Sunlight filters in through Graffiti Hair Studio’s ceiling-high windows, reflecting off polished black shampoo basins that stand out in a space otherwise dominated by light and earthy tones. As stylists escort clients toward the studio’s row of plush salon chairs, their heels click against the hardwood floors, lending a rhythmic counterbalance to the lively chatter that so often fills the room. Once they set to work, the stylists spark up new conversations as they spread smoothing elixirs such as Alterna’s bamboo shampoo across scalps or prep strands for cuts and coloring treatments with Paul Mitchell’s keratin-infused serums. Just a few yards away but entirely removed from the bustle on the salon floor, the spa’s aestheticians hide evidence of aging or membership in underground mud-wrestling leagues with PCA skincare products and exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments.
Dr. Katherine Elstun, medical director of Eagle Health & Wellness, understands the frustration patients feel when a physician lacks the time to discuss the lifestyle changes that will lead to better health. Eager to redefine the traditional doctor-patient relationship, she expanded her team to include a medical aesthetician who works cooperatively to execute anti-aging skin treatments, weight-loss therapies, and synchronized cartwheel routines. The wellness squad motivates patients within bright and airy offices decorated with vivid wall art and neatly stacked herbal and medical-grade products.
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.
Tan du Soleil's dedication to bronzing limbs is part of Axiom Fitness's broader program of making bodies looks healthy and toned. Each of Axiom's three locations host a shop that effectively serves as the sun's kissing booth, primarily filled with Ergoline UV beds that colour skin on four levels. Mystic Tan spray booths sidestep UV rays entirely in favour of gentle bronzer, and a stock of premium-brand lotions deepen and sustain a golden glow begot by a variety of methods, excepting Midas's touch.
Within whitewashed walls punctuated by deep-blue accents, the stylists and aestheticians at FM Hair Studio treat clients to services ranging from hairstyling to waxing and facials. Ladies can book appointments for professional coloring services or touchups, refresh their faces with chemical peels, or prep for fancy events with professional makeup services and lash extensions. A roster geared toward guys invites gentlemen to drop in for haircuts that include complimentary paraffin hand dips, hot-towel wraps, and scalp massages. Waxing services cater to the hirsute needs of both men and women, as aestheticians evict unwanted follicles during eyebrow touchups, Brazilians, and back waxes that optimize aerodynamics for shirtless skydiving.
The devoted dermis masters at Remedy Skincare use handcrafted, organic products by Éminence to safely and effectively coddle countenances. Éminence products don't contain artificial colors, fragrances, parabens, or porcupine spines; rather, they are made in small batches from organic fruits and herbs that are harvested from wind- and solar-powered farms. The Remedy organic facial delivers 50 minutes of customized care, tailored cleansing, exfoliation, a masque, and moisturizing treatments to suit any skin's personality, whether it's hypersensitive and shrivels like a raisin when exposed to flashlight light or tough-as-nails and easily withstands flung globs of peanut butter.