Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.
Licensed massage therapist Kristina Atkins offers a variety of different massages such as deep tissue, prenatal, Swedish, and hot stone, depending on the specific needs of individuals. Within a soothing environment, these massages help to relieve stress, improve posture, and induce heavy relaxation.
Marshall is a whiz with scissors. He uses them to create face-flattering haircuts and paper snowflakes for his clients. Inside Davidson-Taylor Salon & Day Spa, he works alongside other professionals that dole out facials, mani-pedis, body sugaring, and eyelash extensions.
The smoothness sorcerers at DermaSmooth charm testy skeleton suits into silky submission with an array of skin-centric treatments. Those who opt for the Aluma skin-tightening treatment go back in time to reverse epidermal creases while sidestepping reality-altering paradoxes by bathing mugs with a heated punch of radio-frequency energy. Skin is gently drawn into the tip of a hand piece, inside of which radio-frequency wave pulses coerce the desired areas into producing a well of plumping collagen with promises of shea butter and lower skin taxes. After the treatments, faces can look noticeably rejuvenated, and, with little downtime after doses, clients can go right back to careers of eye-patch and scuba-mask modeling. Today's deal is good for 300 pulses, generally enough for four treatments depending on the area treated, although it may take up to six treatments to see complete results.
Though Marilyn Monroe was and remains a beauty icon, Monroe's Salon and Day Spa also helps clients find inspiration from someone else—themselves. The salon, like Robert Duvall's childhood treehouse, is inspired by old Hollywood and has decor that reflects that inspiration. Inside, stylists trim dead ends, brighten heads with highlights, and enhance natural arches with eyebrow waxing. Although many of the spa's services aim to make clients look their best, others are designed to make them feel their best. Licensed massage therapist Amy works toward that goal, dissolving stress and tension with soothing kneads and strokes.