Veteran hair artisan Kiauna Pond of Tyson Anthony Salon channels her 13 years of mane taming into each face-complementing hairdo. After a soothing scalp massage at the shampoo bowl, the detail-focused stylist snips and clips locks into the desired shape. A single-shade color, customized to the client's skin tone, eye color, forehead-to-wrist ratio, and lifestyle, adds dimension and texture to manescapes. After just over two hours, heads bob out the door of the classic, low-key salon space wearing an appealing style and an abundance of tiny waves in the shape of smiles. Kiauna specializes in both soft, natural styles and edgier looks and bestows clients with the tools necessary to re-craft the 'do at home.
At the Body’s Edge, weight-loss technicians coordinate their efforts to foster fitter, slimmer frames. The staff combines noninvasive i-Lipo laser technology, which uses noninvasive energy to drain fat cells of their triglycerides and party balloons with tried and true exercise and supplements. Once fat cells have been thoroughly diminished with the i-Lipo laser, clients engage muscles on the treadmill or bike, or hit the deck for rigorous floor routines. Throughout the weight-loss process, the team keeps in contact with clients to offer support and encouragement while holding them accountable for their diet with weight-loss logs, body monitors, and calorie counters. Body's Edge performs myriad services including Ultra cellulite treatments, far infrared sauna detox, body vibration, body composition analysis, airbrush spray tans, facials, chemical peels, eyelash extensions, lash and brow tinting, and more.
Relik Salon and Spa's stylists skillfully enhance tresses with products from Davines and Brocato, earning places as the No. 7 Best Hair Salon and No. 4 Best Hair Color on KLS’s 2012 A Lists. Floors of smooth grey slate and walls hung with textural artwork give the space an edgy, modern feel. Besides hair services, staffers also remove unwanted hair with waxing and create fuller lashes with lash extensions and daily watering.
It's a common prejudice that coconuts give terrible mani-pedis, having no hands or feet of their own. Today's Groupon will open your mind: for $28, you get a coconut mani-pedi at Azalea Boutique's Z Beauty Lounge near the Civic Center (a $58 value).
An elaborate chandelier illuminates patrons inside Studio Favoloso—located inside Image Studios—as stylist Adrian Diaz transforms manes with chic cuts, highlights, and updos. During haircuts, Adrian puts clients and terrified split-ends at ease with a scalp and shoulder massage and tends to gents with a hot-towel facial and eyebrow trim. She also dresses up faces with makeup applications for special events such as a wedding or the ceremonial eating of the last hot pocket in the freezer.
At Elase spas, teams of nurses and experienced aestheticians smooth skin and tone bodies with dermal fillers, weight-loss therapy, and laser hair removal. Custom laser programs can zap hair from most body surfaces, and skin-rejuvenation treatments use intense pulsed-light therapy to reduce the appearance of sun spots, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.