Renew Med Spa?s staff of trained aestheticians and massage therapists create a soothing atmosphere that helps nurture wellness both inside and out. Their menu of spa treatments runs the gamut from non-invasive body contouring that helps fight fat and shed planetary rings to Reiki massages that help alleviate chronic pain by targeting strategic pressure points. Other massage modalities include prenatal, hot-stone, and craniosacral massages. They also offer a free initial consultation to help determine the best treatment for clients. This helps the aestheticians carefully tailor facials to combat sun damage, age spots, and acne. With each facial, guests receive a complimentary massage and steam exfoliation.
At Beauty Escape Salon & Spa, stylists with decades of collective experience offer trendy and fresh haircuts and styling treatments. Some specialties here include dimensional and corrective coloring and work with textured or curly hair. Amid floor-to-ceiling Roman pillars and arched entryways, these stylists fashion haircuts and offer coloring and relaxer treatments. Nail technicians, alternatively, dote upon fingers and toes while clients kick back on plush stuffed pedicure chairs and let their feet soak. And massage therapists stand by as well, waiting to relax guests with Swedish, deep-tissue, and aromatherapy massages or by whispering dessert recipes into clients' ears.
Stylist Shannon Allar understands the importance of appearances—especially for attending special occasions. That’s why she travels to events such as weddings and photo shoots to personally coif hair into formal updos and intricate braids or simply sheer away extraneous length. In her studio, she dips into an even deeper well of services, adding vibrancy to hair with highlights and color or smoothing strands with Keratin Complex treatments.
During her time spent training and working as a hairstylist, Lindsey Fletcher picked up a few tricks. She knows which haircare product will best tame wayward curls, and which type of bangs will flatter a high forehead. Lindsey knows how to highlight hair so it appears both natural and eye-catching, and how to juggle five hair dryers at once. To hone her craft, Lindsey regularly studies up on the latest trends and techniques.
Black-and-white portraits pop against walls of silver damask. An antique love seat sidles up to a zebra-printed chest. A chandelier's light glints against a table's gilded filigree. Although The Beauty Dive's historic-cottage setting radiates all things vintage, there is nothing dated about the pampering that occurs at the able hands of owner Yvette Reese and her staff. Yvette suffuses her studio with an atmosphere of creativity, encouraging her stylists and aestheticians to heed their own artistic inspiration as they forge modern hairstyles, eye-catching nails, and captivating cosmetic applications. To keep the image artisans up-to-date on the latest techniques, industry experts arrive every few months to lavish the staff with hands-on training and lessons in split-end psychology.
As stylists sculpt coifs to flatter individual faces, pedicure clients melt into oversize armchairs and bask in the skills of a master Shellac nail technician, who dips feet in fresh bowls of lavender-infused water before refining nails with sterile implements, unused files and buffers, and Opi and CND polishes. The beauty experts wield serums by Eminence Organics, Rusk, and Kevin Murphy, each of which are available for purchase to aid at-home primping. Between services, clients sip on wine, champagne, and martinis as they browse the boutique's collection of accessories and apparel from Johnny Was and 4 Love and Liberty, savoring a better union of sparkles and spirits than the wedding-ring speakeasies of the 1920 diamond prohibition.
Virtually no aesthetic concerns go unaddressed at Essentials Spa and Salon, which employs a diverse team of stylists and aestheticians as well as med-spa technicians armed with contemporary cosmetic technology. The salon staff keeps its clients looking sharp by pampering tresses with haircare products by Moroccanoil, KMS, and L'Oréal Professional, and the nail technicians augment their mani-pedis with everything from paraffin dips to agave-nectar rubs.
The massage therapists treat concerns beneath the surface by kneading overstressed muscles with a variety of soothing modalities, but the med-spa team also strives to effect deeper changes. Overseen by Dr. Michael Lesser, the technicians can employ cutting-edge equipment and products, including microdermabrasion wands, a cosmetic laser system, and clinical-strength skincare balms. These treatments collectively rejuvenate the skin while minimizing the appearance of blemishes that typically accompany aging, sun exposure, or frequent naps in a bathtub full of wet newspapers.