5th Avenue Salon’s multitude of beautifiers spiff up weary physiques from top to toe. Hands fatigued from guerilla-thumb warfare unwind as one of the seasoned staffers buffs and files during a manicure, whereas battered soles take a 10-toed load off during a soothing pedicure. Once clients' extremities are sufficiently cleansed and burnished, technicians artfully daub nails with a traditional polish or, for an additional fee, Gelish polish to facilitate stylish, runway-grade direction pointing. Alternatively, adroit skin gurus kick off the one-hour classic European facial with a cleansing-and-toning treatment designed to whisk away epidermal impurities from all skin types before a thorough exfoliation and steam. Then, a therapeutic massage melts away tension icicles from faces, shoulders, and necks with calming kneads and strokes, paving the way for a custom facemask that swaddles cheeks in a skin-transforming veil. The application of a healing eye-care treatment and moisturizing SPF lotion conclude treatments, leaving faces feeling as good as a million-dollar bill lounging in a beachside hammock.
It's the advice you get before every first date and job interview: "Put your best face forward." This is easier said than done if your pores are clogged, your cheeks are flushed, or your skin is covered in candy buttons. Enter Face Forward, a beauty spa that specializes in rejuvenating treatments for the face and body. There are few aesthetic imperfections that the spa's staff can't handle. Exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments target dull skin, warm wax swipes hair away from the chin and lips, semi-permanent makeup enlivens eyelashes, and so on. There's even a noninvasive microcurrent facelift that contours skin and eliminates those wrinkles that make it harder to get speedy service at the face-painting tent.
The beauty professionals of Escape Your Day Salon maintain an atmosphere that's as relaxing as it is whimsical. Not only do they groom and polish human nails, but they also dress-up dogs’ paws, decking each claw with color. They guide patrons to a hot-pink room for UV tanning sessions and seat them on mint-hued chairs for salon services, such as coloring treatments, perms, and beard trims. They keep shelving units stocked with professional-grade products for hair, skin, and nails, outfitting clients and bull mastiffs with the shampoos and polishes they'll need to maintain their new looks.
Robert Anthony's stylists and aestheticians administer hair, nail, and skin treatments in an alabaster-white salon accented with light-hued wood furnishings. Styling chairs face floor-to-ceiling mirrors where hairdressers manipulate tresses with professional products by brands such as Redken and Pureology, and nail stations are situated in front of expansive windows that reveal river views. During massages, clients lie comfortably in private treatment rooms as therapists knead away muscle tension and worries, which slide off the table to be later swept up by the evening cleaning staff.
LA Bronze Ultra Luxe Tanning Studios service tanners on the go and provides a respite for those looking to relax. Inside stand-up booths, clients remain on their feet while up to 60 bulbs create a 360-degree tan. Clients may also choose to stand up for a twelve-minute session inside a warm capsule or choose a bronze hue to have misted on their skin and settling into a sun-kissed glow in three hours. Those looking to enhance their tans can purchase power lotions, bronzers, accelerators, and cooling lotions from the salon’s collection of tanning products.
At Pure Envy, lash expert Tana extends and embellishes her clients' eyesprouts with sets of synthetic Xtreme Lashes. During a 90-minute lash-lengthening procedure, Tana will apply lush, semi-permanent lashes, causing your sight spheres to appear brighter and more open-minded. After one session, ladies can expect to enjoy up to four weeks of natural-looking wink enhancements. Customers who already enjoy perfectly preened eyelid tassels can opt instead for their choice of waxing services on areas such as the eyebrows ($15), the underarms ($20), or a full leg ($55).