Massage therapy wasn’t always in the cards for Rebecca Whitehead. The licensed massage therapist originally set out to be a dental hygienist, and practiced for four years before enrolling in massage therapy school. There, she found the type of passion she couldn't seem to find in her former profession, and today she calls her departure from dentistry the "best decision I have ever made.”
Today, Rebecca runs her own practice—Rebecca Whitehead Massage—where she uses her skills to help others find relief from stress and pain. Her 60- and 90-minute Swedish, deep-tissue, and therapeutic massages are performed in quiet, heated rooms, and are fully customized to help treat specific ailments such as poor range of motion or cramping. Beyond just treating the back, each full-body massage also includes work on the neck, shoulders, arms, legs, hands, and feet, all while avoiding the self-destruct button that all humans have between their second and third toes.
Regis Salons' skilled network of hair stylists comes armed with an arsenal of styling weaponry and deft understanding of the latest color trends and cutting techniques. Manage mane health with a deep-conditioning treatment that infuses cuticles with currents of aqueous confidence. Once hydrated, tresses are trimmed and tousled with styling moxie. Those with more grandiose visions for their head-hedges may opt for full-tilt color application ($50–$75) or streaky sets of highlights ($80–$110). In addition to altering hair hues, Regis Salons coil locks to your liking with perm services ($60–80) or easily unwinds them with a relaxer ($60–80) and snifter of 1942 scotch. Prices vary by location.
The stylists at Voila Salon and Day Spa accent their full spread of traditional salon and spa services with an eco-savvy twist. In addition to a reliance on organic haircare products from Surface and Davines, the team uses environmentally responsible cleaning products and shares a strong commitment to recycling. Even their building is recycled, as the salon and spa operates out of a renovated church.
Downstairs, a bustling salon accommodates haircuts and coloring services surrounded by cream-colored walls and sunny track lighting. A mere flight of stairs away, the second-floor spa welcomes clients to a quiet, secluded space where they can enjoy Bioelements facials and massages while daydreaming about ways to subvert world peace in their next game of Risk.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists. Use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and style ($31–$38) and lean back and dream of break-dancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head-hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving condition for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring ($60–$70), highlights ($80–$90), or a perm ($75–$85). Prices vary by location.
Dawn DuDeVoire-Wood draws upon her decades of experience as a stylist and her tenure as a Paul Mitchell color educator as she teaches her crew the ins and outs of the hair business. They begin their cuts with a clarifying shampoo to remove built-up products and Nickelodeon slime from follicles. Then they apply a relaxing steam towel to the face or render de-stressing hand massages. Salon La Luna itself matches the elegance of the hairdos the team creates, with its hardwood floors, soft brown walls, and intricate wood-framed mirrors.
Massage Envy offers the regenerative properties of various types of massage that make a soul vessel feel springtime fresh. Of your 90-minute massage session, 10 minutes are set aside for dressing time and a consultation with your therapist to ensure your massage is customized for you.