A cream-colored spa accented by green sprouts, marble, and stone sets the stage for relaxation at Aqua Lifestyle Nail Salon & Spa, where skilled aestheticians bolster beauty with services for the skin, hair, and nails. Wrinkles and furrows fade into oblivion as the staff tightens skin with Lumière LED facials and turns back the clock on sun damage with the lightening peel’s cocktail of lactic acid and brightening serums. Kneeling at the foot of 1 of 17 plush pedicure chairs, a technician culls overgrowing nails, curbs wayward cuticles, and ousts spent skin with a sea-salt scrub, promoting relaxation and the joyful urge to commute via kickline. Among the salon’s other services, airbrush tanning bronzes bodies without UV exposure and gentle head-to-toe waxing treatments strip away hair with warm wax.
The stylists and aestheticians at Metro Hair Salon and Spa call on years of training and acclaimed beauty brands such as Sadoc, Alfaparf Milano, and Shellac to refine appearances from head to toe. Inside one of three cozy studios, staffers rejuvenate damage and smooth down frizzled follicles with deep-conditioning recovery treatments and Brazilian straightening techniques. Coif artisans carefully steer scissors through strands, cutting and styling hair to frame faces or bypass highly ticklish shoulders. The spa also indulges other bodily regions by dipping hands in silky paraffin, infusing facials with renewing caviar, and unearthing tension with focused deep-tissue massages.
Every day at Shear Sophistication, Heather O'Donoghue gets to pursue her passion: hair. She loves everything about it—the process of keeping it healthy, the endless variety of styles, and the opportunity for self-expression that it offers. As a studio owner who thinks outside the box, she works closely with each client to help them uncover their hair's potential. Heather also offers makeup applications to complement her styling services.
A head of hair is a blank canvas on which Stephanie Toole creates artwork. At Stephanie's Studio at The Salon Lofts, she cuts hair, adds dimension with highlights, creates intricate updos, and even shapes eyebrows. She executes each treatment with her client's vision in mind, and seeing a client walk out with more confidence than a rhino playing Red Rover is what inspires her passion for hairstyling.