Licensed massage therapist Shelley Steeves steams towels, their heat radiating as she places them on a patient’s back, warming the skin before her fingers get to kneading out tension and stress. Clients return to Sacred Beauty again and again for such tension-reducing services, each of which is catered to the client’s needs and time constraints. Shelley’s signature Serenity massage couples the long strokes of Swedish massage with warm towels and the aromatherapy of essential oils, locking clients in a soothing embrace for a quick 30-minute session, or as a longer service or package. During a hot-stone massage, smooth, warm rocks dissolve sites of tension and epidermal surfaces soften during a sea-salt body scrub, which leaves just a hint of the sea, or enough to convince you that actually going to the ocean is overrated.
The sound of shears snipping away at split ends permeates Simplicity Hair Care, where salon owner Dawn Cyr draws on more than a decade of cosmetology experience to helm a team of professional stylists—all of whom pride themselves on using products that protect hair with limited artificial additives. The eco-friendly and fashion-forward salon’s natural approach manifests in shelves stocked with low-ammonia hair color from Wella and sustainable styling products from Alterna Bamboo, Sebastian, and Wella. When they aren’t taming curls or charming snakes on Gorgons’ scalps, the stylists lengthen locks with extensions crafted from all-natural human hair or rein in frizz with texture-altering treatments.
Jami Purser at Tranquility Salon & Spa unravels wily manes to sleeker states with its straightening treatment. Smooth out cantankerous frizz with a full Brazilian blowout, a straightening procedure that can improve the condition of any hair length or type, including previously relaxed or straightened. Jami will apply a solution that is free of formaldehyde and other harsh chemicals to create a protective protein layer around each strand, resulting in smooth, healthy, frizz-free locks. Acai aftercare products harness the power of this mysterious super-fruit to create results that can last for up to 12 weeks. The entire process can be completed in less than 90 minutes, leaving clients free to spend the day testing the limits of their reinforced tresses in local wind tunnels.
Sharon Farber, is the licensed massage therapist, healer, and owner of Dragonfly Healing Arts. With more than 25 years of massage therapy experience, she provides a safe place for her clients to heal and grow. Her private studio allows clients to reconnect their bodies, minds, and spirits in a welcoming and sacred space. It offers services including massage therapy and Reiki energy healing along with private yoga, meditation, and mediumship.
With Marilyn Monroe's timeless likeness keeping a watchful eye on coiffure transformations, Studio180's savvy stylists snip strands and apply careful color in foils or all-over treatments. They can also make curly hair straight—and vice versa—with advanced retexturizing treatments. Fancy updos prepare brides for a big day, and facial waxing keeps complexions fuzz-free longer than shaving or shaking your head like a Wooly Willy.
Studio 180’s walls range in hue from lilac to golden peach, offering a delicious contrast to the hardwood floors and mod leather furniture. Amid these cozy accents, stylist Sara Savanella crafts flattering layers and splashes bland strands with color highlights. Clients may also solicit Sara for a deep-conditioning treatment or request an elegant updo for an upcoming wedding, birthday, or boxing match.