Staffed by an expert squad of veteran body beautifiers, Columbia Medical Dermatology and Skincare zaps unwanted veins into oblivion with 15- to 30-minute noninvasive procedures. The nurse and board-certified physician use a Cutera CoolGlide laser to target and damage unsightly veins and cause the body to absorb offending vessels, clearing away the vascular landmarks freckles rely on for their hikes around the body. The laser uses a specialized cooling tip to minimize discomfort, though most patients report a mild stinging. Lasered areas usually swell slightly after treatment, though puffiness, like the satisfaction of defeating a toddler in chess, generally subsides within several hours.
Odyssey Salon and Spa pampers patrons with friendly, personal care in a relaxing environment. Each member of the spa's staff has been trained in the most advanced techniques of the industry, ensuring a soothing and rejuvenating treatment based on knowledge and skill rather than unpredictable magical incantations. Customers can choose from a number of whisker-wiping waxing options, from the chin ($15) to the toes ($20) to a full bikini or facial wax ($35), helping them effectively shed their winter coats in anticipation of the summer's warm weather, beach trips, and Slip 'N Slide commutes to work. Hair havers can also focus on their head-top topiaries with a complete deep-conditioning treatment ($45). Follicular stress is alleviated with a 10-minute scalp massage complemented by a wash and style, leaving hair free of tangles, angst, and lost car keys.
Although Luxe's stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians dedicate themselves to soothing and pampering clients, green business practices remain one of their highest priorities. They seek out organic skincare and haircare product lines for their shelves and utilize eco-friendly tricks to reduce their waste and pollutant production. This ecological sensibility lends even more of a contemporary air to the 5,000-square-foot spa, with its modern, armchair-like wash stations, Italian-designed spa equipment, and holographic receptionist. The menu of services at Luxe is far-reaching and even includes a "just for men" section; among other things, the staff can style tresses, massage overstressed muscles, and rejuvenate faces with vitamin- and antioxidant-rich skincare products.
The Lashe Diva knows that the eyes are the key to expressiveness, conveying everything from subtle affection for a crush to sinister motives for that last serving of flan. That’s why the shop has dedicated itself to enhancing eyes with lash extensions that can be customized with different lengths, curls, and colors. To further draw out the eyes’ beauty, The Lashe Diva also offers brow shaping and tweezing.
Trend Setters Hair Salon's owner and captain stylist, Jen Palmer, calls on more than 18 years of experience and specialization in cuts and coloring as she leads her staff. The team's comprehensive menu runs the gamut from keratin treatments and perms to facial waxing. In time slots doled out by appointment only, they discipline rowdy locks with products from Moroccanoil and Nioxin and brighten nails with artful french tips or resilient shellac gel that guards against chipping so that clients don't have to wear oven mitts to work. Surrounding the stylist's beautification chairs, muted, green walls hung with photos of flora and fauna craft a woodland-like environment.