The beauty professionals at Papillion Salon and Spa combine their specialties to revitalize clients from head to toe and from pinky to thumb. Stylists sculpt strands into artful updos and freshly hued bobs, shearing the locks off both male and female clients. The salon's resident massage therapist deepens the sense of relaxation with specialized treatments such as hot-stone massage. For special occasions or everyday glamour, Papillion's aesthetician remains on hand to administer customized facials, waxing treatments, and ear-candling appointments that leave ears almost as clean as an imaginary whistle.
At Blissful Healing, massage therapists alleviate pain and tension through multiple modalities, tailoring sessions to meet the goals of each client. During a given session, the therapist may employ soothing Swedish-massage style strokes, trigger-point therapy, or reflexology to engender a sense of deep relaxation. While the spa relaxes clients with massages, it can also energize them with makeovers. Their stylists can cut and color strands, add extensions, or perform restorative treatments designed to prevent hair breakage or moisturize dry scalps.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Sun Tan City's tanning centers house an armada of bronzing vehicles designed to polish bodies, rain or shine. Tanners can burrow into the belly of any of four levels of tanning beds for 10- to 20-minute bronzing sessions. Fast-level beds slowly steep skin with a solid base tan, and Instant-level beds boldly bronze pelts with a larger ratio of UVA bulbs, coaxing melanin out with paparazzi-like attention and promises of leading roles. VersaSpa sunless, open-air booths airbrush epidermises with a water-soluble plant-based solution that goes on evenly, resists staining clothes, and, unlike rolling around in a puddle of fudge, darkens skin without leaving a sticky residue.
Nora Nasser believes was born to be an aesthetician, and her work at Cleopatra Secrets Spa proves it. She takes the time to study skin to determine the best plan of action, whether that is a nurturing facial, a light chemical peel, or a moisturizer made of compliments and lullabies. Although she offers treatments for all types of complexions, including sensitive and acne prone, her focus is on repairing aging and sun-damaged skin, so clients can enjoy revivified visages. In addition to skincare services, Nora offers body treatments, brow and lash tinting, and eyelash extensions.
Cynthia Naef has been transforming hair for more than 20 years. She honed her precision hair-cutting skills at Vidal Sassoon in London, which she displays often on clients’ heads while working at Stylist Studios. The color specialist also bolsters manes with highlights, lowlights, or a crown of holiday lights.
State licensed aesthetician and owner of Skinplicity of Cary, Nancy Swankie likes to know everything she can about the products she uses during her customized treatments. She analyzes clients' skin types using her trained eye and huge, over-sized magnifying glass, leading her to recommend skincare regimens that may include enzyme and chemical peels, facials, and even such high-tech exfoliation treatments as dermaplaning and ultrasonic skin scrubbing.