Kitty Vink brings more than two decades of beauty experience to her work at Le Cheval Day Spa. As owner of this full-service oasis, she is well acquainted with skincare techniques, laser hair removal, and permanent cosmetics. It was on an educational trip to Hong Kong that she learned about the Chinese footbath—a 20-minute herbal steep followed by a 10-minute massage. This luxurious treatment can be found on the spa's extensive menu, which also includes ear candling, teeth whitening, and mani-pedis.
Personal trainers Andrew Decker and Matthew Thorton co-own TitanUp Fitness, aiming to provide their clients with an intimate studio experience that emphasizes individual attention in a group setting. Their classes include cardio weight training, intense boot-camp-style classes with elements from the Navy Seal training program, and power vinyasa yoga. The fitness duo also specializes in women's toning, building lean muscle, and fat loss.
Compliments by Sherry & Co. Inc. is in the business of making problems disappear. Unwanted frizz and curls disappear during Brazilian Blowouts. Unwanted bikini, leg, and facial hair disappear during waxing sessions. And unwanted length is chopped off during haircuts that range from classic to cutting-edge. The staff also jazzes up plain nails with colorful polish and smoothes knotted muscles with relaxing massages.
A kaleidoscope of color circles the senses at Nails.com. Inside the cozy salon, walls and manicure stations are lined with 500 shiny bottles of polish boasting pigments from red and green to gold, fuchsia, and glitter. Customers select the polish of the dreams, and nail technicians doll up their digits with deftly applied designs and flashy nail art. Their indulgent mani-pedis include everything you'd expect from a pampering service, as well as extras such as aqua leaf soaks, honey and milk exfoliation, and arm massages. To complement eye-catching nails, the salon also offers waxing and eyelash extensions.
At Taj Salon, experienced stylist Mandy revamps hair with vogue cuts and coloring. A 1–2 hour trip to the salon begins with a shampoo to eliminate built-up oil and dirt, readying the hair for a new 'do. Mandy then snips and layers cuts into desired lengths and styles, shaping manes into historically accurate tributes to Marie Antoinette's most-worn wig. To add a touch of dimension to hairscapes, clients can opt for partial highlights. After the hair overhaul, skilled hands blow-dry manes to transform them into ready-to-wear styles and to ensure they don't catch cold upon exiting the salon. As patrons step onto the salon's wood flooring, they are surrounded in elegance with gleaming gold walls and gothic columns softly lit by chandelier light.
Thoughtful touches are laced throughout Therapy Boutique and Nail Salon’s services. Private nail stations are outfitted with ergonomic chairs to ensure bodies are just as relaxed as hands and feet during mani-pedis. Massages accompany certain manicures, and Shellac polish protects nails from chips and scratches for weeks. The nail technicians even offer acrylic nails to cover weak or extra-shy nails.
The stylists and aestheticians at Salon Envy & Boutique beautify men and women in a recently opened studio that has been featured in the Lodi News-Sentinel. Hairdressers wrap tresses in highlight foil and entwine feather extensions, while nail techs shield claws behind vibrant coats of polish useful for distracting competition during cat's-cradle matches. Pendulous lights hang from the salon's high ceilings as earth tones surround guests in a soothing expanse. Clients can also peruse jewelry, clutch purses, and Juicy Couture bags in Salon Envy's boutique.