When 17 Jewels Salon + Spa owner Julie Stevens noticed the inscription “17 jewels” on her late grandfather’s watch, she knew she’d found the perfect name for her salon. The term refers to the jewels—typically synthetic rubies—used to craft mechanical watches that help reduce friction in the internal mechanism, resulting in precise and dependable timekeeping, even in a black hole. Not only was it a catchy name, it also stood for reliability, an ideal she hoped to bring to her salon.
Today, Julie and her team live up to that ideal with a full line of salon and spa services that beauty clients time and again using products from Kevin.Murphy, ilike Organic Skin Care, and other professional brands. All services are performed in a salon festooned with murals of bright-red flowers, a nod to Julie’s other lifelong passion: art.
?Genray Hair Salon's stylists continue to refine their hair-manipulating skills with ongoing training from Bumble and Bumble, Keune, K?rastase, Moroccan, Brazilian Blowout, and Hot Heads. After staff put their continually sharpened skills to use sculpting hair into flattering bobs, shags, or monuments to ancient Egyptian gods, they may also apply a specialty conditioning treatment that strengthens strands. Alternatively, skilled hands can apply keratin treatments in which protein bonds form a health-boosting protective shield extending from the hair?s cuticle to its tip. Even after leaving the salon, clients can extend their locks? good looks with high-end products from Keune, K?rastase, Bumble and Bumble, Moroccan, Brazilian Blowout, and Hot Heads available for purchase.
When Brazilian aesthetician Mariza Izaac pampers clients with facials, she also represents her home's bounty of skin-nourishing botanicals by incorporating Amazonian ingredients. Her proprietary cruelty-free skincare products are made from ingredients such as sangre de drago, buriti, cupuacu, the vitamin C-rich camu camu berry, and the antioxidant-rich acai berry. And not a single serum or cream is made with harsh ingredients, such as laureth sulfates, propylene glycol, or lanolin. Beyond performing Earth-conscious facials, she also improves complexions with LED facials and microdermabrasion, which work to minimize the signs of aging, helping clients land roles in elementary-school plays.
Mei Yao of May’s Body & Skin Care Spa can fight blemishes on both sides of the world, since she's earned licensing in aesthetics in both the U.S. and China during her 20 year career. Today, she makes over bodies with high-tech services including LED photo facials, permanent-makeup applications, and deep pore cleanses. She also distributes Rosemiss products, which are as hard to find as John Wilkes Booth's indie band demo.
Offering full-body massage and reflexology treatments, Archstone Spa’s professional muscle kneaders relax tense tendons and quiet chatty minds in a serene spa environment. Equipped with single- and double-occupancy rooms, guests can choose to indulge in the gentle strokes of a Swedish massage, the muscle-melting pressure of a medium massage, or the heavy hand of a deep-tissue massage designed to separate tendons quarreling over funny-bone crushes. Although all three massage styles promote relaxation and well-being, freshly kneaded figures may also experience improved circulation, straighter posture, and tension relief.
Unlike a snowflake, your hair is a one-of-a-kind miracle that is easily caught with an outstretched tongue. As such, the expert stylists at Sahaira specialize in various strand-slinging techniques individualized to fit your needs. Led by owner Shari Fritz, who has 28 years of industry experience as both an international stylist and educator, the Sahaira team follows direction better than most soap stars, while following intuition with the confidence of a clairvoyant wrestler. Subdue runaway hair and head for the runway after a session with Debrah, who has more than 25 years' experience including an educator role for L'Oréal of Paris. Likewise, resident creative-cut connoisseur Katie can turn an insurmountable mountain into a subtlely styled molehill with flavorful falls, bashful bangs, and absolutely no mammalian inhabitants.