Massage therapists Amanda and Kate Hagsten relax muscles, relieve stress, and promote wellness in an elegant studio decorated with artwork and fresh flowers. The foundation of Forget-Me-KNOT’s has been a dream come true for Amanda, who had wanted to establish an inviting space for people to rest their bodies and minds after long days spent hunting for lunch with tridents. Kate, meanwhile, finds joy in helping others to develop balance between their bodies and the environment; she’s currently a candidate for a PhD in the field of ethnobotany. The Hagstens treat a range of ailments with a variety of massage-therapy services including Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and acupressure modalities.
Studio One Yoga & Massage's team of dedicated instructors fosters an inclusive, noncompetitive atmosphere in which students of all abilities can hone health and wellness through yoga classes and therapeutic massage work. Mirrored walls and polished hardwood floors create a serene setting for students to perform empowering Vinyasa flows, a series of continuous postures linked together with deep, cleansing breaths and balance-challenging transitions. Instructors bump the temperature to a balmy 105 degrees with 30%–40% humidity during hot-yoga sweat sessions designed to detoxify the body through sweat while simultaneously warding off confrontational snowmen. Yoga teacher, massage therapist, and Studio One owner Sarah Stormoen eases physical and emotional tension with 10 different massage modalities, including deep-tissue work, pregnancy massage, and hot-stone therapy.
Talented stylist Becky Johnston plies her trade at Ultima Bellezza Salon, where she offers a variety of beautifying salon services. They include haircuts for women, men, and kids, plus a range of color treatments and perms. Guests can also opt for a stylish manicure or pedicure, or the salon's wax-free hair-removal system. Those wanting a more pampering experience can receive a luxury haircut, which includes a relaxing steam-towel treatment and scalp massage.
Amy Haugen was hesitant when she mixed lotion with cranberry seed oil. Little did she know it would not only make her skin radiant, but also jumpstart a new business venture. After seeing the results on her own skin, Haugen tested it on her friends. From there, the Haugen started Stillwater Skin and have created more than 25 products including shampoos and eye gels.
At Stillwater Skin, they use the healing properties of cranberry seed oil to provide toxin-free, certified vegan skin care products. The all natural products infuse skin with vitamins, antioxidants, and polyunsaturated fats that leave skin hydrated and vibrant. The team of skin specialists also rejuvenate skin with exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments and brow waxes. Their photofacials use broadband light to treat sun damage caused by years of UV bullying.
Brooke Fleetwood and the team at Aesthetic Amour help to refresh visages through facials, eyebrow-waxing sessions, and cosmetic services. In a one-hour custom facial, aestheticians nourish vitamin-hungry skin with natural BeautiControl cleansers, moisturizers, and cake frosting. Visitors soak up an hour's worth of face-fortifying secrets during a makeup lesson with BB brand products that teaches specific looks and ends only after an algebra exam has been correctly filled out in eye pencil. Students can also bring in their own cosmetics to let the aesthetician's seasoned eye determine whether certain products have grown old or unflattering. Finally, an eyebrow wax keeps eye-hats sleek and ready to raise at a moment's notice.
Ala Mode Salon's keen-eyed stylists trim, sculpt, and color mops with a full arsenal of services tailored to match each client's preferences. Deftly wielded scissors snip away rogue strands before staff members craft voluminous manes with either a blow-drier or a Victorian opera fan. Imbuing locks with a healthy sheen, the mask hot-oil conditioning treatment massages scalps with an array of oils that corresponds with each customer's hair type and leave strands nourished. Coloring treatments infuse styles with a new, vibrant hue, and highlights can subtly integrate natural-looking color to give hair the appearance of added depth without requiring approval from the local zoning commission.