Licensed acupuncturist Angela Buckridge helps relieve pain and various bodily maladies by precisely placing sterilized needles on vital areas of the body. Buckridge identifies the source of disruption of each patient's particular bodily energy, or qi, during full examinations, which include a diagnosis of the pulse and tongue and a reading of one's middle-school diaries. The restored qi brought on by acupuncture needles helps alleviate the symptoms of illnesses and ailments such as headaches, insomnia, abdominal pain, and allergies. In addition to acupuncture, Buckridge also performs cupping treatments, in which she expertly affixes cups to patients' backs in order to accelerate healing within the body.
At The Spa at Oak Haven, Dermalogica products and essential oils revive weary visages and soothe tense muscles. The essential mani-pedi bathes feet in a soothing bath and scrubs away calluses before grooming nails and cuticles to prime them for colorful polish. During the signature facial, Dermalogica’s hydropeptides and antioxidants reduce fine lines and wrinkles as the strokes of a warm massage cascade down the neck, shoulders, and hands. Massage therapists untangle muscle knots with soothing effleurage strokes during the Almost Heaven massage, and they boost circulation, organ function, and tickle thresholds in feet during the reflexology massage.
Tangles Hair Studio’s tress sculptors make manes presentable with expertly administered hair styling and coloring for both men and women. With more than 20 years of experience, master stylist Cindy Brewer oversees a small, intimate salon—the coziness allowing for clearer communication between stylist and client, a more personal experience, and riveting staring contests in the mirror. The scissor brandishers first nimbly snip heads of hair that enter Tangles' yellow-walled and brightly lit salon to create cuts easily maintained and preserved at home. After a deft styling, hair undergoes a color treatment performed with Goldwell products. Tangles' coloring services can take care of root touchups or achieve hue ubiquity with an all-over coloring.
The steady hands of a massage therapist at Niche Massage and Reflexology can calm tense and achy customers, who can choose between gentle Swedish strokes and reflexology techniques. Once fully relaxed, clients can stick around for a mani-pedi or peruse the in-house boutique filled with clothing, purses, and jewelry.
At Pipps Salon, stylist Katy Noe works to make the world more beautiful, one haircut at a time. She meets one-on-one with her clients in a private salon room, giving them her full attention as she carefully waxes brows or lips, or snips hair into styles fresher than a backtalking daisy. Should a more complete color change be in order, Katy uses Paul Mitchell products to apply all-over tints or sunny highlights. And the attentive service doesn’t stop when the appointment ends—she offers complimentary haircuts to clients who refer three new customers to her, as well as a discount on follow-up services for first-time visitors.
The subtle lift or furrowing of a brow can transmit an array of emotions, yet these can be lost behind bushy brows. With precise encircling and uprooting of unwanted hair, Perfect Brows Beauty Salon's trained threading technicians can help clients better relay feeling, emotions, and that there’s a human-eating blob behind you. The staff solely uses cotton thread, preventing the redness caused by harsh chemicals and extreme heat that irritates skin. They also put their precise handiwork to use during skin treatments such as facials and henna applications, with natural dyes creating intricate designs over the hands, feet, and body.