Inside the luxurious, private suites of Luxe Avenue Salons, massage therapists from Urban Body Balance battle tension, anxiety, and fatigue with nothing more than thumbs. A good number of owner Danielle Steiner's clients come in for Swedish massages, but she's also able to blend techniques from other modalities to customize sessions. Another one of Danielle's signature treatments is the hot towel foot treatment. To start, she scrubs down feet to relax muscles and remove callouses. Then, she massages a restorative cream into the skin while slowly wrapping feet in hot towels. After treatments, feet feel so soft they no longer beg to be soaked in chocolate pudding.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: 60-minute Swedish massage
Brands Used: biotone
The Zen Den's mission is to help clients unwind completely, much like the world's largest ball of yarn after its meeting with the world's largest kitten. That mission is accomplished in each of its services, which include energy balancing sessions, therapeutic spa services, personalized yoga instruction, and an on-site counselor. However, it is most evident in its signature, most sought after massage treatment, My Zen Myokinesthetic Massage. This 75-minute sojourn into relaxation includes a relaxing massage that employs Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point techniques to quiet aches and pains, plus reflex-point therapy on the hands, feet, ears, and scalp. For good measure, the massage also includes hot towels, hot stones, and an aroma of the client's choice.
The technicians at Slim Spa make use of noninvasive technology that fights both extra inches and signs of aging. Noninvasive ultrasonic-cavitation treatments promote the shrinking of fat cells around midsections, thighs, and arms by imploding fat cells with sound waves, a process so cool sounding it will surely be the plot of the next big summer blockbuster. Radio-frequency skin-tightening treatments help firm lax necks and droopy cheeks or smooth the lumpy material that causes cellulite. To supplement technological efforts?which also include infrared saunas and body-vibration sessions?personal trainers work one-on-one with clients to design an exercise regimen in alignment with their fitness goals.
Like any good artist, Shabby to Chic Hair Design owner Kristen Barker knows that the frame can be just as important as the artwork itself. With makeup as her paint, she uses each face as her canvas before framing the finished masterpiece with cut, colored, and styled hair that flatters the client's unique facial features. At her suite within Luxe Avenue Salons and Spas, Kristen strives to improve visitors' self-confidence with her skills as a Redken-certified stylist, Redken products, and by reciting Vince Lombardi halftime speeches before sending them back into the world.
The minimalistic design at Salon JB—think cream-hued ceiling, walls, and flooring surrounding a single line of modern black salon chairs—allows the stylists’ hair creations to really stand out. They cut hair into sleek bobs or face-framing layers. Their stash of hair dye adds golden highlights to manes or camouflages locks before camping trips. They also straighten frizzy hair and add instant length with extensions.