Pura Vida Day Spa and Salon—whose name comes from the Costa Rican saying—is made up of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians that offer a variety of beautifying and pampering services. The staffers tend to hands and feet with manicures and pedicures or augmenting heads of hair with stylish cuts and color treatments. Other services include laser hair removal, facial treatments, and massages and body treatments.
Seasons change, and Jennifer Anderson changes with them; she offers special holiday packages that feature peppermint (for the winter holidays), rose sugar scrubs (for Valentine?s Day), and pumpkin facials during the fall. Of course, Jennifer has a special package for spring, too?a Spring Bling special with a lavender, lilac, or rose essential-oil aromatherapy massage, plus a 30-minute hand scrub and a 30-minute earth foot treatment.
Jennifer?s passion for massage therapy spans the entire year. The licensed therapist distills that passion into each massage she renders. After listening closely to clients as they convey their particular ailments or pinpoint areas of soreness, Jennifer engages muscles in the appropriate amount of stretching. She then can perform a number of modalities, from Swedish and deep-tissue to more intricate therapies such as hot stone and prenatal.
Knockouts Haircuts for Men is a guy-centric salon that's been featured on the Today Show. Its décor mimics that of a boxing ring, but—unlike the real thing—guests look fresher when they leave. Complimentary beverages greet the mitts of each client, and flat-screen televisions and quality service round out a first-rate experience. Your heavyweight treatment includes a consultation, before-and-after shampoos, a cut, a rinse, and styling according to your personal preferences. Each weary head will be treated to a scalp massage and one nametag identifying it as "Movie Actor Harrison Ford."
Licensed massage therapist Lori Davis helms Massage by Lori, where she utilizes a variety of massage modalities to tend to individual needs. In a warm, private room, relaxing music plays as she uses the broad, rhythmic strokes of Swedish massage to help ease muscle tension and improve circulation. The focused pressure of deep-tissue massage penetrates lower layers of tissue, combating chronic pains, stress, or lingering pockets of swallowed gum. Other treatments include hot-stone massage, infrared-light treatments, and decompression treatments—also known as cupping. Lori's massages can help alleviate conditions such as back pains, tight muscles, inflexible joints, and witch curses.
Water swirls around a washbasin at Luxe Salon & Spa, draining away Bumble and bumble products from hair as clients rest on comfy reclining seats. Exposed brick walls and hardwood floors surround them, lending the space a loft-like aesthetic, and hanging steel lights illuminate a row of swiveling chairs where stylists set to work. Here, the beauty experts pamper guests with salon services such as color treatments, hair extensions, and blowouts. The salon also offers mani-pedis, waxing treatments, and eyelash extensions that make eyes pop more than rimming them with highlighter.