Katie Emily spent years as a legal assistant and real-estate agent before opting for a more hands-on career as the owner of Katie's Salon. Today, she works closely with a staff of stylists and nail technicians to give women, men, and kids updated takes on classic styles. As clients step into the full-service salon, which also offers hair, nails, massage, facials, and tanning services, they'll be greeted with a glass of wine, soda, or coffee to sip while they wait.
Licensed massage therapists Marielle Shoffstall and Vincent Cicchetti join forces under the guise of Therapy Touch Massage, where they focus on treatments that assuage stress and reduce pain. Their soothing repertoire includes a signature custom massage, gentle Swedish strokes, and a more intense deep-tissue massage that targets buried aches. They also relieve mommies-to-be with prenatal treatments, which work to alleviate common maternity issues such as stiff necks, back pain, and the inability to hula-hoop. A variety of Spaaahh Therapies can enhance each treatment with pressure-point reflexology or hot-stone-and-bamboo fusion.
Inside InEssence Salon & Spa, guests are welcomed by a comforting cup of herbal tea in the hopes that it will help spirit them away from the stresses they left outside. Once the refreshments have had time to take effect, willing bodies are led to the massage table, where therapists ease out remaining aches and pains with techniques such as hot-stone or trigger-point therapy, or to the styling chair, where split ends are swiftly shed to gift shoulders a newfound lightness of being. Facials address every type of skin—from sensitive and dry to mature and pie-covered⎯while mani-pedis keep appendages looking fresh with essential oils, custom-blended scrubs, and anti-aging ingredients.
Jennifer Stephens massages muscles and pampers skin with homemade products blended from fresh produce, local honey, and therapeutic clays. The products she uses are important to her, because her goal is to help clients escape from stress without having to rely on drugs or create their own sprawling fantasy universe. She is trained in an array of bodywork modalities, such as Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology.
Sweet Escapes delivers a variety of massages to banish stress tyrants from muscular townships and usher in a new reign of peace and bodily comfort. In the hot-stone massage, a seasoned therapist arrays heated river rocks on battered bodies to alleviate aches and pains and prepare them for future residence in a fish tank. The massage mollifies muscles with jojoba oil and soothing strokes that can help increase blood circulation and purge bodily toxins.
Belle La Vie may be a small salon, but the talent within is limitless. Women, men, and children can stop by for a haircut, which can be upgraded with coloring services, perm treatments, or intricate updos. Nearby, nail techs primp digits with meticulous manicures, acrylics, and nail art. For clients with excess stress, an intuitive therapist dissolves tension with deep-tissue, Swedish, and neuromuscular techniques.