From the outside, Blades Salon and Spa looks like a dream home. Impeccably landscaped shrubbery frames its front doors and tall windows, and a fountain sends ripples through the flower-accented pond in the front yard. The greenery continues in the back of the house, where trees and plants circle another small pond, a popular spot where local pyrotechnicians cool off after starting a shirtsleeve fire.
Inside this idyllic setting, experienced stylists cater to clients' hair needs, whether customers are looking for a fashionable cut and color or hair-replacement services for adults and children. As part of their commitment to helping clients look and feel their best, staffers partner with Locks of Love, using donated hair to create top-quality hair prosthetics for children dealing with long-term hair loss due to medical issues.
LeBliss Salon & Spa preens and waxes the hair of unkempt customers with a selection of expertly administered and personalized hair-care services and waxing options. Highly trained hair masters speedily snip scalp strands ($30 and up for women, $20 and up for men), and excel at touching up beards and bangs ($10) to disguise the results of using hedge trimmers at home. A shampoo and style (starting at $25) will leave follicles fresh and sprightly, and coloring ($45 and up), highlights ($55 and up), or glosses ($25 and up) throw a cherry on top of the head sundae. If face parts have become overrun by wild fur, LeBliss can wax brows, lips, and chins ($12 each). Give your body a break and surrender to an hour of deliberate strokes and direct muscle pressure with a signature full-body massage ($69 for 60 minutes) or let LeBliss pamper your phalanges with a spa manicure ($32) or pedicure ($62).
Beneath the glow of Abeille Salon & Spa's elegant chandeliers, clients can indulge in services for face, hair, and body. On the salon floor, they can have a seat as stylists smooth and strengthen manes with L'Anza haircare products and Coppola keratin treatments. Alternately, patrons can follow the leopard-print carpeted staircase up into the tranquil, chocolate-colored manicure room where technicians carefully shape and trim nails, apply Brisa gel enhancements, and paint on vibrant Shellac polishes. In the spa's private treatment rooms, guests can lie down on comfortable massage tables and let massage therapists purge stress with four modalities, including prenatal massage. Aestheticians can tackle blemishes and signs of aging with four types of facials, including one that features a skin-soothing poetry reading.
With hardwood floors and an abundance of natural light, Polished Salon and Spa creates a cozy, home-like ambiance in which a team of stylists, aestheticians, and a massage therapist practice their beautifying arts. They pamper guests from head to toe with an array of treatments that range from traditional haircuts and IP facials to craniosacral therapy. High-quality Redken, Dermalogica, and OPI products help them to customize each service. The caring crew also fosters a healthy relationship with the environment and local community through Polished Salon’s recycling program and participation in fundraising events.
Aestheticians customize the scientifically based skin-treatment plans at Faceworks so that they have maximum impact on each individual's skin type. The express glycolic facial begins with a deep exfoliation, which enhances the glycolic peel’s effects and scrubs away Velcro Belgian flags. Aestheticians then coat visages in the glycolic solution to strip away uneven texture, hide hyperpigmentation, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. The application of revitalizing serums that follows nourishes treated skin to support a clear complexion without the hassle of installing plexiglas cheeks. During the lash tinting, staffers darken lashes and color brows to give peepers a more dramatic look. The process is less costly and represents less of a long-term commitment to a single look than donning false eyelashes, and yet it's more resilient to running than mascara.
Melissa Drumright earned her massage-therapy diploma after more than 800 hours of course work. She continues to hone her skills in various massage techniques. Depending on each client's needs, she might use modalities such as reflexology, hot-stone massage, therapeutic massage, or Swedish massage.
At Radiant Skin Treatments, the de facto equation is "nourish+correct+protect," and these components are the basis of the skin spa's treatments. Peels and lifts help to repair photo damage and acne. Vitamin C treatments aim to nourish, relax, and rejuvenate. And finally, hydrating facials work to rejuvenate weary visages.