The stylists and aestheticians at the full-service Salon West and Body Works Spa aim to make clients feel beautiful, empowered, and worthy of every minute of pampering. They perform a variety of services to help purge minds and bodies of impurities, from microcurrent facials to acne-clearing scrubs. The salon?s master stylists shampoo and blow-dry hair before sculpting it into busts of George Washington, and steady-handed nail technicians tend to hands and feet with luxurious manicures and pedicures.
The fully licensed crew at Brow Art 23 uses techniques developed in India and the Middle East to shape clients’ brows. Using a single piece of thread, they remove eyebrow and facial hair during a process called threading, which involves looping the string and using the loop to oust hair without using chemicals or wax. They also specialize in henna designs and makeup, as well as permanent makeup and eyelash extensions.
While awaiting simple trims or hair-smoothing keratin infusions at Salon Orlin, guests lounge in comfy leather chairs and pipe in music through their smartphones from the salon's Internet jukebox. Skilled stylists nourish tresses with vitamin C, create stunning styles with flatiron curling or updos, and manicure brows and faces with waxing. Tanning beds add healthy splashes of color to skin, and "juicing" adds healthy splashes of color to hair.
At Threading by Sonia, Sonia uses her experience as a licensed aesthetician to remove facial hair via the ancient art of threading. Using her fingers and a single loop of thread, she precisely shapes eyebrows by removing hair by the root. She completes the process without using harsh chemicals and without pulling on the skin beneath the hair, which can be gentler and last longer than other hair-removal methods such as shaving or poking the hair follicles with a rock.
Threading specialist Jagruti transforms disheveled brows into an elegant eye-top topiary and defleeces upper lips with a gentle, precise threading procedure. This five-minute process humanely ensnares unsuspecting furry eye- and lip-dwellers in the loop of a cotton thread, plucking mini manes at the follicle. The process is hygienic, with the thread never entering the specialist's mouth. Bypassing the irritating effects of waxing, threading is on par with tweezing in terms of discomfort and preens a larger area. After the follicular uprooting, hair grows back slower, finer, and with a deep-seated terror of sewing kits.