Amid the soothing cream- and mocha-hued palette of Montage Salon, stylists wield Paul Mitchell products as they brighten locks with highlights and single-process-color services. The talented staff also customizes facials with Dermalogica products and blends conditioning treatments to best match hair type. Inside private rooms, aestheticians shape eyebrows and remove unwanted hair with wax instead of a jet-engine-powered vacuum cleaner. The staff rounds out the pampering with Gelish manicures and paraffin dips.
Partnered with Aveda, Corto's Salon & Seasons Spa contains knowledgeable beauticians who pamper bodies with soothing facials and skin-smoothing waxing services. Spend an hour relaxing amid sumptuous hues and warm lights as the signature facial assiduously works to rejuvenate skin via personalized products and tender hands. Philosophers can emerge from bliss with reduced facial lines and a clear head, perfect for materializing hypotheses regarding the makeup of a platonically ideal bologna sandwich. With the facial, hands and feet can relish a resplendent massage that will leave them feeling as light and free as appendages felt before the advent of gravity. For waxing services, bewhiskered bikini lines ($25) and lanate lips, brows, and chins ($35) are improved via wieldy wax, which works to gather troublesome tufts and send them packing. Furry forearms ($25) and ruffled chests ($45) can even be rendered sleeker than their amphibian counterparts.
At About Face by Erica, aesthetician Erica Stevenson focuses on “the art of staying young,” refreshing clients with facial treatments, makeup applications, and waxing. She also helps keep clients feeling as young as possible with comprehensive makeup-application lessons and tips on which restaurants still sell kids’ menu items to nonminors. Such services are complemented by the work of resident stylist Kelly Mitecki, who performs special-occasion services such as bridal updos.
Sun Your Buns keeps its clean studios stocked with Star Trekkable tanning technology, making it easy to imbue skin with a radiant glow through a variety of methods. The UV-averse can skip the sky's stink-eye with Mystic spray tanning, whose 60-second sessions darken the dermis with a light cosmetic color that lasts for several days. To more accurately play the role of sun god or goddess to the cult that lives in your garage, take a nap inside the Sun Angel tanning beds, which customizes your light bath to the exact UVA and UVB your skin needs based on sensor scans and automatic lamps that adjust intensity. Your body's resulting bronze age will turn out lovely, dark, and deep, though it will probably hinder your ability to be cast in Jane Austen movies.
Total Tan offers all-season solutions for transforming dull dermises into blissfully sun-kissed skin suits. For traditional bed and booth tanning, choose from a radiant array of artificial, cleanly sun pods to build your glow from palest amber to Midas-pawed gold. Or heat-shy coloration seekers may prefer UV-free Mystic spray tanning, which blankets the body in a fine mist to achieve effortless bronzing.
Having battled skin issues for much of her young adult life, Rachel Kaye decided to take matters into her own hands. After becoming a licensed cosmetologist in 2004 and receiving a degree in aesthetics in 2010, she began working with a physician at a med spa, where she gained the confidence to strike out on her own. Today, Rachel offers a simple menu of skincentric services at UBR Massage & Wellness, including custom facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and waxing.
Buffalo Airbrush Tan’s bronzing expert, Jessica Stokes, modifies skin tones with custom-blended spray tans, helping tanners to spurn the risks of sun exposure. The morning of the tan, clients exfoliate their skin before the appointment, eschew moisturizer and deodorant, and wear loose-fitting, dark clothing. Jessica custom-blends a tanning agent to the shade of each client’s choice before evenly bronzing bodies with a handheld airbrush. The exclusive Simplee Bronze tanning agent contains FDA-approved dihydroxyacetone—DHA—which reacts with amino acids in skin cells to evenly darken skin without leaving streaks or henna. The agent washes out of clothing and does not fade to orange.