Gold Spa owner Jina understands that many of her clients have hectic schedules. In turn, she keeps convenient hours: the spa is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. When guests find the time to stop by, they can relax with a wide variety of services, ranging from facials to nail treatments to massages.
Gold Spa’s technicians also administer body-slimming treatments enhanced by Nu Skin products, which can help guests slenderize and become more aerodynamic for optimal speed on the slip 'n' slide.
Like fingerprints, snowflakes, and boy bands, no two skins are exactly alike. That’s why Sumbody & Sumtime Spa's staff custom-blends products using organic 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.
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.
In a world of solemn responsibilities and stern rules, Flirt Nail Lounge stands as a haven of whimsical femininity. Bright pink walls, purple shag carpets, and signs declaring, “A princess sits here” cast off the grownup world to let guests revel in luxurious nail services elevated by a host of pampering extras. Nail techs sit on plush pink ottomans as their clients melt into tufted white armchairs above them, their feet dangling in the warm water of sinks set into the floor. In addition to performing manicures and pedicures with OPI polish and no-chip Shellac lacquer, the techs specialize in painting ornate designs—replete with 3-D accoutrements such as gemstones, gold accents, and can openers—on natural nails or acrylic extensions. The lounge also features a private room for waxing treatments and a boutique that brims with bath oils and cupcake bath bombs by Sugar Rush.
Marc Beccia is all about the little details. That’s why when clients want a tattoo that perfectly resembles a personal photograph, they come to him. His mastery lies in his knack for shading, which accurately captures the subtle highlights of a person’s face, a building’s wood grain, or a favorite suitcase brand’s trademark symbol to give his designs the illusion of three dimensions. The shop continues to cultivate the little details that help make up a person’s style with body piercings, urban clothing, and a selection of gold teeth.
If Chris Tam’s work looks familiar, it might be because you've already seen it on TV, film, and in print. Prior to going into skincare 13 years ago, Tam was a makeup artist, helping stars shed their normal-people looks before getting in front of the camera. Now, with her own aesthetic practice, she tends to skin and follows through on a commitment to treat her clients exclusively with all-natural clinical services. Such treatments include custom facials, microdermabrasions, makeup application, and eyebrow shaping.