Salon de Futur’s stylists, massage therapist, and aesthetician work together to keep clients feeling relaxed and looking their best. They dress up strands with golden highlights and transform short manes with hair extensions, which leave locks long enough to tie the Empire State Building to the Space Needle or just to go from the neck to past the shoulders. Their exfoliating facials shed dead skin cells, and their relaxing massages unwind knotted muscles. The salon also impacts the community by offering free haircuts to clients that opt to donate their chopped-off strands to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that creates wigs for underprivileged children in need.
Sisters Kendra and Kara co-own the salon, along with Karen, who has 20 years of experience as an aesthetician. Kendra dedicates her skill both to her business and to area beauty schools, further demonstrating the company’s commitment to its community.
The certified massage therapists at Manos Massage and Spa relieve everything from mild stress to chronic pain with a range of modalities. They perform Swedish, hot-stone, and prenatal massages, with optional add-ons such as fruity aromatherapeutic scents that remind guests to go grocery shopping later. The staff also practices more specialized treatments, including geriatric massages and specific work for neuropathy and diabetes.
Tending to glamour seekers with friendly, personalized service, the staff at Elements Salon spruces skin and coifs hair with a full spread of aesthetic treatments. Rein in messy manes with a customized haircut, which tames dos through a bag of hair-caring tricks including a scalp massage, blow-dry and style, and complimentary bang and neck trim in between visits ($40+ for women, $30+ for men). Perms ($75+) and full highlights ($100+) rework tresses for longer-term styles, and manicures ($25) and pedicures ($45) rehab nails after bouts of Miss Mary Mack with concrete lawn sculptures. Opt for a hot-rock massage ($40/half hour, $75/one hour) to release tension, or a custom facial ($65–$95) to brighten your countenance with a complimentary skin analysis, skincare treatment, and home-care maintenance consultation.
Kelly Muzall, registered nurse and founder of Estudio de Piel, surrounds herself with beauty professionals who continually pursue ongoing education. Their credentials, like every DeLorean ever made, reach into the past and future—licensed massage therapist Kevin Barry has more than a quarter century of experience in the field, but has broadened his skill set to include deep-water massage and spiritual medicine. Physician assistant Katie O’Brien held director-level positions at clinics across the heartland before planting roots at Estudio de Piel. She also founded a consulting business that trains physicians and nurses to administer injectables. Though Barry and O’Brien represent only two of several professionals, they embody the level of expertise at Estudio de Piel. Each time someone clinches a new certification, the spa adds another service. Since opening, the spa has added microdermabrasions, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, and laser treatments to its menu.
The six owners of North Scott Barber Salon know each other quite well, since they all met and trained at the same salon before opening their own styling spot. Between them, they share 90 years of industry experience, which they deftly wield while performing services for both men and women such as haircuts, highlights, conditioning treatments, and mani-pedis. Inside, purple, green, and beige walls surround tidy stations equipped with square full-length mirrors, and outside, an iconic candy-striped pole hangs out front, signaling the hair services within.