Named Best Salon and Best Spa in the 2012 Daily Press Readers' Choice Awards, Shear Style Salon and Spa pampers guests within the confines of its orange-ochre walls. Stylists such as senior coif crafter Lauren Frogge revamp bedraggled ‘dos into on-trend tresses during cut, color, and retexturing appointments that use top-shelf products from Moroccanoil and label.m. Stylists can professionally apply makeup or rearrange strands into stunning updos for guests heading to a special occasion such as a wedding or high-school reunion.
Meanwhile, the spa aims to repeat its 2012 success with a slate of skin and massage services. Geared toward addressing specific epidermal grievances, treatments include a colloidal oatmeal facial that ups the skin’s lipid count to stave off dryness, as well as photorejuvenation, which marshals light beams and NASA-developed technology to reintroduce even, fetching skin to world-weary visages or especially beloved hairless cats.
Hairdressers at Shear Touch Salon & Spa polish hair with cuts, color, and highlights. Whether adding a few sun-kissed strands or completely overhauling looks with all-over color, their goal is to have every client walk out of the salon with a bounce in their step. The team of experienced stylists includes Christina Jenkins?a creative stylist with more than a decade of experience, beginning with a vocational program at New Horizons. Christina can transform her clients' looks, paying special attention to layers, texture, and personalized color.
At Painted Bare Spa Lounge, technicians pamper hands and feet with eco-friendly and designer products from brands such as China Glaze, OPI, and CND Shellac. The signature manicure exfoliates hands to soften skin before hot towels wick away the scrub to reveal skin as smooth as a con man dunked in butter. During the pedicure, a sea-soak and an exfoliating treatment exile calluses, and an aromatic mediterranean mask moisturizes skin. Both signature manicures and pedicures conclude with a soothing massage and a polish application drawn from a selection of fashionable hues, sparkling colors, and orphaned rainbows. The Shellac manicure massages fingers and palms with almond-butter oil before technicians slick fast-drying Shellac polish onto nails. The polish then cures and strengthens under a UV lamp so that it can last up to two weeks without chips or nicks.
Tabitha Stubbs never expected to find her calling in massage therapy. She started as a complete novice, but as she became versed in the practice, she discovered that massage was her true passion. Now a certified massage therapist, Tabitha loves to work with her hands, letting the healing powers of massage flow through her in the same way that basketball strategy courses through Stan Van Gundy. To address her clients’ varying therapeutic needs, Tabitha offers a variety of massage-therapy services, including deep-tissue, reflexology, sports, and prenatal massage.
Most people wouldn’t associate the military with relaxation, and neither does former army man Jason Fells. During his six-year stint in the employ of Uncle Sam, he dreamed of dedicating himself to healing. Today, with characteristic discipline and precision, he soothes bodies through massage, clears up complexions with LED light therapy, and tightens elasticity with anti-aging facial massages. When he's not redirecting chi through reiki, he redistributes calories as a personal trainer and tries to understand the jumping jack's deep-seated resentment toward jump ropes as an exercise psychologist.