Body pampers and tones physiques with spa services and fitness training and tends to wee ones with childcare services and sating hungers at an organic café. Aestheticians buff visages with organic, Ecocert-certified Naturopathica products during custom facials and tighten sagging skin until it's smooth enough to host a microscopic roller derby with microdermabrasion, microcurrents, and derma-rollers. Yoga and dance classes invite limbs to bend and shake, working up an appetite sated by the café’s menu, which pleases raw and vegan palates as well as source-conscious carnivores. After a massage or personal-training session, clients pick up eco-friendly fashions at an on-site boutique, where sustainable, fair-trade garments give patrons something to wear to a dinner party at Mother Nature's house.
As the exclusive team for Santa Fe fashion week, the stylists at Wavelengths Hair & Nail Salon excel at crafting provocative runway looks. Inside the salon, they apply their expertise to a range of hairstyles, from classic and timeless to trendy and modern. “I always change what I do with the season and with a trend update,” George Menzor, Wavelengths’ owner, told Modern Salon magazine. Equally important to Menzor is personalizing his services, which is why Wavelengths’ stylists take time to learn about clients’ desired looks—as well as how much time they are willing to devote to upkeep—before helping them design their style.
In addition to hair services, Wavelengths pampers clients with beauty and spa treatments, including manicures and pedicures, waxing, makeup application, and facials. Hair products from Italian beauty innovator Alfaparf are available for purchase.
Emmett Garcia, the licensed massage therapist at Touched by an Angel’s Wing, renders therapeutic full-body massages using oils or lotions and techniques culled from more than 10 distinct modalities. During each session, Garcia plies a variety of strokes, from rhythmic percussion taps to kneading maneuvers targeted to improve sluggish circulation, like a library that smears its books with chocolate. In addition to redressing backaches, the massage sessions can help to ease stressed-out minds and abate the severity of ailments, such as migraines and swelling from sports injuries or pregnancy. When his own nimble fingers are not enough, Garcia calls upon such spa staples as warm paraffin wax and mud to soothe achy joints and flush toxins from pores.
This wellness haven champions the healthful power of natural products, treating clients with soothing herbal products and educating on the effects of scent on the mind and body. Lead by owner and herbalist Michele Miller, a friendly staff helps customers navigate a vast selection of vitamins and holistic remedies. The shop puts theories into action through classes on aromatherapy and perfume making, during which students blend pure essential oils into calming bath salts, aromatic mists, and perfumes. Those in need of additional rest and relaxation can visit the day spa, stocked with therapists offering massages, energy treatments, and facials.
The staff at Glow Skin, Lash and Spray Tan Boutique deliver services that help bestow each client with a youthful glow. Technicians remove dead skin and smooth over fine lines with corrective facial and body peels, and wax away hair from brows, bikinis, backs, and everywhere in-between, using a numbing spray to ensure client comfort. Spray-tans, teeth whitening, and lash extensions round out the roster of beautifying services.
Skilled muscle kneaders at Massage Miracle relax tired tendons and tame achy backs with massages that employ the popular Swedish technique. Clients settle in for their treatment on a comfortable massage table amid walls adorned with art and bathed in soft, warm light. A licensed therapist begins the 60-minute session using deep-reaching long and smooth motions. By kneading and rubbing knotted-up necks and backs with movements toward the heart, Swedish treatments can help improve blood circulation without having to put patients in a giant concrete mixer. After their sessions, clients can walk out of Massage Miracle boasting reduced levels of stress, back pain, and overall muscle soreness.