DK's spa services specialize in making your body feel like a newly constructed bliss temple, helping skin look its healthiest and bodies feel like the bodies of younger humans. Have your overgrown hair-garden cut and cleared of snogging teenagers ($65+ for women, $35+ for men, and $25+ for children), blow-dried ($40+), and relaxed ($85+). Otherwise, shock new life into distressed tresses with the protein-infusion treatment ($60+) or give it a custom coating of nutritious food with the banana and virgin-olive-oil mask ($35+). Neglected nail beds and compromised cuticles, meanwhile, will appreciate a spa manicure ($30+), spa pedicure ($50+), or a dip in the warm waxiness of a paraffin treatment ($35 for manicure, $55 for pedicure). A deep-cleansing facial ($100) evicts delinquent dirt and grime from your pore apartments and pairs well with an eyebrow waxing ($18), bikini waxing ($30), or sideburn waxing ($15) for the retired Elvis impersonator looking to start over. For a more full-body bliss-out, melt away muscle maladies with a 60-minute Swedish massage ($80) or prep for a day at the shore with the bronze and glow ($85)—a treatment that consists of a salt-glow body rubdown followed by an evenly applied self-tanner.
For more than 17 years, the staff at Sima’s Salon & Spa has made clients exemplars of high fashion with an emphasis on creativity and individualized attention. Before administering any cuts, conditioning, or color treatments, the team carefully considers various aspects of the client’s appearance and lifestyle. They assess the shape of the face, which can suggest what features are best to highlight and which would look best covered in hair. The salon's licensed aesthetician also takes an analytical approach as she customizes daily skincare routines with organic products by Éminence and uses hard wax to remove hair from brow to foot and everywhere in-between.
Shakina Chance is a champion for healthy hair. She performs her services—which include relaxers, sew-in weaves, braids, haircuts, and highlights—as gently as possible so as to not damage her clients’ hair. She also provides children’s hairstyling and braiding services so that she can guide little ones down the road to proper hair care as soon as possible.
Shie'ree Saunders of Shie'ree's Natural Nail Care beautifies finger and toes with manicures and pedicures and releases soothed sighs with a variety of massage modalities. Technicians trim, buff, and shape nails to prepare them for cloaks of polish, and fingers and toes wiggle cheerily as they are painted with the color of the patron's choice. After selecting a massage technique, patrons unwind on a table as experienced hands melt away the stress from shifts as a bodyguard for twirling plates. Warm, smooth stones exorcize tension in the hot-stone massage, and the Swedish massage’s long, gentle strokes let muscles drink in relaxation deeply. Deep-tissue kneads untangle stubborn spinal knots amid the salon's gold accents and merlot-hued walls. Plush red and brown carpets pamper newly colorful toes in the glow of paper lamps, and gilt-framed mirrors let patrons admire their relaxed visages or think back to when humans lived in small gilt boxes.
Inside these sister salons, skilled professionals revamp bodies, heads, hands, and feet with a full menu of glamorizing services. Stylists at both the Little Italy and Mt. Washington salons perform custom haircuts for both women and men and specialize in color services, doling out single-process shades, corrective color, partial highlights, or thought-illuminating skylights. They can also make permanent waves with chemical treatments or scare hair straight with japanese hair smoothing, and those looking for full-body pampering will find massages, rejuvenating facials, and nail treatments.