Aiming to capture the glamour of Brazil's second-largest city, Rio Skincare keeps all its clients looking their best?whether that's for a night on the town or a day on the beach. An extensive variety of spa services makes individualized treatments a snap?after a thorough consultation, aestheticians tailor sessions to skin ailments such as dryness, age spots, and dullness. Specialty services integrate skincare technology, such as ultrasonic waves, pulsed light, and renowned Jessner peels. Waxing and various massages are also offered.
Salon Serenity's stylist Tracy Escobar tames unruly locks and rebellious facial fuzz within calming salon environs. A trio of waxing treatments smoothes facial landscapes, shaping brows and banishing stray follicles from lips and chins. Or, opt for the more than two-hour tress transformation, which begins with a shampoo and scalp massage, purifying manes and clearing minds crammed with bits of calculus left over from preschool. Next, shears shape locks and a single-process color treatment brightens lackluster strands from root to tip. Newly embellished coifs are blow-dried and styled, readying recipients for chic afternoon soirees or couture afternoon naps. Guests should book their appointments online before heading into the salon's soothing lavender interior.
Established in 1994, Shear Image Salon and Boutique remixes follicles through the hands, shears, and eyes of stylists boasting more than 100 years of combined experience. Pamper frizzy follicles with a woman's shampoo, cut, and blow dry ($25) or a men's haircut ($18). Or build character with a new color ($55), cap highlights ($60), or up-do ($50). Beyond styling, Shear Image extends the waxing power toward the brow ($11), lip ($8), or chin ($10), the three most exercised and prized facial features. With 20% off any one item in the boutique, customers can choose from a variety of accessories including handbags, jewelry, tote bags, and luggage. Click here to view the boutique's online gallery of available goods.
The licensed specialists at Evolutions Salon preen pincers amid contemporary interior designs. During the 75-minute basic mani-pedi combo, an experienced aesthetician files nails, doctors cuticles, and tops newly trimmed talons with a lustrous layer of polish and appendage-size nightcaps. The Shellac manicure supplements the basic service by blanketing each fingernail with a glistening coat of Shellac, a durable gel polish, which adds an extra 15 minutes to the overall mani-pedi treatment. Surrounded by ocean-blue walls and floors made of ocean water, owners of pampered extremities relax in the padded chairs of a salon decked out in artistic wall hangings and rectangular furniture.
With a culture and population that blends European, indigenous American, and African peoples, women in the Dominican Republic developed special haircare methods to treat their textured tresses. For hundreds of years, Dominican women coated their hair in natural ingredients such as silk, avocado, passion fruit, and aloe. These ingredients helped soften and smooth hair without harsh chemicals or hot styling tools. This haircare technique became known as the "Dominican style,", and it's now flowed over borders to Xclusive Beauty Salon. At Xclusive, clients of all ethnicities opt for this method to nourish and style their hair without damaging it.
Xclusive's stylists are as diverse as its clients. The staff is experienced with all types of hair, from stick straight to tight curls. Using this expertise and quality products (including Alfaparf Milano, Moroccanoil, and Mizani), Xclusive tends to hair from the inside out. Sessions focus on improving hair health and nutrition in order to improve its overall appearance and shine. With healthy hair, stylists can make over clients' looks, adding a new color, intricate braids, or a face-framing cut.
The licensed stylists at A Slice of Color Salon harness their diversity and unique styling backgrounds to cut, style, and color all types and textures of hair. That flexibility gives each client access to a variety of services, from cuts and washes to extensions, weaves, and relaxing unruly hair. For the team’s signature service, the Dominican style, stylists may use an approach such as the chemical-free doobie—straightening hair by wrapping it tightly in a silk headscarf—which allows the natural curve of the head to unravel unwanted curls. For a longer-lasting straight hairdo, the salon also offers keratin straightening treatments. Beyond its styling services, the team also waxes away unwanted hair and applies makeup for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, or the anniversary of your first makeup application.