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.
Ultra Tan's staff makes sure its clients maintain a healthy glow, year-round. They offer a variety of high-pressure tanning beds, as well as UV-free airbrush spray tanning. Customized to each client, spray tans are available in varying shades for a deep, streak-free, and even bronze. Ultra Tan also offers FDA-approved red light therapy, which can help reduce signs of aging, acne scarring, and too many years of hanging out under black lights.
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.
Signature Service: Weaving and braiding
Brands Used: Essations, Brocato, Paul Mitchell, Motions
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: We serve complimentary wine and water to our clients.
For licensed cosmetologist Chante', a hairstyle isn't as important as the person beneath it. Whether she's working with a weave, cornrows, or an updo, she strives to make a friendly connection with each of her clients. Her personable approach?coupled with more than 20 years of styling experience?has led to a base of loyal customers, some of whom have been visiting her for more than 10 years. They might walk away with meticulously laced braids or streaks of color that complement a makeup application and brow shaping.
The staff at Ambiance Life Spa focuses on the most supremely relaxing of all spa treatments: massage. The spa's service menu is succinct, offering just Swedish, sports, and deep-tissue massages, but clients can customize their session several different ways with add-ons such as hot stones, paraffin, and footbaths.