As you might deduce from its name, Color Correction Salon's specialty lies in setting strands right after botched home dye jobs or summers spent touring with Jem and the Holograms. Owner Tom Sollock has taken his tinting talents to hair competitions around the world, picking up numerous awards and medals for his vibrant, cutting-edge designs. While color re-touch is a house specialty, its not uncommon to find clients leaving with shocking streaks of neon pink or electric blue, which the stylists create with top-quality pigments or clip-in extensions that offer all the pop without the permanence. In addition to cuts and color treatments, the salon welcomes the opportunity to makeover heads and faces for weddings and other special events, and frequently hosts kids parties complete with mini manicures, facials, and colored extensions for each pintsize guest.
From more than 80 locations nationwide, the therapists of Elements Therapeutic Massage performed more than 400,000 massages in 2011. The deft team continues their pursuit of pampering by performing comprehensive consultations before every service. Once health concerns have been highlighted, therapists ameliorate stress by applying the client's desired level of pressure and avoiding any and all knock-knock-joke attempts. Though all of the therapists are well-versed in Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, some are also familiar with prenatal, sports, hot-stone, or trigger-point modalities.
The licensed massage therapists at New Beginnings Massage Therapy soothe stressed physiques with a full menu of massage modalities. Therapists calibrate the amount of pressure to please each back, working over muscles with the techniques of standard Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone treatments or specialized prenatal, reflexology, and cranial massages. The staff also promotes healthy skin with paraffin-wax dips for the hands and feet, sugar scrubs, and seaweed body wraps for homesick mermaids.
In addition to enlivening bodies with a sense of well-being, New Beginnings Massage Therapy also inspires joy by raising support for the Down Syndrome Association.
Renaissance Salon & Spa took over its stately 1920s farmhouse in the year 2000. There, aestheticians make the most of the homey setting with treatment packages that really let clients settle in. A Euphoria package, for example, begins with a a warm towel treatment for the face and a scalp massage with flower water. Guests then step into the spa's clawfoot tub, soaking in essential oils and rose petals. Another package, the Hot Toddy for the Body, evokes the aromas of that restorative drink with a nectar bath followed by a bourbon-and-brown-sugar scrub that might have you furtively licking your wrist for the rest of the day.
If you don't have a whole afternoon to lounge about, other services include spray tans, hair coloring, and pedicures. Many treatments also incorporate organic and botanical ingredients?Aveda botanical skin resurfacing serves as an alternative to microdermabrasion, and a fusion hot-stone massage gets its fresh scent from native plants.
At Red Rock Massage, certified massage therapists and skilled aestheticians deliver a range of relaxing spa treatments. Swedish massages reduce tightness and improve circulation with a combination of gliding, kneading, and friction strokes, and deep-tissue techniques dig into muscle tissue to excavate stress and fossilized car keys. With Swedish strokes and volcanic basalt rocks heated up to 120 degrees, hot-stone massages soothe the last shreds of stress from a long day of asking coworkers about the location of Carmen Sandiego. Staff members massage necks, heads, and shoulders and rub scalps with scented aromatherapy oils during a moisture-minded Wax and Relax treatment, which also washes away tension from hands and feet with a warm bath of paraffin wax.
When it comes to losing weight, the team at The Body Wrap Spalon knows there's no substitute for diet and exercise, but they augment weight-loss efforts with a menu of advanced body wraps. The signature Slim wrap uses a blend of minerals and heat to draw out excess water and toxins, and the Men's Gut Buster shrinks belt sizes by targeting the midsection.
But body wraps are just one of the ways the team gets clients looking and feeling their best. They also deep-clean pores during facials and evaporate tension from the shoulders, neck, and back during custom massages.