Whether online or in-person, Allure Beauty Lounge outfits epidermises with a slew of high-quality products. Licensed aestheticians man the brick-and-mortar boutique, where they dispel four types of facials—such as the Organic Apple Soufflé treatment, complete with hot towels and an apple-spice mask. They also smooth skin with fruit-acid chemical peels and waxing for the face and body. The team dolls up brides and prom queens for their big day, and teaches budding makeup artists all the essentials, from applying concealer to playing up their cheekbones, third eye, or lips. Online, customers can fill their electronic shopping carts with mineral eye shadow, smudge-proof mascara, and cream foundation in 19 shades.
The hair artisans at Tease Salon & Spa transform limp locks into shiny and bouncy bouffants through stylish yet easily maintainable haircuts and lessons in home care. Tress pampering begins with a sudsy MoroccanOil shampoo to remove grime and dried paint, and then a luxurious, 15-minute MoroccanOil hot-oil treatment infuses strands with strength and moisture. Finally, a master stylist snips and clips strands into the client's desired shape with an attention to detail normally only exhibited by artists responsible for painting zebras' coats. Tamed tresses fall smooth and silky under the heat of a blow-dryer, transforming 'dos into magnets for coworkers' fingers.
In addition to their toxin-busting, energy-rebalancing foot-cleanse sessions, Whitening Bright Studio's resident technicians have devoted themselves to helping people look younger and healthier fast with in-office and take-home teeth-whitening treatments. In their comfortable, spa-like whitening studio, they paint teeth with a peroxide gel and shine a cool LED light on them for 20–30 minutes. This activates the gel and rapidly removes evidence of tobacco smoke, coffee, or the inevitable yellowing that comes with age or eating yellow paint chips. Take-home whitening kits allow clients to continue the whitening at home with a gentler version of the in-office gel, a miniature LED lamp, and a Lilliputian technician.
Monika Porter, owner of Wax On Wax Off, taps into an arsenal of natural cosmetic products to enlist Mother Nature in fights for personal beauty. All of her treatments are designed to help clients appreciate their bodies through waxing services, nail care, and facials. She keeps an ear to the stylish ground to stay up-to-date on contemporary treatments such as Japanese and Brazilian straightening and more traditional approaches including threading. A believer that beauty exists in everyone, Porter also works to reveal her inner beauty by giving back through giving back the Wishing Well Foundation and A Safe Haven Foundation.
By the time they enter one of six private treatment rooms at Azul by ElleHomme Holistic Spa, guests have already started flirting with serenity. Before appointments, clients cozy up with a cup of hot tea while relaxing in a robe and slippers. Restful music lilts through the space as staffers carry out their signature services. Licensed massage therapists and aestheticians deliver a pampering trifecta of treatments, sorted into massage, skincare, and healing therapies such as reiki. The staff brings brightness back to faces with Revision Skincare products, delves into aches with deep-tissue massage, and puts pairs at ease in the master couples' suite, whose soundproof walls create a cozier space for two than a pair of tandem footie pajamas.
Ellehomme Holistic Med Spa soothes clients as soon as they step into its 4,000-square-foot realm, which is overseen by a medical director, registered nurses, and aestheticians. They specialize in cosmetic treatments, from injectables, such as Botox and Juvederm, to laser hair removal and other services that smooth skin and eschew sandpaper.
In one of the massage spa's five treatment rooms, licensed therapists plunder ligaments for stashes of stress, using more than five modalities such as reflexology and deep tissue. Terry-lined waffle robes and cozy spa slippers escort clients to treatments and the relaxation lounge, where they mentally prepare themselves for reentry into a society filled with stress and evil robots.