There are many factors that keep a face from looking its best, from wrinkles and sun damage to a perfectly aimed banana-cream pie. Luckily, the right series of facials, peels, and revitalizing treatments can restore skin to a healthy appearance. At Renew Day Spa, aestheticians treat their clients to custom facials, which can eliminate acne, tighten sagging skin, and summon youthful glows. For the advanced renew facial, the beauty experts customize a blend of enzymes, vitamins, retinols, and other components to close large pores and smooth wrinkles.
Massage therapists, on the other hand, knead sore muscles and cover key areas with hot stones. Elsewhere, techs cocoon clients in seaweed body wraps, which deliver vitamins, minerals, and restorative elements to the skin.
At Judy Fann Nail Call at Charisma Salon, Judy Fann wields luxe products from brands such as CND and OPI to shape and primp clients’ digits. Bottles of polish line the walls at this private salon, complementing chic decorations such as pink chairs, leather seats, and a plush leather lounger shielded by bamboo.
It wouldn’t be misleading to use the word innovative when describing the unity of beauty and cocktails combined within the rustic environs of The Junction Salon & Bar. Indeed, the one-stop shop for looks and liquor hosts a cadre of talented stylists next to a full-service cocktail bar. Stylists flash shears and razors as they sculpt locks or treat dudely clients to barber-quality buzzes and straight-razor shaves. While indulging their guests with a foot massage and shellac manicure, the staff invites clients to recline in pedi chairs and sip a mixed drink under the cozy glare of the exposed wooden ceiling beams that dominate the salon’s decor. Exposed-brick walls run throughout the warehouse-style space, working with the bar and the staff’s wry attitudes to create a casual, hip atmosphere from salon chair to bar stool. Beyond pouring out libations and OPI gel, The Junction’s team fills its truly innovative space with live music on occasion, meaning Diana Ross could get primped for her show, perform it, and celebrate it with drinks all in the same place, if she felt so inclined.
Alter Ego's talented technicians primp and polish customers' fingers. The 40-minute Shellac manicure provides the durability and zero dry time of gel nails with the ease of application and smooth, slick finish of traditional polish. Once applied, the wet Shellac polish takes a trip underneath the special UV lamp, hardening into a chip-defying, ultra-shiny finish and eliminating smudges from purse rummaging and plugging differential equations into a graphing calculator. The finish can last up to two weeks without degrading, and is removed easily with no harm to the natural nails, unlike acrylic removal, which uses tiny, club-wielding trolls to bash away unsightly remnants.
The staff at Full Face & Fabulous have a knack for makeup. Take owner and lead aesthetician Danielle Billingsley, for example. Though she originally worked behind a Bobbi Brown counter at Nordstrom, Danielle’s career skyrocketed when she became a freelance travel artist. Her work has since appeared in magazines and on the runways at fashion shows.
Full Face & Fabulous is more than just a makeup bar, however. There are plenty of other aesthetic services to choose from; clients can relax while they receive one of five different facials, add length to their lashes with eyelash extensions, or get rid of a persistent bunny tail with a waxing treatment. Danielle and her staff can also work with clients to set up bridal makeup services, waxing parties, and even life-coaching sessions.