The staff at My Skin Parlour aims to provide physical and mental renewal during every massage or aesthetic appointment as trickling fountains and soft music elevate treatments to experiences for the senses. Heated massage tables play host to couples, expectant mothers, and those who carry friends around in fanny packs as therapists coax pain and tension from backs and shoulders. Licensed aestheticians help skin appear more radiant with a slate of facials and four-layer face-lifts, which tighten and lighten the skin through nourishing doses of vitamin C, glycolic acid, and active enzymes. Rounding out the center?s talents, makeup artists accentuate features with Mary Kay cosmetics and lash extensions, and manicurists add a glossy pop to each digit with luxury manicures and pedicures.
Beauty Labs, Inc. is the collaboration of founder Shirley Sanford, a medical aesthetician with nearly 30 years of experience, and medical director Thao Nguyen, a board-certified medical doctor. Their menu of clinical-grade services ranges from eyelash extensions to removal of moles and mattress tags clinging to the face. They use lasers and cosmetic lamps to resurface skin or remove unwanted hair, and injectables and chemical peels to restore youthful looks.
Dr. Nguyen believes that beauty is most pronounced when it wells up from the inside. Beyond performing cosmetic procedures, she offers to counsel clients in eating well and coping with emotional stress, which can ravage the epidermis.
Part salon and part spa, The Total Package staff weaves myriad body-beautifying services into its comprehensive aesthetic offerings. Stylists twist and turn hair into braids and updos or straighten and color locks with chemical procedures. Aestheticians turn their trained eyes to the body’s finer details by waxing away unwanted hair or tending to wrinkles and pores with rejuvenating facials or spare Halloween masks. For nails, technicians are also on hand to manicure and polish each digit until it shines.
Eman, better known as Mrs. B, has spent her 30-year career as a cosmetology instructor learning just what makes a salon work: quality products and quality education. After taking the reigns of Be⋅You⋅tiful Salon⋅Spa⋅Supply in 2012, Eman stocked its shelves with products from Paul Mitchell, Sebastian, and Nioxin, and made sure her staff received ongoing training from the likes of TIGI and Wella. Within the kid-friendly space, the team takes a holistic approach to beauty and wellness, whether they are straightening hair with formaldehyde-free products, clearing out pores with European facials, or painting nutritional advice onto nails using chip-resistant Shellac polish.
Dramatic purples and golds dust eyelids. Bold pinks and reds outline lips. Shimmering gems dangle gently from hairlines to the brow lines. These are some of the striking effects Navpreet uses to embellish faces while she's preparing brides for their special day. The multitalented hairstylist and makeup artist specializes in Indian and Arabic wedding-day makeup, creating lavish looks that especially accentuate the lips and eyes—the first place a groom looks for warning signs of a runaway bride. Aside from wedding-day makeup, Navpreet also fills in eyebrows, highlights cheekbones, and curls locks for photo shoots, prom, and other special events.
A table of manicure stations sits directly opposite the row of padded pedicure chairs at Simply Nails by Lisa, establishing the salon’s almost singular commitment to reinvigorating spa services for the hands and feet. In addition to trimming nails and applying vibrant coats of polish, the staff members also pamper their clients with treatments such as towel wraps, hot-lotion massages, and exfoliating sea-salt scrubs. As the nail techs gussy up digits, the salon’s aestheticians cater to a variety of cosmetic concerns with facials designed to smoothen skin and waxing treatments that leave chosen body areas as hairless as a sasquatch who lost a bet.