From couples massages to facials, Oasis Day Spa pampers clients with a wide array of revitalizing spa services. A gentlemen's facial eases razor rash with a beard-softening deep pore cleanse and facial massage, and various spa packages allow for up to six hours of nonstop relaxation. To help maximize clients' time at the spa, the staff also offers onsite childcare and clocks that are willing to cheat a little.
At Madison Permanent Cosmetics, women lean back and get their makeup done. Some chat with the artists tending to their brows and lashes; others simply relax, and may even doze off. The difference from a traditional salon is, of course, that these clients won't need to wash off their new look before bed or try to replicate it in the morning. The technicians are certified in the SofTap system, which uses a tool controlled by the human hand rather than by a machine or human elbow to gently tap pigment into the dermal layer according to the design they've meticulously mapped out beforehand. The pigments mimic natural hues for a subtle effect, and the artists applying them employ only single-use tools and hypoallergenic tints.
Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.
After graduating from cosmetology school, Sherry Chapman honed her waxing, skincare, and make-up application skills at a busy salon in Nashville. Three years and 600 miles later, she puts all of that knowledge to good use at her own beauty haven, Pure Elements Day Spa of Madison. Here she waxes away unwanted body hair and treats mugs to custom facials augmented with aloe-vera-based L’Bri products that are never tested on animals or lifelike bobble heads. A firm believer in continuing education, Sherry takes every opportunity she can to improve her skills and stay up to date on beauty trends.
Face Forward Aesthetics' owner and licensed aesthetician Dawn Westbury delivers professional skincare treatments tailored to clients' individual needs. Five personalized facials begin with a skin reading that helps to determine which blend of ingredients is most appropriate for eliciting a smooth complexion free of wrinkles, fine lines, and quicksand hazards, and all facials culminate in an exfoliating hand massage. The staff also renders skin sleek and free of body hair with a retinue of waxing services that embrace Satin Smooth hair-removal products.
At Skinny Wrap, located within Lush Hair Studio and Spa, specialists sculpt clients' physiques using SlimStar technology. While guests relax, technicians swathe their bodies in heated wraps and then aim beams of far-infrared energy to break up subdermal deposits of fat and toxins. According to Skinny Wrap, a 60-minute session can burn more than 1,400 calories—more calories than are used in an hour of marathon running. In addition to smoothing cellulite and whittling away inches, the treatment can alleviate joint pain.