Versailles Salon and Day Spa's skilled veteran stylist Monica deftly cuts, colors, and creatively sculpts hairdos of virtually any style in a warm, stress-melting atmosphere. Put a smile on your hair with a thorough cleansing, courtesy of Redken, Kenra, and other professional products. Gentle shampoo suds selectively eliminate impurities without stripping strands of essential oils, while conditioners moisturize and detangle locks to discourage ospreys and other avian nesters (shampoo set $25; conditioner treatment $35). Subtle surface highlights shower hair in summery radiance ($65), and color and gloss treatments ($85) flatter features and frame faces like halos woven from silky rays of sunlight and children’s laughter.
Hair Illusions—a Redken 5th Avenue and Pureology salon—stocks its workstations with Redken and Pureology products to help color and mold men’s and women’s hair into new styles. Stylists also cut the hair on children and their imaginary friends. Eyebrow and lip waxes round out the visage-enhancing services.
At Premier Life Massage, the team members are not interested in temporary fixes when it comes to their patients’ health. Through their treatments, they strive to relieve pain with long-term holistic solutions, whether they are realigning the spine with chiropractic adjustments, kneading muscles with various massage styles, or facilitating systemic well-being with nutrition programs. Massages can be tailored based on an initial 10-minute, one-on-one consultation with a doctor. Patients can also work with Dr. Lance Stromberg, D.C., who may recommend x-rays and a posture assessment to improve on their next massage–techniques much less insulting than asking the patient if he or she has ever starred in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
University Chiropractic's two licensed massage therapists use smooth, heated stones to help relieve tight muscles over the course of 60 minutes. Smooth basalt stones are most commonly used because of their ability to rapidly absorb and retain heat, like a silver spoon recently struck by lightning. Once stones are properly placed, massage experts rub them across the patient's body to soften sharp-edged muscle pain. Appointments are necessary, so be sure to schedule in advance.
It looks a bit like a coffin from the year 3000, but the only thing being laid to rest in the Matrix L33 tanning bed is a pale complexion. Its high-pressure lamps emit the full spectrum of UVA and UVB light to bring out a golden base hue in as few as three sessions.
But tanning beds are just one of the tools the team at Down Under Tanning uses to get skin glowing. Airbrush tans produce natural-looking finishes, and Hempz tanning moisture—made from 100% hemp-seed oil—develops into a subtle bronze while keeping skin as hydrated as Poseidon's front lawn.