Aesthetician and massage therapist Ruby named her business “Jess” a “Lill” Rub by Ruby in honor of her parents, Jesse and Lillian. She aims to erase stress via relaxing massages that incorporate deep-tissue strokes, Swedish techniques, and warm stones. She also concentrates her soft touch on smoothing wrinkles during facials and waxing away unwanted hairs on upper lips, legs, and tails.
It's not easy to become a stylist at Esoterica Studios: all hairdressers have to go through the salon's boot camp before they can stand behind the shears. This lengthy training includes basic cuts, colors, marketing, and editorial styling for magazines that want to revamp their crumpled pages. Esoterica Studios partners all of its services with Sebastian and Wella professional products, as well as with Nioxin serums designed to thicken locks.
Ensconced in an intimate cottage setting with sleek leather seating and stylish décor, The Hampton Salon & Spa enhances extremities with soothing pedicures and durable Shellac manicures. Before commencing the digit-doting session, a nail technician carefully ousts any acrylic, gel, or military aircraft paint clinging to nails, using gentle removal techniques and shunning the use of nail-defacing drills. After refining cuticles and artfully sculpting each mitt-tip with a brand-new nail file, a mani maestro paints nails with a choice of Shellac shades, beginning and ending with a durable base and top coat. A quick stint under a UV lamp dries the nail adornment almost instantly, allowing hands to fish for car keys or slip into a favorite pair of chain-mail gloves without fear of chips or smudges for up to 14 days. Patiently waiting lower appendages get their turn with a soothing pedicure soak as back muscles are melted with a spa chair's automatic massage. Pristine nail files and callus-removal pads, previously untouched by skin cells, take to nails and rough patches to forge smooth feet before crowning the experience with an eye-catching shade of polish.
For more than 11 years, stylist Shaz has trimmed, colored, and straightened the hair on countless heads. She brings her expertise to Phenix Salon Suites, where she rents her own little nook to maintain the manes of her clients and chitchat about everyday things, such as the weather on Mars. Shaz also removes unwanted hair with threading services.
Stylist London Trenor's joy and talent brings her private hair studio, Salon Victoria, to life. Here, she specializes solely in the art of coiffures, revamping styles with cuts, color, and highlights, ranging from mini highlights to full highlights. She also keeps abreast of current style trends, such as ombre. With her broad range of skills, she offers haircare for men, women, children, and mannequins trying to keep up with the changing times.
Far removed from oversized, impersonal salons where teams of stylists count success by the number of clients they see, The Hair Lounge by Souky has just two chairs. In this sunny corner flecked with dark hardwood floors, stylist Souky intently tames tresses one client at a time. She devotes full attention to clients during her signature cuts, color, keratin treatments, and bridal updos, taking the time to manifest trendy or classic looks.