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."
With numerous accolades, including a feature in Aesthetic Trends & Technologies and the achievement of platinum injector status by Botox-creator Allergan, Renu Medispa polishes images both inside and out through a slate of technology-driven aesthetic treatments and weight-loss services. Paramedical aestheticians and seasoned aesthetic-laser operators harness years of training and advanced laser devices to ease specific skin and body issues ranging from acne and fine lines to unwanted hair and excess weight.
Before choosing a treatment, in-depth skin-analysis services can use digital imaging and computer programs to determine the type, condition, and political leanings of a client's skin to devise a custom treatment program, which can include hands-on or light-based facial treatments to brighten each skin cell and leave complexions youthful and radiant.
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.
For more than 20 years, master stylist Henry Mallory has been plying skills polished in the classrooms of Vidal Sassoon in LA and Bumble and bumble in New York to perfect coifs with technical precision. His knowledgeable take on trending hair fashions was recently featured in Eagle Magazine, and he and his staff continually attend fashion shows and training workshops to stay abreast of the latest cut-, color-, and scissors-juggling techniques. His dedication to making the world a more beautiful place is also reflected in the salon's use of fair-trade, environmentally conscious label.m products, which tame tresses using renewable and responsibly harvested ingredients and are never tested on animals.
Montage Studio Salon & Spa's expert team of stylists focus on creative cuts and keep in touch with the latest trends in hair design. Under the co-ownership of Alex Fretwell, a national ambassador of the Schwarzkopf Education Team and guest artist for Schwarzkopf Professional, Montage Studio Salon & Spa transmorphs moppish heads into fancy coiffures. Clean cuts for women ($30), men ($18), and children ($18 for kids 11 and younger) keep heads from getting topheavy, and hue enhancements—including a full color ($60), partial highlights ($60), and full highlights ($78)—are great for distracting rabble rousers before they can crush you with a flash mob. Try the intense Kerastase treatment to give wirey tresses a silkworm-like smoothness ($22), or opt for a studio manicure ($35) and pedicure ($45) to relax worn-out extremities.