The loyal staffers at Finishing Touch Spa & Salon?many of whom have been at the salon-spa since its inception 30 years ago?beautify bodies in a soothing, tropical-theme atmosphere. On the salon floor, a consultation kicks off hair appointments before nationally certified Redken stylists shampoo strands, lop off locks, and then style them with a blow dryer or a ride in a convertible. In the spa's private treatment rooms, Finishing Touch?s Caribbean flair helps guests to leave the concrete world outside and escape to an oasis of soothing hues and tropical-island wall hangings as they prep for anti-aging facial treatments, mud wraps, body waxing, or massage-therapy services. Before treatments, guests are encouraged to sip complimentary beverages while guessing which of the spa?s ubiquitous plants have recently been shampooed.
The soothing orange walls of Guru Waxing and Nail Spa surround guests as they sip on authentic indian chai tea, lounge in leather armchairs, and bask in the entertaining warmth of a flat-screen television. Meanwhile, owner Kalpana Gurung tends to visitors’ needs while drawing on her 16 years of beauty-industry experience and ability to tell the difference between body hair and stuck-on cotton candy. Kalpana and her staff polish hands and feet, apply purifying masks to faces, wax unwanted fuzz, and tint lashes and brows.
The experienced medical aestheticians at Vasu Skin Solutions improve clients’ complexions using the latest lasers, IPL technology, and clinical-grade facials. In an office designed to feel both relaxing and modern, they work to make faces look young and fresh, firming skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation. The aestheticians also preempt waxing and shaving by treating skin with laser hair removal, helping prevent future hair growth.
The experts at Chrysalides harness the healing potential of focused light, which rejuvenates the skin and stems the growth of body hair. Technicians use IPL—or intense pulsed light—therapy to beam energy directly into hair follicles and halt their growth. Staff can call on the same technology to stimulate collagen, producing tighter skin, reduced fine lines, and smaller pores.
At Rinnova, Dr. Todd Becker and medical aestheticians turn to modern medical aesthetic methods when rejuvenating faces and beautifying bodies. Laser skin treatments work to resurface areas covered in fine lines, while CoolSculpting sessions use a temperature technology dubbed "cryolipolysis" to contour the body without surgery.
Licensed aestheticians Lynda Young and Monique Mannino split their time between administering spa treatments at Rock Creek Medi Spa and educating students at its adjoining Esthetics Institute. The aestheticians helm a staff of technicians and valedictorian lasers who restore balance and radiance to skin. In addition to addressing epidermal concerns, staff members use non-invasive treatments to contour curves, reduce fine lines, and zap away unwanted hair. They also offer full-body fitness with vibration platform machines that help build muscle as you burn calories.