Inspired by the New York and London hair scenes, SalonSoho’s stylists think outside the box when cutting and coloring their clients' hair. It is not uncommon to see a stylist cut a chic, classic bob right next to a stylist applying turquoise and purple highlights. Advanced education courses help stylists stay on top of the latest trends and techniques.
At Andrea's Organic Hair Studio & Day Spa, it's not unusual to see a client with dozens of magazine pages clipped into her hair. The stylists haven't gone crazy—it's just one of owner Andrea Sorrenti's ways of preserving the environment, since recycled magazines work as well as foils for highlights and avoid excess waste. This dedication to to the Earth is present in everything the salon does, from carrying cruelty-free, vegan Onesta haircare formulas bottled in 100% post-consumer recycled packaging to donating hair clippings to Matter Of Trust to soak up oil spills.
Of course, this avoidance of all things harsh and chemical-laden extends to the beauty services, as well. Experienced stylists, some of whom have trained under Andrea herself, craft face-flattering haircuts, imbue vibrant hues and highlights with Organic Color Systems and All-Nutrient Organics color formulas, and smooth unwieldy locks with organic True Keratin treatments. Nail services rely on natural, formaldehyde-free polishes from Zoya and Qtica, along with standalone pedicure bowls that guard against the spread of fungus, bacteria, and stale dance moves. In private rooms, therapists ease tension and center minds with with energy work and therapeutic, trigger-point, and myofascial-release massage, and skin experts purify complexions with Eminence organic skin care.
Under the supervision of a physician, the aestheticians at EuroSpa of Naples beautify clients and soothe clients' exteriors with medical-grade products. Therapists perform venerated spa services alongside photo rejuvenation and cosmetic injections. To maintain a clean space and a clear conscience, the spa uses Vichy showers for select treatments and utilizes sustainable products and organic botanicals whenever possible, eschewing old-hat serums such as petroleum or Tasmanian tiger tears.
Massage Pure’s licensed staff each hold at least 10 years of experience, which may account for the vast number of modalities offered. They can soothe muscles with Swedish or deep tissue techniques, improve range of motion with myofascial release, and combat chronic pain with neuromuscular massages. The relaxing sessions take place within Naples Academy of Beauty.
Ridding unwanted hair from clients' bodies since 1975, the skincare specialists at European Wax Center have had plenty of time to perfect the four-step waxing process. First, a specialist cleanses the skin and layers it with pre-wax oil so the wax adheres to the hair and not the skin. Next, the specialist applies exclusive EWC Comfort Wax crafted in Paris from beeswax, which is gentler to the skin than traditional wax or wax made from ground-up rocks. Finally, after the hair has been removed, a rejuvenation product is applied to freshly waxed areas, leaving behind soft, silky-smooth skin.
Licensed massage therapist Enta Phomphakdy provides a variety of massage styles that aim to increase relaxation, improve blood flow, and reduce anxiety. He delivers energy to bodies through reiki therapy, and he melts tension from muscles with strategically placed heated stones. Clients have the option of receiving therapy from either a male or female therapist.
A licensed massage therapist and the owner of The Purple Butterfly Massage & Spa, Joy Shockley eases aches and pains with a variety of massage modalities, including Swedish massage, acupressure, reiki, and reflexology. Joy uses organic massage oils to soothe skin as bodies stretch out on heated massage tables warmed by the glow of flickering candles, paper lanterns, and housetrained fireflies. Aromatherapy-oil scents fill the air inside private treatment rooms, where relaxing music serenades ears and a Persian salt lamp releases ions to boost positive energy as the massage therapist deftly undoes muscular knots, like a sailor untangling a net to free a beautiful mermaid.