Inside the newly managed, full-service salon and spa for men and women, staffers pamper clients' locks, nails, and skinscapes with a slew of beautifying services. With products from Tigi Bed Head, Redken, Matrix Moroccan Oil. Mizani, Pavana, Phyto Organics, and L'Oreal, the trained stylists snip, color, and fashion hair into striking 'dos. Nail technicians spruce up hands and feet in plush pedicure chairs that massage the neck and back, sending patrons into a state of relaxation normally only achieved by sloths drunkenly floating down a lazy river. Body waxing strips surfaces of unwanted fuzz, and skin services, including sundry facials with Shira Organic produts and microdermabrasion treatments, address specific client needs using all-natural, plant-based emerginC products.
The beauty experts at Le Spot European Day Spa draw inspiration from Old World practices as they pamper bodies and nourish the skin. Classic facials and body treatments call upon natural products, antioxidant-rich rooibos teas, and essential oils to create radiant complexions. In other private treatment rooms, massages reduce tension and promote internal detoxification with the use of hot stones and reflexology techniques. Manicures and pedicures can include an application of regular and shellac polishes, the latter of which can last up to two weeks or the duration of the average Rush album.
Rejuvi Spa's technicians offer a variety of soothing treatments that pamper their customers. Microdermabrasion treatments and organic facials tend to faces, sloughing off dead skin and refreshing visages. Ultrasonic-cavitation treatments attempt break up cellulite, and paraffin treatments soften hands. Other services include waxing, massages, and body scrubs.
Ani Miryala started learning ancient-Indian skincare techniques at an age when most people think "acne" is the misspelling of a Road-Runner plot. Surrounded by uncles who were practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine, Miryala immersed herself in the noninvasive organic methods taught at the family beauty school, eventually opening a spa with her three sisters. As Kate Hamilton of Skin Inc. magazine reported in 2008, Miryala now owns one of the largest female-operated companies in southern India and has brought time-honored Indian traditions to the United States at Anoo's Herbal Day Spa and a dozen other locations worldwide.
The aesthetician and published author has amassed a team of licensed specialists that rejuvenates minds and bodies with chemical-free treatments. Hair-removal technicians refine 80–120 eyebrows per day with signature threading services, leaving behind more clearly defined arches than a freshly poured sidewalk. Pesticide-free fruits and vegetables nourish skin during Indian facials, and natural peels and herbal-microdermabrasion techniques leave faces smooth and glowing. To combat stress, the crew massages muscles with an ancient herbal-wheat-dough method that turns muscles into soft, buttery loaves of relaxation.
London, Paris, and New York. These are just some of the global beauty capitals where Salon Sima's hairstylists have trained––including owner and master colorist Sima Sara. To organize the breadth of talent on display at the salon, its hairstylists have been divvied into two categories: Platform 1 and Platform 2. Collectively, the team can perform nearly any hair miracle its clients can come up with, from hand painting sultry balayage highlights to smoothing strands with a nourishing Kérastase treatment.
Off the salon floor, nail technicians are also hard at work polishing clients’ looks and fingertips with CND Shellac, OPI, or Essie polishes. Regardless of what service brings clients to the salon, before they leave they can peruse the lobby’s black shelves, which hold bottles of beauty products from Pureology, Redken, and Kérastase.