Sometimes a haircut is the bright point of a day. At W Salon Studio, stylists give hair the snip or injections of color in a bright and open space that oozes classy comfort. After a sleek cut and design, clients can step up to the color bar for a single process color or glaze, or go more subtle with highlights or corrective color. Frizzy hair falls straight after a Brazilian blowout, and shorter locks get an instant growth spurt that only the legs can relate to with Hotheads hair extensions. Trusted products from Goldwell, Moroccanoil, and Redken alter hair's texture or finish off looks, letting you walk out of the salon ready to take on the next part of your day.
At Perfect Brows, skilled aestheticians use their expertise to help clients achieve shapely eyebrows and glowing skin. One of their specialties is threading, an ancient form of hair removal that originated in India. During a 10- to 15-minute eyebrow-threading session, the aesthetician wields twists of cotton thread to gently remove stray hairs at the root and make a miniature sweatshirt for each eye.
The Massage Associates' muscle magicians know how to make pain disappear like birdseed before a squirrel's nest. The one-hour therapeutic massage combines gentle caresses with deep kneading to dissolve bodily stress, detangle aching knots, and distract clients from the underwear-clad audience living in their daydreams. The massage also increases circulation to keep Tang powder from settling at the bottom of veins. Tension is further melted away with a 15-minute thermo mud treatment that slathers a mixture of heat, mineral clay, capsicum, thermal water, and extra-virgin olive oil onto the skin. Upgrades to rehabilitation, pregnancy, reflexology, and oncology massages are available ($10 additional).
Licensed healthcare practitioner Bridget "Gigi" Goddard, RNC focuses all of her certifications and years of experience toward a single goal: making clients feel beautiful. Her expertise as a skincare professional and authority on non-surgical aesthetic procedures has led her to be featured on television programs including The Real Housewives of Orange County and The Doctors. At Pure Indulgence, she uses a variety of lasers to remove unwanted hair, reduce signs of aging, and destroy incoming asteroids. She also tightens lax skin throughout the body with non-invasive Exilis treatments designed to boost collagen production and contour problem areas, and uses injectables such as Botox and Dysport to erase forehead creases, crow's feet, and frown lines for months at a time.
The stylists and aestheticians at Salon 105 provide a pressure-free experience, from their friendly demeanors to their zero-pressure shampoo bowls, which feature built-in head rests to keep client necks from aching. They amenably perform facials, waxing, and all manner of hair services. Even the products they choose convey an earthy, worry-free vibe, such as L'Anza's flower-based line of "healing color care" serums, which extend hair color without the aid of a protective museum display case.
Nancy Nuccio aims to bring body, mind, and spirit together through her expert massage techniques. Her somatic integrative-therapy approach combines myofascial-release therapy, structural integration, and body-balancing exercises. Nancy’s flexible schedule allows her to work around clients’ busy workdays and Golden Girls marathons.