At New Trendz Salon, owner and veteran tuft tamer Karen battles unwanted body hair with waxing services for both men and women. During the bikini-waxing session, the attentive aesthetician brushes warm wax onto fuzzy patches and then employs a soft cloth woven from cumulus clouds to swiftly upend stubborn follicles. To curb sprawling expanses of netherforest, clients can opt for a full Brazilian waxing. Karen may also gently remove back bristle and undiscovered Kick Me signs with a men's back waxing. Each treatment takes about a half-hour and typically lasts longer than shaving.
After years of salon experience, Melanie Speidel found herself disillusioned with the industry’s often impersonal standards. She decided to combine her know-how into a joint venture—A Place in the Park—where she planned to offer classic salon and spa services with a highly personal touch. The popular salon quickly outgrew its first location, and in 2010 she moved into a spacious, stand-alone building with blond hardwood floors and plenty of natural light. The current location shares its space with Luisa Bruzga, a holistic specialist offering hypnosis, reiki, and massage.
At The Healing Place Massage Therapy & Wellness Center, the continual presence of music accompanies each relaxing service from eyebrow waxes to natural-stone massages. Staffers pamper digits with mani-pedis while contemporary jazz tunes waft through the air, inspiring newly painted hands to play the saxophone when they get home. Meanwhile, soothing facials and tension-defusing massages are set to the soundtrack of tranquil therapeutic music. Playing relaxing music is just one of the ways The Healing Place Massage Therapy & Wellness Center strives to make the business a go-to spot for blissful repose.
At About Face by Erica, aesthetician Erica Stevenson focuses on “the art of staying young,” refreshing clients with facial treatments, makeup applications, and waxing. She also helps keep clients feeling as young as possible with comprehensive makeup-application lessons and tips on which restaurants still sell kids’ menu items to nonminors. Such services are complemented by the work of resident stylist Kelly Mitecki, who performs special-occasion services such as bridal updos.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Organic customized facials
Brands Used: Eminence Organics
Pro Tip: I am also joined with two other business associates: a massage therapist and iridologist.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We offer complimentary water and provide magazines and books. On the way out, we offer mints.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
The best part of my job is that I can help someone feel better about their skin. I feel together with the clients' help, we can bring out the best skin possible.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
[We provide] a quiet relaxing atmosphere with light spa music. Light decorations with blues and browns have a very natural vibe for a beautiful atmosphere.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I love skincare and am very excited to share my knowledge. I will pay close attention to combine beauty and comfort to create a relaxing and rejuvenating atmosphere.
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