The weeping willows hanging over Christopher George's Salon herald the serenity of the idyllic space they shade. The airy space sprawls across 1,000 square feet of leather chairs, black-lacquered wood decor, and high-end haircare products from the likes of Paul Mitchell. Talented stylists with 22 years of experience bustle about the salon, shearing strands into face-framing shapes during designer haircuts and refashioning follicles into a northern-lights-like display of color with partial highlights. Complimentary chalices of wine occasionally accompany treatments, providing a tasty alternative to the barbicide cocktails served at most traditional salons.
An avid weightlifter and yogi, nationally certified massage therapist Bryan C. Thomas draws on an intrinsic understanding of athleticism when treating chronic pain and injuries with his one-hour custom massages. Drawing from a menu of Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and sports massages, Bryan can tackle pain and aid relaxation in one- to two-hour sessions. His nimble fingers manipulate muscles and boost blood flow to improve the range of motion in stifled limbs and the range of dramatic expression in struggling actors.
Gazing into one of the ornate mirrors at Hello Gorgeous The Salon, you might expect a disembodied face to insist you’re the fairest of them all. The waves of gold that wrap around each styling station’s mirror evoke a fairy-tale setting. In fact, the entire salon does: hardwood floors, an intricately embellished bureau, and fresh flowers are reminiscent of a surprisingly chic cottage. Drink in your surroundings as beauticians cut and style hair, paint nails, or perform another salon service.
Buff and beautify fatigued fleshoskeletons at Tuscan Bliss MedSpa, which dispenses an array of physician-directed cosmetic and laser services. Laser-wielding wizards eliminate unsightly spider veins from faces and limbs using state-of-the-art technology and passionate arachnophobia. During each treatment, pulses of laser-light energy are emitted through customers’ fleshly armor to vaporize bloodflow from spider veins, causing the vessels to collapse without damaging surrounding skin tissue or nearby houses of cards. Spider veins and their arachnid offspring gradually fade in the weeks following the procedure, deflecting unwanted attention from birds and persistent cartographers.
Stylist Emelia Johnson has a passion for hairstyling and aims to send each of her clients out the door with a new coiffure that imbues them with confidence. Armed with Joico products, she creates chic styles, vivid color treatments, and deftly waxed eyebrows, among other services.
A Visible Difference Beauty Concepts' skilled staff members pamper clients with a comprehensive slate of beautifying services. During the two-hour manicure and pedicure, an aesthetician trims overgrown nails and wrangles wily cuticles before showering finger- and toe-tips in polish and unlimited compliments. Alternatively, a thorough haircut ejects troublesome strands, making room for shampoo to swiftly cleanse freshly sliced coifs. A blow-dry unleashes the wind’s fury to vanquish water molecules, and a sleek style sculpts manes. Customers also receive an electrotherapy treatment, in which vibrating high-frequency electrical currents penetrate the scalp, working to stimulate circulation, promote relaxation, and jump-start hidden android circuitry.