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.
Medical aesthetician Cora Jaques doesn't just want you to look better on the outside––she wants you to feel confident in knowing you're getting the most advanced laser and anti-aging treatments the industry has to offer. Beyond boasting 35 years of experience in the beauty industry, Cora received her advanced laser training firsthand from the inventors of the Elos laser machine, and today, she uses the Elos eLight system to remedy skin imperfections, such as acne, sunspots, and wrinkles that spell out your birthdate. Along with a staff of aestheticians and laser technicians well versed in everything from photofacials to ReFirme skin tightening, Cora also pampers bodies with state-of-the art spa services. Certification in clinical facials allows the staff to custom-tailor a complexion regimen for each face, incorporating microdermabrasion or toning serums as needed, and body wraps call upon the powers of seaweed or volcanic mud to hydrate or firm the skin.
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.
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.
Kendra gently removes unwanted hair in the privacy of personal treatments rooms. She begins by spreading Cirepil wax, which is gentle enough for sensitive skin, onto fuzzy patches. She then deftly shapes brows or waxes off fake mustaches. Kendra also attaches lash extensions to existing fringe for a more defined flutter. Further face-pampering services include facials and makeup applications.
Jeanne knows firsthand the power of anti-aging treatments. Though the aesthetician admits to being of a certain age, she?s maintained a youthful appearance with the help of hydropeptides. After her first treatment, Jeanne thought, ?Oh my God?if it works for me at this age, it can work for anyone else.?
Beyond appreciating skincare's results, Jeanne understands how it works. She knows that keeping skin in top shape requires more than just a facial every once in a while. That?s why she couples all of her treatments with skincare tips, such as what ingredients to look for in skincare products, nutrition tips for healthy complexions, and which microdermabrasion crystals make for the prettiest earrings. ?I want them to be knowledgeable,? she says of her clients. ?I want them to have the power and know what?s going on.?