My Skincare Boutique's staff of medical professionals dreams up personalized treatment plans packed with powerful med-spa services. While patrons lounge on plush beds or chairs in serene, blue rooms, body beautifiers smooth out unwanted anatomical curves or facial texture without the application of a surface laminate. Luksus Cosmetics products outwit blemishes while mineral makeup from Youngblood coats kissers in a lightweight sheen of color. Before appointments, clients swing a teal door open into a lavender waiting area where colorful artwork, flowers, and a shimmering chandelier excite senses and shame lackluster rainbows.
Located along the west side of South First, it can be easy to confuse Salon Sovay for someone’s home. In fact, the salon has been converted from a house, and one of the white exterior walls is covered by a mural portraying Farrah Fawcett surrounded by several birds. In the entrance waiting room, the sun shines through the large windows, keeping the leather couches warm. Independent stylists work on hair, eyelashes, nails and waxing in the salon’s various rooms, while a metal and glass case and wooden furniture holds jewelry and products. Watercolor and themed artwork hang from the walls, and a second Farrah Fawcett portrait makes an appearance near the back of the salon.
The technicians at Studio Bella Spa work to preserve clients' beauty longer than a cat's nine lives. Working diligently, the specially trained staffers work to accentuate the arches of eyebrows, the blushes of lips, or even the hues of beauty marks with permanent makeup. The spa's organic teeth-whitening and spray-tanning sessions produce brilliant-white smiles and golden physiques. Meanwhile, microdermabrasion treatments restore and rejuvenate the skin's surface by exfoliating dead skin cells and encouraging cell turnover for brighter, more even skin.
Evie Evan’s beauty specialists take pride in proffering a line of skincare and cosmetic products designed to suit a diverse range of needs and educating customers in proper application and long-term aesthetic health. Skin sullied by dirt and defects is purified with the clean pore-clearing cleanser ($26), a mug-mollifying medley of tea tree oil, yucca, and willow-bark that targets acne without leaving the surrounding skin flaky or covered in stickers. The men’s vitamin C face and body wash ($20.34), leaves dudes looking smooth and smelling sweet as it corrects sun damage and purifies pores with refreshing citrus extracts, and the crystal clarity microdermabrasion crème leaves skin of either sex looking soft and polished with help from volcanic micro crystals ($35). Should fresh faces crave a splash of color, patrons can abandon their finger paints and trade up to an Evie Evan eye-shadow trio, which includes a perfectly paired liner, contour color, and highlight color ($19). Or, use a new 100% vegan brush set ($125) to paint cheeks with a rosy color swirl blush ($30), available in several illustrious hues ripe with the timeless allure of earthy landscapes, warm sunsets, and half-eaten watermelons.
Stylist Shannon Allar understands the importance of appearances—especially for attending special occasions. That’s why she travels to events such as weddings and photo shoots to personally coif hair into formal updos and intricate braids or simply sheer away extraneous length. In her studio, she dips into an even deeper well of services, adding vibrancy to hair with highlights and color or smoothing strands with Keratin Complex treatments.