At Erika's Salon Boutique, professional beauty technicians—some of whom are bilingual in Spanish—perform hair, nail, and makeup services for a comprehensive salon experience. From a selection of permanent-makeup services, full-lip color can give pouters a fuller appearance, rectify their asymmetry, or make them invisible to thwart covert mouth readers. To achieve the impression of fuller, thicker, or darker brows, clients can opt for brow coloring. Permanent-eyeliner application on the top and bottom eyelids frames the eyes to bestow them with an enchanting semblance and hinder their attempts to escape from the head. Each client can return for a complimentary touchup session to keep the makeup looking as impeccable as it was when they were born.
Led by a stylist with more than 35 years of salon experience, the team at Speakes for Hair Tanning & Diving cuts hair and creates new looks with color, bleaching, highlights, and spiral perms. In addition to their salon services, the staff offers waxing, massage, tanning, and nail services.
BC’s Salon is run by a crew with more than a decade of experience in the beauty industry, which allows them to create services for clients that get them looking their best. The salon's stylists craft sleek new hairdos, and manicurists doll up digits with gel and acrylic nails as well as rock-star glitter tips. Nancy Perez, a certified lash artist, accentuates eye regions and makes two-eyed winking acceptable with her lengthening lash extensions. Hair extensions are also available, and stylists only use 100% real hair.
Stylists at Apple of Eden Salon eschew typical salon products, which are often filled with chemicals, in favor of those made with organic and natural ingredients. They specialize in 100% organic hair, skincare, and nail treatments, including gel manicures, which won't chip for 14 days no matter how many times you finger-drum "This is the song that never ends." Apple of Eden's owner Marilyn is a lifelong fan of the beauty industry and has nearly 30 years of experience at numerous salons.
The able aesthetic artists at Beautiology extend their expertise in a variety of cosmetic services, and create artistic nail designs. A mani-pedi kicks off with a warm footbath before a skilled staffer trims cuticles, sculpts nails, exfoliates heels, and treats lower limbs to a sugar scrub and foot-and-calf massage. Toes get the client's choice of traditional polish, french tips, or basic art, and a layer of long-lasting gel polish tops fingers, giving them a lustrous glimmer ideal for flagging down cabs at night. During a 30- to 40-minute full facial wax, beauticians strip mugs of unwanted fuzz, leaving skin as smooth as the floor of a zamboni parking garage.
Though threading has been among Asia’s most popular depilation methods for thousands of years, it only recently made its way onto the service menus of Western spas. The ancient practice has shown signs of becoming more of a spa mainstay, however, thanks to an eco-friendly process that also manages to stay on good terms with sensitive skin.
For evidence of threading’s rapidly expanding popularity, one need not look further than Brow Shapes' Eastern-inspired treatment menu. When not sculpting brows into precise arches, the spa’s artists rely on their attention to detail to draw henna tattoos that depict flowery swirls, geometric patterns, or extremely detailed public-transit maps. The spa also features a variety of facial massages, each of which can be customized to relieve pain, aid in relaxation, and improve skin tone.