Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels.
Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.
Bodycentre Wellness Spa brings well-being back to bodies through treatments that range from nonsurgical cellulite reduction to laser teeth whitening. The spa's massage therapists listen receptively to client cues during therapies that may be tailored toward simple relaxation or enhanced with hot rocks, reflexology, or a hydrating herbal body wrap. Similarly customizable skincare treatments range from traditional facials with aromatherapy to photo-rejuvenation, which uses the healing power of light to stimulate collagen production in sun-damaged skin or aging vacation slides. For internal cleansing, clients can opt to schedule colon hydrotherapy sessions with an experienced practitioner or retreat into the privacy of a Health Mate dry sauna, crafted from Canadian cedar and equipped with amenities such as a CD sound system and reading lamp.
The aestheticians and health aficionados at Skin D' Amour foster total well-being by treating patrons with a holistic approach to beauty. To enhance the exterior, skin experts harness the power of their own line of products as well as formulas from brands such as Murad, Josephine, and EltaMD. Nail techs mollycoddle digits, and waxing techs leave skinscapes feeling smooth. To cleanse the body's insides, acupuncturists release clients' toxins; massage therapists reduce stress; and weight-loss experts dispense advice on how to shed pounds into thin air rather than onto the couch.
Skin D' Amour supplements its salon and spa services with a modest lineup of fitness classes. The center's squad of instructors lead group classes in tai chi, yoga meditation, Zumba, and more to help participants maintain their look and feel through consistent, healthy habits.
The aestheticians at Divine Threading Studio treat clients to services as modern as Dermalogica facials and as traditional as henna tattoos. The salon specializes in depilation treatments, which remove hair using either the familiar heated-wax method or the ancient Eastern threading technique that's considered more appealing to people with sensitive skin. The aestheticians also showcase their precise handiwork by applying intricately designed henna tattoos, which weave their way up the hands and arms of brides-to-be or clients who want to test-drive a tattoo design for a few weeks. For a finishing touch, clients can ask for an ear or nose piercing, face accessories as stylish as Mr. Potato Head's during Fashion Week.
The skin specialists at HNB MediSkin don't compromise health for beauty. Instead, they ally up-to-date cosmetic technology with customized treatments to bring their clients the best of both worlds. An Omnia Imaging System maps its features to scout for damage and determine the ideal longitude and latitude for a backup nose. Employees can then apply Dr. J SkinClinic products designed to treat a variety of ailments, from acne to wrinkles to pigmentation. Their services adjust their ingredients, which are USDA-certified organic, to combat both common skin problems and aesthetic issues related to surgery and pregnancy.
Lux Aveda Salon/Spa evokes a sense of glamour with its sleek design and luxurious services. Hairstyling visionaries Wade Zylstra and James Cook preside over three levels of cranial artisans who administer cuts and specialized treatments, and educate clients about haircare, recommending Aveda home-care products to maintain their new looks.
Aveda produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular gorgeous makers such as Shampure shampoo and witch-hazel hair spray deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded earthly beauty with eco-friendly packaging cradling ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.