Amid hair-snipping stylists, licensed aesthetician Nikki Shahan attends to epidermal needs. Nikki employs custom skin masks, powerful chemical peels, ultrasonic treatments, and grandmotherly cheek pinches to rejuvenate skin of all types.
Led by a stylist with more than two decades of experience, m Studio’s expert aestheticians trim tresses and whisk away unwanted hair with high-quality products and able shearsmanship. In the hands of careful waxing technicians, Cirepil Blue wax, imported from France and formulated to forefend irritation, encapsulates undesirable hairs, preparing beach-bound bodies for unbeatable skinny-dipping relay-race times.
Essential Kneads Wellness Spa Inc.’s owner and proprietor, Billie Jo Stokes, first learned the subtle arts of holistic healing from her Aunt Donna. Aunt Donna’s teachings opened the door to what would become Billie Jo’s life calling: to help clients heal with therapies such as Reiki and without the use of drugs or invasive medical therapies. She welcomes her clients into a realm of relaxation, where an Oriental motif of wall-hung fans and bedspreads combines with abundant plant life, wooden fixtures, and soft rugs. In these spaces, Billie Jo helps clients completely let go of the outside world and all of the anxieties and humanoid robots from the future that reside there.
Once it makes its way in through the large window draped in elegant, red cloth, sunlight refracts off the many mirrors lining the earth-toned walls, illuminating the staffers as they wield scissors, nail brushes, or specialized facial ingredients. At hairstyling stations, certified Redken color specialists dye strands with flattering hues, and Great Lengths hair-extension experts elongate locks without inconspicuously feeding them into a moving escalator. Nail techs in a private suite draw from shelves of OPI polish during mani-pedis designed to gussy up natural or acrylic nails. The resident aesthetician, meanwhile, can perform waxing and skincare services and highlight features with permanent-makeup applications. For special events, such as weddings and dances, the entire team eagerly joins forces to help clients look their best.
Aesthetician Agnes Logue honed her skincare expertise in Europe before chartering her specialty facials and complexion-restoring prowess to U.S. soil. From her comfortable and relaxing office, she unveils fresher, smoother skin on faces and full bodies using Pevonia products, which feature prominently into facials and microdermabrasion treatments designed to edge out blemishes, dead skin, and ingrown glitter. The 25-year industry veteran also helps her guests become their aesthetic best through eyelash tinting and perming and body-waxing services.