At Therefore Salon, a team of stylists specializes in transforming straight or naturally curly strands with Redken color and a variety of services. They dress up looks with Donna Bella Milan's I-Link Pro Remy human hair extensions, which do not damage natural hair with heat, glue, or vindictive glitter. Staffers are certified to perform Brazilian Blowout straightening treatments, and can also beautify nails and enhance faces with makeup by LeeLiz.
Guests can check out the adjacent gift boutique for couples pendants and other LeeLiz jewelry. The salon's reception area welcomes guests with a tall green plant, a cushy leather sofa, and plenty of windows to allow in natural light and avian approval of new feather extensions.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Deep-seated stresses dissipate at the hands of Limback Wellness Center's certified massage therapists. The center specializes in hot-stone and hot-towel massages, which employ penetrating heat and soothing circular motions to boost circulation, oxygenate muscles, and alleviate the lingering stiffness that comes from serving as the spring festival’s Maypole. Aside from their popular heated modalities, the team of male and female massage therapists treats clients to gentle relaxation massages and more focused deep-tissue work.
Though their specialties may differ, team members at Intuitive Healing LLC share one important trait: they understand that each human body is a complex organism and that no two are quite alike. This common understanding leads them to reject a one-size-fits-all approach to health and rely instead on custom detoxification and wellness programs.
Beauty professional Dawn Widenski wears a lot of hats—she’s a stylist, electrologist, makeup artist, and massage therapist. And, with her 15 years in the industry and her continuing-education classes and seminars, she has the expertise to back it all up.
Inside Escape Hair & Body Salon, Dawn pampers clients with therapeutic massages, detoxifying body wraps, and hair services that use high-quality products from Retro and Brazilian Blow Out. She also specializes in hair removal through waxing, electrolysis, or simply coaxing the hair out of its follicle with the promise that it will be used to make a movie star’s wig.
Muscle knots. Chronic aches. Deep-seated reservoirs of stress and anxiety. These and other ailments bring clients to Elements Therapeutic Massage, where they find relief courtesy of professional therapists who customize their treatments to match individual needs. The studio’s unique, level-based system gives clients an idea of what to expect during the session; they can request a low level for a gentler experience or opt for a higher level to eliminate any soreness remaining from the previous day’s jousting tournament. Each massage therapist has his or her own specialties, and treatments may draw on relaxing Swedish and hot-stone techniques or firmer deep-tissue and trigger-point strokes.