Nestled in the historic district of Old Town Winchester, Courthouse Square Barbershop welcomes visitors to relax in cozy leather easy chairs, chat with friends and neighbors, and step out into the street with a brand new haircut. The talented barbers beautify both men and women, though they specialize in men's cuts, from traditional hairstyles to flat-tops, buzz cuts, and fades, as well as old-school hot-towel shaves.
Originally opened in 1987, Shear Power pampers the Ranson community with indulgent spa and salon services that nourish the skin and the hair with botanically-derived Aveda products. The staff includes several stylists, an aesthetician and makeup specialist, a massage therapist, and an independent nail technician who operates out of the salon. These professionals all work together to spruce up clients’ appearances by designing a flattering hairdo, pampering and revitalizing visages, or using gel polishes to perform long-lasting mani-pedis.
As an Aveda concept salon, Salon Alure stocks and uses only plant- and flower-based Aveda products, from hair color to skincare products. The staff also pamper guests with complimentary hand treatments, makeup, stress-relieving aromatherapy, and a steaming cup of Aveda comforting tea. Along with haircare services that include cuts, color, and keratin treatments, the licensed professionals also beautify visages with natural facials such as the Perfecting Plant Peel. For toes mired in envy, chakra-balancing foot treatments unite pedicures with aromatherapy and reflexology massages to lavish feet with the attention usually reserved for a tossed glob of pizza dough dangling from the chandelier.
The staff render this bounty of services within the elegant confines of a wood-floored salon. Sunlight hustles its way through the façade’s large window, and wood accents make the ceiling an exquisite complement to the green plants beneath it.
With a duo of stress-relieving services, clients remove toxins and body waste simply by soaking feet in a warm foot bath for 30 to 40 minutes. During the ion-harnessing cleansing process, the body’s natural self-sweepers are activated, encouraging the release of harmful materials through the soles and into the awaiting basin. Pampered patrons may notice the water changing color over the course of the treatment, though this varies based on the individual’s health and accumulated impurities. Postsoak, bask in benefits that can include an improved sense of well-being, relieved tension, and spontaneous bouts of self-hugging.