Amid soothing earth tones and gleaming hardwood floors, Blisstik Studio augments locks and lashes in personalized, elegant adornment sessions. Monotone tresses can choose from a variety of colorful feathers before a master accessorizer professionally affixes the extension to clients' manes, giving coifs an eye-catching splash of color and ensuring frequent visits by shoulder-parrots. Alternately, owner and certified eyelash-extension expert Megan Ziegler harnesses the allure of Lavish Lashes extensions, which shed off naturally along with clients' own eyelid feelers instead of desperately clinging on until they're peeled off. A specialized adhesive unites each synthetic extension to individual lashes for up to six weeks of full and feathery blinks, winks, and Olympic-butterfly-kiss competitions.
Aptly named, RN Medispa and Salon, is owned by registered nurses Regina Nunnally and Tawnya Bowie, who welcome guests into the earth-toned, sconce-lit space for haircuts, coloring treatments, and exfoliating skin services. During salon appointments, rich wooden furniture punctuates the bright, open space, where a flat-screen television caters to both male and female clientele by showing a mixture of sports, soaps, and afternoon talk shows that point out the dangers of using gender stereotypes. And during spa services, plush massage tables anchor candlelit treatment rooms, where staff members soothe aches and pains with a variety of traditional techniques.
At Beso, it’s a common occurrence to have a high-tech laser float over skin with the aim of removing unwanted hair. Inside the fun, relaxing spa, laser-hair-removal experts miss nary a spot, zapping everything from hairlines to hands and toes. Stylists also tend to hair on clients’ heads with chic haircuts and color changes. Faces also find pampering during custom facials, diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatments, and tender cheek pinches.
Barcelona's certified laser specialists use the LightShear laser system to permanently remove unwanted hair. To set off on a journey of stubble-free sleekness, choose between the traditional bikini area or underarm region and set up an initial consultation and treatment to blast away filaments in their follicular homes. Follow-up treatments take place a few weeks apart, permanently disabling hair follicles dormant in the initial session.
The Mona Lisa’s famous grin fittingly welcomes visitors into DaVinci’s Salon and Spa, an oasis drenched in calm mocha hues where stylists disclose their beauty secrets and elicit grins with works of hair and nail art. Photographs of perfectly manicured nails hang before an arsenal of nail stations, where talented artists use OPI paints to create stylish masterpieces across fingers, toes, and foreheads. In the adjacent space, hairstylists wielding products by Pureology and Kenra add dimension and color to strands with luminous highlights, or sculpt formal updos and bouncy curled styles for special occasions.
With more than 25 collective years of beautifying experience, Enchante's dedicated staff utilizes top-of-the-line products in a wide range of bodily tune-ups. Hair services range from basic shape-ups such as a cuts ($35–$60 for women, $25–$40 for men), styles ($20+), and highlights ($30+) to total textural transformations with Japanese straightening ($300+) or a Keratin complex blowout (priced based on consultation). Refurbish a winter-weary complexion with a professional makeup application, or gain a competitive advantage in the slip-n-slide bowl with conventional waxing ($30–50 per leg, $30 bikini, $50 Brazilian). Facial threading ($20–$45)—a sensitive-skin friendly wax alternative—rids troublesome bristles from the face and makes it easier to lace up, and digits get the royal treatment with a spa mani-pedi ($65), which includes an aromatic soak, trim, exfoliation, paraffin dip, massage, and polish.