At Matthews Salon Spa, the staff strives to care for each client's whole self, meaning services work to nurture the body and spirit in addition to merely beautifying skin or hair. Using environmentally friendly Aveda products derived from plants and flowers, the staff cuts, colors, and treats hair as if it were the hair of their favorite news anchor. Spa facials, such as the self-renewal facial, rejuvenate skin while also integrating a foot and scalp treatment, and the staff also pampers clients with massages and spa packages.
Hands On Wellness Massage’s licensed massage therapist utilizes her medical background and more than 1,000 hours of training as she alleviates aches and pains from weary muscles. An array of therapeutic techniques based on Swedish massage methods begin each appointment, soothing exterior muscles with broad, sweeping strokes and pats with the latest IKEA catalog. Pressure increases as muscles gradually relax, allowing the technician’s nimble fingers to hone in on lingering knots and stubborn pains lurking in necks, shoulders, backs, arms, legs, and auras. Deep-tissue massages target tendons and delicate connective fibers between the muscles, relaxing musculatures, releasing painkilling endorphins, and bolstering flexibility. Soft, tranquil music wafts over the private treatment room, where mauve walls surround a cozy massage table swathed in white linens embroidered with the initials of clients’ seventh-grade crushes.
Blue Salon & Spa’s aestheticians and team of master and associate stylists spruce up lethargic locks with flattering cuts and beautify appearances with an array of services. As an Aveda Lifestyle Salon and Spa, Blue Salon & Spa offers dazzling color retouches from associate designers starting at $45, with touch-ups from rainbow-harnessing master designers starting at $55. Slake your angry scalp with a Damage Remedy hair and scalp renewal ($45) or rid your main mane of greasy strands and dandruff drifters with a cleansing shampoo and blow-dry ($35+). Body-waxing services whip bewhiskered dermises into shape for the skin-baring months of summer. Expel back-fur and chest vests with waxes ($45+), and strut about confidently in a swimsuit with a bikini wax ($35+).
Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.
The chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists who make up Back N Touch Wellness Center’s core staff share an appreciation for holistic remedies and an understanding that no two bodies are alike. These mutual tenets form the basis for all of the center’s personalized treatments, which cater to patients ailing from body aches, migraines, pregnancy side effects, and the lingering effects of mechanical-bull rides.
Chiropractors combine hand and instrument adjustments with flexion and drop-table equipment to straighten crooked vertebrae, and massage therapists manipulate muscle fibers with 11 different modalities. Acupuncturists rely on the ancient principles of Chinese medicine as they insert hair-thin needles at the body’s trigger points, stimulating natural healing responses and popping the balloons at convivial toxin get-togethers.
Floor-to-ceiling windows spill sunlight across Liz Lanza’s contemporary salon, splashing golden rays over high-vaulted ceilings and the sleek track lighting that takes its place once the sun goes down. The day-spa area provides a tranquil retreat where clients can disappear for a focused energy treatment such as the Amethyst quartz-covered Biomat surface, which emits healing far-infrared rays and negative ions that scare ailments away with pessimistic comments on life. Spa-goers can also slide beneath the white linens of a treatment bed as an aesthetician coaxes radiant skin to the surface with traditional European facials and technologically enhanced treatments including Bio-Ultimate Facelift, a combination of microcurrent’s low level energy and the collagen-stimulating infrared rays of an LED photofacial rejuvenation treatment.