North Lake Massage & Skin Care taps the talents of Kristen Cocca Pepin, a former certified athletic trainer, and Bethany Lambrecht, a licensed aesthetician, to create an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation. Kristen, Michelle, and Corina offer a variety of massage modalities, which range from Swedish and deep tissue to ashiatsu oriental bar therapy—an ancient Eastern Asian treatment that utilizes bars, creams, and oils that target inflammation and initiate pain relief. Bethany, Roxy, and Kris offer Bioelements facials that are customized to each client’s skin needs and include a retinue of cleansing and rejuvenating applications. Other services at North Lake Massage & Skin Care include airbrush tanning, infrared sauna, and waxing.
Vain Salon's experienced hairdressers transform lackluster locks into styled tresses during haircuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and other available primping services. Beauticians lather manes in shampoo before rinsing out built-up residue and peanut butter left over from failed attempts at bubblegum removal. Stylists trim hairs into a desired shape, which rids the forming hairstyle of split ends. Wielding hair blowers, curling irons, and other hair-shaping tools, coiffure constructors build volume, banish frizz, and prep customers for postsalon life. The Redken Chemistry service, an intense deep-conditioning treatment, repairs distressed hair by increasing its strength, fixing chemical or mechanical damage, and reaffixing hair barrettes by magnetizing tresses.
Michele Anderson, a member of Origins’ professional staff of beauty boosters, unveils dermal radiance with her customized spa services. The 50-minute FaceTime Express facial employs G.M. Collin products to suffuse parched façades and deeply cleanse pores, removing toxins from the premises and bringing them into the station for questioning. A clinical peel then strips away dry and cantankerous skin cells, permitting skin’s natural bioluminescence to shine through and leaving faces fresher than a shrink-wrapped daisy. Finally, treat guises to a tailored mask befitting their skin type and assuage envious hands and shoulders with a complimentary massage.
Amelia Main specializes in makeovers, transforming her human canvases with complexion-brightening treatments or eye-popping lash extensions. So it's fitting that her home salon, Salon 7, has undergone a makeover itself. Though now it comes to life with the sounds of chit chat and the hums of razors, the barbershop-inspired venue once rang with sirens as Reno's 495 Firehouse.
Today, the site gleams with hardwood floors, and has been given a new face decked in local art, which echoes the artistry Amelia puts into each of her services for both men and women. She tailors a roster of facials to her clients' skin, and works to combat the signs of aging with chemical peels and microdermabrasions. She further beautifies faces with makeup applications, and can teach ladies her makeup techniques much more effectively than the professor at clown school ever could.
Studio Phi’s team of licensed and experienced professionals include aestheticians, massage therapists, and manicurists. They welcome clients to slow down and relax their minds and bodies with services that include manicures, facials, haircuts, and massages.
With 13 years of hairstyling under her belt, Clarissa has developed specializations in a number of styling techniques. Her wide range of talents reach from multicultural hair to men’s hair to bridal updos. She is also a wizard with hair extensions and expertly colors hair using a kaleidoscope of hair dyes and highlighter markers.