Inside The Ultimate Salon & Spa, visitors spot a wall with a large pair of painted eyes—the company's logo. Those eyes warmly welcome each person that enters the building, as do the salon's non-painted stylists, who take ample time consulting with each client and recommending treatments for the desired look. In addition to cuts and colors, the experts can add hair extensions, smooth frizzy hair with keratin treatments, or create permanent waves. Products from Aveda and Goldwell enhance the beautifying sessions. These salon services complement various spa treatments, including facials, waxing, and mani-pedis.
Ria Schodowski always knew she wanted to help people, but it wasn’t until she left nursing school and headed to Singapore to care for her ailing mother that she realized massage was how she wanted to do it. During this time, Ria befriended her mother's massage therapist and watched as his treatment helped her mother's aneurysm to shrink. This dramatic healing convinced Ria. Upon her return to the United States, she became certified in reflexology and massage therapy and opened Ria’s Touch.
Today, Ria uses her skills to relieve her clients' aching joints, increase their flexibility, and improve their sleep with five massage styles. Her repertoire includes pregnancy, sports, and deep-tissue massage. To further encourage physical well-being, Ria also performs nail, waxing, and facial services furnished with her own line of lotions, which are made with all-natural ingredients and free from preservatives. For toxin-free home care, clients can purchase her organic lotions and shower-therapy bath tablets, which work to relax muscles, soothe the skin, and help wash hard-to-reach spots on the back.
The artistic stylists at Being Salon shear locks according to Rusk professional cutting techniques, snipping tresses into precision cuts that flatter face shapes. Under the maestros’ deft hands, manes transform into sleek, smooth waterfalls or curl into bouncy coils, and hair shades shift seamlessly from one color to another or learn to take on the colors of their surroundings. In addition to tending to head threads, the aestheticians at Being Salon wax away unwanted fuzz and tint lashes, and its manicurists employ polish, gel, or even fiberglass to brighten nails.
As an Aveda concept salon, Pure Glo keeps stylists’ stations stocked with the brand’s signature line of all natural products, protecting hair from harsh chemicals. Every hair service starts with a scalp massage that, in addition to relaxing finicky follicles, infuses them with Aveda natural oils. For aesthetic concerns south of the hairline, professionals dole out skincare services including 30-minute Aveda mini facials and make-up applications. During spa nail services, technicians coat tips in regular polish or Shellac—a gel polish that lasts for up to two weeks and resists chips more effectively than a militant dietician. The salon's sleek leather styling chairs spin and foxtrot atop the hardwood floor, and high ceilings lend the space a natural, modern edge.