The menu of wraps at Perla's Beauty Center might summon images of food to your mind. That's understandable, as it lists both chocolate and pomegranate varieties. You shouldn't, however, even think about eating, licking, or fondue-dipping these decadent wraps, as delicious as they may seem. Instead, just kick back as the treatments?which also come in mud, seaweed, aloe, and mineral varieties?relax the mind and soften the skin.
Perla's isn't just about making skin look radiant, though. They also offer services for the rest of the body. Nail techs gussy up digits during manicures and pedicures, and hairstylists fashion new looks with cuts, styles, and color treatments.
At Pure Beauty Salon and Spa, cosmetologist Candice wields Benniefactor and Redken products and dons a range of hats, performing nearly every salon service known to the beauty industry. Her lengthy menu of treatments heralds image-altering aesthetics, from starter locs and silk straightening to facial waxing. Along with salon care, Candice relieves clients' muscle pain and treats ameliorating migraines with customizable massages. The intimate salon space shelters male and female clients from the outside world, where stresses caused by work and obnoxiously loud commercial radio offer little retreat.
House Of G.E.M.S is a colorful, sparkly spa where girls—and sometimes their mothers—can bask in age-appropriate spa treatments. Little nails brighten beneath mini manicures and pedicures, while chocolate facials and glittery face painting enhance young ladies' natural glows. And because girls, to the detriment of the foundering unfriendship-bracelet industry, love to stick together, G.E.M.S also hosts group spa parties. Girls in grade school through high school can hang out in tiaras, feather boas, and spa robes as spa experts doll them up with light makeup applications and spray-in hair color.
With services for men, women, and children, the beauty experts at Pure Platinum Salon use hair as a canvas to bring each client's fashion sense and personality into physical form. After consultations, they grab hold of scissors to snip split ends and sculpt looks that would make Chia Pet?mannequins crumble with envy. The stylists can also hone in on damaged hair and correct color or strengthen strands. Unlike lazy portrait painters, the team doesn't stop at the head; they can wax away unwanted body fuzz and spray skin with a golden tan so clients are ready for weddings or everyday events.
Salon Bellissimo honors the timelessness of true beauty by decorating its spa like an Ancient Roman bath with concrete urns, great columns, and a statue of Hebe, the goddess of beauty. And this reverence for history is fitting, since owner Cecilia Sammons has been in the industry for more than 30 years herself. Today, she and her staff of stylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists transform clients using modern haircare products from L’Oréal and Moroccanoil and nail polish scraped directly off Botticelli's The Birth of Venus.
After nearly two decades of styling hair, the team at Val's House of Hair is still going strong. Ten stylists strong, in fact. These seasoned pros use Redken products to whip hair into shape or into a new shape. The friendly stylists start with standard cuts for men, women, and children. But they can also enhance tresses with feather extensions, remove unwanted hair with facial waxes, or perform a wide range of color work on their open, brightly lit styling floor.