Sunlight streaks through the tall windows at Dollz Salon, falling on a line of chairs where stylist treat coiffures to either a quick trim or an overhaul with all-over color and dimensional highlights. Meanwhile, aestheticians perform waxing and nails services, removing unwanted hair from brows and bodies and shaping nails so they can make chalkboards screech much more effectively.
Licensed massage therapist Lourdes McAlexander uses light-to-deep pressure to promote healing and relaxation throughout the body. The light kneading and warm friction of the Swedish massage release muscle tension, while hot-stone therapy glides heated stones over muscles to promote blood flow and melt stress into a gooey puddle. Expectant mothers gain release from swelling and cramping during the pregnancy massage, and athletes can prevent injury through the sports massage or by wearing the most advanced helmet during tennis matches. While undergoing a body mollycoddling, clients can enjoy the sights of abundant and verdant plants inside treatment rooms, as well as grayish purple walls that can ameliorate boredom of white and taupe room dividers.
Voted the 2011 Auburn Chamber of Commerce's Best Salon/Day Spa, Teree Salon & Spa retains local loyalty by beautifying and calming clients within tranquil surrounds. Teree's team—lead by licensed aesthetician and registered nurse Theary Jyringi—crafts new coifs, adds color to strands, or tames curls using Ouidad products at chic styling stations that each feature a floor-length mirror. Licensed massage therapists and wax experts impart their services in private treatments rooms, and nail techs man black leather pedicure thrones to add color and shine to high-fives and thumb wars.
Tina Malooly-McCaffrey—a sufferer of severe acne with a family history of skin cancer—has devoted her career to learning about dermis health, and she founded Advanced Skincare in 1989 to help patrons realize dreams of glowing complexions. The licensed cosmetologist, massage therapist, laser technician, and skincare educator has gathered a team of licensed and certified pampering professionals to rejuvenate facades. With every service, from anti-aging facials to microdermabrasion treatments to help blast away dead skin cells and outdated "Vote for Lincoln" henna tattoos, the staff assesses skin and health for personalized treatment plans. Beyond skincare, the beauty experts also apply professional-level makeup and administer advanced IPL hair removal for the entire body to save clients the hassle of waxing, tweezing, or rolling on a pile of Velcro.
Licensed massage therapist Colleen Morgan owns and operates Morgan’s Orthopedic & Sports Massage, drawing upon years of training in orthopedic and medical massage and pain management. Using a variety of massage modalities, Morgan and her staff attempt to soothe their clients’ aching muscles. Specialized sessions include sports massages, which prep muscles before workouts or replenish them after athletic activity. Morgan herself has a great deal of experience with these kind of sessions as her past clients have included a number of professional athletes from teams such as the Boston Red Sox and the Worcester Sharks. Other services they provide include orthopedic treatments, during which practitioners meld multiple modalities to correct structural irregularities instead of sprouting extra hands.
He’s a massage therapist. She’s an aesthetician. Together, Richard and Anna Isenhour helm Body Arts Day Spa, where they treat clients to an extensive list of relaxation and beauty services. Anna conscripts an army of all-natural Bioelements products as she resurfaces skin with alpha-hydroxy peels, kills acne-producing bacteria, and frees men’s pores from ingrown hairs and lost golf balls. A soothing aromatherapy wrap envelops clients in an energizing antibacterial cocoon, and a blend of sea salt and powdered herbs exfoliates skin from head to toe. In the massage room, Richard sings tactile lullabies to tired muscles along with a chorus of nearly a dozen modalities, from soothing Swedish and hot-stone therapies to injury-specific sports and therapeutic massage. The duo also dispenses cosmetic services, including manicures and pedicures topped off with french-style polish, and full makeup applications and lessons.