From styling celebrity hair to revitalizing complexions with relaxing facials, the team at Willo Aveda, an Aveda concept salon, aims to fill local mirrors with visions of beauty. Stylists of five different experience levels wash and rinse hair before breathing new life into languishing strands with a tailored cut and blow-dry. Alternatively, hair artisans can deploy Aveda's 97%?99% naturally derived formulas to refresh hair with a single-process color or nourish locks with conditioning plant oils that leave hair shinier than a freshly licked ring pop. The stylists at Willo Aveda also stay engaged with their clients through an active blog that celebrates lauded hair happenings. Most recently, the business collaborated with other Aveda salons to help set a Guinness World Record for the most money raised for charity in 24 hours through haircuts alone.
Comfort takes many forms at Power of Touch Massage and Healing Day Spa. The aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists all work together to pamper clients with indulgent spa treatments intended to provide relief from physical as well as mental stress. During massages, the therapists employ relaxing and healing modalities, which can help soothe tension-laden muscles, increase circulation, or alleviate chronic joint pains. The spa’s specialized body wraps bolster metabolisms and nourish the skin by slathering limbs and torsos with everything from kelp and Dead Sea salt to algae and green tea extracts. Basic facial treatments cleanse and hydrate skin, and mani-pedis beautify nails with vibrant polishes by producers such as O.P.I. and Shellac.
Parneet, the owner of Threaded Beauty Salon and Spa, has built her business on a whole lot of string and gumption. When she first started her humble shop?Threaded Beauty?she focused entirely on the Indian technique of eyebrow threading. Before long, she built a reputation for creating precise, clean lines, and folks were so impressed that they started requesting off-menu treatments and autographed threads. So she expanded into eyebrow tinting, waxing, facials, and microdermabrasion services. Eventually, she changed her business's name to encompass the salon and spa side, in which Parneet oversees a staff of nail techs, stylists, and aestheticians.
Massage might be the only form of treatment offered at New Happy Day Spa, but that's not to say that the studio's clients don't have options. Traditionalists can stick to Swedish massage, made more fluid by the use of oils. Deep-tissue massage often gets a helping hand from warmed basalt stones, which loosen areas of tension and calm the nervous system. The spa's resident massage therapists have another mode of targeting aches: the Chinese art of reflexology, which uses a pressure-point map of the feet in an attempt to stimulate healing throughout the body and banish phantom socks.
Signature Service: Color and gray coverage
Brands Used: Redken, Keratin Smoothing Complex, Pureology, Sexy Hair, and Kenra
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Inside Nevaeh's expansive and colorful space, nail technician Julie Trevino glorifies fingers and toes with luxurious pedicures and gleaming no-chip Shellac, Axxium, and Gelish manicures. Beneath an arching fuchsia ceiling, white couches cushion clients as feet soak in warm baths, preparing rough patches for Julie's trained scrubbing and exfoliating. Cuticles yield to a gentle refining touch before a file and buff transform appendage enders into polished, museum-quality nail canvases. Finally, a hydrating mask locks in newfound softness, and a pair of warming booties melts tension from awkward igloo-warming parties. Gel manicures harness OPI's Axxium gel lacquer, which cures quickly beneath the glow of a UV lamp to leave nails strong, glossy, and vibrant. The virtually odorless polish can last up to two weeks without chipping or fading and soaks off easily, evicting old color without the need to grind down nails or audition for black-and-white movie remakes.