Keri Berardinelli opened Green Lotus Wellness Center to be a one-stop shop for her clients' holistic health needs. Her treatment menu includes both health services and cosmetic services, so clients can work to improve their body from the inside out. Colon hydrotherapy treatments, for example, help to remove toxins from the colon, possibly leading to benefits such as increased energy and mental clarity. Reiki treatments also strive to boost energy levels by re-balancing the body's chakras with help from essential oils, energy stones, and crystals. Customers can even meet one-on-one with a holistic health coach to create a personalized diet program based around local, seasonal, well-read, organic foods. And the cosmetic treatments are just as holistically-minded: facials use organic skincare products that are sourced from herbal ingredients.
Most artists use a brush and paint. Michelle Como uses foils, shampoo, and dye. Sure, she's technically a stylist, but she treats each service as an artform. Michelle owns Pure Color Bar Salon, where she spends her days sculpting and coloring hair. In addition to color treatments and highlights, she specializes in keratin smoothing treatments to get rid of curls, frizz, and misplaced crazy straws. Her coworkers produce stunningly complex nail art, with stripes and swirls peppered with little gems fastened in place with adhesive.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: hair color
Brands Used: wella, keratin complex
As clients enter the earth-toned domain of Angelique LaBoo's eponymous massage center, they smell the scent of sweet basil. Angelique claims this helps to clear the mind, readying the body to rid itself of the emotional and mental stress that can throw it out of balance. In private treatment rooms, she whisks tightness and tension from each muscle, using an oil and lotion combination that enables her to harness the best properties of each. Though she specializes in holistic cranio-sacral and reiki techniques, Angelique also takes therapeutic approaches to help relieve symptoms of musculo-skeletal problems, such as plantar fasciitis, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and stiff backs from filling in for an Olympic ring taking a lunch break.
Harness the compliment-baiting powers of lustrous skin while avoiding vampire-loving Twihards. Glow Tan & Spa’s attentive staff is committed to making sure your needs are met during your visit. After only 10 to 15 minutes of application, you’ll enjoy a healthy, pleasant-smelling, streak-free glow. Glow Tan & Spa can also touch up sunburned areas, as well as any clown makeup that stubbornly refuses to fade. Unlike your roommate’s homemade miracle deodorant, the sugar cane–based spray dries quickly and lasts between 7 and 10 days.
A bicycle leans against the wall in the Anthea Spa lobby, its basket filled with flowers. This touch of decor might seem out of place, but it's actually a nod to the spa's name—anthea translates to "flower" in Greek—and to its penchant for all-natural products. These products find their way into nine varieties of facials, which rely on enzymes and aromatherapy or employ European exfoliation techniques and high-frequency currents. The aestheticians also draw on herbs, healing muds, and oils to refresh skin and relax muscles during massages and body treatments. Anthea Spa also treats fingers and toes to classic and Shellac mani-pedis; the latter protects nails from chips and sock puppets prone to nervous biting.
Freshen up façades with a strawberry- or chocolate-infused facial, which delicately exfoliates epidermal layers while treating skin to flavors your taste buds take for granted. Choose a gentle waxing to root out unruly stubble, creating a soft, follicle-free bikini line, or pamper pinkies and other deserving digits with a chocolate mani-pedi. The nourishing nail treatment includes a rich cocoa scrub, skin-tenderizing paraffin treatment, and a gleaming coat of nail paint to help you outshine unpolished thumb-war opponents.