Bombshell Hair Design's experienced styling artists shape tresses and sculpt nails into contoured objets d'art using enriching products from brands such as AG, Kenra, and Aquage. Scissors snip and clip through dense follicular jungles during the haircut ($30+), leaving behind an impeccably styled head-garden dotted with kite-flying children. An all-over color ($50+) enlivens lackluster hairscapes, while highlights ($70+) illuminate singular strands without the use of interwoven Christmas lights. Otherwise, banish unwanted facial filaments with an array of waxing services ($12+) or soften fuzzy manes with a keratin smoothing treatment (price upon consultation).
A visit to Massage Heights is a holiday from the workaday worries of overbearing supervisors, unhelpful Pilates partners, and distant, indifferent babies. Abandon yourself in a 60-minute or 90-minute massage (up to a $119.98 value). A skilled massage therapist will use hot stones to expertly remove knots from your muscles like a master sailor with surprisingly kempt hands. The heated stones warm muscles and encourage circulation, coaxing tension out from under its desk to frolic outside during your body's relaxing recess. Pick your pressure preference with Swedish or Deep Tissue massage variations. In addition to this stress reliever, you'll receive the benefits of lavender, peppermint, or eucalyptus aromatherapy, which massages the nasal passages with a mix of specially blended oils that transforms the dull, boring atmosphere into a cloud of inhalable bliss.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: OPI gel color manicure
Brands Used: Kenra, Pureology, OPI
Pro Tip: Check our daily specials calendar at www.beautyfirstdm.com.
Most salons stock a limited selection of hair products and maybe one or two additional beauty treatments. Beauty First, on the other hand, supplies patrons with a wide variety of hair, skincare, and makeup products from top brands such as DevaCurl, Clarisonic, Murad, and Mirabella Beauty.
The salon's experts draw on this beauty stockpile during their treatments, applying a Kenra smoothing solution to hair and then flat-ironing it until it's frizz-free, swiping coats of OPI gel polish on nails, and recommending Murad or Dermalogica products for home use after a skin analysis. The salon offers daily discounts on their calendar, helping you look beautiful without paying a high price, unlike Cinderella's greedy mice.
Even down to its decor, Sacred Stone Massage and Bodywork exudes comfort. The space’s airy feel and soothing color palette take guests in with slate-gray walls, soft lighting, and plush blankets and pillows that adorn the furniture. The spa’s licensed massage therapists embrace and complement the mellow ambiance with a host of massage services. They stretch and soothe aching muscles during relaxing Swedish and deep-tissue sessions and give expectant mothers a break from the tension that comes with carrying an infant and constantly fighting off flocks of storks with prenatal treatments. Hot stones and paraffin wax augment some sessions, whereas others include peppermint- and lavender-infused scrubs.
It took Misty Hansen some time to discover her calling?she spent a number of years working various customer-service jobs?but in 2007 she discovered how to make the most of her innate abilities. During that year, she completed massage school, became a licensed massage therapist, and opened Massages By Misty, named the Best Day Spa, Best Massage Therapist, and Best Business in Norwalk by the Indianola Record Herald in 2012 and 2013. Since day one, she's been happily busy treating an array of clients, some of them referred by chiropractors. As a survivor of multiple car accidents throughout her life, she knows massage therapy's effectiveness in relieving people of pain and helping them recover from stress and injury.
Massages By Misty's treatment room features a heated massage table draped with luxurious sheets where guests enjoy treatments ranging from ancient Asian ashiatsu massages to rejuvenating body wraps. Misty asks clients to fill out a questionnaire so she can customize each session to focus on problem regions and avoid jacket pockets full of loose change.
"In this industry, I believe there is always something fun and new to learn," says Heather Kasper on Revive Spa's website. Since 2006, she's earned massage, aesthetics, and nail-tech licenses, and regularly attends continuing-education classes through the International Dermal Institute to stay abreast of the latest industry developments. She brings every bit of knowledge back to enhance her tapestry of relaxing services, which includes waxing, makeup application, deep-tissue massage, and skin treatments such as intensive exfoliation. An Asian-inspired attitude of comfortable simplicity fills the spa, its treatment rooms, and the storage closet where the staff keeps the extra good vibes. Cushy, earth-toned coverings cloak massage tables, and plush towels sit neatly folded in geometric shelves along the walls.