At Defining Moments, owner J.R. Laliberte has expanded the salon services of the former Middlebury Hair Center by adding a full-service barbershop, a menu of spa services, and a team of Redken-certified stylists, nail technicians, and massage therapists that populate the shop seven days a week. Quaint white siding frames the black door that grants guests access to the salon, where hair must run a gauntlet of Redken products, scissors, razors, wax, and hot towels to be molded into chic bobs or perfectly sharpened handlebar moustaches. Defining Moments’ mani-pedis keep nails looking like they just crawled out of a fashion magazine, and aches and pains melt into nothingness during Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and prenatal massages.
Solar Escape Tanning Salon helps clients escape to a tropical state, both mind and body. The solar emporium offers warm tanning beds and spray tans that grant a vacation-worthy glow, and also books real vacations through its partnership with Hemisphere Travel Group. Inside the tanning facility, guests can develop year-round tans in four levels of UV-tanning beds and Mystic Tan booths, which evenly apply a sunless tan in 60 seconds. The Smart Tan–certified salon also sells swimwear to fashion in the tropics, in the tanning bed, or under the food warmers at a favorite restaurant.
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.
Tucked away inside La Beleza Day Spa & Salon is the plush treatment table of Facials by Razia. Razia Mujahid takes a holistic approach to improving the whole body, mind, and spirit with facial treatments that calm irritated skin and smooth fine lines. These treatments are powered by biodynamic and organic flower- and herb-based ingredients, which are gentle on the skin and free of toxins, as well as aromatherapy to enhance the effect. Depending on the client's skin condition, she utilizes the organic skincare products to rebuild and regenerate the skin. Additional use of essential oils complete the therapeutic process.
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.