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.
Skilled aesthetician Teri Dawson draws on more than 20 years of experience in the medical, health, and fitness industries as she pampers skinscapes. She tailors each of her services to skin type, tackling blemishes with custom masks and catering to gentlemen and teens with manly and mall-scented facials, respectively. Her body scrubs lavish bodies below the neck to exfoliate expired skin layers and instill moisture in parched birthday suits. Permanent makeup services save time for clients, eliminating the need to harvest mascara from the community garden every morning.
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.
By mixing classic salon services and European spa services in an atmosphere as tranquil and effortlessly elegant as a candlelit bubble bath with Cary Grant, Fusions Inc. makes it easy for customers to bliss out as a staff of all-star beauticians pamper their outer peels. A microdermabrasion will gently sandblast dead skin and barnacles off your soul ship's figurehead. The even gentler hydrating facial will moisturize desert-dry dermises, and the anti-aging facial will strip away years of wear and tear, leaving customers with a rejuvenated flesh emoticon that glows like radioactive honey.