New Beginnings Salon & Spa pampers guests from scalp to toe-tip with an indulgent menu of beautification services. After a swift waxing session, guests may retreat to a private room for a restorative facial or therapeutic bodywork. New Beginnings also renovates strands with custom cuts and bold color treatments. Though the stylists specialize in ethnic hair, their expertise spans all types, regardless of color, texture, or astrological sign.
Allurea Salon & Spa’s staffers don’t just cut and color hair—they help restore it with laser treatments that target balding areas on the scalp. They can certainly appreciate a full head of hair, as they spend much of the day straightening and texturizing locks or sewing in extensions for added length. At the same time, the team understands that hair doesn’t always grow where you want it, which is why Allurea includes waxing alongside the makeup applications and mani-pedis that fill out its service menu.
Though they’re not on the beaches of Florida, Palm Beach Massage’s staff aims to inspire the same sort of relaxation in their clients. They do so with a full slate of massage styles that range from hot-stone therapy, to deep-tissue massage, to geriatric massage, which can help restore mobility to stiff joints. Under the supervision of Chiropractor Tariq Arif of the Back and Pain Rehab Center, therapists also perform chiropractic massage to soothe chronic pain or pain caused by injuries.
The certified professionals at Uptown Hair Studio and Day Spa pamper bodies from hair to toenail with a multitude of spa services. Dissident hairs unable to answer simple trivia questions can be extradited to their second life in a rubbish bin thanks to a selection of facial waxing services.
At Beaute Box, which channels the "feel of a chic Paris apartment" according to the Dayton Daily News, owner Lisa Scott flaunts skills acquired during nearly two decades of salon artistry. The studio began as a mobile beauty service, but has evolved to fill a space crowded with clocks, statuettes of hands, and candlesticks. Brushes cloaked in long-wear Shellac polish glide across nails, and visitors awaiting custom-designed primping parties lounge on low-slung couches. Giggles drift up to the soaring ceilings as youngsters finish pampering treatments and race through the shop, admiring newly colorful digits or attempting to match polish to an imaginary friend's eyes.
If you told Shannon DeCamp years ago that she would become the official massage therapist of the Dayton Gems professional hockey team, she might have thought you were one winger short of a line change. The former waitress and bartender took an interest in the medical benefits of massage therapy after suffering from sciatica and seeking chiropractic care in an office that also housed a licensed massage therapist. She went on to graduate from the Dayton School of Medical Massage and earn licensure, and has trained in the areas of Swedish, sports, therapeutic, pregnancy, and hot-stone massage.
DeCamp now owns Regain Solace Therapeutic Massage—which operates inside At Peace Massage & Wellness—and offers mobile massage services in clients' homes. She also performs in-office chair massages, soothing muscles that are sore from rearranging cubicles into mini labryinths.
At Peace Massage & Wellness is a one-stop shop for muscular euphoria, backing each offered service and class with the deft touch and extensive knowledge of an expert staff. Pull the plug on shoulder and back pains with your choice of any of the center's nine 60-minute massages ($60). Swedish massage employs long, soothing strokes to relieve muscular tension and improve blood flow, while craniosacral therapy aims to restore balance within the membranes and fluids surrounding the spinal cord, subsequently increasing the body's ability to heal itself, ward off disease, and reprimand inconsiderate cannonballers. Warm bamboo therapy is a rather new modality that combines the gentle kneads of Swedish massage with the application of controlled heat (via warmed bamboo and rattan) to simultaneously melt away everyday stress and stubborn summer popsicles.