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.
Led by owner, hairstylist, and licensed cosmetologist Dana Wilson, the staff at Jerol's Full Service Salon stays on top of the latest hair designs by regularly attending Bumble and bumble University in New York City. They perform a variety of services ranging from cuts and colors to "hair bling" and feather extensions. During facials, aestheticians nourish skin with aromatherapy oils or seaweed treatments, and massage therapists loosen muscles with hot stones and stock jokes about the deltoids.
Putting customer comfort at the forefront of all services, stylists invite patrons to sip complimentary coffee as they browse the shop's collection of carefully selected products and beauty supplies. They also invite guests to explore the hundreds of in-house polish colors or bring their own from home to match a new outfit or favorite flavor of Pez.
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.
The staff at Creekside Spa & Salon likens their serene environs to a cozy living room free from the stresses of work, traffic, and toppling bunk beds. Every licensed massage therapist, cosmetologist, and stylist is board certified, and each practices their respective fields with a combination of authority and personalized care. Clients can amble into the steam sauna after engaging in one of seven massage modalities, which call upon techniques from Europe and ancient China to ease pain and stress. Skincare professionals lavish faces in myriad nutrients to help them forfeit blemishes and regain their luster, and stylists whittle away at overgrown strands, wax away body hair, and assist clients with makeup and cosmetics.
A tangerine accent wall serves as a single pop of color in a stark white salon stocked with chrome-and-white furniture. Natural light warms the space, illuminating Salon Amour’s beauty experts as they employ hair and makeup products by Aveda to revitalize tired strands and restore beauty to dull visages. Since 1995, the salon has been dedicated to using all-natural plant-based Aveda products and color line. Aveda's eco-friendly products come in packaging made from recycled materials and contain ingredients derived from the essences of plants and flowers.
At each chair, a retractable hairdryer hangs from the ceiling, which helps stylists multitask and swing over to the next station without touching the hot lava—i.e. the hardwood floor. In addition to hair and makeup services, the salon beautifies clients with facials and body waxing, and it alleviates tension with massages.
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.