Using top brands such as Paul Mitchell and Redken, the stylists at Azul Hair Salon create stylish new looks for their customers. Hair care services run the gamut from cuts and color to smoothing treatments and blowouts. They also provide waxing services to rid clients of upper-lip hair that threatens to turn them into the kind of silent movie villains who tie damsels to train tracks.
With yellow clapboard siding and a covered front porch, the cottage that houses Y'Sharis Spa puts visitors at ease with its homespun charm. This commitment to calm extends beyond the front door: the spa staff incorporates extra pampering touches into virtually every treatment. In addition to cleansing and moisturizing skin during facials, they soothe senses with aromatherapy oils or soothing paraffin dips; mani-pedis add on everything from warm herbal baths to enzyme scrubs. During reflexology treatments and massages, licensed therapists encourage relaxation more directly by correcting energetic imbalances or loosening tightly knotted muscles. For clients seeking a similar treatment experience at home, Y'Sharis Spa sells its own line of cosmetic products made entirely from natural ingredients and clients' relaxed "ahhs."
A cast of aestheticians, massage therapists, and beauty professionals work under one roof at Nani Skin Care, where they keep skin glowing with help from products by Bioelements Professional Skin Care. Facials, customized to skin type and condition, incorporate deep cleansing with invigorating massage to restore a vibrant, youthful appearance to dull, aging complexions. Nani Skin care also offers an array of other treatments. For skin below the neck, the aestheticians administer a slew of spa treatments, including exfoliating salt glows and relaxing footbaths.
During 60- and 90-minute massages, aromatherapeutic scents guide muscles into relinquishing any stress or tension. Adults and teens alike can stop in for a Youngblood mineral-makeup lesson or schedule a makeup application to prepare for a wedding day or a night full of dancing and plotting to steal the queen’s crown.
In partnership with Aveda, 1st Avenue Salon rolls out a fleet of services in the form of haircuts, color, bridal up-dos, and straightening treatments. An experienced team of mane masters consults each client before rearranging coiffures to match moods or backyard topiaries, and each team member soaks up weekly education seminars on the latest coloring techniques. A hotspot for handpicked products from renowned beauty brands such as Dermalogica and Moroccanoil, the beauty emporium also soothes epidermises with facials and body treatments that combine massage movements and detoxifying techniques to instill clients with a glow previously only achieved by standing in front of an open refrigerator.
The aestheticians at The Natural Face Place not only heal and refresh complexions using natural and organic products, but also perform services that subtly enhance natural beauty. Facials leave clients feeling great, especially because they use the Éminence Organic Skin Care line. It is formulated with thermal-spring water and free of parabens, and for every product sold, Éminence plants a tree and high-fives a whale. Other treatments, such as microdermabrasions and VI peels, minimize the signs of aging without invasive surgery. And services such as synthetic-silk eyelash extensions and natural-looking permanent makeup enhance beauty without making clients look like they're trying too hard.
At Bellisima Salon & Day Spa, the aestheticians offer more than a dozen facials. There's one designed specifically for men, and another for teens. There's a pumpkin spice facial that minimizes fine lines and smells like fall. And during the hydration facial, the aesthetician soothes dry skin with aloe and rose hips, instead of taping a sprinkler to the client's forehead.
Facials are just one of the treatments in the team's arsenal of relaxing and beautifying treatments. However, the sheer number of facials illustrates the team's belief that no two clients are exactly alike?so the more choices, the better. In all their other services, from massages to permanent makeup to hairstyling, the experts offer a similarly wide array of options, and welcome requests for customization.