From Our Editors
After meeting in beauty school, friends Rachel Nelson and Mara Malzone envisioned their very own studio for transforming hair and pampering clients. Since becoming the co-owners of Karma Salon & Spa, the passionate duo's dream has come to life, like Pinocchio after he met a genie in a bottle. The two women traveled the world to train with such renowned names as Vidal Sassoon and Wella, and they used their newfound know-how to assemble a crack team of stylists, who overhaul coifs with texturizing treatments or an Italian line of ammonia-free color. Staffers also revivify skin with organic facials and relax muscles with massage therapy. Foot treatments such as the Mind Eraser soothe lower limbs with a honey-and-sugar scrub and fragrant lavender mask while ousting painful kickball-related memories.