Jorge and Jessica opened Antidote Salon in 2009, combining his hair-cutting skills and her make-up artistry to cure their clients of tired styles. Today their salon is known for its emphasis on customer service, its wide range of skin treatments, and for being part of the Aveda network of salons. But Jorge and Jessica's main focus has always been on their clients. Every visit to the salon side starts with an in-depth consultation about the client's needs and lifestyle to create just the right look. Throughout the salon, the team designs new 'dos and treats skin solely with Aveda products that are as friendly to the environment as a venture capitalist who just found out leaves are worth their weight in gold.
Lara Matthews, the licensed aesthetician at True Skin Face and Body Studio, has one goal: to coax the most radiant glow and the softest texture from her clients' skin. She achieves this with nutrient-rich facials and peels that treat skin issues ranging from acne to signs of aging. Her facials utilize antioxidants and vitamins, whereas her peels take a more clinical stance against blemishes and skin damage. To complete the pampering beauty experience, True Skin Face and Body Studio also offers massages and body waxing.
Between her time in Europe and America, cosmetologist Elena has spent a decade beautifying clients with her soothing, meticulous skin treatments. At The Gorgeous Lady, she uses certified organic products in facials to even skin tones and improve texture. Her other specialties range from hand-and-foot treatments with steamed-towel wipes to body waxing.
Like fingerprints, snowflakes, and boy bands, no two skins are exactly alike. That?s why Sumbody & Sumtime Spa's staff custom-blends products using natural ingredients that hail from the very planet we roam upon. Founded by Deborah Burnes, who authored Look Great, Live Green, the spa's signature line of products soothes the hair, body, and nose with natural and locally sourced ingredients. And when Burnes says "natural" she means it. "People tell us every day that they've tried everything on Earth," says Burnes, who quickly turns the question around: "Have you tried the earth itself?" Using elements such as clay, charcoal, sea salt, and honey, she concocts all-natural formulas that she says bring out the best in her clients' skin.
Body Techniques' more than 20 therapists, trainers, acupuncturists, and aestheticians work together to create a unique facility that's part spa, part fitness studio. They tone bodies with a combination of yoga, Zumba, and boot camps that focus on strength and stretch. They relieve the resulting soreness, along with general tension or chronic pain, with 18 different massage modalities and acupuncture. They round out the selection of services with skin treatments ranging from organic facials and oxygen facelifts to waxing treatments to remove unwanted hair, allowing guests to perfectly emulate their own wax sculpture.
In case it's not obvious from the name, Spank Salon is a place with personality. Every inch?from the white-and-mirror futurism of the styling-chair area to the fire-engine-red lobby?makes this fact immediately apparent. And when stylists pick up their shears, dyes, and makeup brushes, Spank's creative perspective shines even brighter. Of course, many opt for simple trims and classic cuts, savoring the salon's commitment to quality products (Kerastase, Unite) and talented artists no matter what 'do they seek.