Most popular service: Brazilian Wax and Microdermabrasion
Brands Used: Bioelements
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Candace Matsuda, owner of Define. Skin Care & Esthetics, oversees many different kinds of services: facials, massages, waxing, and makeup applications, to name a few. She says that her favorite part is always the same, though; she enjoys "the ability to enhance the well-being and confidence of others." She and fellow skincare professionals Emily Gallagher and Jamie Matsey couch that goal within a full spa experience that lets customers feel like they've escaped the world for an hour or two?and that, instead of nothingness, outer space is like a really nice room with whale sounds in it.
Stylist Tonia Henry plies the stylists’ trade with a trained, artistic eye, and she has amassed a wealth of professional experience. Before setting up shop with Salon Lofts, Tonia earned certification as a Redken color specialist and keratin smoothing-treatment technician. She also served as an educator for Alterna and a stylist for numerous photo shoots and commercials. Today, Tonia defrizzes strands with her mastery of keratin techniques and transforms hair into lustrous, flowing locks with her expertise in color application and highlights. In addition to sprucing up hair with cuts, styling, ombre highlights, and retouches, Tonia Henry removes unwanted facial hair with lip waxing and eyebrow sculpting.
Timothy Burns worked with Christian Dior, Trish McIlvoy, and Bobbi Brown and as a national artist for Laura Mercier before forging his own path as a solo makeup artist at his namesake spa. Timothy has built a reputation among clients, tweezing eyebrows into an arch reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe. Aesthetician and 20-year industry veteran Tanya Sandler adds her own efforts to the beauty mecca with a slate of facials harnessing microdermabrasion, microcurrent, and LED technologies to firm and brighten visages.
At Le Salon, experienced stylists and designers welcome clients to take a break and relax with hair, nail, and spa services. Scissors snip new styles for men and women, complete with full or partial highlights, perms, and scalp consultations. Manicures and pedicures adorn nails with regular polish or upgrade clients to Shellac, whereas paraffin treatments soften hands. Meanwhile, waxing services remove unwanted hair from brows or underarms, and facial treatments cleanse pores of dirt and grime.
At the newly renovated Salon Nevaeh, stylists trim and shape head fringe into fashionable coifs. Women ($27–$38) and men ($25) enjoy masterful haircuts after thoroughly consulting with their stylist about their ideal look and which local politician is the dreamiest. Spin strands of gold or auburn into locks with a full or partial color ($51+), or defuzz hirsute supraorbital ridges with an eyebrow waxing ($15). Craggy appendages can also get reshaped and polished with a manicure ($18) or pedicure ($40), and special-occasion updos ($45+) render flat manes bouffant for more ergonomic pie eating. Every trained hair whisperer at Salon Nevaeh constantly updates her repertoire of beautifying methods, ensuring that all services are performed with the latest techniques.
The aestheticians at The Face Place know that different faces have different skincare needs. That?s why they design each of their facials with an audience in mind?they have a smoker?s facial for smokers, an anti-aging facial for adults advanced in years, a teen facial for adolescents, and a European facial for turncoats. Along with facials, the staff offers a full menu of health and beauty services that includes body treatments, waxing services, and makeup applications. And, to round out the mix of wellness services, they have a clinical hypnotherapist who performs hypnosis to help clients conquer phobias, improve self-confidence, or release stress.