Kelly Muzall, registered nurse and founder of Estudio de Piel, surrounds herself with beauty professionals who continually pursue ongoing education. Their credentials, like every DeLorean ever made, reach into the past and future?licensed massage therapist Kevin Barry has more than a quarter century of experience in the field, but has broadened his skill set to include deep-water massage and spiritual medicine. Physician assistant Katie O?Brien held director-level positions at clinics across the heartland before planting roots at Estudio de Piel. She also founded a consulting business that trains physicians and nurses to administer injectables. Though Barry and O?Brien represent only two of several professionals, they embody the level of expertise at Estudio de Piel. Each time someone clinches a new certification, the spa adds another service. Since opening, the spa has added microdermabrasions, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, and laser treatments to its menu.
The personality of each barber and hairstylist at imagine. A Barbershop and Hair Studio certainly shines through during each hair treatment. They showcase their artistic styles while striking a balance between modern and old-fashioned; though they stress creativity and cutting edge artistry, their service menu takes its cue from barbershops of old.
The space was founded to counter what the owners saw as 'cookie cutter' salons that lacked personality of their own. Gentlemen enjoy classic haircuts, beard design, and hot towel shaves. For women, they offer cutting and styling, along with color treatments, relaxers, weaving, and braiding. Other services, such as lash and brow tinting, are administered with the same zest and creativity as the rest. Massage therapy and children's hair services are also on the docket.
Upholding the salon’s commitment to the latest in hair-cutting techniques, every stylist at Metropolis Salon undergoes extensive training and continuous education. Owner and accomplished stylist Emery Alain Nicoletti helms the salon’s in-house training program, teaching students the ins and out of salon work—from cut and color skills to the consequences of mistaking Barbasol for Gatorade. After up to two years in the program, pupils fly solo behind the styling chair to snip strands into chic cuts or enhance hair with highlights. Though hair styling is its foundation, Metropolis Salon also caters to skin and nail needs with a dozen facial treatments, waxing for face and body, and indulgent mani-pedis for both men and women.
When it comes to business, it?s often best to do one thing and do it right. That?s exactly what Affordable Laser Hair Removal has been doing for more than a decade. Since opening in 2003, the company?s certified laser technicians have performed more than 100,000 treatments using Candela?s GentleMax Pro lasers to effectively remove hair from light, dark, and tanned skin. Besides completing all state requirements for cosmetic laser operation, each of the techs stays abreast of the latest news and techniques with ongoing quarterly training, and by re-reading the classic Nancy Drew whodunit The Mystery of the Hairless Governor at least once a year.
The tech-savvy aestheticians at New Looks Wellness Spa and Salon use FDA-approved lasers to stifle hair growth and rejuvenate appearances. The Pure Light Slim system, for example, uses LEDs of several wavelengths to noninvasively emulsify fat deposits and reduce the appearance of cellulite. For nonlaser enhancement, a slate of chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and dermaplaning technology sloughs away dull layers of skin to reveal the fresh faces underneath. New Looks also offers a range of traditional day spa and salon services, including waxing, eyelash extensions, hair extensions, beauty injections, facials, massages, and acupuncture.
The expert staff at Bellazza Salon and Boutique freshen skinscapes, perform haircuts, and offer waxing services in eclectic environs. A warm shade of sienna marks the walls as clients settle into treatment chairs at each stylist's station or on a zebra-printed chaise lounge in the waiting area.
In addition to their salon and spa services, Bellazza maintains a boutique called Maya's that carries brand-name clothing, purses, jewelry, and trendsetting diapers. Affixed to the other side of Maya's is Finer Lines, a barbershop where men come to have their hair shaped by professional barber Aldo Alonso.:m]]