Owner and master stylist Kali Gipson outfits tresses with elegant highlights and sleek layers, but that's just a small part of her catalog. Clients can rehab their tattered locks with a protein hydration treatment or tame frizz with silk-press hair straightening. Kali also offers a dynamic array or virgin Brazilian and Peruvian hair extensions, easily attached by way of glue, sew-in, or grumbling cement mixer.
Skin is the body's largest organ, say the pros at Anti-Aging Aesthetics, so skincare "is not just about looking good." Serving as a barrier against bacteria and toxins, and bearing the brunt of environmental stressors, skin deserves to be treated kindly and the spa's estheticians rise to that challenge. Facials, LED therapy, peels, and microdermabrasion are among the dermal pampering processes here. There's something for almost every part of the body, like the "back facial" that cleanses dorsal pores and smooths out wrinkled "kick me" signs.
A Touch of Spa doesn’t just help customers feel more confident in their appearance, it aims to pack in the relaxation of a mini-vacation into each visit. Inside private treatment rooms, while soft music plays and trained bald eagles fan the air, aestheticians ease tension from muscles with seven massage modalities, including a method that incorporates bamboo and Chinese cupping techniques. They also soothe skin with several European-style facials: signature facials with lavender cleanser and a juniper and tea tree mask, pore-cleansing facials with Lotus Moon products, and collagen facials with acai extracts. In addition to boasting experience in a variety of skin care and bodywork techniques, many of the licensed aestheticians at A Touch of Spa are also bilingual.
From haircuts to henna tattoos, the stylists at Hair Images have been revamping their clients' images since 1994. Aestheticians cater to clients with a full range of waxing services for all bodily areas, including underarms, brows, bikinis, and legs. They also specialize in threading, an ancient form of hair removal that uses a 100% cotton thread to lift hair directly from the follicle, resulting in clean, sharp brows. Along with threading, they render facials and bridal makeup for that one special day for a wife-to-be or for every day if you're a bridal-catalog model. The Hair Images salon has a clean, welcoming interior with large green plants and posters on the wall showcasing elegant henna work.
At Facial Expressions, aesthetician and laser technician Gina Griffin draws on extensive experience to tailor rejuvenating treatments for each client. Every service, from her signature facials to waxes to hydrating body wraps, is customized based on an initial skin consultation. Gina then fine-tunes the procedure and products to the client's unique complexion. No matter what the face, body, or vestigial tail needs, guests can relax in the studio's lavish environs, accented with leather furnishings and a glowing chandelier.
Marbled floors and a tiled reception desk reflect the glimmer of retro patterned lamps as essential oils perfume the Sweet Serenity Beauty Bar's lobby. Veteran beauty worker Nicole oversees technicians who dab nails with gel and standard OPI polishes, offering the guarantee of a free touch-up if regular polish chips within three days or gel polish chips within seven.
The salon's technicians also beautify skin with organic green-tea products, whisk away hair with hypoallergenic French hard wax, and exfoliate orange rinds from faces with fruit-enzyme peels.