Tucked away in the Brady Arts District, Chrysalis Salon & Spa’s quaint brick storefront invites visitors into a chic, colorful interior where its team of stylists and aestheticians goes to work. Seated in white leather chairs, clients can relax as a stylist trims or colors locks using botanical-based products from Phyto and premium Goldwell hair color. Spa services range from waxing to facials, including the gold-leaf facial, in which 24-karat gold is applied to the skin to stimulate collagen production and make the client more attractive to Swiss bankers. They are also the go-to providers of makeup services for News On 6 KOTV, the local CBS affiliate. Chrysalis also offers med-spa services performed by the resident doctor, such as Botox, Latisse, and medical-grade microdermabrasion.
Nestled in the historic Del Ray building, Faccia Bella’s team of skilled aestheticians bolsters patrons' natural appeal with a repertoire of individually tailored hair, makeup, and skincare services. Owner and makeup artist April Mary enhances visages with cosmetics and airbrush makeup for special events and nuptials photo-ready enough to merit Faccia Bella WeddingWire's 2012 Bride's Choice Award. Earth-tone hued treatment rooms host knot untying deep-tissue massages and long-lasting spray tans. Luxe wraps encircle bodily temples in creamy natural, body butter and warm blankets, leaving skin softer than the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man fresh out of the microwave. Bridal updos, eyelash extensions, gentle waxing, and facials round out Faccia Bella's lineup of beauty-boosting treatments.
Nationally certified massage therapist Jamey specializes in Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, but prefers to focus on pain relief rather than relaxation in each massage. He uses a technique called trigger point therapy to hone in on knots embedded deep within muscles or surrounding tissues. These knots often cause referred pain, and can be felt by distant areas of the body and close family members. Treating them helps alleviate localized as well as chronic discomfort.
The licensed staff of the full-service Copper Canyon Day Spa entreats guests to relax amid a variety of soothing services. Swedish, therapeutic, and deep-tissue massages lift aches and pains from backs and muscles, and facial treatments anoint faces with cleansing ingredients. The spa also offers body treatments with mud or salt, waxing, and packages.
From within Beauty Loft Salon & Spa’s bright, window-filled space, experienced nail tech Stephanie Richardson dotes on digits with soothing mani-pedis. She ushers clients into black plush pedicure chairs, which not only surround them in comfort, but also limit the risk of harmful bacteria by using a pipeless whirlpool tub. For a dose of color, she pulls from either traditional polish or long-lasting shellac gel.
At Serenity Aveda Day Spa and Salon, beauty professionals nourish skin and hair with pure flower and plant essences. Aestheticians leverage the power of grape antioxidants and champagne oils during the champagne facial—one of many facial treatments—increasing skin hydration while decreasing the need for regular spumante showers. To give clients a head-to-toe tan without UV exposure, technicians mist the skin with a custom bronzer. Stylists volumize hairdos with hair extensions from Paris, and cosmetic artists replenish lids with thick, long lash extensions. Massages, body treatments, and makeup services round out the menu of options.
Toni Johnson's highly trained stylists are experts in the art of snipping, dyeing, and charming the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Your stylist will sense your innermost hair-yearnings, then masterfully glide careful scissors in tune with your thoughts and dreams, letting his or her creative forces flow wildly onto your scalp for a haircut that revolutionizes the way you look in the mirror—inside and out. Afterward, in the streets, you might find that your magnificent mane busts the binds of its bowler hat and leaps into sunshine, dappling the dark alleyways of anyplace. Men's cuts start at $25, while women can shed unwanted tresses starting at $35. Gravity-defying updos start at $35. For a more drastic approach to unwanted hair, Toni Johnson offers a variety of waxing services. Give your eyebrows some much-needed time apart (starting at $15), or decrease wind resistance on your lip and chin (starting at $12).