Carved-wood furniture and diffuse track and lamp lighting grace The Pynk Butterfly, where beauty specialists unleash products from the organic brand Mantra as well as the salon’s own label, Pynk Prototype. As guests sink into plush chairs, stylists revamp ’dos with hair services ranging from basic cuts to deep-conditioning and a full spectrum of color treatments.
Austral Salon manages manes with tender loving care and high-quality, all-natural Phyto botanicals. The Keratin Straightening, like looking down at high-school yearbook hairdos from a 12-story bell tower, turns frizz into a distant memory. The treatment works to eliminate up to 95% of unwanted strand kinks, creating shiny, manageable hair for four to six months. Austral's savvy style mavens, who all train personally with the owner before they take clients, can also trim fresh new hairdos ($30 and up) or sculpt swoops for special occasions ($55 and up).
When Eva Skin Care opened its doors in 1987, a team of licensed aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists embarked on a mission to create a relaxing escape for their clients as they enhance their natural beauty. The spa continues this tradition with a full cast of body, facial, and nail treatments, all of which use hypoallergenic products made predominately with natural ingredients harvested from the Earth's best-dressed plants. The classic spa uses LED light therapy to promote a healthy glow, and state board-recommended disinfecting products help the facility maintain its commitment to cleanliness. The staff also lends their expertise and textbooks on the history of lip gloss to the "Look Good…Feel Better" program, which aims to improve the self-esteem of women undergoing treatment for cancer.
The staffers of Amy Nails & Spa help upgrade appearances with individually applied eyelash extensions, as well as skincare, nail, and waxing services. Nail technicians coat tips in OPI polishes or apply acrylic or gel nails, and luxe manicures and pedicures pamper hands and feet with sea-salt scrubs and massages. In addition to facials and body scrubs, aestheticians renew skin with a host of PCA Skin chemical peels, which reveal the dewier, brighter skin concealed beneath dead skin cells or cheeks covered in temporary-tattoo collages.
After a decade spent working in public relations, teaching fitness classes, and playing bass in a rock band, Stacey Suzanne Overstreet longed for a career that would let her impact others on a more personal level. She followed her dream, and opened staceyO studiO - Massage & Esthetics Wellness Spa. Now a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, and recently returned from advanced wellness training in India, she treats her clients with carefully planned, custom spa services inside her candle-lit studio, nestled in Gold’s Gym.
She sets a soothing tone for personalized massages with soft lighting and music, hot towels, and exotic aromatherapy scents. As she kneads her visitor's muscles with gentle or deep pressure, she may moisturize their skin with Epicuren Discovery oils and lotions, scaring away worries more swiftly than a threateningly brandished tea candle. She also exfoliates dead skin cells and smoothes blemishes using microdermabrasion treatments and PCA chemical peels; and nourishes skin during more than 14 facials that incorporate ingredients such as pumpkin, ginger, volcanic clay, and ground crystals.
Led by Poland native and experienced aesthetician Elizabeth Maxey, the team at European Skin & Hair Clinic has been relaxing and beautifying guests for more than 30 years. Two massage therapists loosen muscles on a heated table as calming music plays in the background. One of two resident skincare experts can combat signs of aging with a facial or nonsurgical face-lift.
The staff also softens skin with soothing hand and foot treatments and tints eyelashes for more emphatic staring-contest victories.
Seasoned haircare specialist Laura Labuda captains a styling station at Salon Bella, where she snips up flattering new looks and enhances hair's shine with smoothing treatments. Armed with professional coloring products from brands such as Paul Mitchell, Laura touches up roots and frames faces in highlights. As Laura works, her fellow staffers bustle about around her, performing manicures, pedicures, and a variety of rejuvenating facials.