The cosmetologists at Professional Image Enhancement offer skincare and hair-removal services driven by chemistry and technology. Skincare services include custom acne treatments, glycolic peels, and microdermabrasions, during which tiny, captivating crystals lure dead skin cells and impurities from the face with promises of emollient rivers and breathtaking fields of lotion. By letting faces breathe, the studio's skincare treatments help products penetrate the epidermis in order to moisturize and tone. For hair removal, waxing services utilize hot wax to temporarily remove hair, and electrolysis deploys mild electric currents to destroy follicles and permanently stunt regrowth.
At Blaze Color Salon, skilled stylists revamp hairdos with a litany of services and Blaze's own line of vegan products. Guests can arrive prepared with a magazine clip of their desired look, pick one on the spot from the shop's style book, or opt to model their cut after the neighborhood bearded dragon. Either way, a professional scissors wielder snips away excess or troublesome strands, giving fickle manes an aesthetic purpose. During the blow-dry and finishing session, the stylist employs curling-iron or flatiron techniques before keeping scalp noodles in place with a serving of humidity-resistant, sunscreen-infused product.
Fix Salon, owned by Italian-trained stylist Juliet, combines expert hairdo rejuvenation and support for local artists and musicians to create a funky, laid-back environment. Relax in leather barber chairs as a licensed cosmetologist or, in rare cases, unlicensed cosmonaut sends nimble shears through strands to create follicle finery for both women (a $35 value) and men (a $20 value). Locks can rest easy knowing that stylists use high-end products from New York Streets, Sebastian, American Crew, and others to give labored locks a freshening boost.
The style-savvy staff at Expressions Salon & Spa Inc. bolsters fading façades with a variety of beautifying services both time-tested and contemporary. Muscle menders mollycoddle ligaments with a variety of massage techniques, such as the traditional 30-minute Swedish massage ($55), which infuses a firm, gentle, touch with choice aromas to ease away the stresses of daily commutes and nightly Jenga losses. The Short But Sweet facial ($41–$55) includes a skin evaluation, pore cleanse, facial massage, exfoliation, and moisturizing treatment, thwarting acne breakouts and bacteria break-ins. Clear stubborn hair forests with a mélange of waxing services, which employ nonirritating products to shape eyebrows ($12) and remove unwanted follicles from underarms ($22), lips ($12), or chins ($12), leaving skin as soft and smooth as a freshly shaved pillow. Experienced tress tamers can cut and style locks ($31–$39) into accentuating fashions for a classic, complementary beauty.
The massage therapists at Destination Massage & Spa ease clients’ aches with more than just their hands. They maintain a running dialogue during appointments to answer any questions about the service and adapt the session to their individual needs. Eleven different massages take a variety of tracks to relieve stress, whether it’s the organic essential oils of the aromatherapy massage or the penetrating warmth of the hot-stone massage. During a fourhanded session, two therapists or half of an octopus blend a number of styles and techniques to fully relax bodies. Licensed aestheticians wield Dermalogica and Éminence products during facials and exfoliating salt glows to complete rounds of pampering.