Helmed by an owner with more than 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, The Loft Salon's team of makeover mavens whip coifs into fine form. Clients recline in cushy leather chairs while a deep-conditioning treatment infuses parched locks with moisture. After a thorough rinse, stylists snip strands back into their formerly shaped selves or carve out entirely fresh and flattering 'dos. An all-over color infuses manes with monochromatic brilliance, and the varied tones of a partial highlight give tresses more depth than a film starring Meryl Streep as the curator of a puppy orphanage.
Almost two decades into her career in the beauty industry, licensed aesthetician Angela Nickelberry shows no sign of burning out. For her, helping clients feel and look better is a labor of love. Nickelberry operates Day Spring Wellness from inside Relaxing Spirit Massage Therapy, where she pampers clients with rejuvenating facials, waxing treatments, and body wraps designed to rid skin of toxins and temporary tattoos.
In the confines of Traditional Health Clinic and Salt Spa's microclimate-controlled, allergen-free salt rooms, a steady flow of aerosolized salt infuses the air to naturally fight respiratory ailments and skin conditions without drugs. The healing atmosphere can soothe all ages—reclining chairs and gentle music in the adult room facilitate relaxation, and a toy box filled with real and imaginary toys in the kids’ room enthralls youngsters as they decongest.
The center complements its signature salt rooms with integrative consultations and treatments that draw on Functional, Oriental, and Ayurevedic medicine. Meanwhile, hair-thin acupuncture needles eradicate blockages halting energy flow.
A vast beauty boutique, Merle Norman stocks top-quality cosmetics and its self-titled line of skincare solutions alongside a selection of bags and accessories. Browsers can buff out the physical effects of cruel mortality with a polished perfection exfoliator ($21.99). Designer handbags ($39.99–$78.99) stylishly store lip glaze ($17.99) and lash-prep mascara ($15.99) along with an array of eyeliners, which allow travelers to outline irises in plaid or paisley on the fly ($14.99).
Under the guidance of a board-certified physician, the staff at Socle Medical Spa banishes a multitude of aesthetic imperfections. Media Star 810 laser technology banishes body hair from the skin, leaving limbs smooth and unhindered by forests of long-forgotten curlers. Meanwhile, a slate of IPL photofacials, microdermabrasions, and chemical peels anoint faces to help grant a radiant skin tone free from blemishes and discoloration.
Reflexologist Bruce Dailey knows that the body is a complex, interconnected system that makes symptoms and causes hard to untangle. So in an effort to both educate and soothe his neighbors, he opened Bruce Dailey’s Health Foods, where he supplies dietary supplements and vitamins in addition to administering reflexology treatments. The store’s shelves contain bottles of natural supplements and tested remedies that complement his body-balancing methods, working to heal conditions such as migraines, allergies, depression, and the inability to open child-proofed bottles.