The gurus at Colorific Hair Color Salon believe that in order to successfully transform looks, you need a plan. Before any strands shift hues, a director colorist meets with new clients to craft an attack strategy based on their hair type, facial features, and desire to camouflage themselves in a field of wheat. A dedicated technician then custom blends a mix of Schwarzkopf color products, deftly painting and using foils to create the desired look.
Although their products are high quality and their services are indulgent, Colorific’s crew keeps costs low. To do this, they let patrons blow-dry and finish their own look at a self-styling station. But for those seeking a full-service salon day, they also offer precision cuts, styling lessons, and makeup applications using the natural, preservative-free bareMinerals line by Bare Escentuals.
Earth Mama Esthetics owner and aesthetician Karen Ley understands that the success of a skincare regimen hinges on the quality of the ingredients, which is why she stocks her spa exclusively with Dermalogica skincare products. As a Dermalogica certified skin therapist, Karen and her staff nourish and hydrate faces with three client-customized facials, a custom chemical peel, and microdermabrasion treatments. Robe-clad men and women can also partake in full-body waxing and ear piercing using Studex products.
The interior at this strip-mall spa is likewise changed with warm red and cream hues; four newly built and remodeled treatment rooms filled with high-quality aesthetic machines greets guests with the promise of imminent transformation.
For more than a decade, the technicians at Spray of Sunshine have been safely darkening skin using FDA-approved airbrush-tanning techniques. During 30-minute airbrush-tanning sessions, techs spray micromists of DHA bronzer, which bonds to skin to produce the appearance of a natural, even tan without the labors of lounging on a beach chair strapped to a sun-bound rocket. Tans typically last up to 10 days, depending on upkeep and maintenance practices.
The efficient tanning team can also perform mobile services at the home or office. The technicians arrive with all necessary equipment, carefully coating bodies in bathrooms or garages to avoid giving tans to already-entitled housecats.
Zen Salon & Spa offers an array of hair- and skincare services for patrons looking to spruce up and pamper their head and body coverings. Professional stylists can shear and shape customers' tresses (starting at $40 for women, $26 for men), add hues to 'dos (starting at $50 for single-process color), or apply moisturizing and protein treatments (starting at $20 each). Zen’s skilled waxers can target unwanted fuzz on brows (starting at $14), bikini lines ($36), and aging strawberries. During the spa's 30-minute express facial, an epidermis expert aims to refresh faces on the fly with a deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, and mini massage (starting at $40).
Before learning how to heal her body and mind, Cathy Baldwin was overweight, in constant pain, and on the path to heart disease. But after discovering herbal supplements and gaining a zest for fitness, she dropped 30 pounds (and several of the sacks of flour she’d been carrying around), chiseled her physique, and learned to coach others on their journey to a healthier state of being. Coach Cathy now counsels those coping with extra pounds and teaches them techniques that offer relief from ailments such as stress and pre-diabetic symptoms.