Nestled within Visual Effects Salon & Spa, Idaho Skin Care’s staff lavishes visages with facial services and saves clients precious minutes during morning routines with permanent cosmetics. Skilled aesthetician Tina Slippy employs GlyMed products to minimize the appearance of blemishes or wrinkles that neither regular moisturizer nor a trip to the dry cleaner could smooth away. Whether tending to skin or applying permanent makeup to brows and eyelids, Tina strives to set her clients at ease.
At her salon, Kisha Alcala gets along best with children and clients with special needs, such as those with autism or spinal bifida. No matter who the hair belongs to, she can trim, dye, and perm it until the mirror hums with joy. She also performs waxing services for full-grown clients, accents fingers with acrylic nails and sees to the whole body with the precise pressure of reflexology massage.
From within The Four Gables Hair & Nail Salon, trained technician Jordan Roberts plumps up lash lines with eyelash extensions. The synthetic strands are individually adhered to each lash, where they withstand showers, sweat, and back-to-back viewings of Old Yeller for up to six weeks.
The staffers at Savi Hair Studio, Tan & Nails know that a grumbling stomach can ruin a relaxing spa day as surely as it can ruin a congressional hearing on manners. That’s why they've designed the six-hour Day of Beauty to include a light lunch in between an aromatherapy facial, mani-pedi, shampoo and style, and makeup application. But even with a meal break, this package still can't claim to be a comprehensive survey of the studio's specialties, which also include Swedish and sports massages, bikini waxing, and tanning in a standup booth.
Euphoria stylists work from a playbook of geometric shapes and face-flattering cuts that aim to perfectly suit each client’s style. Perhaps that’s why Boise Weekly readers have voted Euphoria as Best Local Hair Salon for three years in a row. Nestled deep in Hyde Park's shopping district, the elegant salon transforms manes with classic or on-trend cuts, and subtle or bold color highlights with an arsenal of high-end styling products by PureOlogy and Redken. Euphoria also employs full-time nail technician Robin Drake to keep fingernails, toenails, and reindeer antlers looking festive all year round.
A licensed medical aesthetician, nail technician, and makeup artist, Valerie Roe performs an array of beautification services that range from waxing to spray tans to chemical peels. Inches are shed through the detoxifying body wrap, which, like pushing a fish-tank thief through a screen filter, ousts toxins without water loss. During DermaSound Plus ultrasonic facials, Valerie arms her clients with a three-phase skin-cleansing technique to fight myriad dermal ailments, such as acne, wrinkles, and sensitive skin.