Housed in a charming art-deco abode, Salon St. Jacques is a welcoming, relaxing spa specializing in state-of-the-art skin and body care. Petra Nicoll, an experienced guru of organic treatments, helms skin services for a natural and holistic flesh refurbishment. Revamp weather-beaten faces with an express 30-minute minifacial tailored to individual skin types ($45). After Petra bastes the frontal visage with both a cleanser and toner, she gifts grippers with a sea-spa hand massage. Mineral-rich foundational makeup acts as a coda to this whirlwind facial tour-de-force. The specialized foot bath will soak away stress while simultaneously sucking toxic substances out of the body ($55). Water gradually turns murky brown during the treatment, shamefully reminding clients of their mothers sagely advice to clean behind their epidermal system before bed. As cells are shocked into detoxification mode with the bath's low-voltage currents, myriad healthful benefits can emerge, including a heightened immune system, decreased blood pressure, and a faster metabolism.
The High Brow?s aesthetician tucks 10 years of experience into her hands as she tackles pesky acne, oil, and fine lines on the face. She uses warm wax to quickly remove unwanted hair on the body, and shapes overgrown eyebrows into perfect arches. The studio?s floral-print chairs and cantaloupe-hued walls evoke a cheery atmosphere.
Hairstylist Diane Schmidt runs the gamut of salon services armed with a phalanx of Redken products. She works alongside Emily Morgan and Heidi McCahan-Mattheisen—the owners of Mia Bella Salon—and specializes in fine and curly hair for low-maintenance customized styles. They also keep waiting clients refreshed with glasses of wine and tea, or clicking the refresh icon on everyone's forehead.
Skin becomes a fashion accessory at Tanner's Paradise, where Smart Tan-certified technicians have transformed bodies with eye-catching color for more than a decade. The team can recommend a tan-accelerating lotion for your skin type, or steer you through their collection of seven UV machines, including a Soltron bed that emits aromatherapy scents and a Soltron standup booth powerful enough to deliver color in eight minutes. Their VersaSpa and Mystic spray booths both disguise skin flaws and make limbs look leaner without UV exposure or continuous x-ray imaging. Nail technicians and hairstylists are also on hand to crown digits and faces, helping them match newly gilded bodies.
The Nines Salon's attentive technicians coax unwanted hairs from both men's and women's follicles using gentle Cirepil depilatory wax. A la carte waxing services appease sensitive skin with gentle Cirepil wax known to smooth the face, legs, arms, and vain cats for up to four to six weeks. A collection of one or three Brazilian waxes brush nether regions with a low-temperature wax before sterile instruments and rumor mills distance hairs from their roots.
Within the confines of a contemporary styling space, The MotherShip Salon sculpts and colors dull strands into modern hair masterpieces. Those seeking a complete keratin metamorphosis sans Kafka-esque existential crisis can submit their strands to one of The MotherShip's experienced stylists for a face-flattering color, cut, and condition. The partial highlight (up to an $80 value) imbues hair with a softly glowing halo of Wella coloring products, and the haircut and style (up to a $45 value) lets tresses lusciously swing, gleefully flip, and deeply entangle passersby. A deep-conditioning treatment (a $40 value) ensures strands stay well-hydrated and shiny during carefree traipsing through the Antarctic desert. Style seekers happy with their current color can opt for the cut and conditioning option.