Bred as half salon, half spa, Scott Talbot Salonspa overhauls men's and women's stale looks with a menu of hair, nail, and skin treatments. Armed with products by Redken, Pureology, and Moroccanoil, stylists enhance hair color with highlights and gray blending or break into a cutting frenzy by snipping off split ends or transforming floor-length hair into chic bobs to ward off overly aggressive princes. Cushy pedicure chairs line the nail area, where technicians push back encroaching cuticles and embellish fingers and toes with polish and acrylic fills. Aestheticians and massage therapists guide guests into a quiet spa room for one of five specialty facials or a Swedish massage.
Amadeus Spa's accomplished bite blanchers banish stains from teeth using the safe and speedy SpaWhite express system. Foam strips laden with a gentle yet powerful peroxide formula ensconce each row of tawny tusks, working in tandem with a cool blue LED light to dropkick stains caused by aging, smoking, or gargling with paint. Over the course of 15 minutes, teeth turn two to four shades whiter, helping patients obtain a younger-looking smile without the use of gooey whitestrips or bulky bleaching trays.
Helmed by Dr. Michael S. Gurney, Joie de Vivre Laser & Medical Spa's staff of medically trained technicians wields FDA-approved equipment to address aesthetic issues during a variety of services. Using light-based technologies, techs work to dissolve signs of pigmentation, uneven skin tone, and tattoos of old sweethearts or shopping lists during a variety of non-invasive treatments. Other services, such as medical-grade chemical peels, facials, and permanent makeup, take place inside the spa's serene interior, marked by natural wood and cool green shades.
Denise George fulfilled her dream of living in Japan after a stint with US Air Force. Along with discovering new foods and places, Denise was also introduced to permanent makeup, a beauty secret among the local women. Not long after, Denise learned the art of cosmetic tattooing—from such accomplished permanent makeup artists as Susan Church—and established Forever Ink. Here, Denise and her team offer permanent makeup and traditional tattooing, and the facility doubles as a training facility and fashion boutique.
Sheer curtains cascade down the windows and vintage pictures tucked inside gilded frames, evoking a homey atmosphere inside Salon Milano Nails. Faux marbled tables serve as manicure stations, where technicians cover nails with Shellac and Gelish polishes that protect against chips and scratches. Alternatively, acrylic nails cover unsightly or extra-shy digits.
Licensed cosmetologist and make-up and nail artist Doreen Matheny has a passion for making her clients look and feel their best, earning a coveted Brides' Choice award from WeddingWire in 2013. Her skill set spans a wide range of cosmetic treatments, from soothing spa mani-pedis and natural hair removal, to wedding day makeup packages and natural-looking sunless tanning.
Speaking of tanning, each of Doreen's UV-free spray tans is a work of art applied by a real-life skilled technician, not an orangey glow obtained by an automated booth or an accidental fall into a vat of molten butterscotch. As a result, customers can expect a natural, glowing bronze customized to their specific skin type and tone.