The weeping willows hanging over Christopher George's Salon herald the serenity of the idyllic space they shade. The airy space sprawls across 1,000 square feet of leather chairs, black-lacquered wood decor, and high-end haircare products from the likes of Paul Mitchell. Talented stylists with 22 years of experience bustle about the salon, shearing strands into face-framing shapes during designer haircuts and refashioning follicles into a northern-lights-like display of color with partial highlights. Complimentary chalices of wine occasionally accompany treatments, providing a tasty alternative to the barbicide cocktails served at most traditional salons.
At Angelora Color Salon, stylists draw on vast stores of creativity and love of natural beauty to transform headscapes into works of art. The salon maintains the intimacy of the setting as the staff create custom cuts for the whole family, correct botched at-home color jobs, and relax frizz with texturizing treatments.
Along with nourishing locks with styling products from Paul Mitchell, the salon also stocks its shelves with the brand's Tea Tree line, which infuses skin and hair with energizing citrus and herb extracts to help calm stress and freshen the insides of top hats.
An avid weightlifter and yogi, nationally certified massage therapist Bryan C. Thomas draws on an intrinsic understanding of athleticism when treating chronic pain and injuries with his one-hour custom massages. Drawing from a menu of Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and sports massages, Bryan can tackle pain and aid relaxation in one- to two-hour sessions. His nimble fingers manipulate muscles and boost blood flow to improve the range of motion in stifled limbs and the range of dramatic expression in struggling actors.
Sweet and Savory Bakery’s pastry chefs pull fresh sugary and salty creations from their oven daily. Newly conceptualized cakeballs transform birthday wishes into bowling matches as they roll toward strategically set candles. Mouths can navigate past piles of frosting to carve in to cupcakes, packed by the dozen to fuel the starting lineup of a soccer team and its hooligan-in-residence. Hands, alternately, can grab at 24 classic cookies, which can placate the sweet teeth of six barbershop quartets or up one person's status from cookie muncher to cookie monster.
Buff and beautify fatigued fleshoskeletons at Tuscan Bliss MedSpa, which dispenses an array of physician-directed cosmetic and laser services. Laser-wielding wizards eliminate unsightly spider veins from faces and limbs using state-of-the-art technology and passionate arachnophobia. During each treatment, pulses of laser-light energy are emitted through customers’ fleshly armor to vaporize bloodflow from spider veins, causing the vessels to collapse without damaging surrounding skin tissue or nearby houses of cards. Spider veins and their arachnid offspring gradually fade in the weeks following the procedure, deflecting unwanted attention from birds and persistent cartographers.