Massage is For Men, Too!

People these days are more stressed than ever, but men tend to hold it in more than their female counterparts; perhaps it’s to be more “manly”, perhaps it’s just the way we’re wired, but the point is, it’s not healthy. Tension and stress can negatively affect your body, physically and emotionally, leading to sleepless nights, health issues, and higher risk of injury, all of which can lead to expensive medical bills or worse. Luckily, there are some natural, relatively inexpensive options available to reduce stress levels, one of which is massage.massage in Des Moines, Iowa

Massage offers a wide range of benefits, physical and emotional, including but not limited to:

  • Healthier sleep habits due to muscle relaxation, leading to deeper, more restful sleep
  • Clear head, peace of mind, sense of being centered
  • Reduced occurrences of headaches and muscle soreness due to stress
  • Reduced risk of injury & joint soreness
  • Targeted massage can focus on areas that you hold stress in, releasing the physical stress on your body
  • “You”-time – everyone is busy, and it’s so important to take a little time for yourself

What Can Signature Male Offer You?
Signature Male offers massage therapy in a wide range of prices and packages. We offer Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Foot Reflexology, and massage for Sinus Relief. For even more relaxation (and, ok, a little pampering), we also offer Facials, Waxing, and Hand & Foot Detailing. Visit our Spa Services page for prices and more information.

Start your New Year off right – relaxed and tuned in to your body.

Call Signature Male at (515) 224-4849 or go to our Schedule appointment page to set up an appointment with one of our great massage therapists today!

Get the Look: 2014’s Top Hairstyle for Men is…

The Fringe!

Designers around the globe have previewed their looks for the 2014 Spring and Summer season, and many designers, including Burberry Prorsum, Topman Designs, and Christopher Kane, sent many of their male models down the runway with this new style.

des moines hairstyle for menFringe is created from keeping the hair on the front of your head slightly heavier and much longer than the sides and back, which are kept short. Hair on the top of your head is kept relatively short as well, to emphasize the length in front. The nice thing about this hairstyle is that it can be done dramatically, like the models in the fashion shows, or casually (think David Beckham’s current ‘do). The fringe can also hide a receding hairline without looking like you’re trying to hide a receding hairline.

The best part about the fringe, though, is its versatility. For a sleek, long finish in the front, treat your hair with a heat protecting spray and blow dry it with a round brush. For a scruffy, everyday look, put a little volumizing mousse in your hair and scrunch it as you dry, creating waves and texture. Neither of these styles are very time consuming, and probably would require about ten minutes, tops, of your time after a shower; it doesn’t get much easier than that!

Are you ready to ring in the New Year with a new hairstyle? Come in to Signature Male and let us take care of you. You can schedule an appointment through our website (here) or on Facebook (here)!

Pamper yourself with a Signature Cut: a full shampoo & conditioner treatment, scalp massage, cut, style, neck shave, and a cologne splash to finish it all off. If you’re between cuts, we can give you a quick trim to hold you over until you have time for the real thing.

We hope to see you soon – Happy Holidays!

Do You Want Treatment For Gray Hair?

Do you really want treatment for your gray hair?

“Gray hair is God’s graffiti.” –Bill Cosby

With an endorsement like that, why would you?

Although graying hair is sometimes inevitable and is usually associated with age, have you ever wondered what the cause of it is?

A tube of hair tissue that contains pigment cells surrounds the root of every hair strand. The cells produce the chemical called melanin that gives the hair strand its color. When a person gets older, the pigment begins to die and the melanin production decreases, which makes the strands less colorful and often times more transparent.

treatment for gray hair des moines iowaGenetics can play a large role in when and if you will start to go gray, but there are some medical conditions and lifestyle choices that can contribute to premature graying of the hair.

Thyroid Disease: An under active or overactive thyroid can affect the melanin production in the hair
B12 Deficiency: Just as it says…  you’re not getting enough of it. That’s an easy fix.
Vitiligo: A disease that is caused when the pigment producing cells in your skin and hair are damaged.

If you smoke, undergo stress, partake in a faulty diet, have nutritional deficiencies and use electric dryers and hair irons excessively – these can also contribute to premature gray hair.

Great? Now what?

No need to panic if you start to see a few unwanted gray hairs (or you already have a full head of polished silver). It’s okay to embrace it!

Come see the professionals at Signature Male so that we can help you get the right cut to fit your new, distinguished look. Try a trim, sleek style with the hair cropped to about a half-inch on the sides and back and about two inches on top.

Why not try blending your gray hair by adding a little color to it? We can help you achieve a natural look, so that when you look in the mirror you aren’t so shocked yourself.

Some of our hottest celebrities are sporting gray hair, so remember it can be sexy! If you are needing some advice on what to do with your new lack of color, come visit us at Signature Male. We’d love to help you!

Our Sexy, Silver Celebrity Gallery!

Let Us Help You RELAX After Thanksgiving!

RELAX AFTER THANKSGIVING (for free?)

Relaxing after Thanksgiving is usually pretty hard to do. With the holiday falling on a Thursday, you either have to get the entire family gathering chaos started and tied up neatly in less than 24 hours OR you have a whole weekend of your in-laws and relatives lounging around your house asking if the last slice of pumpkin pie has been called for yet. And let’s not even talk about the bathroom.

When do you have time for yourself? When do you have time to relax?

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Well, we have the best solution possible to do a little relaxing after Thanksgiving.  At Signature Male Salon and DaySpa, we’ve launched a Facebook campaign giving away one of our most popular spa packages.

The “Mr. Handsome Package” is one of Signature Male’s most requested massage and special treatment packages! The Mr. Handsome Package starts out with some much-needed Hand Detailing and Foot Detailing to clean up those abused hands and feet. This includes a beautiful Paraffin Foot Treatment.  Then, you’ll be treated to a De-stressing Facial and a 30 Min. Swedish Massage! We’ll also throw in a full 1-Hour massage to top off your post-thanksgiving relaxation day!  All of this has a value of over $200.00!

All you have to do to enter the drawing is click on the link below OR on the image to the right. That will take you to the sweepstakes facebook page.  There you’ll enter your name and email and POOF! You’re entered to win the best, most relaxing Day After Thanksgiving you’ve ever had!

The prize will be announced on Wednesday the 27th of November.  You don’t have to be present to win, but you DO need to respond to the win notification within 72 hours or there will be another winner drawn. With that, you will have up to 60 days to redeem your winnings at Signature Male Salon and Dayspa. Just call 515.224.4866 to schedule your personal appointment!

LADIES!  Think of the amazing gift opportunity this would be for your man!  Enter and share this sweepstakes with everyone you know.  Winning could be the most relaxing day of the whole holiday season (for him and YOU…  go shopping!)

ENTER THE THANKSGIVING RELAXATION RAFFLE NOW!

Good luck! 


Hair Care for Men – The Good and Bad

There ARE Good Guys and Bad Guys when it comes to hair care for men, especially when it comes to your shampoo choices!

making the right hair care choice shampoo for menWe all shampoo our hair. It’s probably one of the first things you do to get ready in the morning. But many of us might not take into consideration which shampoos are good for us and which should be left on the shelf.

If you’re using an substandard shampoo, it can strip your hair of protective oils, cause breakage and even contribute to hair loss. At SignatureMale, we’re here to assist you in looking your finest, so here are some tips on what to look for (as well as what to look out for) when purchasing your shampoo.

Your Shampoo Good Guys

You need to look for these ingredients when choosing your shampoos.

  1. Glycerin – This is a protective barrier to your hair follicles, helping hair retain moisture even after rinsing.
  2. Nut and Seed Oils – Jojoba, avocado and shea naturally add moisture and shine while removing oily build up.
  3. Acidic Ingredients – Sodium citrate or citric acid helps keep shampoo at the correct pH balance, in order to wash away the dirt and oil.
  4. Panthenol – A form of Vitamin B, this thickens hair follicles and helps retain moisture and shine.

Your Shampoo Bad Guys

You need to AVOID these ingredients when choosing your shampoos.

  1. Sulfates – They are strong chemical detergents that give the shampoo it’s foamy quality, but they can cause scalp irritation, redness and itching.
  2. Isopropyl Alcohol – This substance cleans and dissolves oils, but it’s also found in antifreeze, wood finish and shellac. Alcohol dries out your hair and strips it of its moisture.
  3. Formaldehyde – This kills bacteria but it irritates the eyes and respiratory system and can cause skin inflammation.
  4. Propylene Glycol – This detergent helps cleaning ingredients penetrate hair, but it also breaks down the healthy-hair proteins and irritates sensitive skin.

If you’d like to get ahead in the shampoo game, come visit us at SignatureMale. We’d love to help you choose the best shampoo for your hair!

Types of Massages for Men in Iowa

Massage therapy for men has become increasingly popular in recent years. Massage Des Moines Iowa services are highly appreciated among men. It enhances the experience for men particularly when the facility exclusively caters to men only. Men massage therapists in Iowa are highly skilled and experienced in providing different types of massages.
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Swedish massage ranks among the most popular massages among men around the world. It involves rubbing of the muscles with smooth, gliding strokes. The strokes are usually performed in the same direction as the blood flows to the heart. Swedish massage techniques help to stimulate the oxygen levels in the blood, reduce toxins in the muscles, and enhance muscular flexibility while relieving body tension.

Trigger Point Massage Therapy
Trigger point massage therapy aims to relax critical trigger points in the body that may cause body ache if pressure is applied upon them. For instance, a trigger point in the spinal area may result in triggering a sharp pain in the neck. Trigger point massage in Des Moines Iowa can help to mitigate pain right at the source through cycles of focused pressure and release.

Sports Massage
This is an ideal massage therapy for men who engage in athletic or other physical activities, or who may simply be morning joggers. The massage can be customized according to the needs of the individual and may focus on a particular troubled area such as a shoulder or a knee joint. Expert massage therapists in Iowa offers high quality sports massage therapy.

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Reflexology massage for men focuses exclusively on the feet and hands. It makes use of target points on the body’s extremities to deliver signals of relaxation to the brain and enables a balancing of the nerves throughout the body. Pressure is applied on the reflex points that correspond to various body organs. It releases endorphins throughout the body and helps to restore the body’s equilibrium and alleviates stress.

Stylish Men – Haircut styles

Stylish men – Haircut styles in Des Moines define your image

The appearance of your hair has a significant impact on the overall image you project. It can help you show the world who you really are, and make the perfect first impression. At Signature Male, our stylists have extensive training and experience, along with an artist’s eye. Because we cater to men, we are familiar with the latest men’s hair cut styles in Des Moines. Whatever you are looking for, we can help you create your style.352824-now-dial-a-suit-to-get-the-corporate-lookIf you know exactly what you want the key to getting “that look,” just as you envision it, is good communication. With the unparalleled skill of our stylists, if you can describe it, they can create it.

Here are some tips to help you share your vision with your stylist

  • Bring a photo. If you’ve seen it in a magazine, or on a website show your stylist. Be sure to explain if you want any changes made from the picture.
  • Discuss the details. Remember to mention any changes to coloring, texture, or body. We do more than cut – we style.
  • Ask questions. Are you sure that the style you’ve chosen isn’t to high maintenance for your lifestyle? Do you wonder if it would work as well for you as it does for the man whom you’ve seen wearing it? When you have questions, ask the experts at Signature Male.

Searching for your style?

Don’t worry if you aren’t sure what haircut you want – we are here to help. A new haircut can drastically change your appearance, and it can be difficult to envision exactly what will create the change you want. Discuss your concerns, ideas, and requirements with your stylist, who can help you, find the perfect style to fit your personality and lifestyle.

A few things to consider when choosing a haircut style include

  • Maintenance – How much time, if any, are you willing to devote to upkeep?
  • Professionalism – Do you need a conservative or traditional haircut to make the best impression at work?
  • Trendy – Are you looking for the latest “cool” look, which will make the best impression on the social seen?
  • Effect – Do you want your new hairstyle to make a statement, such as distinguished, hip, progressive, adventurous, or confident?
  • Features – Are you hoping to accentuate, or downplay specific features such as your eyes or the shape of your face?

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The right haircut is the fastest way to transform your image. Come to Signature Male today and discover your style!

Des Moines Hair Treatment

Men of Des Moines – confront your hair loss!

hairthinningsadYou were pretty upset when you realized your hair was thinning. Even if you knew, in the back of your mind, that it was inevitable given your father’s lack of thick and luscious locks, you still did not think it would happen to you. In fact, you tried to deny the existence of more and more hairs on your brush every morning.Even if you thought you might see a little thinning on the top of your head, you did not really believe it would happen so soon. Your father seemed to have a great deal of hair during your entire childhood, but your hair loss is following a different pattern. You are experiencing this unwanted loss and thinning of your hair at a much younger age than he did.

You can do something about this phenomenon. Because you are fortunate to live in Des Moines, hair loss and thinning hair is not something you must endure. You have choices for treatment that mean you will be able to enjoy new hair growth over the long-term.

The first thing you need to do is to admit the truth that your hair is thinning. The sooner you do so, the more options you will find for treatment. Then, make an appointment at a treatment center that specializes in helping men regain their hair.

Signature Male is a great choice. This state of the art treatment center for men utilizes a wide variety of methods to stimulate the hair growth. Depending on the degree of hair loss that you have already suffered, your options could include medical solutions, or a surgical alternative such as hair transplant.

With this type of surgical solution, a group of healthy, growing hair is surgically removed from your head. It is then implanted in an area of your head with scanty or no hair. There is only minimal scarring and the transplanted hair looks completely natural. In fact, no one will even be able to tell you have had this procedure unless you decide to share that.

Spa Treatment Des Moines – Men’s Facials

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If you’ve always associated spa treatments and facials with high maintenance women, think again! More and more men are retreating to day spas for a number of personal services – everything from massages to facials, shaves, and waxes. No longer is the spa a place for women only!

REVITALIZING MINI FACIAL
One great way to get into the routine of treating yourself is with a basic men’s facial. Our revitalizing mini facial is the perfect place to start. It is a “teaser” treatment designed to introduce you to our variety of facial services. If you are a man “on the go” and are looking for a quick pick-me-up, consider this efficient yet effective mini facial.

MEN’S CORRECTIVE FACIAL
Considering something to help keep your skin looking great and make shaving easier? Our men’s corrective facial is a terrific solution to give your skin that amazing look and feel. This facial is a perfect part of your monthly regimen, no matter what your skin type.

DE-STRESSING SPA FACIAL
If de-stressing is more your goal after a hard week at work, our de-stressing spa facial not only smoothes and retextures your entire face and complexion; it can also help calm and relax your entire body. This luxurious facial will energize you and help you feel amazing!

BACK FACIAL
Of course, we also offer an exclusive back “facial,” which can be done on a regular basis for maintenance to help keep the skin on your back smooth and clear.No matter what your desires, the perfect way to jump onto the spa bandwagon is to start simple with an amazing facial at Signature Male in Des Moines, Iowa. Why let women have the fun and relaxation? Men deserve a little TLC every now and then, too, so stop by and get started enjoying regular spa retreats!

Best Hair Salon for Men

Why Signature Male Salon and Day Spa is the best hair salon for men

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If you’re looking for a haircut in West Des Moines, you have many options. If you are looking for fabulous haircut and much more, there is one simple solution. The best hair salon for men is Signature Male Salon and Day Spa.Improving your appearance can boost your social life and help you make a better impression on others. It can even improve your career – studies show that attractive men earn about five percent more than average-looking or unattractive individuals.

The desire to look and feel great is not exclusive to women, yet the most salons are designed specifically for the female client. The staff is familiar with the latest trends in women’s hairstyles. From the hair care products offered to furnishings in the office, the typical salon is decidedly feminine. If you feel out of place or embarrassed, you can’t enjoy the full benefits of a new haircut, color, or treatment.

gift packages for men des moines iowaDo you want to walk away from your hair salon feeling stress-free, confident and proud of your appearance? At the Signature Male Salon and Day Spa, we cater to men. You will instantly relax in the warm, comfortable environment reminiscent of a lodge retreat. Our efficient and friendly staff will make you feel at home the minute you walk in the door.

Even the experience of getting a basic haircut can be a respite from the pressures of daily life. Just imagine how you could feel if you choose one of our deluxe spa packages? Because we believe a men’s hair salon should be much more than just a barbershop, we offer a full line of skin treatments and relaxation therapies.

You’ll find range of hair care and spa treatments, as well as several convenient packages at Signature male. A great haircut can be a boost to your morale. When it is combined with a soothing facial, massage, hand/foot detailing, reflexology therapy, and scalp treatment – you will feel like a new man! You can expect to walk away from our salon feeling as good as you look.

Are you ready to experience the confidence that comes with feeling great, and knowing you look great? Come to Signature Male Salon and Day Spa today, and see why we are the best men’s hair salon in West Des Moines.