At Velarde, guests are warmly welcomed within a contemporary space with gold-toned walls, exposed brick, and deep cherry wood. A team of expert stylists creates noodle-nest looks tailored to individuals' individual face shapes, personalities, and styles. Skilled skincare experts perform body treatments customized to skin type, and aestheticians do manicures tailored to every hand, foot, and flipper. Velarde specializes in microdermabrasion for the face as well as pink-and-white acrylic ($50 for a full set). The salon and spa has its own line of makeup and uses top-quality Dermalogica, OPI, Aquage, and Alterna products for other beauty-bolstering procedures.
Northwest Massage Therapy's sextet of massage therapists tailor their one-hour sessions to the needs of each personage. From their repertoire, muscle mitigators deploy styles such as deep tissue, with intense pressure to relieve chronic tension, or Swedish, which manipulates layers of muscle and connective tissue to help muscles function, promote relaxation, and may enhance muscle function. A one-hour session can tap into a wealth of both mental and physical benefits for patrons. Besides striving to swap stress for calm and creative thoughts, a massage can vanquish muscle tension, boost bodily circulation, and counsel the brain through painful bouts with migraines or melancholy over long-forgotten locker combinations.
For nearly two decades, men, women, and kids have flocked to Cove Hair Salon to shape their locks into the latest styles. The current staff includes talented stylists such as Erin R. and Kelsey C. When not styling updos for weddings or applying hair extensions, the staffers turn their attention to other beauty services, including mani-pedis and laser teeth whitening.
But it's not just makeovers that bring clients to Cove Hair Salon. The business is also a donation center for Locks of Love, which supplies hairpieces to disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
As its name suggests, Mind & Body Care seeks to address both the aesthetic and emotional center of each guest who enters its cozy studio. The physical side of this goal finds fulfillment through the efforts of two technicians: Beth, a massage therapist whose ACE certification augments her technique with a solid grasp of kinesiology, and Lori, an aesthetician who pursued medical aesthetics after earning her license from Pivot Point Academy. Their areas of expertise echo the spa's offerings, which range from Swedish massage to medical-grade peels. Nails and tresses find creative shaping through the mastery of Elyse, an innovative hairstylist, and Arlette, a veteran nail artist with 18 years of experience.
Those seeking emotional respite can schedule wellness treatments with Bobbi, a former nurse whose 25 years of experience eventually led her toward more holistic therapies. Hypnotherapy, guided imagery, and EFT all take different paths in helping to rid clients of repressed traumas, harmful addictions, and subconscious negativity accrued from sleeping on pillowcases embroidered with curse words.
In a relaxation haven perched just outside of the city, Eve Beauty Salon's stylists have spiffed up beauty-seekers for more than two decades, specializing in contemporary haircuts and bridal makeup. Hair whisperers stay abreast of the latest styling, cutting, and coloring techniques for men, women, and show horses alike. After locks luxuriate in a hot-oil head massage or lengthen with the aid of fused extensions, countenances soak up hydration and stoke a natural glow with the help of 24-karat-gold and rose-petal facials. Eve Beauty Salon rounds out its laundry list of services with eyelash extensions, henna tattoos, nose piercings, and henna tattoos of pierced noses.
The full-service Beautique Salon and Spa invites guests to relax on curved couches, on leather salon chairs, or at tiled pedicure stations lined with pillows. Then, stylists and technicians attend to their overall beauty and well-being with haircuts, highlights, makeup applications, and soothing nail services.