It used to be an historic Dixon firehouse filled with burly men ready to extinguish raging fires. Today, it's an oasis of refinement thanks to Le Petite Salon and a neighboring tea room where pinkies float daintily above porcelain cups without fear of uninvited swearing. Inside the salon—which is dotted with vintage-inspired decor—distinguished wooden styling stations with large, ornate mirrors recall the sophistication of an old English estate. Amid these dignified furnishings, seasoned stylists prune and arrange tresses into flattering shapes and enhance facial features with makeup. While they get brides, prom dates, and birthday girls ready for their big events, a certified massage therapist kneads tense sinews in a private treatment room and a coffee bar keeps waiting guests caffeinated.
Each appointment at Skin Renewal Center matters, but the first one really lets clients know that the staff cares about their skin and wants to educate them. During the initial visit, an aesthetician assesses the client’s skin, both with their expert eyes and a skin scope. The skincare specialist then works with the client to devise a skincare plan they can follow at home.
They treat everything from acne to dry skin to signs of aging with high-quality products by Pevonia Botanica and Epicuren Discovery. Even the center’s massages focus on skincare—the therapists use varying strokes to increase blood flow and enhance a complexion’s glow or to relax muscles that cause wrinkles.
Spa Central's facial-friendly staff pampers guests with luxury spa services that showcase Decleor aromatherapy skincare products. Choose the 30-minute express signature facial to revive surfaces by exfoliating dead skin cells and those pretending to be asleep. An ensuing mask purifies and hydrates cavernous face canals with a refreshing intensity that may prompt strangers to pinch your cheek as if it were a lemon wedge.
Eshaan Laser & Skin Care Medical Spa‘s physician-supervised staff straddles the line between science and relaxation. The aestheticians and medical professionals harness FDA-approved LightSheer and Aurora lasers to erase unwanted hairs, tattoos, and spider veins. But their science-based treatments don’t just target superficial imperfections: take VelaShape cellulite therapy, which combines mechanical massage with light and radio energies to reduce fatty deposits on the hips, thighs, and dorsal fin.
Considering their extensive medical backgrounds, it’s surprising the staff hasn’t lost sight of the nuances of relaxation. They swath their clients in warm robes, fill the spa’s air with tranquil music and soothing aromas, and offer complimentary beverages.
The staff at Bella Capelli Hair Salon is more than educated. Each of the salon’s three stylists—Jeanette, Marianne, and Jessie—not only hold credentials from Vidal Sassoon and Yosh Academy, but are also instructors themselves for Dikson hair colour. Monthly and weekly classes keep the crew updated on the latest trends, as they cut, colour, and retexturize locks amid the salon’s warm and inviting space. As freshly snipped strands fall to the styling area's wooden floors, resident aesthetician Barbara mans a private spa room, where she banishes unwanted body hair and shapes brows with swift waxing treatments, rejuvenates skin with facials, and helps bodies sweat out toxins and poltergeists with body wraps.