After a disappointing trip to a spa with her kids, Sundae Spa's founder didn't despair. Instead, she was struck by inspiration. After years of teaching science, she knew how well kids engaged with interactive activities, learning more when having fun. She decided to start her own kid-friendly spa, building her business around the idea of the classroom experiment. Not only can kids come to Sundae Spa for a haircut or manicure, they can also mix their very own lotions and soaps that will keep them cleaner than a playground-administered cootie shot, learning about the science of hygiene as they do. The product range supports the ability to make vegan, organic, and paraben-free products, so every child can participate.
Don't let the serene atmosphere fool you?Natural Balance Massage, LLC is not a day spa. Sure, it may feel like one, but the goal here is much more than a simple escape from stress. The therapists focus their efforts on promoting long-lasting wellness and recovery, and they do so with a range of targeted treatments. Their specialties include Swedish, hot-stone, and Thai table massages, along with soothing massages for couples.
As a reward for selling the most Kérastase products while working at Gioia Salon in Texas, Alda Membrino won a trip to Italy. She didn't use it as a vacation from her career, however—nearly every moment was spent studying the hair coloring and cutting techniques of the country's masterful stylists. She flaunts this dedication to her craft at Windsor Salon and Spa, where she rejuvenates hair with Neuma organic shampoo, paraben- and DEA-free AG hair products, and hair color made with a yogurt base and natural ingredients.
For the rest of the body, Alda removes unwanted hair with either standard wax or a sugar formula composed entirely of natural ingredients and Santa's unused candy canes. The expert rounds out her service menu with spa staples such as manicures and pedicures, hot-stone massages, and facials that exfoliate with seaweed or glycolic acids.
Surrounded by the soothing tones of sage and cranberry, clients at Sohmage leave their worries at the door. Exfoliating scrubs, facials, and detoxifying wraps aim to boost appearances and overall health, whereas energy-healing sessions work to reroute the flow of energy that would otherwise be rerouted to power your neighbors' fridge.
The term "full-service" can vary greatly from salon to salon. But at Dolce LLC The Academy, students really do primp clients from head to toe. Student stylists perform precision cuts for men and women, as well as a host of coloring and straightening treatments.
The professional mane mavens at La Beleza Day Spa and Salon dress tresses and uncoil curls with smoothing keratin treatments amid royal purple walls and scattered groups of flowers. Over the course of one to two hours, a stylist slathers fuzzy head fur in a formaldehyde-free Coppola keratin smoothing treatment, which penetrates individual hair shafts to unfurl curls and make manes as shiny as a disco ball dipped in lip gloss for up to six months. Stefanie, the resident hue specialist, can forgo the sleekifying process in favor of full-head coloring, which infuses 'dos with Schwarzkopf color. This system has built-in conditioners that not only revamp dull crowns but also strengthen hair until it can pick up toddlers. The strand savant then chops off split ends before styling locks with a blow-dryer.