Goldwell, Renokin, and formaldehyde-free CHI products help Nicki—a hair-industry veteran with 30 years of experience—keep locks in tip-top shape. She uses the products when coloring hair, smoothing away frizz, or adding volume to limp strands. The multitalented stylist also cleans up countenances with facials and makeup applications. Bowls of warm wax, 100% cotton threads, and flypaper serve as means to remove unwanted hair on the face and body.
Throughout the week, the body is pummeled by stress at the hands of work, family, and the hype man that follows you everywhere. Thank goodness for Massage City. This relaxation oasis offers massages in a variety of modalities, all customized to the needs of the individual. Clients can opt for Swedish strokes, which promote circulation; soothing deep-tissue techniques; or the foam-finger kneading of a sports massage. Aestheticians are also on hand for skincare needs, such as facials and microdermabrasion treatments.
A soft glow of gold emanates from within Asha Salon and Spa, enticing guests to enter into its spacious haven covered in sunset-colored hues and irregular amber tiles. But the décor isn't Asha Salon's only distinctive feature. The beauty haven also attracts patrons with a menu of Indian-influenced treatments and bridal packages. Along with henna hair dying and facial threading, guests are beautified with mehandi art, which consists of intricate designs hand-drawn across the back of the hands and over the palms. Back in vibrantly colored treatment rooms, aestheticians ward off signs of aging with herb and fresh fruit-infused facials, while a Shahnaz Husain's diamond treatment exfoliates the outer layers of the skin with finely granulated diamonds. And out on the salon floor, stylists tailor haircuts to meet each clients' desired style, be it a father's buzz cut or a his kid's request for a three-foot pompadour.
Drawing on years of experience in the kitchens of Nobu, Nine Steak House, Nove Italiano, and Ampm Restaurant, Chef Tony assembles a host of fresh ingredients to craft his artisanal pizzas. He enhances the crispy prosciutto pizza with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh basil and layers provolone cheese and yukon potatoes over the marinated chicken pizza. Additionally, gourmet salads provide an opportunity to sample house-made dressings and roasted-garlic vinaigrettes without the awkwardness of ordering them “on the rocks.”
Owners Dusty Solis and Emily Scoville and their team of eight instructors teach dance to students ages two and up at Pure Movement Dance and Fitness. They start tykes off with short classes to teach rhythm and coordination, before delving into specific styles such as ballet, jazz, or tap. Ultimately, they help prepare young dancers for competition, or at least arm adults with moves to blend in at a party or when they fall onto the stage at a musical.
While dancers work in the studios, family members can wait in the lobby, observing all the action on flat screen televisions synched with cameras in each studio. They can even purchase gifts to give each tiny dancer after class from the in-studio boutique, tucked neatly into a corner of the 8,800-square-foot facility.