Bred as half salon, half spa, Scott Talbot Salonspa overhauls men's and women's stale looks with a menu of hair, nail, and skin treatments. Armed with products by Redken, Pureology, and Moroccanoil, stylists enhance hair color with highlights and gray blending or break into a cutting frenzy by snipping off split ends or transforming floor-length hair into chic bobs to ward off overly aggressive princes. Cushy pedicure chairs line the nail area, where technicians push back encroaching cuticles and embellish fingers and toes with polish and acrylic fills. Aestheticians and massage therapists guide guests into a quiet spa room for one of five specialty facials or a Swedish massage.
At Sassi Nail and Tanning Lounge, men, women, and teens address beauty and grooming needs with an extensive selection of spa treatments. Custom facials appease individual skin quirks, and six types of massage employ hot stones and deep-tissue techniques to extract tension acquired from giving piggyback rides to lazy shadows. Freshly pampered bodies can imbibe a bronzy glow from spray or UV tanning, and nail techs shape up both natural and artificial nails.
With a bevy of beautifying services, professional makeup artist Toni George sweeps style over cheekbones and livens up facial features of her chic-seeking clientele. Lunch in casual splendor with the daytime makeup application ($25), or flit effortlessly from work to an important date with the Luxe day-to-evening application ($35). The Luxe extravagant evening makeup setup plumps up lashes for bashful blinks ($45), while the Avant-Garde option emulates your favorite surrealist painting (price upon request).
The Signature V Facial begins with a skin assessment; a friendly aesthetician will collaborate with you to figure out the best way to smooth over your skinscape's perilous quicksands and quagmires. Then, skin will be gently cleansed, exfoliated with enzymes, and slathered with a soothing mask. The hour-long treatment concludes with a face, neck, and shoulder massage that transforms stress into calming thoughts of entrepreneurial kittens sticking it to the Man.
Carlton Massage Therapy blends relaxation and pain relief into a body-relaxing mélange of muscle-manipulating bliss. In the one-hour candlelight duo massage, the skillful fingers of two therapists liquefy the body-locked stress of two massagees in a candlelit room, creating an ideal environment for a couple's romantic afternoon or a bonding session between a comically handcuffed-together cop and criminal. In the solo, 90-minute Swedish massage, muscles relax in privacy while hot-towel compresses gently warm cold feet with steamy heat. The one-hour satin skin-exfoliation massage uses Thentix Touch of Honey products to gently lift away the outer layer of dead, lifeless skin, revealing the smooth cells underneath for a slathering of body polish. Hot steamed towels impart a blissful warmth to relaxed bodies, and a shower is available post-massage to rinse residue from newly radiant skin. All three massages come with a Dead Sea salt foot scrub with hot towel compresses, helping tootsies get past the low self-esteem that makes them act out at business meetings.
Nolas's cosmetic contractors train their artisanal gaze on sophistication-seeking clients with soothing salon and spa treatments designed to renovate unkempt bodies. Customize coifs with an identity-reinventing haircut, as hairscapers use stylish snips and a color retouch or highlights to rid follicle gardens of tousled looks, excess growth, and half-built bang gazebos. Comfort-seekers looking to improve bodily vibrations may opt for one of Nolas's spa treatments. The 90-minute therapeutic relaxation massage uses gentle Swedish strokes to untie muscles snagged by rush-hour stress or night jobs modeling knots for knitting circles. Patrons can also gussy up grills with a 60-minute multivitamin power facial, which combines a scouring exfoliation with pore purging and a hydrating seaweed mask to leave recalibrated countenances shining.
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