Channeling the enchantment of 1800s barber parlors, Quinntessential's luxurious grooming grounds are cushioned by other sophisticated amenities, including a billiards room, putting green, cigar lounge, and coffee and espresso bar. Unwind with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, which are doled out in half-hour ($40 for Swedish, $45 for deep tissue) and hourlong doses ($75 for Swedish, $80 for deep tissue), the former concentrating on light-pressured, relaxing kneads, the latter employing more focused pressure to tackle tricky tangles and knots. Three luxurious facial treatments ($40–$100) are offered, including The Quickie, which cleanses and conditions skin in 30 minutes ($40). With a professional waxing treatment, wily whiskers can be banished from your countenance for longer than with shaving. Using high-quality Epillyss products, Quinntessential's talented team removes unwanted hairs from areas such as the upper cheeks ($10), chest ($30+), arms ($25–$35), and eyebrows ($18).
Dr. Sheri Rowen has staked out a solid position at the forefront of her field. She was among the first in the nation to offer "instant vision" cataract surgery and served on a 10-person team investigating the use of implantable contact lenses. Persistent study and adoption of new technologies has been a hallmark of her ophthalmologic practice, which nowadays employs the 3-D eye mapping in custom LASIK surgery, a wide range of lens implants, and treatments that make it possible to read people’s auras. Beyond her expertise in eye care, Dr. Rowen extends her services to the rest of the face and body with cosmetic skincare, such as laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and scelrotherapy for spider veins.
Color pops inside of La Exotique Beauty & Fashion. It’s seen not only in the jewel-toned cocktail dresses that hang from racks, but also in the lipsticks, blushes, and eye shadows that line the beauty counter. These beauty products do more than present a colorful palette, however. They’re hypoallergenic and made from natural fruit extracts, which are gentler on the skin. Earth’s bounty also goes into La Exotique’s line of skincare products—including botanical facial cleansers, mango hydrating cream, and mineral mud masks.
Stop into Scene 217’s stylish confines and transform unruly locks into prim coiffures with the help of an experienced staff of hair-taming stylists. Each Aveda gloss treatment nurtures follicles just like lip-gloss-doused hair or topsoil fertilized with fairy dust. Weathered noodle nests are moisturized with gloss for twenty minutes before an Aveda shampoo and conditioning adds lustrous sheen. A professional blow-dry imbues scalp spaghetti with a fetchingly tousled finish without placing noggins close to airplane propellers or vigorously waving hitchhike hopefuls.
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.