This full-service spa, which pampers patrons with smooth sounds of waterfalls and tranquil music, relaxes customers from their hard working hands to their over shrugged shoulders. Hands of Healing beautifies gnarly nails, from cleaning and clipping claws to polishing and painting paws. A neck and shoulder massage proceeds the pied pampering, focusing on the parts of the body where stress likes to hang out during half time. The courteous staff makes sure clients are cared for and ensure a professionally pleasing experience.
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.
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.
The nail technicians at Bella Piaz Salon & Spa focus on beautifying natural nails. Eschewing acrylics—and the fumes and damaging drilling that come with them—they daub their clients’ fingertips with non-formaldehyde polish or CND Shellac. Elsewhere in the salon, a trio of stylists cuts, colors, and adorns hair with feather and tinsel extensions. In the spa, staffers whip up customized facials to target acne and rosacea, or treat guests to other services such as waxing, aromatherapeutic massages, and spa parties for all occasions.
A licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, Irma Ramos treats Young Image Spa’s exclusively female clientele to a range of massage and beauty services. She uses Image Skincare products in her facials, which include an anti-aging option that lifts away fine lines and wrinkles, and an anti-acne option that's discounted for any student who shows a school ID or stolen lunchroom tray. Vitamin C peels and microdermabrasion sessions assist the pore-cleansing facials. Irma makes smooth skin even smoother with waxing treatments for the face and body. Meanwhile, in the massage room, she takes to sore muscles and aching joints with Swedish, hot-stone, or deep-tissue therapy.
The staff at Alexandra's European Skin Care Spa keeps its aesthetic armory stocked with technology ready to aid in beautifying missions. The Formostar infrared body wraps help patients break down fat cells without undressing, and the two wands connected to the Beautiful Image Model 900 send zaps of microcurrents at facial wrinkles, unwanted body flab, and underperforming orchestras. A selection of diamond or crystal tips pair with the spa’s FDA-approved microdermabrasion system to fend off blotches and blemishes, and treatments, such as the oxygen facial, target complexions with high-pressure gusts of oxygen and mists of nutrient-rich serum that opens pores and revitalizes surfaces. The spa also schedules traditional treatments, including massage, waxing, and Bronze Biologic spray-tanning sessions. By stocking up on products from Image Skincare and Circadia by Dr. Pugliese, they can augment each of their treatments and never have to answer the sphinx that guards each drugstore's beauty aisle.