Pure Aesthetics Natural Skincare School is a school dedicated to aesthetic education with an emphasis on the use of nontoxic products. Founder and director Kaelen Johnson has worked in the health and med-spa industry since 1993. Formerly an educator for Essensa, an organic skincare line, Kaelen manifests her passion for discovering all-natural beauty products and for spreading awareness of holistic health practices through the operation of the educational center.
Here, students perform a full menu beauty services including facials, peels, body treatments, and waxing. Showcasing a contemporary, minimalist interior design with a color scheme of muted greys and browns, the eco-friendly facility features recycled-cork flooring, a bamboo reception desk, and hand-painted cotton muslin curtains.
The personality of each barber and hairstylist at imagine. A Barbershop and Hair Studio certainly shines through during each hair treatment. They showcase their artistic styles while striking a balance between modern and old-fashioned; though they stress creativity and cutting edge artistry, their service menu takes its cue from barbershops of old.
The space was founded to counter what the owners saw as 'cookie cutter' salons that lacked personality of their own. Gentlemen enjoy classic haircuts, beard design, and hot towel shaves. For women, they offer cutting and styling, along with color treatments, relaxers, weaving, and braiding. Other services, such as lash and brow tinting, are administered with the same zest and creativity as the rest. Massage therapy and children's hair services are also on the docket.
Licensed aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists convene beneath one roof at Bella Skin, Body & Boutique. Within this relaxation oasis, skin specialists call upon SkinCeuticals products to deep-clean pores and rejuvenate visages, all while buffing away signs of aging and causes of acne. Private spa rooms host meticulous waxing sessions as aestheticians gently strip away stubble or cacti prickles from the face, limbs, and bikini area. Nail technicians continue the beauty treatments with indulgent manicures and pedicures, crowning digits with vibrant polish or no-chip Shellac. Licensed massage therapists unleash five types of techniques across aching backs, from fluid Swedish strokes to soothing river-rock treatments.
Upholding the salon’s commitment to the latest in hair-cutting techniques, every stylist at Metropolis Salon undergoes extensive training and continuous education. Owner and accomplished stylist Emery Alain Nicoletti helms the salon’s in-house training program, teaching students the ins and out of salon work—from cut and color skills to the consequences of mistaking Barbasol for Gatorade. After up to two years in the program, pupils fly solo behind the styling chair to snip strands into chic cuts or enhance hair with highlights. Though hair styling is its foundation, Metropolis Salon also caters to skin and nail needs with a dozen facial treatments, waxing for face and body, and indulgent mani-pedis for both men and women.
Licensed massage therapist Andrea McCully characterizes her practice, ANR Massage, as a healing center rather than a spa. She delves into the histories of aching backs during preknead consultations, and treats each physique with custom healing techniques. Heated tables cushioned with memory foam seamlessly support bodies and temporarily record their subtle sign language, and a tailored blend of deep-tissue, neuromuscular, and Swedish modalities breeds relief from pain, stress, or sleepless nights. Andrea vigilantly keeps tabs on client comfort as she strokes backs in an effort to stimulate circulatory systems and endorphin factories. Patrons can further pamper bodies with sugar scrubs or detoxifying seaweed wraps.
When it comes to business, it?s often best to do one thing and do it right. That?s exactly what Affordable Laser Hair Removal has been doing for more than a decade. Since opening in 2003, the company?s certified laser technicians have performed more than 100,000 treatments using Candela?s GentleMax Pro lasers to effectively remove hair from light, dark, and tanned skin. Besides completing all state requirements for cosmetic laser operation, each of the techs stays abreast of the latest news and techniques with ongoing quarterly training, and by re-reading the classic Nancy Drew whodunit The Mystery of the Hairless Governor at least once a year.