B'yond Style Hair Studio's team of stylists personalize each of their services, whether prepping brides-to-be with formal updos or clearing away unwanted hair with waxing services. They spend time consulting with clients before performing any of their hair, nail, or skin services, learning about their clients' lifestyle and personal tastes. After designer cuts, the team further tailors the experience by instructing their clients on how to reproduce the look using products at home.
Makeup artist and paramedical aesthetician Jessica Lafata enhances the gleam of smiles and smirks with microdermabrasion treatments that use the DiamondTome skin-resurfacing system. Clinicians wielding diamond-tipped wands go to work removing the top layer of facial skin where dead cells and cryogenically frozen ingrown hairs reside. The wands creep in closely to lips, warding off smile lines without the risk of harmful ingestion that crystal-based therapies may pose. By eliminating dried-out patches of skull sheathing, the treatment not only reveals the supple layers beneath, but also stimulates deeper tissue layers, which can result in the firmer flesh a person needs to support a Jenga tower on her cheeks. A patterned sofa rests on light wood flooring inside the lounge, where track lighting illuminates modern art.
As an aesthetician and cosmetician with more than three decades of experience, Isabel Aviles knows which products to use to bring out the best in her clients’ skin. Medicated cleansers tackle acne, exfoliating acids peel away signs of aging, and seaweed masks aim to detoxify the body and disguise appearances at underwater costume parties.
At V Salon, a team of trained visage virtuosos will trim tarnished head helmets with expert scissor-wielding skills. Savvy strand specialists can banish split ends with a haircut in the latest style using high-quality products, such as Sebastian, Goldwell, KMS, and DevaCurl (women, $35–$45; men, $20–$28). Customers can revitalize lusterless locks with an electric-eel kiss or opt for the less shocking single process ($55–$60) or splash (partial, $45+; full foil, $65+) of hair color. Complement smooth strands with a smooth facial waxing, leaving your mug silkier than a velvet bean ($10).
Trained massage therapist Deborah Carter uses her more than 25 years of experience to customize massages for each client using an array of modalities. She aims to help heal and relax the client using everything from traditional Swedish strokes to the firmer kneads of a Russian sports massage. Carter is also trained in the Vodder Method of manual lymph drainage, which she relies on to detoxify the body of impurities and excess water being stored in buckets on the knees.
Carter performs these relaxing sessions at Townsend and Company Salon and Spa, where wood-covered ceilings and exposed-brick walls give the modern salon an organic feel, and the dimly lit treatment rooms create a cocoon of comfort for clients to recharge or molt away their caterpillar shell.
Estheticians at Green Garden Asian Spa specialize in Qigong massage techniques, an ancient Chinese healing method that focuses on preventative health and meditative balance within the body and mind. In addition to signature massages that can incorporate hot stones, four hands, or lavender essential oils, the spa also offers rejuvenating facial and body treatments and waxing.