Knockouts Haircuts for Men is a guy-centric salon that's been featured on the Today Show. Its décor mimics that of a boxing ring, but—unlike the real thing—guests look fresher when they leave. Complimentary beverages greet the mitts of each client, and flat-screen televisions and quality service round out a first-rate experience. Your heavyweight treatment includes a consultation, before-and-after shampoos, a cut, a rinse, and styling according to your personal preferences. Each weary head will be treated to a scalp massage and one nametag identifying it as "Movie Actor Harrison Ford."
The skilled staff members at Taichi Wellness Spa Plus draw on Eastern practices and philosophies to guide their clients on the path toward wellness. Reflecting the holistic nature of this approach, the spa’s services soothe body, soul, and mind, a trio more interdependent than Burt Reynolds, his moustache, and his moustache’s modeling career. The spa’s skilled therapists ease aches while calming minds with acupressure and reflexology massages. Skincare specialists cater to both weary complexions and tense nerves with custom facials that incorporate ingredients such as honey hydrators and vitamin C.
The spa delves further into Eastern treatments with cupping and detoxifying Gua Sha oil, and its Chinese herbal soups and teas blur the line between food and medicine with their nutritional and therapeutic benefits. The meditative martial arts taught at the spa’s tai-chi center has also passed from generation to generation. Under the guidance of Master Li, students in the center’s tai-chi and Qi Gong classes develop the balance and coordination needed to pickpocket a tightrope walker.
Emali's stylists make it their business to attend to split ends, frazzled fly-aways, and lackluster locks. The process ($60) begins with a scalp-tingling wash and conditioning, after which defiant tresses are snipped into submission under the masterful scissor-work of a talented hairmeister. After every i has been dotted and each t has been trimmed to look like an undotted i, your saturated mop is dried and styled to reveal a dazzling new scalp-topper. Highlight the new 'do with further face framing in the form of a brow wax ($20). After an aesthetician analyzes the curtain rods to the windows of your soul, she shapes up a new design with a quick rip of the waxy strip, leaving two polished arches behind.
Medical aesthetician Monica Pacheco and Drs. Stan Zebrowski and Irene Blaess aim to make a trip to the dentist's office something to anticipate with a smile during general-dentistry and cosmetic-dentistry appointments or aesthetic spa services. A complimentary sugar scrub and paraffin hand treatment helps soothe every patient and client to leave hands soft enough to participate in unarmed pillow fights. Teeth-whitening treatments or porcelain veneers rehabilitate tarnished grins, and a variety of facials and chemical peels helps countenances return to healthy, youthful states. Clients enjoy the fragrant candles and soothing music as a gently gurgling aquarium displays fish who lazily swim toward the light of newly radiant enamel.
At Angel Touch Therapy, patrons relax in treatment rooms with gold-toned walls and shimmering pillows while licensed massage therapists dissolve tension from the neck and shoulders. Relaxing Swedish massages, ayurvedic herbal massages, and sports massages are a few specialties. For a more youthful look, visitors can also opt for facials that rejuvenate the skin.
Tucked inside the colonial-Spanish-style façade of The Oasis Salon Suites and Spa, Tranquil Touch Therapeutic Massage strives to be an oasis of relaxation. Owner Nelda N. Mar, LMT, takes a holistic approach to wellness, enhancing her therapeutic, Swedish, deep-tissue, and other specialized massage services with stress-relieving aromatherapy.
To Shannon Edwards-Moore, a massage isn’t only a relaxing experience—it’s also a chance to leave clients feeling balanced in body, mind, and soul. In addition to calming Swedish massages, which she especially recommends for those new to massage, Shannon targets tension and knots with more intense pressure during deep-tissue sessions. Sports massages help stave off athletic injuries or undo the pain caused by limbo incidents, and prenatal massages soothe tired muscles and pregnancy discomfort.
Add-ons take the relaxation even deeper as Shannon applies hot stones, fills the room with tranquil aromatherapy, or treats faces to scrubs, masks, and hot towels. Tucked inside the Alamo Family Fitness Center, her private massage room is awash in ocean blues and soft yellows.