With a Groupon in hand, you can book an appointment with one of the master hair shamans at Gasoline Alley to snip and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Gasoline Alley's stylists can sense your innermost hair-yearnings—no matter how straight, curly, short, or long—and will lovingly direct their careful scissors in tune with your thoughts and dreams, letting the creative forces flow wildly onto your scalp to transform that rebellious young mop top into a polished, well-behaved new 'do. Afterward, in the streets, you might find that your magnificent mane busts the binds of its bowler hat and leaps into sunshine, dappling the dark alleyways of careless coiffeurs.
In spite of the name, Community Massage epitomizes personal service. The massage therapists tailor each deep-tissue, reflexology, or hot-stone massage session to suit clients' unique body type or set of instructions tattooed on their back. Similarly, aestheticians customize facials to hydrate dry skin or draw excess oil from pores.
Inside a beautiful Victorian home, trained massage therapist Sheila Maleckas has created a soothing and tranquil space for her clients to unwind both mentally and physically as she performs a bevy of massage therapies. Massage sessions take place in a quiet, private, dimly lit room where Sheila will perform one of three styles of bodywork, including Swedish, deep tissue, and pregnancy massage. The Swedish massage uses an array of strokes to relieve general aches and pains, transforming tension-riddled body cots into soothed and snuggly sleeping bags. Deep tissue massage is recommended to alleviate chronic stress due to misalignment, past injuries, and daily bear attacks. Sheila is also a certified practitioner of pregnancy massage, which utilizes a variety of techniques to relieve joint pain due to postural imbalance and the weight of carrying an internal tiny person.
Experienced stylist and cosmetologist Kelly Holbrook founded Simply Divine Beauty Lounge in 2008. Since then, she has welcomed visitors into a world of haircare treatments, soothing massages, and stylish manicures. The women working behind the scissors draw from a wealth of experiences and training, from Kelly Holbrook's childhood trips to the salon with her mother and grandmother, to extensive practices in energy therapy, reiki, and hot-stone massage—with 100% of the hot stones reporting feeling less tense after their massages. These expertly trained technicians pour out products from Dermalogica, Goldwell, and Bioelements to transform a part of their clients' appearance. They render eye-catching updos, oxygenating facials, Swedish massages, and nail treatments.
The staff also welcomes guests to wait for their services in comfort. The lounge’s refined interior features black leather furnishing, cream-colored walls, and WiFi.
With more than 10 years of experience to her name, Melissa helms one side of her eponymous salon while her sister and co-owner, Susan, lends her skills as a seamstress to the in-store boutique. The siblings’ signature blend of salon services and boutique luxuries sets them apart as a one-stop destination for those who like to mix their spa and retail therapies.
The sounds of clipping shears and contented sighs mingle on Melissa’s side of the salon, where she wields top-notch salon products that range from CND nail polishes to the individualized ointments of the Bioelements facial line. During haircuts, color services, and treatments for the face and nails, Melissa restores beauty lost to age or gambled away during high-stakes poker games.
"Customizing massage and body treatments to enhance your health … no textbook massages allowed!" This motto of Urban Retreat for Natural Wellness sums up the relaxation emporium's mission to tailor each service to the needs of the client. Owner Megan L. LaRose, LCMT, gives her clients the power to shape their treatments into what works best for them, whether they want to augment a full-body massage with an exfoliating salt scrub, a moisturizing milk-and-lavender treatment, or an invigorating sugar glow that helps limbs shine in the dark.