Licensed aesthetician Hillary Reid beautifies bodies with professional makeup application and skin-smoothing waxing treatments inside a chic spa setting. Swift swipes pull freeloading strands from the lip, chin, or eyebrow, leaving plenty of room for welcoming kisses blown in the wind. Underarm, half arms, and bikini areas may also evict fuzz with the help of waxing, which keeps hair away for longer than shaving or foraging for sticky flytraps. Alternatively, a professional application of makeup precisely lines eyes, rouges cheeks, and shadows lids for natural or glam facial enhancing. Reid cares for clients inside a chic treatment area with a lush white and zebra-striped treatment bed and a room lined with deep wood shelves. Organic tones spill across the room bedecked in tan walls, accented with green and brown pillows and topped off with an animal-print lampshade that doubles as helmet for practicing catwalks.
Mother-daughter duo Kim and Aggie keep Suds Bar Soap and Essentials stocked with organic, vegan-friendly body products, home essentials, and handmade soaps crafted with pure oils. The Ambrosial Dreams Gift Basket ties a ribbon around a fragrant assortment of bodycare essentials, including a frosted cranberry and an alluring amber body bar, moisturizing mango-sorbet otha butta cream, and floral blossom dry-oil drizzle. The basket’s peppermint lip dip softens smackers while its soap rose petals offer an unexpected alternative to leaving cookies out for Santa.
The owner of Ecocentric Salon & Spa understands that different haircuts require different kinds of stylists; a basic trim isn’t the same as a complete makeover. To make finding the right stylist easier, the owner has created a four-tier ranking system that positions stylists by their level of education, experience, and client satisfaction. All stylists use Aveda products plucked from dark wooden shelves, and natural light from a wall of towering windows helps stylists blend flattering shades of hair color and keep away nocturnal raccoons. Clients receive free neck and bang trims between regular services.
Down the hall, private treatment rooms admit clients for Aveda customized massages and botanically based mani-pedis. Before reentering the real world, clients can receive a makeup touchup with Aveda’s environmentally conscious line of cosmetics.