Inside the full-service family haircare salon, beauty professionals groom nails, remove tension, and snip away split ends with hair, nail, and massage services. Stylists add color or sweep curled strands into fancy updos. Meanwhile, nail technicians not only decorate nails, but also soak feet and remove dead skin cells with a mask scrub.
Cleopatra's Health and Wellness Spa's multitalented director, Monica Janus—a renowned folk and ballroom dancer, certified aesthetician, and massage therapist—leads an army of beauty experts in treating clients like royalty. Staffers present pre- and post-treatment beverages such as a Polish mineral tonic or goji juice, prepping guests for pampering with a comfortable robe and slippers. A Hydrotone thermal capsule hosts various body treatments and baths including the Isis purification mud bath, which aims to alleviate arthritis or injuries from transporting oversize limestone chunks. The team caters to youngsters with a kids' menu of pintsize spa services, and aestheticians can dye eyebrows or lashes using the age-old process of henna application. Inspired by ancient traditions, the spa appropriately boasts golden-plated pillars, colorful paintings of Egyptian deities, and bas-relief hieroglyphics that warn patrons of the dangers of wearing too much eyeliner.
Vacationers can enjoy a couples massage before renting the facility's motel or cabin rooms to celebrate a special occasion. An array of fitness and dancing classes such as swing, country, and five levels of children's ballet keep out-of-town guests and local residents entertained.
Like the arachnids with which they share a name, spider veins can be a nuisance even when tiny. Traditional sclerotherapy and laser treatments, though effective on larger veins, oftentimes fail to diminish the appearance of their smaller siblings. Enter Vanishing Vein’s Veinwave treatment, developed specifically to ameliorate the tiny veins that sometimes appear around the nose or ankles.
The treatment may rely on advanced medical science, but its methodology is fairly straightforward. An ultra-fine, insulated needle touches down on the skin's surface, sending heat energy to veins without actually piercing the dermis. This energy collapses the vein walls so the body can eventually absorb them, much as it absorbs sunlight during the complex process of photosynthesis.
Amid soothing violet decor befitting the salon’s name, High Violet Salon & Spa’s artistic stylist, expert aesthetician, and therapeutic masseuse use a three-pronged approach to help clients feel beautiful inside and out. Their menu of services is carried out within a newly renovated space accented by wood floors, soft lighting, and a separate spa-treatment room. Hair is colored and conditioned with products such as Moroccanoil, whereas nails are decorated in polishes from OPI. Facials and peels help rejuvenate skin, and Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue techniques release stores of tension and stores acorns hidden under the shoulder blades.
Katie Meyer's scissors are very well travelled. After taking classes in New York City the Redken Exchange, she set her sites on Madison, Wisconsin, and in early 2008, kicked up new salon turf with her own Studio 608. While relaxing in a cozy styling chair, clients can solicit a face-flattering cut, subtle color highlights, or tame frizz with a keratin smoothing treatment. Studio 608's skilled aestheticians can also exile unflattering fuzz from brow outskirts with their signature waxing services.
Jennifer Stone Nail Studio wields 15 years of accomplished nail work to refurbish each client's appendage endings. The studio's nail technicians forgo demonic drills for the personal touch of a traditional nail file, which gets replaced by a new specimen before each treatment. During the 60-minute basic pedicure, cuticle whisperers will trim and shape toe tips into functional, fashionable members of the foot infrastructure. A below-the-knee massage works out tense shins, cramped calves, and empties stress reserves stored in hollow legs, and a foot file and polish adds the final aesthetic touch to little piggies bound for sandals or markets. Jennifer Stone Nail Studio sports an inviting, modern space decorated with framed black and white photographs, white porcelain vases, and vibrant hot pink flourishes.