C Salon's staffers render a diverse set of hair, nail, and skincare services. So it's important to them that they stay on top of their game. By taking continuing-education classes, they improve their hair-related skills, such as cutting and styling strands, coloring them with highlights or single-process treatments, or applying custom color extensions. The skilled stylist are consistently on top of their game for special occasions, such as weddings, proms, and quinceañeras. C Salon carves out a piece of its menu specifically for those services—bridesmaid upstyles and bride trial runs, to name a couple. A couple of C Salon's stylists even have experience working for film and television, since it's crucial that the cords running from the camera to the monitor look keratin-treatment-level shiny.
Behind the decorative changing screens at Magic Foot Massage, a quiet sanctuary welcomes guests onto reclining, padded beds. The glow of paper lanterns illuminates the hands of trained therapists, whose fingers deftly apply focused pressure onto client feet. The spots that they knead aren't random—they're practicing the ancient art of Chinese reflexology, a method based around the claim that parts of the foot correspond to different areas of the body. By massaging these nodes, the staff hopes to bring relaxation and balance to the entire self.
In conjunction with their reflexology treatments, they also offer body massages. Patrons can split their appointment into a combined foot- and body-massage session, and opt for the VIP treatment to choose their preferred lotions and oils. The pampering services can boast both physical and mental effects, coaxing tension from overworked muscles, enhancing blood flow, and clearing the mind without first putting a leaf blower against your ear.
At Linage Dermatology Institute, a crack team of dermatologists, medical aestheticians, and plastic surgeons work hard to deliver revamped bodies and glowing complexions. Among the aesthetic specialists is plastic surgeon Dr. Genevieve MacDonald, who brings beauty to the forefront with procedures such as liposuction and eyelid lifts. "I enjoy doing both [facial and body cosmetic surgery] because I appreciate how each procedure improves appearance and one's self-esteem," she says on her website. In addition to this enthusiasm, Dr. MacDonald treats every patient with an honest personality and medical skills honed at Johns Hopkins University.
Happy to have Dr. MacDonald among their ranks, the staff at Linage Dermatology also specializes in laser treatments that zap fine lines and pigmented blemishes, leaving skin looking younger and patients feeling more confident. In an effort to help people maintain renewed faces or pet hairless cats, the institute touts its own line of skincare products called Linage LINQ, a medical-grade line of cleansers, toners, and moisturizers.
The aesthetic experts at Spa Shizen pamper patrons from head to toe with a bag of visage- and digit-enhancing tricks. Microdermabrasion treatments send dead skin cells onto their next lives as Halloween masks, and permanent makeup ensures eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip liner stay put. Unruly strands find themselves realigned after a Brazilian blowout, and waxing services remove unwanted body and facial hair. Guests can also opt for a wide range of mani-pedis to polish their finger and toe armor. Additionally, Spa Shizen's aestheticians pass on their extensive knowledge during eyelash-extension, waxing, and permanent-makeup classes for professionals.
As the name indicates, the staff at Dermal Dynamics specialize in treating the dermis. The aestheticians and massage artists work on all things skin, even its underlying tissues. Through microdermabrasion, they create clear complexions. The Dermal Dynamics team also tends to eyelash extensions, massage therapy, cellulite treatments, and waxing.
Amie Bélanger is a licensed massage therapist, aesthetician, endermologist, and certified hydro-colon specialist. But more impressive than her résumé is her passion for changing people's lives. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience, Amie can improve the complexion with a noninvasive face-lift, or nix unwanted hair from brows with a specialty wax. Guests may also retreat to her private studio inside of Dermal Dynamics for therapeutic Swedish or deep-tissue bodywork.