The Wonder of Rejuvenation
Escape to pampering, pleasure and a wellness retreat at Indigo Spa & Salon where all-over body bliss is not in short supply.
If you have ever seen the TV show Parks and Recreation — and even if you haven’t — you’ve probably seen an Internet meme for the expression “Treat yo’self.” It’s from an episode in which two of the characters go out on the town to enjoy some fun, pampering and much-needed self-care.
One place you can do some personal pampering in Tulsa is to visit Indigo Spa & Salon, just south of Brookside on Peoria. And when you go there, you’ll feel like you have treated yourself to something special.
For 21 years, Indigo Spa & Salon has continued to bring in loyal customers and help women and men feel beautiful and revitalized. It’s easy to see why. The salon has continually grown and stayed current to beauty trends and customer care as a result of the passion and commitment of its two owners, Mary Beth Green and Jan Maxeiner. Both women are dedicated to the art of salon care and, most certainly, the needs of their clientele, who they think of as family.
Why do they care so much about beauty and salon work? It’s simple. “The universal truth is that we all strive to look our best,” says Green. “I love being able to make that happen each day, ready to serve my guests.”
Green styled hair in Boston before moving to Oklahoma. She and Maxeiner met as coworkers at a spa years ago. Soon, Green started her own salon, where Maxeiner followed to work with her. Four months ago, Maxeiner joined her as a partner in the running of Indigo.
The salon offers a host of spa treatments so clients can enjoy treats such as facials, organic microdermabrasion, manicures, pedicures, waxing, body wraps, massages, hair care and more. It’s a bright, open space that customers can enjoy, with sun pouring in the windows to give a lot of natural light.
The stylists and technicians are all upbeat and cheery, a sure sign they like where they work and what they do. Many of them have worked at Indigo for years, giving a sense of continuity and reliability to their clientele.
Another highlight of visiting Indigo Spa & Salon is the fact that it is affiliated with Aveda, a product line that is well-known and respected as natural and eco-friendly. “Aveda is basically more natural as far as hair and skin products go,” says Maxeiner. “It’s the color, the coverage — customers and stylists love it.”
An advantage of the salon’s Aveda affiliation is that the company offers numerous classes for continuing education. This gives everyone at Indigo Spa & Salon a great way to keep up-to-date and well-trained on the latest products and techniques.
“I think that’s great about Aveda,” says Maxeiner. Indigo’s stylists can stay on top of their game and be innovative, while their clients can enjoy fresh takes on salon treatments that make everyone feel stylish and beautiful.
The Aveda salons in Green Country also stay in touch with each other, fostering a solid community of fellow stylists all sharing what they learn and supporting one another. And Aveda products aren’t limited to hair.
“We just recently started carrying all the Aveda skin care, which we had not carried before,” says Maxeiner. “It’s fairly new. They revamped all their facial products. And we all love it! So that’s cool, and everybody’s excited about that.”
If you want to learn how to care for your skin, choose the right makeup for your coloring, or get help preparing for a special occasion, Maxeiner says you can come in with anything you own so their aestheticians can assist you in figuring out the right look for you.
Weddings, proms, you name it — you can get special treatment for it all with the help of Indigo’s personnel. “It’s fun,” says Maxeiner. “All the girls love doing up-dos.”
You can even schedule a consultation with a hair stylist to discuss options for a new style or a new hair color, so you can be sure you’re choosing what is right for you before a single hair on your head gets cut or tinted.
“All of the stylists are good about listening to our clients,” says Maxeiner. “But they’re also good about explaining, because your hair is like this, it might not do well, so why don’t we try this? That happens a lot, especially with big changes.”
And men, don’t let the talk of hair and nails scare you off. Like many spas, Indigo serves men with as much pampering care as its female clients. “We get a lot of male clients,” says Maxeiner. Among the benefits men enjoy with a trip to the salon are the Aveda products specially crafted to help with their skin and hair care needs, such as a new gray blending product that allows for color-treated hair to look natural, a must for many men.
You can even schedule a special spa event with some advance notice, says Maxeiner. “We have done birthday parties for little girls. We’ve done bridal parties. We’ve had tables and let them bring food in.”
In other words, however you want to treat yourself, Indigo Spa & Salon will do everything possible to help you do exactly that.
Additional reporting by Ryann Gordon
Indigo Spa & Salon
4329 S. Peoria Ave. #325 | Tulsa
Tuesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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