The experienced aestheticians and massage therapists at GreenLeaf Day Spa perform a spectrum of services to wash away everyday stresses and unpretty frowns. During a massage, a licensed massage therapist employs essential oils and lotions to help release tension in muscles and joints. Alternatively, facials infuse skin surfaces with a combination of organic ingredients from GreenLeaf’s signature product line. Waxing treatments can remove unwanted hair without the hassle of shaving or rolling in a pile of duct tape, and ionic foot detoxification draws out detritus and stale sawdust from the body. Acupuncture, makeup applications, and manicures ensure that clients look and feel their best when going out into the world or singing "You Are My Sunshine" to their boss.
The experienced beauty mavens at Salon Robert Ryan provide head-to-toe pampering with a bounty of hair, nail, skin, and massage services and professional products. Perk up lackluster locks with a cut and style for women ($40) or men ($22), which includes a scalp-stimulating shampoo and a complimentary beverage such as a glass of wine or a jug of supermodels' tears. The savvy stylists help faces reach their full potential with an arch-accentuating brow wax ($12) or a makeup application and lesson ($30), during which face-painting apprentices learn professional techniques. Prepare nails for elegant events or upscale garage sales with an exfoliating manicure ($25), or ease muscle aches with a full-body one-hour massage ($70).
Accent walls of blue, orange, and sea-foam green add dashes of color to the interior of True Salon and Spa, and photographs speckle the walls. Shelves abound with hair and skincare products from Goldwell, Moroccanoil, and KMS California. Against this backdrop, staff members administer haircare, waxing, and nail services and pamper clients with express and deluxe facials and 10 types of massage. Aestheticians customize each treatment to take into account issues such as dry skin or fake muttonchops.
For 15 years, Mariuska Garcia sharpened her hairstyling skills in professional salons beneath the warm Miami and Los Angeles sun. Then, in 2004, she opened Uska's Salon & Spa and began sharing her knowledge of salon and spa services⎯including massage, waxing, peels, and mani-pedis⎯and filling shelves with products by DevaCurl, OPI, Oxygen Botanicals, and Wella. While her stylists work, white tree-branch silhouettes stretch across two onyx walls and attempt to braid clients' velvety locks.
Licensed stylist Mary K. Butcher has been making over people's hair for more than two decades. She continues to apply her beauty expertise at Scott Anthony Salon, administering salon services for both men and women. She cuts hair, installs extensions, and vanquishes frizz with smoothing treatments. Aside from hairstyling, Ms. Butcher trims nails and waxes away unwanted hair.