Trinity Salon & Spa co-owner Cher sometimes perfects the makeup and hairdos of models at haute fashion shoots, but she spends most of her time making sure her regular clients get the same star treatment. Her business partner Candi shares the same passion for high-fashion styling, holding certifications from companies including Rusk and Matrix Hair Color. The pair have put together a team of salon stylists who snip hair into follicular masterpieces and reprogram hair textures. The crew can impart uniform straightness with keratin treatments or massage strands with ground-up Shirley Temple headshots to create billowing curls.
On the spa side, the DiamondTome microdermabrasion reveals fresh, unblemished skin with chips of real diamonds, and medical-grade peels accelerate the skin's exfoliation process. Men can enjoy treatments such as the Pampered Facial, during which aesthetician Nina bolsters handsome looks with a seaweed mud mask, facial massage, warm towels, and a beer to sip. The spa keeps hands and feet of all kinds well-groomed with mani-pedis, and elongates eyelashes, hair, or strap-on Santa Claus beards with realistic extensions.
Nearly three decades of experience in the beauty industry has only increased the passion of licensed electrologist Frida Ben-Hanan. "I love my work because I get to make people look beautiful, and, more importantly, feel comfortable within their own skin," she says. Her aesthetic studies have led her to Brazil and Israel, and her passion for electrolysis hair removal eventually expanded to permanent makeup. Keeping clients safe with a bloodborne-pathogens certification, Frida is adept at blending several colors into one natural-looking color for flawless looks on lips, eyes, and eyebrows. She uses digital machinery to fill in the faces of women and men who are allergic to makeup, are constantly on the go, or have lost their hair from alopecia, chemotherapy, or other ailments. She augments her specialties of electrolysis and cosmetic tattooing with waxing, facial treatments, and peels, all performed in welcoming treatment rooms festooned with bright colors, billowing curtains, and animal prints inspired by nature's intricate tattoo work on the cheetah and zebra.
Best Face and Body aims to be a respite from the hectic pace of modern living. Inside the warmly lit spa, professionals pamper clients with soothing massage services, healing aesthetic treatments, and their own line of proprietary skincare products. Founder Bonnie Best developed the B.Best line to reinforce the impact of her spa treatments with a skincare regimen clients could follow at home. As she carefully calibrated each formula, she eschewed ingredients such as mineral oil, alcohol, or perfume, which she knew from experience can dehydrate skin and clog pores. Instead, her products incorporate state-of-the-art substances recommended by skincare manufacturers and chemists to help hydrate, protect, and nourish skin.
Though they have backgrounds in a variety of alternative therapies, the practitioners at Balanced Lifestyle Therapies all have the same philosophy when it comes to the best way to heal the body: stimulating the life energy. Their clients can choose from a variety of holistic healing modalities, including transformational bodywork, ayurveda, clinical aromatherapy, and Raja energy healing. One of the center's practitioners, Bernhard, draws from Western and Eastern modalities and energy work during treatments. Former opera singer Laurie uses her knowledge of Raja energy and ayurveda and her passion for music and chanting to help clients relax and uncoil their inner slinkies.
For 15 years, Luu's Hair Design and Skin Care has been building upon each client’s natural beauty with a long list of hair design and skincare services. The salon uses Wella products to help dull 'dos change their colors or ditch poof and flyaways with a Brazilian blowout. To correct dermal woes, the salon uses hydroxy acids, microdermabrasion, and LED light therapy to clear the skin's surface of dead cells, mask fine lines, and send collagen levels soaring. Specialty spa services also include a medical-grade hydrafacial, which uses a combination of vortex cleansing, extraction, and fusion to deep-clean skin and inundate it with moisture, while also helping to remove blackheads, lemonheads, and other common pore cloggers.
Michael Silverman along with his staff of seven massage therapists believe in massage's ability to heal as well as relax. Joined by his wife Leilani Lee and a staff of compassionate therapists, they work to follow through on the studio's goal to heal and relax by soothing aches with assorted bodywork modalities. These include gentle Swedish strokes, firm deep-tissue pressure, or a custom combination massage. Each massage takes place in a private treatment room, allowing the therapist to fully concentrate on seeking out knots without the distraction of ambient noise. These modalities work in conjunction with massage oils and pain-relief creams, both of which can encourage the body's natural healing processes.