Bare tends to each client's skin needs with services that include full-body waxing, facials, peels, and eyelash and eyebrow tinting. Bare's skin professionals employ the Rhonda Allison skincare line, which helps optimize the look, feel, and health of skin without resorting to the antiquated approach of whispering daily affirmations to pores.
Sitting in a red chair in front of a futuristic, diamond-shaped mirror at Blown Away, you might feel as though you're piloting a spaceship. The reality is far less stressful—a stylist is probably trimming your hair or combing it through with products from brands such as Sebastian and Alterna.
Despite the salon's name, the team specializes in far more than blowouts. They also apply highlights, curl hair with perms, and take down frizz with thermal straightening. There are even waxing services for the face and body, as well as mani-pedis with skin-softening paraffin wax.
Cara Bartkus is never in a rush. Long before opening her own spa, she first attended the Institute of Aesthetic Arts & Sciences, then became a certified aesthetician, and later worked at several spas to gather all the experience necessary to become a well-rounded aesthetician. She also augments her treatments by laying candles throughout the small spa space and by using Eve Taylor products made with organic essential oils.
Stress doesn’t belong within Calm Moments Spa’s walls. Here, aestheticians, technicians, and therapists bring clients to states of relaxation with a variety of soothing treatments. The massage therapists incorporate flowing Swedish strokes or focused, deep-tissue pressure as they knead away at knotted muscles, even using aromatherapy oils or hot stones to accentuate the therapeutic benefits and put minds at ease. To take years off the skin’s appearance, the aestheticians perform age-defying facials that utilize acid peels and oxygen masks. For a more drastic and technological approach, they also employ microdermabrasion wands and high-frequency radio waves to quell blemishes such as wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars.
"We're not interested in running an assembly line. Every customer is given all the time needed to achieve their desired result," explains TaNesha, owner of Solace Hair and Esthetics Studio. But customers aren't just given time; they're pampered from the moment they enter the studio, when they're handed a glass of lemon-infused spring water. Beyond its homey doors, Solace offers makeup services, facials, and waxing, and each service is lavished on guests in an attentive and individualized style. TaNesha is also the woman behind the T. Barnes Beauty Group, a collective of aestheticians, massage therapists, nail technicians, and makeup artists who provide mobile beauty services wherever they're needed.
At Newtown MediSpa, Dr. David Hendricks and his staff do all they can to keep skin looking healthy. They refresh it with beauty injections such as Botox and Juverderm, revamp it with facials and chemical peels, and streamline it with laser hair removal or waxing. In addition to skin-focused med-spa treatments, they offer traditional spa services such as Swedish massages and the Swedish massage's rival, the Norwegian back scratch.