Urban Endz’s staff of experienced tress tamers and nail navigators coax out inner beauty with cheerful professionalism, gifting glamour to follicles and phalanges with a range of services and specialty products. Perk up lackluster locks with a coloring ($45 and up), or draft a new scalp squad free of unfit split ends and fumbling tight ends with a haircut and style for women ($20–$35) or men ($15–$18). A cold chemical straightener ($60 per hour) fights frizz and relaxes uptight curls into softer waves. Nails can prepare for red carpet finger waltzes with a trimming, shaping, and polishing in the form of a manicure ($20) or pedicure ($35). Urban Endz's master aesthetician delights epidermises with cleansing and exfoliating facials ($35 and up) and chemical peels ($55 and up) to smooth the face, even skin tone, and remove oil. Waxing services ($20–$55 and up) expel unwanted fuzz with the speed and professionalism of a nightclub bouncer at a Build-A-Bear Workshop.
Because being put-together doesn’t always come easily, the staff at D’Lux Tan & Body Therapy guides visitors through a host of confidence-boosting options, from spray tanning and skin hydration to restorative red light therapy. With 11 tanning beds to choose from, and one automated Mystic Tan booth, clients can glow in as little as ten minutes. Alternatively, they can settle into the Hydration Station for 20–30 minutes of hot steam that nourishes and soothes dried skin far better than running through a car wash. D’Lux also offers red light therapy, which works to bolster collagen production and thus reduce the appearance of fine lines while evening skin tone.
The goal at Solitude Massage isn't just to temporarily relieve pain—it's also to help clients change their lives so the pain doesn’t return. To that end, the company's licensed therapists follow their custom massages with exercise suggestions and nutrition assistance, as well as advice on how to offend bears so they won't hug you. Not that the treatments aren't plenty attractive on their own. Trigger-point and structural-integration massages call on intense kneading to quell chronic pain, and hot towels and dōTerra essential oils add to the experience. Clients can also solicit a therapist for offsite shiatsu bodywork during such events as corporate parties or long waits at the ATM.
Timeless Journey Day Spa hypnotizes clients into relaxation with a half dozen massage treatments and a range of spa services. Licensed massage therapists Susan Olsen and Chelsea Nielsen invite patrons to lounge across the massage bed and relax under the long and flowing strokes of a Swedish massage or the muscle-stretching kneads of deep-tissue therapy. The duo also offers prenatal treatments for expectant mothers and sports massages for athletes and cardboard cutouts of athletes. Meanwhile, aesthetician Kristin Nielsen handles surface troubles with acne- and wrinkle-combatting chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, as well as waxing for the face and body.
Except for the stream of bronzed bodies emerging from its doors, Tahiti Sun Tanning could be confused with a traditional day spa. A hallway of private treatment rooms suggests the seclusion typically associated with facials and massages, because staff members believe tanning deserves this same luxurious feel. Clients bronze in ultra-ruva or high-pressure beds from brands such as Wolff and Ergoline as stereos keep ears entertained. In another room, customers can get custom spray tanning with Norvell spray-tanning treatments. On their way out, clients can buy tan-enhancing lotions and creams from the boutique to prolong their skin’s golden hue.
Tobey Webb, the massage therapist behind 4 luv of Massage, brings pained sinews back into bodily harmony with a diverse repertoire of modalities. The Swedish technique relieves stress and soothes aches with gentle strokes, hot-stone massage uses smooth stones, and cranial massage employs head and tailbone holds that can ease headaches, sinus issues, and ear infections. Tobey also renders reflexology to heal the body by way of the hands and feet, and 10 sessions of structural massage can realign the body more quickly than Europe realigned after people started talking about the body politic.