Within the Spanish-styled sanctuary of Oasis Salon Suites and Spa, Hilda Ortiz and her team of stylists help guests perfect their 'dos. The salon lives up to its motto—"Transforming lives with the art of color"—with an array of dye and highlighting services that add eye-catching hues to pallid strands. Haircut and styling sessions keep expertly colored coifs looking perfectly kempt, and conditioning treatments repair hair damage and make ponytails strong enough to reject a neon Scrunchie.
As part of the salon team at Gretchen Scott Salon, Lena works with each client to design a style that's suited to their hair type, face shape, and personal style. She can perform both cut and color, using the naturally derived products found at this Aveda concept salon.
Chop it Up Barbershop's seasoned shearers creatively prune all variety of head topiaries while refereeing intelligent chatter about everything from sports to politics. During a luxurious 30-minute trim, locks bask under clippers’ trendsetting radiance, escaping the taxing responsibility of shielding scalps from sunbeams and wigs in search of a place to roost. Burst free from the shackles of shouted bar-side anecdotes and the Chinese fingertraps of crowded billiards halls to challenge a buddy at the central pool table. The clack of spheres gently weaves through Chop It Up Barbershop's open space, complete with hardwood floors and dynamically designed black and white walls.
A woman lies on a padded table, with bands connecting a profusion of colored wires from a computer to her skin. The scene inside one of Body Evo's treatment rooms could be taking place in a laboratory, if not for the dim lighting. And the fact that the subject is serenely reading a magazine. This is the Computerized Muscle Stimulation system, which sends signals into muscles that induce tiny contractions, thereby helping blood and lymph fluid circulate while toning the muscles themselves. Although the spa staff and licensed massage therapists at Body Evo also offer herbal body wraps and analog massages, most of the treatments are similarly high-tech. Vibrating pods emit infrared light in order to tighten and tone skin as clients recline in a cocoon-like infrared sauna, adapted from the natural world's butterfly vacation homes. Other treatments are as easy as breathing: both the NanoVi and Activated Air machines tweak ordinary oxygen and use it to rejuvenate tissues.
With backgrounds in serving as a nurse in Army intensive care units to years working in medical aesthetics, TLC Skin Care Clinic's duo of master aestheticians takes skincare very seriously. Not only does that mean designing top-notch facials?one client gushed it was "the best facial I ever had"; it also means supporting cancer survivors on their road to recovery. They do this by correcting brow-hair loss with permanent makeup services and perking up complexions with custom medical facials. Those interested in more cosmetic treatments can choose from a half-dozen injectables, including Botox and Juvederm, or get individual lash extensions that might make your lashes tall enough to finally ride roller coasters by themselves.
TLC Skin Care Clinic employs two women with extensive credentials. Stephanie Negrete, a registered nurse and licensed aesthetician, is a US Army veteran who served in intensive care units during her service. Danell Banks boasts more than a decade in the field of medical aesthetics, and specializes in chemical peels and dermaplaning. Accompanied by an onsite doctor, these two bring cutting-edge skincare treatments to the table. Stephanie uses Botox and dermal fillers to iron out wrinkles, and they both offer custom medical facials and peels to coax out color and detox pores. In addition, their office is equipped with advanced technology that allows them to perform nonsurgical galvanic and radio-frequency treatments that help clients retain their youthful looks.