Winner of a 2011 Best of Monroe Award by the US Commerce Association, Salon DARIN refreshes stale styles for men and women. The staff deals in hair’s many dimensions, sprucing up color, updating texture with smoothing treatments, and shaping styles to compliment clients’ lifestyles. Through each service, stylists douse hair in professional products such as Moroccanoil, which washes away traces of residue and protects individual strands with essential-oil ingredients.
But the salon’s blue walls bear witness to more than just hair clippings abandoning heads for more lucrative work within a trashcan. Aestheticians refresh faces with Plantogen products or wax away unwanted hair, and massage therapists usurp strained muscles in private treatment rooms.
For more than 20 years, the dedicated staff at About Faces—Nails, Too has elegantly shaped nails and pampered visages using high-quality products. During a pedicure, nail technicians trim, buff, and chrome toenails with slick coats of polish, forging more comely pickle-jar openers. A paraffin manicure hydrates dry skin and can help soothe arthritic fingers, leaving hands silky and smooth as nails are trimmed, filed, and painted.
Atop a table in a soothing white massage room, clients unwind with calming massages administered by the adroit hands at Red Wine Spa. Here, visitors can take comfort in the fragrant bliss of aromatherapy and the welcome heat of hot-stone massages; alternatively, they can relish the human companionship of a couples massage, which makes it easier to believe that there are no monsters lurking under the massage table. Other ameliorative treatments include ear-candle therapy and traditional foot reflexology.
VIP Tanning gives clients' skin a sun-kissed look with both tanning beds and airbrush tanning booths. Inside the salon's pale blue walls, clients can choose from low-, mid-, and high-intensity tanning beds for a bronzing experience that fits their complexion. For a UV-free alternative, clients can enter the Norvell Auto Revolution spray tan booth, where oscillating airbrushes coat bodies in a misting tanning solution, leaving behind an even, streak-free bronze.
At Vaira's European Holistic Skin Care, Vaira pampers the epidermis with European spa treatments and a natural harvest of soothing herbs and scrubs. An experienced aesthetician who trained in Europe, Vaira aims to create a relaxing atmosphere for clients while providing personalized treatments. She uses exfoliating facial creams, which brim with natural ingredients such as collagen, essential oils, and vitamin C enzymes, all of which team up to imbue skin with the softness and sleekness of a laminated teddy bear. Aromatherapy calms the senses as she buffs away blemishes and expired skin cells during herbal body treatments and revitalizing sea-salt scrubs. She is also certified in Micro-Needling, a procedure which can help reduce signs of aging and improve skin tone. Vaira offers a pumpkin enzyme facial, which combines multiple forms of natural enzymes, gently sloughing off dead skin cells to help give a more healthy glow.
After seeing a chiropractor for his high blood pressure at age 17, Dr. Robert Pesale was inspired to pursue a career in holistic health care. His academic aptitude propelled him to graduate cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic and pursue multiple continuing-education programs. To keep up-to-date on the latest techniques, Dr. Pesale attends at least one postgraduate conference a month. At his practice, Pesale Chiropractic, he works with Dr. Jane Randazzo—who has an extensive background in scientific research—to help clients deal with pain, stress, and weight struggles with gentle, holistic treatments that include spinal adjustments and massage therapy.