1604 Day Spa and Salon’s staff of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians fight the effects of stress and aging with nourishing facials and relaxing messages. In a warm, private room, back pain succumbs to the healing hands of a skilled masseuse who either soothes away stress with Swedish massage or employs deep-tissue techniques to evict hunkered-down strains more quickly than a long and drawn-out civil suit. Alternatively, seasoned aestheticians tailor an Aveda Elemental Nature facial to fit the client’s skin type, pore-ailments, and full-body bear suit, freshening and smoothing faces with naturally derived Aveda products.
At Touch of Sam, clients’ comfort is top-priority. Skilled massage therapists employ soothing modalities to alleviate stress-induced ailments such as insomnia, fatigue, and hypertension. Guests recline in softly lit, red-hued rooms during the pampering services, which can incorporate heated stones and aromatherapy to boost relaxation.
Staffers at The Spa at Riverwood perform a variety of pampering services with top-shelf beauty products. Patrons kick back in leather pedicure thrones as nail techs adorn feet with OPI nail polish and CND creams. Meanwhile, aestheticians wax away unwanted facial and body hair, lengthen lashes with extensions, or cleanse pores during facials.
The refurbished home lounges so sleepily against the tree-lined property that it is hard not to knock on the door before entering. Inside, though, the salon is wide awake. The walls swell with installments of deep orange and verdigris, which crackle against the dark wooden hair stations and matching mirrors. Chatter drifts from stylists in individual consultations as they prepare to clip, color, treat, or extend tresses with Paul Mitchell and natural Carol's Daughter products.
Quieter still, the throaty rasp of emery boards draws eyes to nail technicians armed with warm oil, paraffin wax, and long-lasting OPI polish. Recognizing that the body deserves coddling too, aestheticians promote circulation with leg massages or improve air circulation by throwing one of the salon chairs through a closed window.
Owner and hair expert Beth Sullivan is a 37-year veteran of the beauty industry. She's traveled across the country working as a color consultant, educator, and hair-show coordinator and has lent her skills to major haircare brands such as Matrix and Paul Mitchell. Today, she utilizes her experiences and creativity to perform haircare services in her own salon.
Beth's colleague, Mary Melvin, spent much of her professional career stationed at a computer, but she always wanted to find an opportunity to help people who wouldn't thank her in binary code. When she found out that her blood pressure was dangerously high, she resolved to improve her health, which led her to Reiki. She then earned a certification in the practice, and she now has a career that allows her to help others through an ancient touch technique that restores the body's healing energy flow. Along with their haircare and relaxation treatments, the team's aesthetician Ingrid Solomon performs professional waxing and skincare services.