolling meatballs. For the remaining 30 minutes, a trained, experienced therapist conducts energy-facilitation techniques, lavishing attention on specific muscle areas sore from overuse, sports, or break dancing on a floor of marbles. The session, designed to help relax the body, loosen stiff joints, and soothe the nervous system, leaves guests feeling rejuvenated from head to toe.
Chimaera Massage's cadre of talented massage therapists knead sore muscles and unknot tangled connective tissue inside private candlelit rooms with bubbling fountains and relaxing music. Guests snuggle face-first into a plush massage table and zone out as the therapist presses tense bodies with gentle Swedish-massage strokes that can relieve muscular tension and promote blood flow. The deep-tissue massage, with its stronger strokes and intense pressure, can work out the tightest knots and toughest differential equations. A custom blend of sunflower, apricot-kernel, and sweet-almond massage oils reduces friction, and massage-accompanying aromatherapy invigorates the senses with such soothing scents as chamomile, ginger, and lavender.
One tiny brushstroke at a time, the Shellac polish is applied to each nail. Immediately, it does double duty, keeping nails nice and shiny and protecting keratin sheets from chips and scratches caused by building too many sand castles in the zen garden. The beauty pros at traspa also make their clients’ bodies shine with the removal of unwanted hair or take out the extra sheen on mugs during oil-blasting facials.
Take Five's talented stylists have been serving up beautiful platters of hairstyle since 1993 from their salon near the University of Oklahoma. Their scissors have dipped into the head-threads of folks from every imaginable walk of life, be they style-fixated fashionistas or befuddled Flubber-inventing professors. Once they've gotten your noodle-nest moist and tender with the help of top-of-the-line Aveda-brand products, Take Five will carve the locks of lords, ladies, and ladies' men into a new look that swivels necks and fatally distracts bomb defusers.