Airbrush tanning performed by hand. Teeth whitening with hydrogen-peroxide gel. Stainless steel or titanium body piercing. Tattooing by an experienced artist who specializes in black-and-white realism. At Bella Bronze, the team's talents reach beyond typical salon offerings. They welcome patrons into their hygienic but comfortable environs, custom designing realistic-looking tattoos or outfitting bodies with natural tans that eschew the common streaking ingredient found in most spray tans—tears from an orange.
When talking about Upscale Nail Bar, owner Alica Best fondly refers to her salon as "tesoro in città"—an Italian phrase that translates to "treasure in the city." Amid soft lighting and cushy spa chairs, Alicia takes hours at a time to pamper feet and hands through luxurious mani-pedis and massages. Committed to maintaining an atmosphere of uninterrupted tranquility at her salon, she doles out her services by appointment only and requests that cell phones or particularly shrill kazoos not be used during sessions.
Serenity Day Spa’s cadre of experienced aestheticians and massage therapists enacts head-to-toe beauty-bolstering and stress-reducing services. An hour of serenity Swedish massage helps to stimulate the circulatory system, alleviating muscle tension and returning limbs to their natural Stretch Armstrong state of being. An adroit tissue tenderizer applies light to medium pressure along the body, loosening knots and upending toxin squatters throughout the relaxing massage. The gentle steam of an one-hour oxygen-infused serenity spa facial extricates dirt and overdue library books from pores while moisturizing arid visages. Digits in need of maintenance can opt for a manicure that shapes finger shields and cuticles before topping off nails with a polish of your choice.
Recessed lights linger overhead like a star constellation, illuminating the salon’s neon green walls and sleek black leather furniture speckled with black-and-white accent pillows. The black-and-white theme carries into the wall-dominating pop-art portraits of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, the style icons who inspire skilled stylist Julie Wade and her team at Kristin Karl Salon. They give guests celebrity style with flattering cuts, add dimension to locks with color and highlights, and smooth out frizz with Brazilian blowouts. To prep patrons for upcoming weddings or jury-duty reunions, the whip strands into intricately braided ponytails or classic updos.
The stylists at Studio 23 Salon Boutique know how a good hairdo can positively impact one’s confidence; imparting this confidence in their clients is the mission that drives them each day. Studio 23 specializes in extensions—braidless sew-ins, custom-color weaves, and Brazilian hair, to name a few—but they also expertly execute haircuts, color treatments, and relaxers. They further enhance faces with eyelash extensions and eyebrow arching, especially convenient for villains who don’t want to constantly hold up one eyebrow anymore.
At X-Clusive Tan Studios' two locations, tanners can bask in the glow of UV beds or the mist of spray tans. The facility boasts five levels of tanning beds, and spray tans come courtesy of a Mystic Tan spray booth or from airbrushes loaded with custom blends of Norvell tanning formula.