The Paul Mitchell-trained stylists at Ethan Douglas sculpt women’s, men’s, and children’s manes into fashionable coifs. The amiable mop-snippers provide a personalized cut and a thorough blow-dry that fixes newly styled strands into a warm, tangle-free bed for falling acorns. Clients who opt for the Awapuhi deep conditioning treatment will receive the service in a private room where the formula will be applied to the hair, followed up with a blow-dry and style. The gel-based product uses natural keratin protein to smooth flowing follicles, eschewing formaldehyde in favor of an organic aldehyde, which is gentler on most people and most high-school chemistry-lab frogs.
The Powder Room's experienced aestheticians help restore radiance to weathered skin both inside and out with an array of spa services. During a manicure and pedicure, appendage perfectionists remove chipped polish and secret family recipe sauces from the nails before buffing surfaces and taming cuticles. The pomegranate-margarita scrub fills airspace with a fruity scent and buffs out calluses coordinating gleaming skin with a fresh coat of polish.
The experienced therapists at Asheville Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork enlist organic products and eclectic modalities from around the globe to help alleviate aches and stress. Staff members knead muscles using ancient techniques such as Hawaiian lomi lomi, which utilizes fluid hand movements on multiple body parts at once, and Thai bodywork, a more intense method designed to increase flexibility. Clients can sip homemade herbal tea as soothing music cultivates an atmosphere as tranquil as a zen garden planted on a cloud.
A Salon 7 may be in Reno, but its stylists get their inspiration from faraway runways in New York City and Milan. With fashion's trendiest looks in mind, they clip clients' hair and add dimension with foil highlights. But their skills extend beyond hairstyling; they also offer makeup applications, facials, eyelash extensions, and waxing treatments.
For more than a decade, licensed massage therapist Cheryl Page has been bringing training to bear against pain and tension with a wide array of massage styles. Cheryl specializes in customizing bodywork to each client's needs, helping shoulders to slacken in relaxation beneath long, flowing Swedish strokes and the firm pressure of deep-tissue techniques. As a reiki practitioner, she also employs natural methods when patrons experience energy imbalances and muscle soreness after protecting favorite geological formations from glaciers. Cheryl also offers CarnioSacral therapy service which effects muscular and other soft tissues, helping to promote balance and direct healing to the neuromusculoskeletal systems.
Dena Marie’s Salon & Spa’s hairstylists specialize in formal updos. Augmented by Lox extensions—crafted from 100% human hair—or held in place by hair balms from Bed Head and Matrix, the formal looks prepare patrons for glitzy events from proms to the salon’s second specialty—weddings.
Their team, which also consists of manicurists, regularly attends continuing-education courses to keep their services up-to-date with the latest beauty trends. Fresh out of the workshops, they turn their shears and dyes toward shaping and coloring manes, and drape frazzled locks with shine during keratin smoothing treatments. They also provide spa treatments that include waxing and paraffin dips that remove dry skin from bodies more effectively than attempting to drive them out by playing annoying music over loudspeakers throughout the night.