Generations Salon and Spa's owners, women from three generations of the same family, showcase hereditary aesthetic skills in a shop decorated with lanterns and curlicues of wrought iron. Over the course of 60 minutes, pores relinquish stashes of grime during a cleanse of the face, neck, and décolletage. After elixirs from Bioelements lock in purity, exfoliating and hydrating masks chase off dead skin and cover up attempts to steal a raisin's identity. Meanwhile, a staff member squeezes out last drops of stress with a massage of the face, neck, and shoulders, and hands slip into smooth, warm paraffin or melted saxophones. A hydrating coat of moisturizer leaves faces aglow as patrons strut out through the salon's front door, which is accented by an amethyst mural of climbing clematis vines.
The arsenal of products at Simply Enhancing Beauty Lounge serves as evidence of the staff’s discriminating eye for beauty. Though the trio of nail technicians and a hair stylist demonstrate a knack for personal prettiness by performing haircuts, color applications, manicures, and pedicures, they demonstrate an equal commitment to the beauty of their planet by using top-quality, natural ingredients that don’t expose clients to unnecessary chemicals.
By splashing sustainable elixirs such as Igora by Schwarzkopf or Gehwol bamboo scrub rife with avocado oil, algae extract, and honey, they minimize their carbon footprints. They take this quest for a small carbon footprint quite literally—the salon actually carries Planet Flops flip-flops made from natural rubber. Since 10 trees are planted for each pair sold, any customer who happens to have 20 legs and 20 feet could give birth to an entire forest.
At Balayage Spa and Salon, stylists administer a range of services such as all-over color, haircuts, and weaves, while technicians beautify and bolster the strength of nails with sturdy Shellac polish. The team also performs face- and body-waxing treatments as well as massage.
Mother-daughter owners Brenda Willoughby and Ashton Wiley specialize in making women and men feel well-groomed and confident with a carefully selected menu of skincare, nailcare, and bodycare services. A team of nail techs and estheticians stands by ready to pamper clients from head to toe, and a boutique stocked with feminine accessories completes clients’ new makeovers like the frosting on a carrot. Nail technicians exfoliate phalanges and slather them in essential oils before polishing nails with products by OPI, LaLicious, and CND Shellac. Estheticians rely exclusively on natural, preservative-free skincare products by Sanitas to hydrate and cleanse countenances, and waxing sessions wick away unwanted hair with hard or soft waxes from Cirepil. On their way out, patrons can peruse the boutique’s purses, jewelry, and cashmere social-security cards.
Cited by Vogue as the mastermind behind the now-iconic “beach hair” look, stylist Kevin Murphy travels the world crafting new hair designs. Despite this, his presence looms like a friendly but no-nonsense ghost at BeauImáge Salon. The salon’s six stylists use his eponymous line of hair products, as well as products from L’Oréal, to style creative cuts, elevate updos, and finish coloring sessions. Their services extend beyond hair, though. Two nail techs brighten digits with acrylic nails or Shellac polish, which refuses to chip even when hands are stuck in the mouth of a hungry pug.
Sunflower Spa’s fully licensed aestheticians and therapists couple their years of experience with an array of rejuvenating treatments to revitalize and beautify clients in a relaxing, inviting environment. The noninvasive hydradermabrasion treatment utilizes a process of cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and antioxidant protection to clear congested pores, fix fine lines, and resurface the skin to slick primordial proportions. The laser-free treatment lasts 50 minutes and can leave skin feeling fresher and looking younger, restoring your natural glow to a high-pitched frequency only dogs can hear.