The deft muscle-manipulators at Special Touch Hair Designs knead bone-movers into ache-free bliss with stress-busting massages and pampering spa treatments. The 45-minute hand-and-foot paraffin treatment encases extremities in warm, sticky wax, locking in moisture to leave hands and feet as soft as the Pillsbury Doughboy’s favorite neck pillow. After removing the wax, therapists complete the pampering with hand and foot massages. A one-hour relaxation massage focuses on liquefying tension with broad, smooth strokes while moisturizing skin with cocoa butter or hypoallergenic lotion. Therapeutic massage focuses on knotty muscles, applying deep pressure to clenched backs and shoulders to increase range of motion and circulation. A clean, softly lit room ensconces guests in a serene atmosphere during sessions. Quiet music and warm sheets encourage guests to drift into relaxing reveries, daydreaming about floating through clouds or visiting museums filled only with busts of Teddy Roosevelt.
Though their combined expertise spans more than a half century, all of the stylists at Studio 410 still consider themselves students of their craft. They constantly educate themselves on the latest style trends, cutting techniques, and beauty products. Their resumes speak for themselves, unlike publicist-dependent medieval kings. Studio 410, a Brazilian Blowout?certified salon, boasts stylists trained in many hair-straightening techniques, as well as colorists versed in products from Redken and Schwarkopf.
At Shelly's Nails at Lima Valley Salon, a nail technician beautifies and protects digits with extensive manicure and pedicure services. Classic mani-pedis polish and clean up nails and cuticles, whereas Shellac treatments shield fingertips with a shiny coat of rich, lustrous color.
The nail technicians at Fancy Fingers bedeck digits with a kaleidoscope of shiny nail-polish hues and tiny top hats. They also soften paws with paraffin wax and add an extra layer of protection to keratin sheets with the application of artificial nails.
Under the peaked roof of Custom Exteriors Salon's homey hair cottage, stylists craft signature manes that accentuate each client's face, style, and astrological sign. A slew of some of the industry's more recognizable products such as Redken, TIGI, and Paul Mitchell assist in their repertoire of hair services, which include cuts for men, women, and children alongside color treatments and facial waxing. A pleasing balance of natural and strategic spot lighting illuminate the salon's serene green interior that's accented with minimalist white styling stations.