After establishing their careers on opposite ends of the globe, sisters Dawn and Kathy came together to pour 35 years of combined experience into Beauty on Broadway Salon. Working side by side, the sisters give regular folks the red-carpet treatment by doling out specialty services including mani-pedis and permanent makeup. A resident hairstylist transforms tresses by performing everything from simple bang trims to Brazilian keratin-smoothing treatments. To reface faces, the salon also hosts an aesthetician with more than 20 years' experience, who administers ultra-hydrating and anti-aging facials that help fight free radicals and reverse damage from pie fights.
The Body Wrap Shoppe staff are used to hearing gasps once customers emerge from their casings to try on formerly too-tight clothing. Their hypoallergenic wraps strive to visibly subtract signs of cellulite, aging, and loose skin from both physiques and faces. They differ their treatments from traditional plastic wraps by relying on natural ingredients?delivered via swathes of porous bandages?rather than dehydration and supplementary bear hugs to achieve a slimmer look. Personal consultations also ensure that each guest goes into his or her cocoon feeling informed and cozy.
Before the start of each client’s service, Gina Vincelli brings them cups of organic tea as they sit on plush, vintage chairs in a private lounge, the walls of which are washed in light blues and chocolate browns. After years of working in an impersonal med-spa environment where doctors performed injections and lifts without getting to know their patients, she decided to shift her focus toward one-on-one treatment in holistic health care. Gina has channeled this passion for mind-and-body wellness into Awaken Organic Skincare & Boutique, distancing herself from a traditional clinical approach with organic formula-based facials, body treatments, waxing, and salon services. To relax clients, she fills the spa with aromatherapy scents such as lavender, eucalyptus, orange, and bergamot, varying the scents based on the season. She also fills the lobby with music and varies the tunes—from nature-inspired spa music to coffeehouse jazz—based on her current clientele.
Gina's staff of therapists executes noninvasive treatments, such as Beautiful Image facial and body sculpting, during which a small electric current runs through skin in need of toning. Shirodhara sessions drip a stream of warm sesame oil onto the patient’s forehead for a relaxing effect. Staff members also administer organic facials with Hylunia skincare formulas, which are free of parabens, perfumes, dyes, and preservatives to keep skin cleaner than Elmo's criminal record. To promote continuing skincare, the in-spa boutique's dark wooden cabinets are filled with homemade soaps, essential oils, and Jane Iredale mineral makeup, which aestheticians can match to clients' skin tone during free applications. Following a recent expansion, the spa now contains private showers for washing up after facials as well as an infrared sauna for covertly thawing pints of ice cream.
The staff at A Perfect Pair Salon & Spa has a knack for making things gorgeous. They adorn their luxurious studio with fine artwork, vibrant flowers, and ornamental upholstery, complemented by rustic rocking chairs on their attractive front porch. Amid soft, tulle curtains and warm lighting, the staff extends their aesthetic prowess to beautifying their clients with a variety of services, from haircuts to replenishing facials to decorative shellac manicures. A massage therapist soothes sore muscles as clients recline on plush, cushy beds. They also give their clients the power to prettify themselves, as they stock their shop with a variety of beauty products, including fine jewelry, smoothing skincare products, and shampoo that makes heads sprout lush daffodils.
When it comes to relaxation, Lynn Principe is second to none. It's all because the licensed massage therapist knows that different techniques work for different people. If you're sensitive to firm pressure, she might alleviate your stress with the gentle, flowing strokes of a Swedish massage. Conversely, her deep-tissue techniques penetrate the outermost muscle layers to unearth hidden sources of tension. Lynn is even trained in a number of specialty modalities, such as reflexology, prenatal massages, and therapeutic stretching for clients who have been frozen in carbonite. A certified aesthetician, she also draws on organic products to create custom facials that tackle common skin problems such as acne and fine lines.
Stress can check itself at the door when visitors enter Perfect Nails & Spa. That's because the beauty parlor's staff fosters a tranquil environment where clients can unwind with an extensive menu of relaxing services. Manicurists doll up hands and feet with vibrant Shellac nail polishes that protect against chipping, and massage therapists put an end to aches with flowing strokes and kneads that target sore areas. Meanwhile, aestheticians revitalize complexions with facials and embolden peepers with eyelash extensions.