Styling stations, pedicure chairs, and lounge areas pop up throughout Noir Salon & Spa's large studio amid sandstone accents and wall tones plucked from a pale dawn. The wall colors, like the products used during hair, skin, and body treatments, were chosen for their eco-friendly components as part of the salon's dedication to environmental responsibility. It is also a member of the Green Circle Salon Group, which promotes green salons and recycling. During each haircut, manicure, and foot massage, Noir specialists employ products free of toxic fillers that have never been tested on animals. As part of its commitment to environmental responsibility, the salon also conserves energy with low-energy lighting, automatic shutoff sensors, and hair clippers powered by their own appetite for stubble.
Determined to make their spa into a local escape for men and women, the team at European Flair Hair & Spa fosters a tranquil environment where skin, hair, and nail treatments join with massage therapy to soothe from the inside out. Using only salon-trusted products such as Paul Mitchell, Moroccanoil, and ammonia-free Chi Ionic Permanent Shine, stylists' access to superior tools gives them greater range and depth when styling and treating tresses. In further executing the spa's philosophy of personal gratification, registered massage therapists balm clients with massages that make muscle fibres sing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet.
Most popular service: Reflexology
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Pro Tip: Come in and relax.
Q&A with Cheryl Sandiford, Certified Reflexology Practitionner
What?s your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part is seeing clients walk out feeling better than they did when they came in. Because reflexology can effect people in different ways, I have seen some clients become energized and eager to take on the world, while others relax completely and fall asleep in my office. When clients leave happy and ready to tackle their next task?knowing they are ready?that's complete satisfaction for me.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I have always had a passion for helping people. To be able to do it without medication and using only my hands was an added bonus. Seeing people feel better is
gratifiying. Knowing that I am part of the "feeling better process" is what fuels the passion.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Reflexology is a great way to feel better without medication. However, if your doctor has prescribed medication for you to take, I do not interfere with it. Reflexology is great for backaches, asthma, sinus issues, and maintaining a general sense of well-being.
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