Aesthetician Julie Maciel holds a strong track record in turning first-time guests into regulars. Working out of Gemini Beauty Lounge & Boutique, she tends to guests with personalized beauty-enhancing services such as facials and massages—each customized using a detailed skin assessment. She considers such epidermal factors as moisture levels, sun damage, and how many days until the guest’s next molt to craft a custom product regimen. Julie also happily makes product recommendations for clients’ at-home care.
Dr. Helen He's first encounter with Chinese medicine involved watching her grandmother and father perform it in China. She uses this experience, along with training and university and hospital study in China, to administer acupuncture, cupping, herbal remedies, and massage in the United States. Her wellness clinic also hosts yoga classes.
Lavish Skin Loft at Salon Rache rejuvenates complexion with facials customized to individuals' skin type. In addition to skincare treatments, the salon staff offers a full menu of haircuts, highlights, and coloring services, using products from Bumble and Bumble, Redken, and Pureology.
Primrose Body & Boutique provides clients with a wide array of aesthetic services performed by experienced, licensed practitioners. Like police sketch artists and moustache photographers, Primrose brings an intimate understanding of the face to its work, offering eight different flavors of facial among its many other cosmetic treatments. The glycolic facial uses glycolic acid as an exfoliating agent, helping all skin types repel signs of aging, defeat fine lines, and slay uneven skin tone. Guests can further furbish their cranial shrinkwrap with a chin or lip wax ($10 and $12, respectively), a brow shaping ($20), or a full facial wax ($45, excluding brows), among other areas. Threading is available at the same price as waxing for customers who feel queasy at the sight of candle blood.
Orchid Beauty & Spa is located on a deserted island?or so it would seem. Panoramic wall prints display turquoise water and pristine beaches as white as granulated sugar. Clients are led past mani-pedi stations and Romanesque white columns to private rooms. There, highly trained aestheticians administer soothing facials and full-body waxes and ease tension with hot-stone and deep-tissue bodywork. The spa also offers an array of Lamprobe and microdermabrasion treatments to stave off acne and pesky spider veins.
The walls of Star Nails & Skin Care seem to glow, and the sun and yellow paint mingle to create a warm, welcoming environment where guests come to unwind. The expert aestheticians take their tired feet and hand and pamper them with a variety of services, which include pedicures and manicures.