State-licensed and nationally certified massage therapist Rhonda C. Steger shares her gifts with clients at Solace Massage. During consultations, she discusses their personal needs and wellness goals before soothing muscles with deep-tissue kneads, gentle prenatal massage, and other modalities. For an additional cost, soothing hot stones and aromatherapy complete the relaxation experience.
Erin has coined a new term for hair appointments with her clients: hair party. The amiable stylist blends a laid-back and goofy personality with a strong work ethic that finds clients with new hairstyles using Redken, Moroccanoil, and Alterna beauty products. She also completes new looks with mani-pedis and waxing services for the face, body, and shadow.
Absolute Transformations' trio of stylists, who are also the owners, use Refine skin-care products and Spa Ritual body products to boost beauty from forehead to toenails beneath the exposed-brick walls of the earth-tone-hued salon. The anti-aging facial begins with a gentle cleanse as patrons recline and light shimmers across the hardwood floor. A professional then paints small circles onto faces with a microdermabrasion-peel sugar scrub, which employs vitamin C and microcrystals designed to slough off dry skin and reveal firm, smooth skin, along with a much younger-looking self. During the up-to-60-minute treatment, specific facial pressure points let visages relax without pressing against the windows of a yogi's house.
Studio 106 Hair Design's experienced stylists beautify manes with a spectrum of artful techniques and luxurious services. Deft fingers treat scalps and strands to invigorating, sudsy shampoos with professional products, removing lingering pomades, oils, and stowaway scrunchies. As clients recline in black swivel chairs, Studio 106 Hair Design's staffers snip dashing new ’dos, blow-drying and styling for maximum impact. Monochromatic strands can enjoy vibrant shine and added dimension with a set of full foil highlights (a $60+ value).
Natural light pours through the salon's panoramic front windows, which casts a buttery glow on pastel-pink and sky-blue walls. Amid these warm accents, skilled stylists manifest new face-flattering cuts and rewire hair circuit boards with bold highlights. Clients may also solicit Sublime for a sleek manicure at a cozy mani-pedi station or nix unflattering fuzz with a specialty waxing session.
Sprawling across three sections of a centuries-old building, Salon Modé & Daydreams Spa welcomes guests into a homey, historic space with hardwood and tile floors, an etched tin ceiling, and a warm fireplace filled with flickering logs. Patrons relax in salon chairs while stylists refresh their hairdos using scissors, dye, and Aveda products based on pure flower and plant essences. In more-private settings, massage therapists aim to relax the mind, body, and soul. They glide their hands along tense musculature and incorporate aromatherapy to help clients calm their minds or hot stones to further soften knots. The beauty pros also focus their attention on smaller areas, such as tinting eyelashes or pampering faces with a selection of facials.