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.
Registered aesthetic nurse Carmen Kitts and Dr. Marlys Pike each boast more than a decade of experience, which they bring to every treatment performed at Tru' Identity. With an arsenal of state-of-the-art tools on hand, the duo is well equipped to help clients achieve head-to-toe beauty.
Clients can choose from an array of injectable facial treatments to fend off signs of aging. Botox diminishes forehead lines and crow's-feet, and dermal fillers work to restore the natural youthful contours of the face. The staff can also revamp gams with laser hair removal or sclerotherapy, which aims to lessen the appearance of varicose and spider veins. Other cosmetic services include acne treatments and tattoo removal, which incorporates lasers to lighten tattoos until they are only visible when viewed through decoder rings found inside cereal boxes from the 1950s.
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.