The team of licensed beauty mages at Maximum Image Salon & Day Spa conjures elegant countenances and easy confidence with a slew of skin-care services. Hour-long European facials focus on flooding arid skinscapes with moisture to deeply cleanse, gently exfoliate, and prevent the type of feature-sliding erosion that plagued so many Picasso models. Inside the warm, pumpkin-hued treatment rooms, clarifying steam, a cleanse, a mask, extractions, a gentle massage with skin-care products, and decollete work coax clogged pores to finally release grime hidden deep within the dermal layer, imbuing faces with a fresh, clean, trustworthy glow. An arm massage rounds out the treatment. Clients should plan to arrive 15 minutes early in order to have time to suit up in a fluffy robe, lounge on the lobby's leather couch with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea, and exchange hair-styling secrets with the waiting room's thick shag area rug.
In each of Elements Therapeutic Massage's private treatment rooms, dim lighting and soft music complement the scents of oils or lotions as licensed massage therapists brandish their body-focused expertise. The professionals ply tension from muscles with a variety of modalities, including Swedish, prenatal, and sports massage, which uses focused pressure and stretching techniques to ease pain stemming from field injuries or from bench-pressing sports writers. To customize therapies to every patient, Elements' unique level system outlines four tiers of massage pressure to help clients to more easily communicate with their therapists about their preference for a light relaxation massage or a firmer, deeper treatment.
A decade of practice has strengthened the skills of Joshua Stockton, the namesake therapist behind Rejuvenation Massage Therapy by Joshua. He customizes his Swedish and deep-tissue treatments to each client in packages that last 60, 70, or 90 minutes. To make the experience both restorative and pleasant, Joshua strives to make the setting for his massages as relaxing as a nap on a boat in the middle of Lake Tranquility.
At Derma Spa, an experienced staff of talon tamers pampers hands and feet into a state of buttery bliss. Hands get unharried with a signature manicure, which begins with an exfoliation of the feelers and forearms before a dip into a clay or paraffin mask leaves them silky and unrecognizable to bruised, vengeful pluots. Next, the talented techs dispatch cracked cuticles and cleanse and shape the nails before painting and polishing your phalange tips in any of the yet-conceptualized colors. Toes are similarly treated to a tip touch-up, starting with an aromatherapy soak and mask designed to soften skin and remove smell lines, and a foot massage preps pads to reassume their roles as loyal leaf crunchers. Afterward, toes will be likewise treated with a shaping, polishing, and painting, and stubborn calluses are callously banished to dermal oblivion.
The skilled team at Karen Allen Aveda Salon & Spa cares for clients with skincare, hair, and nailcare services that promote inner and outer beauty in an atmosphere that celebrates wellness, diversity, and laughter. The salon operates under the Aveda umbrella, tending to clients with products known for their high-quality, plant-derived ingredients.
Guided by socially conscious principles for more than 30 years, Aveda produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular gorgeous-makers such as shampure shampoo and witch-hazel hair spray deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded, earthly beauty with eco-friendly packaging, cradling ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.
AJ’s Spa Millennium has more than its extensive menu of services to thank for being named one of Fox 8's top 20 Cleveland-area day spas in 2010. The all-purpose salon and spa earned that distinction due in large part to its dedicated team of beauticians. Though they wield their scissors, brushes, and facial scrubs as effectively as anyone, the beauticians share an even more important skill: they know how to strike a perfect balance between their own input and their clients’ individual preferences.
Skilled stylists utilize relaxers and Nioxin hair-strengthening treatments to reinvent 'dos, and aestheticians keep waxing treatments thankfully brief—full Brazilians clock in at an average of only 15 minutes. But they take their time administering 1 of 15 facials, allowing clients to relax under specialty masks infused with seaweed and nourishing minerals. The spa's new collection of aromatherapy scents—which includes champagne and rose, wild honey, and grandpa—soothes the senses during massages, scrubs, and mani-pedis.
Tammy Nguyen knows both business and beauty. She is a trained permanent-makeup artist, nail tech, and NovaLash eyelash extensionist who holds a business administration and marketing degree. With her eye for aesthetics and her entrepreneurial know-how, she and her husband have grown their beautifying industry into three different salon-spas, including Millennium Nail and Day Spa.
Named in the 2012 Best of Tallahassee list by Tallahassee Magazine, Millennium Nail and Day Spa creates a tranquil environment amid a spacious facility draped in chic neutral tones and plush, black leather chairs. Beneath decorative archways, guests file into the salon area, where stylists at three levels—ranked by their years of experience and ability to cut hair by summoning razor-billed auks—revamp 'dos with defrizzing Global Keratin treatments and Opti.smooth hot or cold relaxers. From four private treatment rooms, soft music fills the air as aestheticians brighten complexions with Pevonia skincare products and skin-type-specific facials. Meanwhile, massage therapists ease aches and pains using nine modalities enhanced by hot stones and bamboo sticks.
For clients awaiting their appointments, the spa keeps stacks of current magazines on hand and offers complimentary water, coffee, and soda. Those wanting more of a bite to their beverage can wander over to the spa's nail bar, where staff pour glasses of wine and beer for a small fee. Nearby, clients relax beneath an arched ceiling painted to look like the sky as technicians knead hands and feet with caviar and retinol-infused treatments before decorating nails with OPI polishes, Axxium gel, and foil nail art.