Located just off Clematis Street in lively West Palm Beach, One XI Salon & Beauty Bar fits right in among the neighborhood’s boutiques, nightclubs, and restaurants. The salon’s high-spirited stylists clips to the rhythms of trendy music, putting down their shears every so often to offer their guests complimentary glasses of beer and wine. Owner Cathi oversees the team of stylists she handpicked for their friendly demeanor and wealth of haircare and styling certifications. Before leaving, guests can take home specialty products from L'Oreal Professional and Moroccanoil to help maintain salon-like hair and silky mutton chops at home.
Palm trees reflect in the windows of the new A.Studio Spa, a sister location to the original facility opened in the Hamptons. The interiors were clearly designed with tranquility in mind—flickering candles, fresh-cut flowers, and a soundtrack of snoring doves fill the reception area and private rooms. Before their appointments, clients can sip complimentary chilled water or warm tea. Massage therapists and skincare specialists perform a range of restorative services that include Swedish massages, anti-aging facial peels, waxing, and manicures.
A coffee bar covered in mosaic tile doles out doses of espresso to customers in the waiting area of Prado Spa & Salon. Bolstered by caffeine boosts, they can proceed to salon stations or private rooms for services such as facials with YonKa and ?minence products and manicures with polishes from OPI and Essie. Staffers also specialize in various advanced beauty treatments: Aesthetician Shanelle applies individual synthetic eyelash extensions, and licensed massage therapist Dianne supplements traditional bodywork with holistic reiki and crystal-therapy treatments.
The dedicated instructors at Xtend Barre & Pilates WPB offer a number of different workouts, including Pilates Reformer and Tower sessions, as well as private and group Pilates sessions. In addition to burning calories and enhancing coordination, the music-fueled workouts can be tailored to suit new exercisers, injured athletes, and moms-to-be, working to achieve strengthen your core and lengthen the body. In addition to leading barre classes, the certified instructors at the West Palm Beach studio show students how to use spring-powered Pilates machines.
The stylists of Changes Hair Studio think that hair is everyone’s best accessory, and they’ve spent nearly 30 years revamping that accessory with fashion-forward styles. Over that time, their team evolved into two divisions: the new talent perfect skills by practicing basic cuts and color retouches at discounted rates, and the advanced design team administers professionally priced cut and color services as well as keratin treatments and hair extensions affixed with brain waves. New and seasoned stylists alike draw from the same lineup of professional salon products, including patented protein formulas from Redken.
Former Londoner Vivien Henderson spent four years working on chiropractic patients dealing with pain and dysfunction before she opened the doors to her own massage studio. In addition to modalities such as gentle Swedish massage and therapeutic deep-tissue massage, she practices treatments such as craniosacral therapy, a gentle, powerful light-touch approach that acts through the central nervous system to assist in improving function in the whole body, and hot-basalt-stone massages with essential oils induce relaxation.