After a free beauty consultation, the three tonsorial virtuosos at this Plainfield salon, located near the Metropolis Mall, can energize tired tresses with a cut ($28–$40) and 10-minute custom color ($55–$75) that complement a client's personal style. Shaggy heads can also opt for a 90-minute Brazilian Blowout, in which the loving embrace of special proteins will soothe the hair shaft's worries and cares, as well as its frizziness, for up to three months.
In every private tanning room at Sun Spot, a shelf and hangers ensconce clothes and satchels. Shoes flop to the floor next to comfortable seating, slipping from the feet of patrons adjusting the volume on personal AM/FM stereos-CD players before the UV bed coaxes out melanin. The UV beds range across six levels of tanning power and sport adjustable body fans so guests can stay cool or find an excuse to redesign the north wing of a house of cards. A parade of clients wanders from VersaSpa booths, which darken skin with a bronzing elixir infused with custom color and moisturizer designed to hide the effects of aging. Slipping out past swaying bamboo plants, visitors pass beneath infrared slimming machines and glass shelves that brim with a rainbow of sun-luring lotions from Norvell and Devoted Creations.
After stylists Cathy Sturm and Angi Snodgrass opened their salon, they dubbed it the Cass & Company Salon to foreground the importance of their entire team. The tight-knit crew, designated level 4 to level 1 stylists, hone their techniques at workshops held across the country and even teach new talent on site.
Within the chic space, the stylists cut, color, and retexturize locks, fortifying strands with helpings of earth-friendly Aveda or Gage for Men products. They do their work next to the salon’s vibrant tangerine walls and under a ceiling lofty enough to allow someone to fly a kite beneath it. Elsewhere in the salon, nail technicians perform thorough manicures, and massage therapists administer deep-tissue massages in private rooms.
The research staff at 7E—a medical-aesthetic company that prides itself on skincare innovations—designs noninvasive treatments that combat the effects of aging and bolster all-over wellness. Once staff members have perfected a solution, they share the fruits of their labors with clients at 7E Fit Spa. One of these many fruits is the Torc Plus, an FDA-approved body-contouring machine that works to deplete inches and bulk up muscles in bodies through electrical stimulation. The spa’s noninvasive face-lifts tighten visages while evening out skin tone, reducing puffiness, and increasing circulation, and saunas detoxify the body and relax clients with infrared heat shoplifted from the equator.
Cosmedic Lazer Medspa's team of technicians utilizes Candela's GentleLase Pro to deliver a range of aesthetic treatments. The laser's chilled tip keeps skin cool, comfortable, and unmoved by romantic comedies as its beams traverse patients' skin, removing hair and reducing wrinkles and sun spots. Located within a sleek, modern space, the spa also draws on its host clinic's medical expertise to create customized weight-loss programs.
Euphoria Spa and Wellness Center offers a double whammy of beauty and well-being services, with everything from haircare and facials to massages, and prenatal support. At the center's specialty women's boutique, breast-cancer survivors and patients can shop for specialty bras, camisoles, and swimwear, as well as wigs, scarves, and turbans for women dealing with medical hair loss. Euphoria's trained staff members can assist women in all stages of treatment or recovery with specialty fittings and other products to meet their needs.