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.
Equipped with an all-natural paste refined throughout the ages, New Beginnings Skin Care & Massage’s therapists abolish unwanted hair from a variety of bodily geography with the ancient Egyptian method of body sugaring. After entrapping hair from root to tip in the sticky glaze, therapists gently lift hair out in its natural direction, freeing surfaces from fuzzy patches or worn out Dukakis '88 bumper stickers. Less painful than waxing, sugary remedies can be applied anywhere on the body, including the eyebrows ($15+), the bikini line ($25+), or the chest and abs ($65). Sugar treatments begin to deplete follicles after several sessions, often forcing threads to disappear completely before starting new lives as mysterious strangers in hardscrabble mountain towns.
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.
At Paradise Salon Spa Wellness, the focus is on wellness, healing, and beauty, and aesthetician Christy Gray knows how important beauty treatments are to her clients' self-confidence. Working in Caron City for five years, Christy has learned how to offer facial treatments to different skin types, as well as gained experience in massage and relaxation techniques. Now, at Paradise Salon, she puts her skills to good use, offering pore-cleaning facials, organic enzyme peels, and microdermabrasion?always using the cruelty-free brand VMV Hypoallergenics?along with full-body waxing, eyelash tinting, and electrotherapy treatments.
Stylist Cecelia Topete combines technical prowess and artistic savvy to breathe new life into hair. She designs cuts that flatter other physical features such as eye color, face shape, and skin tone, even strengthening hair itself with deep-conditioning treatments. But Cecelia isn't alone in her mission to beautify every person who walks through the door at Distinctive Style Salon & Spa. Her colleagues offer everything from keratin straightening treatments to full-body massages, and the spa's on-site boutique features jewelry, accessories, and queenly scepters.