From styling celebrity hair to revitalizing complexions with relaxing facials, the team at Willo Aveda, an Aveda concept salon, aims to fill local mirrors with visions of beauty. Stylists of five different experience levels wash and rinse hair before breathing new life into languishing strands with a tailored cut and blow-dry. Alternatively, hair artisans can deploy Aveda's 97%?99% naturally derived formulas to refresh hair with a single-process color or nourish locks with conditioning plant oils that leave hair shinier than a freshly licked ring pop. The stylists at Willo Aveda also stay engaged with their clients through an active blog that celebrates lauded hair happenings. Most recently, the business collaborated with other Aveda salons to help set a Guinness World Record for the most money raised for charity in 24 hours through haircuts alone.
Named after the colorful bracelets that jangle on the wrists of many Indian women, Ruby’s Bangles gives its patrons an opportunity to partake in ancient Eastern beauty rituals. In the spa, aestheticians use eyebrow threading techniques inspired by Egyptian beauty rituals to remove unwanted hair. Skilled henna artists can transform hands and feet with dramatic plant-ink designs. The store's boutique boasts a wide selection of Indian-inspired jewelry, including bindis, necklaces, bangles, and hip chains for belly dancing or keeping prank-prone jeans from running away.
After a day spent walking around Westfield Galleria, Galleria Nails can look particularly enticing. Inside, owner Tiffany Tran and her team of licensed nail technicians pamper with massages, paraffin wax wraps, sugar scrubs, and mani-pedis. But they can do more than just groom hands and feet, they can transform them with coats of Shellac polish, 3D nail art, or hand-painted flowers that double as camouflage provided you're holding a bouquet.
Long before she opened Spa Lux, Sara Bagley braved the demands of the retail world, never letting the long and hectic hours distract her smile and sincere appreciation for her customers? needs. A spark of curiosity led her to the Federico Beauty Institute, where her interests in skincare bloomed into passions as she soaked up training in facials, waxing, and microdermabrasion.
Though her career has since moved away from retail, Sara remains ever in tune with her customers' desires. Her cheery disposition and enthusiasm for skincare are equally embodied in Spa Lux, a chic salon and spa where she and her staff draw on their collective wisdom to dote upon complexions and brush away the nests of tattooed sparrows.
Sara's customer-first philosophy is nowhere more evident than in the spa?s roster of facials, each of which the aestheticians customize to meet the client's skin type. Image Skincare products lead the charge of antioxidants and skin brighteners, and Clarisonic?s Sonic Skin Cleansing System promotes healthy tones while reversing inverted dimples.
Charmed Salon embraces the spirit of a big-city boutique by seeking out the latest fashion-forward trends and by using specialty products. During hair-removal sessions, the staff can use European wax resins made from natural ingredients and aromatic oils?with scents such as chocolate-hazelnut, rose creme, and freshly cut Martian grass?while removing unwanted stubble. The aestheticians rely on Rhonda Allison skincare products and other antioxidant-rich salves when performing their facial treatments, which infuse the skin with nutrients while cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing the cheekbones. In addition to adding shape and layers with a traditional cut, the multi-talented stylists can help clients invent a dramatic new look by using color or deep-conditioning treatments to accentuate the hairs' strong, healthy shine. Charmed Salon even offers massage therapy, helping soothe the aches and pains caused by tension-filled muscles.
When the surface of skin becomes rough, it can make faces look uneven and prevent refreshing nutrients from doing their work. Aesthetician Jessica Lockard specializes in exfoliating treatments that combat rough skin, using diamond-tip wands, peels, body scrubs, and resurfacing agents to unearth more youthful epidermal layers. These treatments precede facials and other spa services, such as airbrush tans. Her treatments also include an education portion, in which she teaches clients how to keep their skin healthy at home by maintaining a safe distance from flesh-eating viruses. In addition to skin treatments, Jessica offers waxing for both men and women, as well as lash and brow retouching services.