The massage therapists at Simply Stylin' Salon?take relaxation as their starting point. They female staff dispense their time in 60-minute chunks, dedicating the whole hour to a each client. More than a luxury, the stress-eradicating benefits of massage constitute an important part of a person's beauty regimen. "In order to get the most out of your massage, it's important to come in on a regular basis," says Jay Madson, the new owner of Simply Stylin' Salon. "Most clients wait too long or just come in when they are experiencing pain." Though it's a big part of the job, he and the staff say that pampering clients is only half of what he enjoys about his work. He also loves meeting new people and "making friends."
The staff of Panache Aveda Hair Studio & Day Spa is proud to be an Aveda Lifestyle spa?a name only bestowed on select spas that exemplify the Aveda company standards for professional services and refined beauty practices. Armed with Aveda's advanced haircare and skincare products, the seasoned specialists administer a variety of services, from soothing facials to chic haircuts to luxurious hot-stone massages. And during many of their decadent spa packages, they treat clients to freshly made lunches of sandwiches, wraps, and cheese trays in between massages, scrubs, and pedicures. The atmosphere at Panache reflects the studio's name, too. Inside, you'll find textured glass, a wall of stones chipped from the boulder of Sisyphus, and a circular tufted chair that sits boldly, defiantly, beneath a grand chandelier's quiver of purple-and-green icicles.
Committed to helping clients maintain both healthy and attractive selves, the staff also hosts regular fitness and yoga classes. Certified instructors lead the classes in a fully equipped studio behind the spa.
Todd Stewart, a seasoned stylist whose past includes a stint at Paramount Studios, leads a team of hairdressers that have each honed their skills through years spent in the industry and through a rigorous in-salon Skill Certification program. Tight-knit team members arm themselves with a multitude of high-quality products from brands that include Moroccanoil, Tigi, and Todd Stewart's signature line.
After a thorough consultation with each client, they go to work crafting new ’dos, freshening up current looks, or modeling manes after the customer’s favorite city skyline. Services range from basic cuts to the salon’s specialty color treatments, which are administered by Schwarzkopf-trained colorists.
The space at Studio Salon & Spa goes on forever??or so it would seem. Dozens of elegant mirrors span the avocado-hued walls, adding dimension to the cozy central room. There under miniature spotlights, stylists specialize in highlights and lowlights, adeptly transforming locks with advanced techniques such as ombre and baillage.
For the past 25 years, licensed cosmetologist Julia has helped thousands of her clients look their best. Inside Studio 233 Salon & Spa, she snips away split ends and crafts chic haircuts to prep customers for special occasions such as prom or the annual trip to the laundromat. She also expertly paints nails as clients relax amid pillows on a plush taupe banquette and soak their feet in green pedicure bowls.
Hair lacks the opposable thumbs to cut itself, but Cuttin' Loose picks up the slack with bold hair services. As natural light pours in through full-wall front windows, skilled stylists chisel out voluminous layers and gild locks with highlights. Guests may also solicit one of the salon's aestheticians for a swift facial wax or permanent makeup consultation.