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.
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.
Coiffure whisperer Aja Middlebrook manipulates tresses and eases tension with a menu of salon treatments and an armory of Paul Mitchell products. Beneath the glow of a golden chandelier, Aja consults with patrons and employs thousands of diminutive architects to assess locks and draft a suitable hairdo blueprint. At the salon sink, strands steep in an invigorating lather of tea tree products by Paul Mitchell that tease stress out through scalps and olfactory cavities. After a gentle rinse, Aja stuns curls with a flurry of expert scissor movements that draw attention to impressive manes like Simba at a cocktail party. The stylist then sculpts coils of hair into a new chic ‘do. After hair has been adequately coddled, a mini facial massage employs hot towels and steam to ease tension in stressed cheekbones and fog up salon mirrors to create canvases for newly empowered self-portraits.
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.