The expert staff at Tangles Salon & Spa attend ongoing workshops to keep their scissors sharp and their nail files rough. Armed with Aveda products, stylists shape locks, correct color, and repair dry strands with botanical therapies preceded by soothing scalp treatments. Nail technicians dip toes into ceramic pedicure bowls brimming with fresh water and the spectacles of ceramics teachers.
Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.
From couples massages to facials, Oasis Day Spa pampers clients with a wide array of revitalizing spa services. A gentlemen's facial eases razor rash with a beard-softening deep pore cleanse and facial massage, and various spa packages allow for up to six hours of nonstop relaxation. To help maximize clients' time at the spa, the staff also offers onsite childcare and clocks that are willing to cheat a little.
At Skinny Wrap, located within Lush Hair Studio and Spa, specialists sculpt clients' physiques using SlimStar technology. While guests relax, technicians swathe their bodies in heated wraps and then aim beams of far-infrared energy to break up subdermal deposits of fat and toxins. According to Skinny Wrap, a 60-minute session can burn more than 1,400 calories—more calories than are used in an hour of marathon running. In addition to smoothing cellulite and whittling away inches, the treatment can alleviate joint pain.
Kelly Scheinkoenig holds certifications in microdermabrasion and chemical exfoliation treatments, and extensive training in pharmaceutical skincare. During facial treatments, Kelly takes the time to educate her clients about their skin issues, and gives them tips on practices to avoid that might harm their skin, such as exfoliating with a brillo pad.
The tanning methods at Infinite Tan not only eschew orange streaks, but also avoid unnatural chemicals. Guests can visit the salon or opt for its mobile services at their own homes to acquire tawny hues by way of professional-grade HVLP spray. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete and results in an even, natural-looking tan.