The aestheticians at Mermaid Serving Beauty practice the ancient arts of threading and henna to create elaborate body decorations and groomed brows inside a welcoming studio. Armed with a thin cotton thread, eyebrow artists twist and pull the fibrous string over unwanted strands on eyebrows, upper lips, or full faces to create precise lines and remove large swaths of hair accurately and without the irritation waxing can cause skin. The 5- to 10-minute treatment unseats each hair at the follicle level, removing many strands at a time to give brows a shaped appearance that’s hard to achieve with tweezing. The salon’s in-house henna artists bedeck palms and wrists in intricate designs using henna, which gradually fades over the course of a few weeks for a semipermanent accessory that adds exotic flair to style and a testing ground for a pet ant’s navigational skills.
The beauty mavens at L'Marie smooth and tighten skin using hydrating body wraps administered to targeted areas or full bodies. In sessions lasting 30 minutes, a seaweed-and-peppermint wrap encapsulates upper arms, hips and thighs, torsos or uninspired frozen burritos in need of sprucing up. Alternatively, aestheticians can apply a whole-body coat for all-over hydration and cell detox. Masterful hands bind selected anatomy in the skin-nourishing solution before covering figures in a warm blanket to seal in the effects and ward off lonely bouquet-wielding mummies. Afterwards, staff members unwrap new birthday suits to reveal taut, freshly moisturized epidermises exhibiting a healthy, dewy glow.
At Knot Me Out Massage, a massage therapist draws upon a wide range of modalities, focusing particularly on pressure points and trigger points in the body that are causing pain or discomfort. Strong kneads help melt tension on beds covered with pastel sheets like ghosts that don’t separate their Hawaiian shirts and work clothes. Clients can request massages that incorporate deep-tissue, sports, and Swedish techniques, and the therapists also perform massages on kids and expectant mothers.
Licensed manicurist Misty Spate operates Nails by Misty, doting upon fingers and toes with pampering services. The independent contractor operates out of Salon Lucente, where she buffs and trims nails with manicures and pedicures before applying colorful polish.
Reflections Salon's licensed aestheticians dedicate undivided attention toward each of their guests' specific needs and pamper skin owners in a comfortable, clean atmosphere, Waxing services include quick-fixing tuft-terraforming sessions for the eyebrow (from $15) and upper lip (from $10) and each last less than 15 minutes. Meanwhile, treatments below the bellybutton like the bikini wax ($35+) extricate undesired hairs over a thorough 30- to 45-minute procedure, while their careful Brazilian waxes ($50+) quell rebellious thread uprisings in roughly 45 minutes.