Ray Francom's barbershops evoke a bygone era with their antique cash registers, vintage barbershop signs, and old-fashioned smooth lather shaves with hot towels and straight razors. Above the checkered floors of his second location, ceiling murals, chandeliers, and high wood beams watch over wisps of falling hair. In both locations, Francom combines classic barbershop trimmings with modern styling acumen, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather as well as his three barber brothers.
Francom's hand-selected staff has a wide range of experience and specialties, including beard design and precision cuts for men, women, and children. Each trim ends with a hot-lather neck shave and mechanical shoulder massage from a vintage barbershop machine.
Heavenly Hands Massage & Spa’s strong-thumbed therapists dissipate their clients' tension with the same massage techniques they have used to unwind professional athletes from the Utah Grizzlies, Blaze, and Bees. With this veteran experience, the staff focuses on alleviating chronic pain or injury-related discomfort through therapeutic methods that range from the standard modalities of Swedish and deep-tissue massage to the Eastern practices of Thai massage and ashiatsu. Ashiatsu—a centuries-old method born out of discomfort from pillows not being invented—evicts deep-seated tension by having massage therapists steady themselves on a bar anchored to the ceiling and apply pressure with targeted footsteps. To iron out energy kinks, a team of yoga instructors orchestrates classes that stretch and strengthen muscles while centering the mind. Hairstylists and aestheticians round out the bodily bolstering with expert styling and nine varieties of facial.
The staff at Urban Retreat Spa & Salon believe that physical beauty begins with a healthy attitude. While cultivating a positive vibe inside a comfortable spa setting, they offer a full range of services that use cutting-edge techniques for skincare, body waxing, and nail treatments. Massages in a number of modalities, including pregnancy, hot-stone, and deep-tissue, relax muscles, and laser treatments—including skin rejuvenation and hair removal—show off the spa's high-tech equipment. In addition to beautifying services, Urban Retreat maintains the Whimsy Clothing Boutique, where stylists match shoppers to eclectic fashions.
Anyone who's completed four full Ironman triathlons must know a thing or two about staying in shape. Add to that the fact that Dr. Brent Larsen is board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and has studied the field since 2010, and it's clear why people trust his clinic to provide weight-loss and aesthetic services at SLC Med Spa. The clinic's weight-loss methods are based on scientific testing of the client's metabolism and body composition, a practice that allows the staff of certified personal trainers to draw up meal plans and recommend supplements with greater accuracy than if they were basing their advice on a horoscope stained with meat sauce. On occasion, CoolSculpting provides a machine-assisted boost by crystallizing fat cells with targeted cooling. Peels and injectables such as Botox and Dysport put the finishing touches on complexions as they smooth away blemishes and iron out wrinkles.
Although clients are often there for their own good, the center doesn't feel like somewhere you'd visit as a chore. As guests await their treatments, they watch a flat-screen TV in a waiting room replete with leather furniture, earthen tones, and wood-paneled walls that reflect handsomely off the burnished tile floor.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: HydraFacial
Brands Used: Rhonda Allison, Glymed, Hempz, and Li Lash
Pro Tip: Come ready to relax and be well taken care of.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The HydraFacial resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including a Vortex-Fusion of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial is a noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is immediately effective.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started a passion for the skincare industry after years of getting facials myself. I decided that I would love to pamper people and build great relationships with clients.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I am a Master Aesthetician.
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Brazilian wax
Brands Used: Cirepil
Pro Tip: Come early to fill out paper work if it's your first visit.
Angel, the owner of Waxology, has a master aesthetician's license in her pocket. But, beyond the piece of paper, her clients appreciate the deft, efficient skills that her years of training have given her. Her most sought-after treatments are Brazilian waxes, during which she banishes hair in less than 20 minutes using both hard a soft waxes to accommodate skin sensitivities. She recommends that clients return within four to six weeks for best results, and she provides discounts to those who come back within that time frame, assuming they have not arrived via wormhole.