Scruples by Donnarose Full Service Salon transforms hair, nails, and skin with artistic and technical prowess. Stylists can fashion a whole new look with modern haircuts and coloring treatments, or they can add an extra dash of sleekness to your personal style with keratin treatments that reduce frizz and prevent hair from fashioning itself into a vertical ponytail. They also offer facials to coax the skin’s natural radiance outward, as well as manicures and eyebrow waxing to add subtle flair to the body’s peripherals.
The techs at all Victoria's Nails and Spa locations have one thing in common: they pride themselves on running clean shops where clients can come to get their paws pampered. Techs do their best work at the foot of comfortable pedicure chairs, where they apply polish to toes to make them more attractive and less likely to be mistaken for weird bugs and stepped on.
Brands Used: G.M. Collin
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
The specialists at APS Day Spa focus on caring for both the skin and the tense muscles that lurk beneath it. With treatments such as the Clarisonic skin cleaning system—which nudges impurities out of pores with a gentle massaging motion—they can oust infections and prevent blemishes from forming in the first place. Massage therapists coax tension out of the body with Swedish, deep-tissue, and foot-refreshing modalities, as well as a technique that employs smooth stones heated via water or erasers warmed with friction.
At Simply Gents, men of all age brackets sit back and relax as skilled stylists tackle everything from edging and polishing the nails of hardworking hands, to executing clean, handsome haircuts. Each member of the eminently experienced staff brings a wealth of specialized skills to the barbershop chair or spa table, including delivering precision clipper cuts and beard detailing or carrying out speedy, deft waxing of unwanted body hair. The space exudes an aura of old-timey manliness, with straight-razors gently cleaning away stubble from jawlines, a dark, varnished hardwood floor underfoot, and a policy of mandatory arm-wrestling for all new visitors.
A combination of technical prowess and creativity steady the shears and blow through the hairdryers at Bernard's Salon and Spa, a beauty center that aims to have its clients feeling like they just stepped off the cover of Vogue. Not all the staffs' attention is focused on the scalp, however—aestheticians deftly apply cosmetics before nights-on-the-town, perform rejuvenating facials, remove unwanted fuzz with wax, and shape cuticles during mani-pedis. Massage therapists, meanwhile, use swedish and deep tissue techniques to ease tension from the body, making clients appear more relaxed, approachable, and less likely to pop a neck vein.