Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9, and if ever there was a year that Mom deserved something special, this is it. After more than a year of hibernation, often times with kids who were also stuck at home, a lot of moms are probably yearning for a little self-care. So why not give the Mom in your life the gift of health, wellness and beauty? There are a dizzying array of salons locally that cater to women's wellness and beauty needs, from yoga and massage studios to hairstylists and makeup artists. Here are just a few wellness and beauty businesses that we've gotten to know in our region.
Asana Organic Skin & Beauty
At Asana Organic Skin & Beauty, 730 Hebron Ave., owner Tida Murdoch believes "self care is sacred." The salon offers comprehensive treatments, including facials, massages and waxings. Tida, who draws on her Thai background to bring Eastern influences to her services, uses organic materials and focuses on holistic treatments. asanaorganicskin.com, 860-382-6625.
Touch of Glamour
Owned by Mary Bycholski, a nurse practitioner licensed in aesthetic medical procedures, this spa at 2790 Main St. provides nonsurgical injection treatments, volume enhancements with soft tissue dermal fillers, and collagen induction therapy, or microneedling. It also provides numerous laser procedures, including hair removal, skin resurfacing, vein removal and IPL treatments. touchofglamourct.com, 860-633-8161.
Sarah Victor Beauty LLC
Sarah Victor Beauty is a permanent makeup and beauty studio at 476 Naubuc Ave. Sarah is a permanent makeup artist known for creating "the perfect brow" and much sought after for her microblading, nano brow and powder brow skills. Her salon also offers numerous other beauty and wellness services and emphasis a culture of empowering women to embrace their uniqueness. Sarahvictorbeauty.com, 860-430-6651.
Fuller Yoga Pilates & Massage
With an emphasis on educating students and teaching proper alignment, strength, body mechanics and flexibility to improve health and relieve chronic pain, Fuller Yoga, located in Glen Lochen, offers group and individual classes, an infrared sauna, speciality workshops and massage services. Fulleryoga.com, 860-430-9642.
Parisian Salon & Day Spa
At Parisian Salon & Day Spa in Cromwell, owner Sebastian Airo and his stylists pride themselves on their decades of hair styling and hair-care products experience. The family-owned salon also offers spa and bridal services. Parisiandayspa.net, 860-632-2144.
Chelsea Gomes is a personal trainer who provides individual and group training sessions that emphasis a combination of weight lifting and high intensity training. One of her most popular classes is a “Booty Camp.” Motiv8FitnessCT.com, 860-430-4515.