iLash Studio is teeming with eclectic touches that include modern sconces illuminating black-and-white prints of Parisian landmarks. Modern orange tufted benches stand guard outside private treatment rooms where hairstylists, barbers, and manicurists unfurl their skills. Clients can also remove unwanted hair on faces, bikini areas, and wings with a waxing specialist.
A slew of odd jobs?including decorating cakes and selling life insurance?filled Ely Valdez?s days until he decided to become a triple threat in the beauty world as a certified makeup artist, photographer, and aesthetician. He now spends his days combating acne, oil, and other skin issues with glycolic-acid peels and botanical-packed anti-aging facials. He also gives private makeup lessons and expertly applies eyelash extensions to existing fringe or clients? favorite stuffed animals.
Mocha walls drench Amour Nails & Day Spa in a warm and welcoming tone that, perhaps not by coincidence, correlates with a few of the spa’s mani-pedis. For example, both men and women can sink into a cushy pedicure throne and enjoy the Ooh-la-Latte treatment, which hydrates skin with a chocolate-latte bath and a sugar scrub. Nail technicians also indulge hands and feet with a range of other tasty-sounding products, such as milk and honey to moisturize skin and green tea to protect it from free radicals.
While the main floor—dedicated to nailcare—bustles with the sounds of whirling footbaths and chitchatting manicurists, private spa rooms whisk clients into a relaxation oasis where they can obtain a facial, massage, or one of four salt and sugar scrubs and body wraps. The beauty team also conducts waxing treatments in the private rooms to remove hair from bodies.
The aestheticians at Perfect Eyebrow Threading keep skin smooth and healthy from the forehead to the ankles. They skillfully manipulate loops of thread to remove facial hair and precisely shape eyebrows and use dollops of warm wax to remove hair from the legs and other areas of the body. Customized skincare treatments promote blemish-free, youthful-looking skin, and eyelash extensions boost natural feminine beauty. To further tempt visitors and Cookie Monsters, complimentary coffee, cold drinks, and cookies are offered.
Seasoned aesthetician Debra Andrus customizes a full slate of skincare services, such as waxing sessions, permanent-makeup applications, and state-of-the-art HydraFacials, to beautify epidermal landscapes. During treatments, Andrus' team eschews over-the-counter cosmetics for professional, all-natural products from brands such as Jane Iredale and Osmosis Skincare. Wrinkles Away Skincare is also home to a licensed massage therapist who uses several modalities—including hot- and cold-stone therapy and bamboo techniques—along with a cadre of catchy protest slogans to oust tyrannous tension from backsides.
Great Skin Spa & Skincare's experienced aestheticians fight complexion imperfections, from blemishes to wrinkles, with nonsurgical spa treatments. Staffers analyze each client's skin to determine the most beneficial products as well as dole out instructions on how to maintain a healthy face between appointments. Chemical peels and resurfacing procedures slough away layers of dull cells, and gentle microcurrents lift and firm facial muscles better than a microscopic Bowflex. Waxing treatments leave skin silky smooth, and makeup applications enhance natural beauty for weddings, proms, and other special events.