The skilled scissor hands at HeadWaves transform tresses within a contemporary salon setting, using products such as Wella, Moroccanoil, Paul Mitchell, and Schwarzkopf. Before beginning, the master hair designers will perform an image consulting to foreshadow your future head foliage. Then, the savvy clippers give hair a careful cut to control its natural tendency to take the shape of the nearest animal. Those hankering for a heightened hue can opt for complementary highlights, which add luscious texture to locks. After the tress transformation, hair stylists will style hair and leave customers with a fancy ’do that attracts the attention of roommates, coworkers, and bald mannequins.
The five licensed massage therapists at Portal Bodyworks include a certified personal trainer, a Zumba instructor, a qi-gong specialist, a newspaper health-section editor, and an Ayurvedic practitioner. Members of the well-rounded team each bring their own flourishes to the massage table, where custom treatments begin with a predetermined modality—Swedish, pregnancy are adapted to best relieve a client's discomfort or tension. Aside from private-room table massages, Portal Bodyworks also offers walk-in chair massages in 15-minute increments, allowing clients to slip beneath a pair of soothing hands during lunch or while they are waiting for their drummer to finish a solo.
Under the watchful eye of medical director Dr. Mary Campbell-Fox, the physician's assistants, laser specialists, and aestheticians of Reflections Medical Spa revamp skin with advanced technologies and products. Using the Visia Complexion Analysis system, the staff performs a computerized evaluation of clients’ spots, wrinkles, and other blemishes to help customize a treatment plan. These plans may include the Cutera laser, which reduces the appearance of veins, unwanted hair, and wrinkles, or Aurora Precision Diamond Peel microdermabrasion, which sloughs off dead skin cells and penned phone numbers. Products from Jan Marini Skin Research, glo therapeutics, and glo minerals makeup further aid in improving the skin.
Head & Sole revitalizes the entire body, top to bottom, through services ranging from microdermabrasion facials to foot massages. Within a relaxing environment, aestheticians treat skin ailments such as wrinkles, acne, or rosacea, though the spa's specialty lies in treating our first point of contact to the earth—the feet. During reflexology treatments, massage therapists help ease tension in the body by focusing on specific points on the soles that correspond with specific organs, tissue, and body parts. Other times, they simply focus on reducing pain and tension in the foot itself, such as when athletes strain their heels after running a marathon or standing on a bed of coals.
Janette Poche is like a detective. With 21 years of investigative know-how, she ferrets out sources of tension and chronic pain with a trifecta of massage techniques—Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point. Just as each case is unique, Janette can blend these techniques at will according to the needs of each client, whether they are hoping to just relax, are recovering from an injury, or are prepping for an upcoming stint on a pogo stick. While she has a private massage studio within a nearby Pilates studio, she can take her operation on the road to clients' homes, offices, and campsites.