The experienced staff at Pearl MediSpa strives to reveal the natural beauty of every client with advanced aesthetic and body treatments from massage therapy to custom weight-loss programs. During consultations, staffers focused on revitalizing forms and reducing stress discuss clients? aesthetic and wellness goals before commencing with custom services. Private treatment rooms cradle techs defuzzing bodies of unwanted hair with the Candela laser system, which aims to clear small body areas of hair in just four sessions. Aestheticians pamper pores during facials with organic Luzern Laboratories skincare products. On the salon floor, stylists waltz up to cutting chairs armed with products from brands such as Australia's Kevin Murphy and Italy's Alfaparf Milano. Coppola keratin-complex hair-straightening treatments tame tresses and Hairdreams extensions add length. Those looking for a day of indulgence can snatch up a spa package, most of which include a session in the spa?s infrared sauna, which melts away stress the way a flock of baby dragons melts the heart.
Like the Manhattan street with which it shares a name, Madison Avenue Style entertains a lot of foot traffic—rather than tourists and commuters, however, the salon and spa greets loyal clients and first-time visitors drawn to professional products from the likes of Schwarzkopf, Dermalogica, and Jane Iredale. The salon's stylists wield these products to great effect during haircuts for women and men—the latter of which also draw on Gage creams and conditioners to create styles to impress potential employers and ward off rival biker gangs.
Alongside Madison Avenue's team of stylists, aestheticians and nail technicians practice their trades within the well-lit, white-walled salon. Weary bodies perk up after massages, facials, mani-pedis, and waxing services, many of which take place in private treatment rooms where flickering candles illuminate pandas munching on tasteful plant decorations.
Spirit Soul and Body Holistic Family Wellness Center's leader?massage therapist and licensed aesthetician Rhonda Holt?draws from more than 25 years of experience to cultivate overall wellness during natural healing services. Aromatherapeutic scents and soft music fill a massage room, where couples can lie side-by-side as reiki and therapeutic massages create muscles that are laid-back enough to don Hawaiian shirts for their parole hearings. To beautify skin, aestheticians can wax off unwanted hair, apply makeup, and coat visages in custom facials that fight acne and target signs of aging. Along with peels and ionic footbaths, detoxifying treatments also include an infrared-sauna session that prompts the release of unhealthy toxins and candy bars stored beneath skin's surface.
Above a consignment shop selling wares from bygone years, the seasoned staff at Sign of the Tymes Salon brings clients' appearances into the modern age, pulling from 90 years of shared experience and products such as Alto Bella and Moroccanoil. Keen scissor skills combined with a modern aesthetic yield glamorous hairstyles for clients seeking an image overhaul or a clever way of meeting roller-coaster-height requirements. During spa treatments, aestheticians focus on renewing complexions with the help of Dermalogica products, and massage therapists use Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to drum up feelings of inner peace.
The aesthetically driven staff at Adorn by A Do, located next to its sister salon A Do Hair Design, augment epidermal terrain with a menu of facials, waxing treatments, and sunless-tanning sessions. The seasoned aestheticians combine individual services into packages, such as the Ultra-Sleek series, which balances complexions with microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and creams made of microscopic bulldozers. The team also collaborates on bridal services and includes a licensed massage therapist who goes hand-to-hand against bodily tension with soothing massages that draw from Eastern and Western traditions.
Natural Nails by T's squad of keratin technicians brightens talons with high-quality, chip-resistant OPI, Shellac, and CND polishes. To bolster health and foster strong nail growth, doting techs carefully cleanse, trim, and file nails. Routine maintenance transforms into relaxing rituals with hot-stone and aromatherapy add-ons, and after nail-art manicures, the blank fingertip canvases sport painted zigzags or miniature renditions of Picasso's Guernica. The studio also houses a team of massage therapists, whose discerning touch untangles tension knots during Swedish massages.