Veronica Lugo was introduced to massage after sustaining injuries in a car accident. As part of her therapy, Lugo went to a chiropractor's office to receive clinical massages and experienced first-hand the healing properties of therapeutic bodywork. Wall sconces cast a warm circle of ambient light inside her treatment room, where Lugo puts her massage license, continuing education in clinical techniques, and spring-loaded extra arms to good use. She prefers to root out chronic aches by helping her clients over an extended period of time. "Ideally it's best that they do massage regularly, at least once a month," she says. "I like it when they come in regularly so I can actually see how it helps."
At Asha SalonSpa, aestheticians and massage therapists combine forces to ensure the whole-body well-being of clients. Spa services such as facials, microdermabrasions, and prenatal care coddle the corpus from head to toe, beginning with a neck pillow and cup of tea. At the salon, makeup and nail services revitalize faces and fingers, and hair treatments such as cuts and color rely on Aveda’s natural line of products. Asha also offers several massages, including deep-tissue, couples, and chakra-balancing modalities, allowing patrons to unwind without setting off their clockwork motors.
Brands Used: Botox and Juvederm,
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 14
Pro Tip: Ask questions—we have a very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
We offer a modern and warm, yet professional, medical environment. All three offices feature their own private parking lots, free wifi, and elegant decor.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
Obagi Skin Care, Sciton Laser Treatments, Jane Iredale cosmetics
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We have a medical side that offers varicose vein treatment, in addition to the plastic surgery and medical spa division
Eyelash extensions. Bridal makeup. Customized facials. Those are just a handful of the services the professionals of Ooh So Pretty Salon and Spa use to make the world a prettier place. Inside their beauty emporium (which is located inside the Phenix Salon Suites), stylists snip locks into modern styles or add complementary streaks of violet or pink. Like an erasable pen, chemical peels help reduce the appearance of fine lines and aestheticians remove unwanted fuzz with body waxing form face to feet.
As owner of The Beauty Studio, Elizabeth wears many hats. She's a state-licensed aesthetician and nail technician, is certified in medical aesthetics and micropigmentology, and can braid hair with one finger. In the comfort of her cozy beauty studio, clients can draw on her 15 years of experience with an invigorating facial, shea-butter wrap, or anti-aging exfoliation treatment. The spa can also promote eye appeal with lash extensions or nix unflattering hair from the brows and body with a specialty waxing session.