A cream-colored spa accented by green sprouts, marble, and stone sets the stage for relaxation at Aqua Lifestyle Nail Salon & Spa, where skilled aestheticians bolster beauty with services for the skin, hair, and nails. Wrinkles and furrows fade into oblivion as the staff tightens skin with Lumière LED facials and turns back the clock on sun damage with the lightening peel’s cocktail of lactic acid and brightening serums. Kneeling at the foot of 1 of 17 plush pedicure chairs, a technician culls overgrowing nails, curbs wayward cuticles, and ousts spent skin with a sea-salt scrub, promoting relaxation and the joyful urge to commute via kickline. Among the salon’s other services, airbrush tanning bronzes bodies without UV exposure and gentle head-to-toe waxing treatments strip away hair with warm wax.
When licensed stylist Tracy Fontanot beautifies hair, she draws knowledge from not one but two styling schools: Elite and Vidal Sassoon. This diverse training has given her a broad understanding of how hair should harmonize with facial shape and which colors complement skin tones and compound eyes. Yet, she doesn't try to sell her personal tastes to clients. For her, it's all about meeting their desires, and she demonstrates this value through her consultations that precede each haircut, color, and head-banging service.
Tracy makes her hairstyling home at Aqua Salon & Spa. This means she's not only surrounded by a team of talented peers and aestheticians, but that she has full access to Aqua Salon's professional products, such as Bumble and Bumble, Aveda, and Moroccanoil.
With seven years of experience as a massage therapist and three as a chiropractor, Doctor of Chiropractic Max Lippman knows the ins and outs of musculature. Dr. Lippman and his team of massage therapists apply their skilled hands to therapeutic massages and adjustments that help their clients heal from everyday aches or painful sports or auto injuries. The doctor takes his time to listen to each patient who comes in, and learns about their situations while helping them develop a treatment plan customized to their wellness goals. Dr. Lippman keeps communication lines open during treatments, too, staying well away from pain thresholds while skirting the healthful discomfort often associated with receiving deep-tissue massages or acupuncture with pencils.
While Dr. Lippman looks out for patients’ health, Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy takes care of the environment. The ultramodern office eschews the use of paper by booking appointments online and running systems on organically-grown iPads and touchscreens.
Stylist Shellie David—understudy of haircare icons Vidal Sassoon and Paul Mitchell—acquired her styling and coloring skills from the industry's best. For more than two decades, Shellie has honed her techniques and trained her scissors to manifest the ideal cut and color for each client's facial tone and shape. Passionate about her craft, she seeks ongoing education whenever possible, and has earned certifications in color services, Brazilian blowouts, and Chi Enviro smoothing.
Essential Body Works supports holistic health and beauty with an array of head-to-toe therapies including massage and other traditional spa services. During massages, clients relax amid soft golden lights as a therapist plies muscles with different modalities, spanning Swedish, Thai, prenatal, and therapeutic massage.
The staff at Dermal Essentials' three locations takes skin seriously. With backgrounds and certifications in aesthetics and makeup artistry, they know how to cleanse skin and enhance appearances whether they are performing microdermabrasions, organic peptide peels, or makeup applications. During treatments, they use high-quality products from Image Skincare, a chemical-free, pharmaceutical-grade skincare line, and Follique, which calms skin after waxing, shaving, or a stern talking-to in the mirror.