Be Well Therapeutic Massage‘s licensed massage therapist Cindy Contractor is a student of traditional Chinese medicine, reflexology, and Jin Shin Do. At her private wellness studio, Cindy and fellow massage therapist Tambra Williamson offer more than 10 types of massages that target various audiences; prenatal services correct postural imbalances for expectant mothers whereas reiki stimulates the body's self-healing capacities for individuals with chronic pain. After muscles are kneaded into blissful repose, clients can treat stiff joints to the warmth of the infrared sauna, which may increase metabolism and eliminate the need for night-vision goggles.
Tracey Robinson, the owner of Salon Red, transforms hairstyles using advanced cutting and coloring techniques and Schwarzkopf styling products. With more than 19 years of experience, she's well-versed in traditional styles as well as cutting-edge trends and can accommodate the preferences of any man, woman, or child.
At Salon Trisse', a team of stylists and aestheticians offer a variety of hair and beauty services. They adroitly snip the hairs of women, kids, and men, along with full or partial highlights, toner, perms, and extensions. They pamper fingers and toes with manicures and pedicures, offer airbrush and standard makeup application, and administer facials, chair massages, and hair-removal services.
Each of the semiprivate styling nooks at Salon Sein is equipped with shelves of advanced styling tools and haircare products, a comfortable salon chair, and a full-length mirror decorated with colorful pebbles. Within these intimate stations, thoroughly educated stylists administer an array of salon services, from professional cuts to retexturing treatments. As they work, the specialists treat hair to smoothing dollops of Kenra gloss or spritzes of Schwarzkopf Professional spray. They also offer hair extensions, for which they use attachments of real hair to add volume to thin hair or length to goatees. Meanwhile, clients sip on complimentary tea and coffee and nibble on treats.
What began in 1985 as a small, six-chair salon has evolved into Color Room Salon & Day Spa, the realized vision of beauty expert and master stylist Pamela Anderson. Today, Anderson's 4,200-square-foot space boasts 18 styling chairs, 25 employees, and membership in both the National Cosmetology Association and the Chicago Cosmetology Association. You can see Anderson's Romancing Freedom collection in a fashion shoot featured in Salon Magazine and on the website Tupelu. Hair's How magazine noted that "body and volume, form and ease of detailed styling" were showcased in the "dramatic, glamorous" collection.
Anderson pours as much heart and creativity into the design of her salon as she does into updos and highlights. Estetica magazine says that she has successfully used a "refreshing palette of bright colors" to create a modern ambiance that, like a rapper sampling an Enya tune, is best described as "urban chic meets New Age charm." Warm red and orange tones are juxtaposed with an abundance of green plants, and red crystal vases and colorful abstract paintings boldly accent the walls' muted hues.
The caring team outfits guests with comfy robes for services ranging from cuts, colors, and Hairtini steam-conditioning treatments to indulgent mani-pedis, facials, and massages. The staff also gives back to the community, hosting charitable functions for organizations such as the National Autism Association of Northwest Indiana, the St. Jude House in Crown Point, and the Ronald McDonald House.
Navii Salon Spa's boutique spa cajoles tense tendons and kinked spines into relaxed states of being with a host of holistic services and Mother Nature-approved practices. Settle into the spa's serene atmosphere before each 60-minute session, which is aimed to reduce future injuries, improve lymphatic systems, increase circulation, and decrease physical exhaustion. Indulge in the soothing strokes of a Swedish massage, performed by a trained therapist who wields essential oils and designed to tackle stressors and banish aches. The firmer touch of a deep-tissue session works out knots burrowed beneath the dermis and cassette tapes tucked underneath your ribs, and a hot-stone massage rejuvenates soul casings with the gentle strokes of warm basalt stones, which help increase circulation and instill relaxation. For moms-to-be, a prenatal massage (recommended after the first trimester) helps to soothe stress harbored in the body and alleviate water retention stored in the shoulders. Before and after rejuvenations, guests can relax inside Navii Salon Spa's relaxation room or outdoor garden, which can take the mind to a blissfully whited-out plane where it's free to bob up and down like a Q-tip buoy in a sea of cotton balls.