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.
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.
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.
The staff at Hollywood Hair and Nails has perfected the art of lavishing guests in top-notch salon treatments, earning them Best Nail Salon, Best Hair Salon, and Best Place to Get Pampered nods from So Salem for four years running. Their Goldwell Color–certified aestheticians welcome clients into a space seeping with the warmth of burgundy walls, earth-toned tiles, and work stations furnished with hardwood flooring. Black and white photos of classic film stars smile down on the all-lady team as they perform hair coloring and perms, manicures, and waxing using OPI polishes and Paul Mitchel haircare products. Within a secluded corner of the salon, a therapist kneads away tension from the body with Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massage treatments.
Set in an old Victorian building, The Vintage Spa lives up to its name. The classical theme carries to the interior, which is appointed with wicker furnishings, heavy curtains, and ornate bronze lamps. In this quaint setting, hair and skincare specialists attend to the aesthetic needs of men and women. Stylists spruce up hairdos—cutting, coloring, and foiling heads and their meddling schemes. Aestheticians nourish skin with services including facials and microdermabrasion, and massage therapists relieve both physical and mental ailments.