Any salon can make you look good for one day, but the best salons strive to help hair, skin, and nails become healthier so that they'll look great for weeks to come. At Idea Spa Salon, stylists use Aveda botanical conditioning treatments to soften strands and repair damage, and nail artists use paraffin dips to replenish hands' moisture. During Aveda facials, aestheticians incorporate everything from herbal masks and high-frequency light treatments to balance and brighten skin, creating a smooth, even canvas in time for an appointment with the salon's makeup artists or a blind date with a face-painting clown.
Reviance Plastic Surgery's board-certified surgeons and physicians work to improve physiques and complexions, drawing from an extensive menu of cosmetic services that includes skin treatments, laser treatments for hair and scar removal, injectables, and plastic-surgery procedures. Unlike the before and after pictures at pie-eating competitions, Reviance's gallery of before and after photos showcases tightened and toned outcomes.
Oceanic claims to have spent about ten arduous years developing their foot massage, a process that erased the stress, and a few toes, of nearly 3,000 test subjects. Experience the decade's worth of relaxation channeled into every stroke. Start by reclining in a massage chair and soaking your feet in warm water scented with nutrients, herbs, and various marinades and marmalades. A ten-minute head and face massage builds tingly anticipation in the toes, which is followed by fifty minutes of slow, not too intense, rubbing, kneading, and finger walking that hits every major pressure point of the foot. Based upon the principals of reflexology—where sections of the foot are said to directly correspond with major organs and groups of nerves—a focused massage therapist will set out to awaken slumbering livers, calm overactive lymph nodes, and give purpose to gallbladders.
Scattered throughout the peninsula, Natalie Salon Inc.'s five locations each house a team of specialists who pamper and beautify guests during nail, waxing, hair, and facial services. Staffers make over bodies from head to toe, rejuvenating faces with facials and treating dull talons to manicures and pedicures. They hone in on hair all over the body, waxing away unwanted fur, arranging lackluster strands into stylish coiffures, and tinting eyebrows to match recently dyed locks or recently dry-cleaned banana suits.
Inside Visible Changes's vast, bright interior, seasoned hairstylist Megan Spurgeon is hard at work, sculpting styles with exacting snips and illuminating locks with carefully colored highlights. Megan performs a range of hair services, keeping clients' coiffures healthy, stylish, and rarely mistaken for luxury floor mops.
Alvin Wen, owner of Top Image Salon, is as versatile with colors as a chameleon, transforming each head of hair with vivid hues and precise cutting techniques that fit each client's style. He offers everything from bold, modern cuts to bright coloring treatments he has seen at fashion shows. Armed with Wella products, Wen helps clients look as put together as the Mona Lisa, which is actually a jigsaw puzzle.