The beauty treatments and packages at High Maintenance Salon & Spa are as soothing as the tranquil ambience. Hair artists apply Dreamcatchers extensions or organic-based smoothing treatments in the turquoise-colored, hardwood-floored salon, where white styling stations and the natural light filtering through leaf-patterned curtains create an elegant, feminine vibe. Couples can get a side-by-side deep-tissue massage while listening to the calming crackling of flames in the fireplace suite.
Across the hall at the Loves Park location, staff at the men-only Maintenance Man Barber Spa perform treatments such as a "paint job" (hair color), "alignment" (massage), or "detailing" (waxing services). Male guests snack on Beer Nuts and complimentary beverages from an antique Coca-Cola bar during their visit, according to a 2009 article in the Rockford Register Star. They can admire the service station–themed space's car-seat booths, watch flat-screen TVs, or suggest ways to turn a socket wrench into a curling iron as stylists pull their tools out of Craftsman cabinets.
The multi-talented team has found a number of ways to give back to the community. Owner Clare Schwartz and her staff have raised money for breast-cancer research with a vacation raffle and showcase their vocal abilities as The Singing Stylists during an annual event that benefits organizations such as the Rockford Art Museum.