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.
An Aveda salon, Purity Hair Design boasts a trained staff that attends to clients’ beauty needs with a comprehensive list of nail and hair services. Customers undergoing dramatic cuts or quick bang trims settle into lime-green salon chairs, where Aveda’s line of plant-based products nourish strands beneath the glow of hanging lamps. At the makeup station, aestheticians enhance natural beauty or hide natural gills by sweeping on Beyond Minerals products. Nail technicians invigorate toes with the seasonal pedicures’ rotating list of ingredients and top nails with Shellac gel for up to two weeks of chip-free color.
Donna Lussier got into the skincare business 21 years ago to help busy women like herself attain and maintain healthy, radiant complexions. The owner and licensed aesthetician of Belle Images Skincare is especially adamant about countering the physical signs of aging caused by stress, poor diet, sickness, or excessive time travel. She goes above and beyond one-time facials or microdermabrasion treatments to help clients maintain their results by implementing manageable and effective skincare regimens using botanical products enriched with vitamins, essential oils, and hydroxy acids. Donna is also experienced in oncology aesthetics, which address the specific needs of cancer patients.
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At Symetry Hair Design Studio, clients sip complimentary tea and coffee while surfing free WiFi to find examples of the cut they want. “I wanted the salon to be relaxing and inviting, and I think we’ve achieved that,” says owner Marilyn, whose 30 years of industry experience informs her leadership of the studio’s three other stylists, a trio that adds another 35 years of collective experience to the studio.During services, these stylists snip locks into classic styles or dabble in avant-garde ‘dos, employing Goldwell hair color to add blond highlights or tint hair the shade of lime that aliens interpret to mean “do not incinerate.” The studio’s aestheticians also wax away unwanted fuzz, and they brighten nails with OPI polish before formal arm-wrestling contests with the queen.
At Sunrise Tanning, tanners slide into one of five different Soltron beds, which imbue hides with a light, sun-kissed color, a rich, dark hue, and everything in between. The staff also accommodates those seeking sunless tans with the Playboy Pro spray system, a hand-applied spray tan that gives clients a natural-looking glow in five minutes. To further enhance appearances, it also offers lash extensions and teeth-whitening services.
Unlike baking under UV lamps, being spritzed with Island Mist Tanning’s aloe-based tanning solution moisturizes skin, takes only five minutes, and keeps bodies bronze for up to two weeks. Plus, its organic airbrush tan ensures an even, natural-looking coat. The shop also offers mobile tanning and party packages, as well as products such as vegan bronzer.