A black-and-white photograph of style icon Audrey Hepburn gazes beatifically out at Stand Out Salon's lounge, looking silently approving as clients leave the salon with their fresh, fashionable 'dos. Clients take a seat in plush, leather chairs as their stylists, armed with Bumble and bumble products, showcase extensive knowledge of haircutting, coloring, and whispering. In addition to hair services, the salon can perk up complexions with a Norvell airbrush tan, which creates a faux glow that last for five to seven days, and unwanted hair sprouting from the face can be quickly and quietly banished with hygienic waxing services. As freshly primped guest leave they can stop and peek at the salon's retail area, packed with shelves bearing Rusk and Tigi BedHead and Curlesque haircare, as well as highly pigmented makeup from Rain Cosmetics.
The owners of Lava Tanning & Massage stock their storefront with premium UV beds, as well as offer UV-free spray tanning procedures, earning their Salem location a spot on Looking Fit magazine's list of the Top 250 tanning salons in 2009. During visits, staffers help guests fight cellulite with a botanically based body wrap, combat stress with a massage, or work to diminish wrinkles and ill-mannered comparisons to shar-peis with a red-light therapy session.
At Starkey Medical Esthetics, certified aesthetician and nurse practitioner Michelle Meinhart addresses fine wrinkles, skin anomalies, and unwanted body hair with a team of laser technicians and FDA-approved lasers. With a Pearl Fractional or StarLux laser, the technicians aim to reduce the appearance of sun, age, leopard, and brown spots and restore skin structure and vitality. The team also works to permanently remove excess hair with CoolGlide lasers and enhance epidermal glow with facials that include cleansing masks, serums, and moisturizers. Newer offerings include Fishes Kisses Pedicures and nail services.
Salon Capelli’s skilled massage technician extracts stress from sore bodies with a kaleidoscopic variety of soul and sinew-soothing treatments. Each signature massage targets the client’s goals for the session, blending smooth Swedish strokes that inspire relaxation with deep-tissue pressure that removes lingering aches and epidermal gerbils. A hot-towel compression on the back encourages greater physical and mental calm as essential oils aromatically enhance the experience. Patrons who prefer sole alleviation can try reflexology, a modality that treats tension throughout the body by focusing on pressure points in the feet to stimulate circulation and increase nerve function. After intensive thumb tinkering, chair massages untie any lingering kinks more tenderness than Otis Redding’s greatest hits album.
Gentle Laser Center’s Dr. Marc Nevin and his certified staff wage war on pigmentation problems, splotchy skin, and unsightly sun bites using noninvasive cosmetic procedures, such as MegaPeel microdermabrasion treatments. During an initial consultation, each customer's skin cells are asked to fill out an evaluation questionnaire, which helps Gentle Laser Center tailor a skincare regimen to it and occasionally gains your face admission to the best colleges. Next, a spray of tiny crystals gently resurfaces layers of facial matter, evenly exfoliating the epidermis and buffing cutaneous tiles to a high polish. The Gentle Laser Center crew will calibrate the vacuum pressure to comfortably penetrate the layers of the skin and erase fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, and stubborn red-wine stains. Gentle Laser Center recommends more than one facial for best results.