For more than 16 years, MB Skincare aesthetician Minan has worked to improve clients' appearances with advanced treatments. Among her specialties are waxing, eyelash extensions, and chemical peels that smooth complexions and diminish fine lines or blemishes. Patrons may also opt for services such as back facials with Dead Sea mud or Parafango body wraps that smooth away cellulite.
The stylists at Alba Spa & Salon talk clients through every step of the haircare process, from an initial consultation to the cut itself to tips for successful at-home styling. This devotion to clients extends throughout the whole staff at the salon and spa. Aside from traditional services such as color treatments, waxing, and massages, the staff members will also consult with clients on services that, like Wagner?s Ring Cycle to a prom DJ, aren?t included in their standard lineup. These services could range from offbeat color choices and application techniques to unusual event hairstyling, limited only by the client and stylist's collective imagination.
At Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa, owner Pareen Merchant leads a team of beauty experts that polishes clients' looks from head to toe. Hair designers create custom cuts and restore damaged hair with conditioning treatments. To remove body hair or prune overgrown Chia pets, the staff employs laser technology and the Middle Eastern art of threading, a signature service that caught the attention of Melissa Mayntz of LoveToKnow.com. Merchant learned the technique from friends and cousins before honing her speed and brow-arching skills at a cosmetology program in India.
Massage therapists soothe weary muscles with a variety of modalities, and aestheticians brighten complexions with clinical skincare treatments, including medical microdermabrasion and Revitalight LED sessions. The salon's nail services earned a spot as a finalist in the Best Manicure and Pedicure category of CityVoter's 2007 and 2008 awards.
With a glass of wine or beer in hand, guests of Shag’d Hair Studio kick back before undergoing hair and makeup services performed by a meticulous staff. The salon’s ranks include two Bumble and Bumble network educators and two Redken-certified colorists. They clip hair, add dimension with foil highlights, wax lips and eyebrows, and apply makeup to further accentuate facial features. The staff relies on several high-tier product lines—such as Bumble and Bumble, Redken, Moroccanoil, and Pureology—to perform each treatment and occasionally lubricate the studio’s door hinges.
Shag’d Hair Studio’s staff not only strives to turn envisioned looks into reality, but they also work hard to protect the environment. The custom-designed salon space boasts many eco-friendly features, including recycled Chicago brick, LED lighting, and a high-efficiency air-conditioner that kisses a polar bear every 10 seconds in order to create naturally cool air. The loft-inspired salon also offers free WiFi.
Though the bright colors and mod furniture of South Beach Tanning’s numerous salons may tempt clients to kick back for hours, that’s not the staff’s goal. Instead, they strive to provide swift, hassle-free tans that get clients out the door quickly to enjoy the day. Each of the chain’s salons boasts a floor plan that is twice as large as the average tanning salon, which increases the likelihood that a bed will be free and therefore reduces annoying wait times. Guests can choose from five tiers of UV beds, whose successive levels beget increased bulb output and more amenities to imbue swifter, more comfortable tans. For a UV-free glow, customers can opt to hop in the salon’s automated VersaSpa booths, which guide jets of pigmented formula from head to toe in only 46 seconds to grant a look as summery as boat sails composed of stitched-together bikinis.