The specialists at Organic Wax & Skin Care use an organic wax crafted from beeswax, oils, and emollients. This special blend pulls triple duty exfoliating and moisturizing skin while removing unwanted hair on the body. The staff also employs diamond-tip microdermabrasion wands and custom chemical-peel blends to keep faces in tip-top shape.
Creative director Ozlem Yilmaz and her team of stylists and aestheticians pamper their guests with little perks, such as complimentary beverages and free WiFi. And every visit to the Redken-certified salon and spa kicks off with a consultation. Discussing highlights, keratin hair-straightening treatments, and extensions, guests and stylists work together to create a look that suits each person's lifestyle. Waxing, threading, and mani-pedis round out Ozlem's offerings.
Sonia Schultz, Brazilian Breeze's principle aesthetician and owner, is an avid scholar of beauty who has acquired certifications in nearly a dozen techniques for revealing smooth, hairless skin. As the studio's name suggests, it specializes in waxing intimate areas for both men and women. Aestheticians can also keep the rest of the body Rio de Janeiro-ready with waxing services for areas including full legs, stomach, chest, and feet. In addition to hair removal, facials soothe male, female, and teen mugs, and body treatments scrub and nurture limbs like a baby bird getting its first loofah.
Though her pampering skills once enriched the lives of students at Redken School in New York, these days, master cosmetologist Pat Alessi uses her more than 30 years of experience to upgrade looks at Salon 1580. Along with specialty services in creative coloring, Global Keratin treatments, and rejuvenating organic facials, Pat counts communication as one of her greatest styling assets, taking the time to carefully listen to each of her client's wants and concerns before expertly shaping locks with Redken, L'Oréal, and Rusk products. To keep abreast of the latest trends in European styling and croissant making, she also frequently attends seminars led by industry leaders, melding modern techniques with her own creative flair to create looks that are completely fresh.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
At Suite Hibiscus Salon, clients who come in for a haircut get much more than just a trim. Upon entering, clients are met by staff members who offer complimentary cups of exotic tea or glasses of wine. Beyond the waiting area, stylists customize cuts and Global Keratin treatments, which give strands a mirror-finish shine. At the end of each service, aestheticians offer complimentary makeup touchups and a parting gift from the salon such as a bronzed comb to commemorate the cut.