The talented staff of stylists and aestheticians at Ahead of the Curve provides customers with a variety of top-notch beautification services. Peruse a variety of quality hair, nail, and skin products from Kenra, American Crew, Biolage, and OPI before spiffing up noodle nests with a women’s ($25) or men’s ($17) haircut. Add a dash of color to grayscale mop tops with a single-color process ($50), or prepare for a special occasion with a classy updo ($40), which will certainly make a better impression than last year’s trendy cat hat made of a single, live, disgruntled cat. Melt away stress like a pocketful of popsicles with a one-hour massage ($50), or pamper finger and toe shingles with a manicure ($20) and express pedicure ($30).
Each massage uses light or medium pressure to loosen knots and alleviate stress. The smooth, gliding strokes ease muscle tension and promote relaxation, easing overworked muscles and melting tension into a conveniently positioned bucket. An effective treatment for stress reduction and the improvement of blood circulation, Swedish massage also relieves anxiety, depression, and trauma resulting from having a quarter painfully extracted from your ear by a street magician.
Certified Rolfer Alex Mott employs the soft-tissue manipulation and holistic techniques of Rolfing to heal and revitalize bodies. Mott’s one-hour session introduces clients to the fundamental aspects of Rolfing, which is typically performed over the course of 10 weekly 75- to 90-minute sessions to immerse bodies in a gradual healing process. The mind- and body-oriented therapy is customized to the particular needs of the individual by augmenting the body’s alignment and posture, easing chronic pain and stress, and improving athletic performance. An educative healing system, Rolfing teaches clients about the way their bodies move, enabling them to utilize the therapy’s foundational principles in daily life and nightly sleep-skateboarding incidents.
As an Aveda concept salon, Urbane specializes in transforming weathered soul sacks into fetching fleshoskeletons with a wide range of quality salon and spa services. Stash away the tubs of butter, and instead moisturize frontispieces with the 30-minute elemental nature facial ($45+), before spiffing up finger shingles with a French manicure ($27+) that also includes a hand massage and cuticle care. Out-of-control sleepwalkers can snip out fist-sized clumps of bubble gum with a haircut and style ($23–$45), while speed-seeking daredevils can get a leg up on local soapbox races with a streamlining brow or upper lip waxing ($13+).
Oasis Massage and Spa offers a wide range of soothing massages and rejuvenating facials in an aesthetically peaceful spa atmosphere. During a 60-minute massage ($63), the mitten fillers of a master massage therapist will skate smooth circles and figure eights on back surfaces, boosting circulation, oxygenating muscles, and promoting peacefulness with your choice of technique. Battle pockets of pressure with a deep-tissue massage, rejuvenate muscles with a sports massage, and expose bodies to blissful relaxation without taking a dip in a hot tub of Silly String thanks to a Swedish massage. Each 60-minute facial ($65) sheds complexion-battering layers of dead skin while polishing mugs with services such as a chemical peel, an anti-aging facial, and a thoroughly masculine men’s face treatment. Relax while treating fleshoskeletons to some overdue pampering with today’s stress-blasting Groupon.