Owner Lisa Primps and her team of aestheticians, electrologists, and permanent-makeup artists have dedicated the past 21 years to helping clients reach a state of relaxation via treatments that fuse alternative and clinical spa methods. In doing so, they reach for Jan Marini, Dermalogica, and Bioelements skincare products during facials and peels, which can further be enhanced with microdermabrasion and ultrasonic technology. Rather than relying on hypnosis, aestheticians safely subtract unwanted hair from the follicles with traditional waxing or electrolysis, which uses disposable gold probes. Lisa applies her aesthetic knowledge and years of experience?which includes postgraduate work at the International Dermal Institute?during telangiectasia treatments, which gently remove broken capillaries and skin tags from the face and chest.
Just as The Primping Place Spa?s treatments stay ahead of the curve, so does its decor. The reception and treatment room is decorated from floor to ceiling with renewable materials, including Benjamin Moore VOC-free Natura paint, natural-bamboo blinds, and cotton drapes. A series of potted philodendrons help cleanse the air more effectively than washing its mouth out with soap. The Spa also sells Scentsy wickless candles and offers free tastings of weight-loss shakes and cleanses from Isagenix.
Hair Today's seasoned stylists snip and primp their clients' manes with products such as Redken, Matrix, and American Crew, accentuating flattering features and keeping coifs in vogue or defiantly out of it. A shampoo cleans and freshens follicles, and a cut carves strands into enticing new forms, a two-step process as salutary as removing leaves and debris from a car's grill before brushing it with a full bucket of toothpaste. Head fronds can shift allegiance to another frequency along the spectrum of visible light after a partial color, and a supervening blow-dry finalizes the sleek new ‘do. Gentlemen, alternatively, can swing by the salon twice for a pair of 30-minute haircuts that keep domes trimmed and dapper enough to sweet-talk fedoras into never caving, no matter how much downward force a piggyback rider can exert on them.
At Vaira's European Holistic Skin Care, Vaira pampers the epidermis with European spa treatments and a natural harvest of soothing herbs and scrubs. An experienced aesthetician who trained in Europe, Vaira aims to create a relaxing atmosphere for clients while providing personalized treatments. Aromatherapy calms the senses as she buffs away blemishes and expired skin cells during herbal body treatments and revitalizing sea-salt scrubs. She is also certified in Micro-Needling, a procedure which can help reduce signs of aging and improve skin tone. Vaira offers a pumpkin enzyme facial, which combines multiple forms of natural enzymes, gently sloughing off dead skin cells to help give a more healthy glow.
The aestheticians at iBrow Studios specialize in an ancient Eastern beautification method called threading, which uses cotton threads to swiftly remove hair at the roots. For those averse to threading, the salon offers other hair-removal methods such as waxing and flypapering. Clients can also slide into chairs for invigorating facials or retreat to a private room for soothing massages.