It’s all in the name at Create A New Body Spa, where a friendly staff helps both men and women acquire the physique of their dreams with the two-part Madame Et Monsieur program. Technicians hook clients up to the Electro-Slim machine for one hour, initiating a flow of electricity that contracts muscles, breaks down body fat, and teaches hands to finally clap on beat. Coupled with a healthful-eating plan, the machine can help everyone from athletes to the elderly shed weight, reduce blood pressure, and alleviate muscle pain. The salon accelerates weight loss with the infrared Fit Bodywrap that lasts up to seven days.
It’s not every stylist that can select hues that complement clients’ skin tone—but as a color specialist, stylist Stacey Bennett demonstrates this ability daily. The Paul Mitchell School graduate operates within the walls of By Shear Design, where she uses Paul Mitchell products to perform precision cuts and add vibrant dimension with highlights.
At Aspire Medical and Day Spa, medical aesthetics and skincare work in tandem to erase signs of aging. The staff, overseen by Dr. Nicole Reid, smoothes wrinkles with Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Belotero, and streamlines morning routines with permanent makeup. The aestheticians also rejuvenate your look with facials that range from a quick lunchtime pick-me-up to the Ultimate Facial, which combines cleansing, exfoliation, and microdermabrasion with an upper-body massage. Their arsenal of skincare products and custom facials helps clients stay beautiful at home with high-quality brands such as Dermalogica.
Beauty specialists prettify patrons with hair and nail services within the sage-green walls of Take One Hair Studio. To smooth unruly tresses, savvy stylists slather hair in up to 4 ounces of Keratin Complex solution, whose powerful proteins wrestle unmanageable strands into submission in around 2.5 hours. The treatment leaves locks as smooth and silky as a Swiss-chocolate bust of Frank Sinatra for three to five months, and clients also take home travel-size bottles of keratin shampoo and conditioner to help maintain their new look. Alternatively, nail techs can cover finger shields in a coat of glittering gel polish that can last up to 21 days without chipping, fading, or eloping with a comely set of acrylics. Then, they’ll brush basic polish onto toenails, completing both treatments in about 90 minutes.
Stylist Amy Ritchie has spent two decades in the beauty industry, with 18 of those years seeing her firmly situated at the helm of her own salon. Inside the family-oriented Expressions Hair & Nail Salon, the color specialist keeps heads healthy and shiny, adding face-framing layers or dimensional highlights with color from Scruples True Integrity. Expressions also offers manicures, pedicures, and waxing to keep the whole body looking well-pruned, and massage services can be booked to help clients achieve that well-rested, fresh-from-the-taffy-pull look.
If you rifle through The Hair Revue’s Facebook photos, it won’t take very long before you stumble upon a picture of a smiling boy or girl in one of the salon chairs. The staff’s special knack for working with little ones reflect the family-friendly nature of the business, who welcomes everyone from babies to grandmothers.
For grownups, the stylists snip and color hair, as well as create intricate 'dos for special occasions such as weddings. Elsewhere in the salon, aestheticians such as Crystal Seiler trim nails and paint them with standard polish or chip-resistant Shellac.
The state-of-the-art, hospital-grade infrared saunas at Detox Haven help the clients who recline in their private confines to liquify fat and cellulite while eliminating toxins and heavy metals. The saunas send far-infrared energy washing over bodies to increase their core temperatures in an effort to purge the body of impurities without resorting to the stifling humidity of steam or lava rooms. Each session may burn 600-900 calories. Clients can work or read as soothing heat eases muscle aches and chromotherapy lights flash across bodies for extra pain relief. Each sauna also contains an iPod dock or CD player to keep ears occupied. After multiple sessions, clients may notice slimmer waistlines, greater senses of well-being, and the ability to melt snow before it reaches the ground.