The staff at Plaza 101 Salon and Spa helps clients look their best from crown to toenail, cultivating elegant looks amid stately surroundings of exposed brick and mahogany furnishings. In addition to trimming wayward strands, the stylists can invent a dramatic new look by using highlights or lowlights to add depth and dimension. The salon's massage therapist designs custom sessions that can incorporate a mélange of Swedish, deep-tissue, shiatsu, myofascial-release, and reiki therapies in order to address each individual's needs. While the nail technicians beautify digits with the rejuvenating benefits of paraffin dips and Dead Sea salt, Dr. Debra Mowery steps in to offer physician-supervised cosmetic procedures, including injectable dermal fillers, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion sessions that can improve the skin's tone, texture, and bioluminescent capabilities.
The owners of Lava Tanning & Massage stock their storefront with premium UV beds, as well as offer UV-free spray tanning procedures, earning their Salem location a spot on Looking Fit magazine's list of the Top 250 tanning salons in 2009. During visits, staffers help guests fight cellulite with a botanically based body wrap, combat stress with a massage, or work to diminish wrinkles and ill-mannered comparisons to shar-peis with a red-light therapy session.
At Starkey Medical Esthetics, certified aesthetician and nurse practitioner Michelle Meinhart addresses fine wrinkles, skin anomalies, and unwanted body hair with a team of laser technicians and FDA-approved lasers. With a Pearl Fractional or StarLux laser, the technicians aim to reduce the appearance of sun, age, leopard, and brown spots and restore skin structure and vitality. The team also works to permanently remove excess hair with CoolGlide lasers and enhance epidermal glow with facials that include cleansing masks, serums, and moisturizers. Newer offerings include Fishes Kisses Pedicures and nail services.
Sun Tan City’s trained tanning consultants help clients get bronzed via UV-free tanning booths and ergonomic tanning beds. Guests can schedule a single visit to touch up an existing tan, purchase a multivisit package to get a discounted rate, or become a member to take advantage of the salon’s 100% guarantee.
Skin Therapy by Victoria’s master aesthetician Victoria Plymale uses a range of facial therapies to crack open dried-skin cocoons and reveal the youthful Wilford Brimley inside. A diamond microdermabrasion ($85 value) resurfaces skull coverings by improving texture, removing dead and flaking skin cells, and stimulating the production of young, fresh skin cells using facial fertilizers and collagen boosters. Microdermabrasion can also reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines, acne scars, and bite marks from ravenous houseplants. In the accompanying 30-minute vitamin C mini facial ($30 value), a customized facial mask soothes, hydrates, and removes lifeless skin cells from the face using tiny tongs, resulting in a radiant glow.