The vibrant pink and yellow walls of Hair Ambition not only create a bright and sunny atmosphere, but they also reflect the cheerful personalities of each technician on staff. The salon's stylists include owner Crystal, who boasts 10 years of experience in the industry, and she leads her team in transforming clients’ manes with Matrix color and Keratin Complex by Coppola hair-straightening treatments. Diana, the salon's resident aesthetician, performs custom-tailored facials to keep complexions healthy and glowing brighter than a child prodigy born with sequined skin.
Golden hues pervade the color scheme at All Inclusive Day Spa, where aestheticians quench epidermises with six kinds of facials that use seaweed, alpha-hydroxy acid, and other naturally derived skin scrubbers. Each of the spa's three packages strings together a back-to-back-to-back facial, massage, and mani-pedi combo so that guests can retreat from the stress of bosses demanding reports and dogs demanding reading lessons. Strands revel in the spa's hair services, trying on different shades courtesy of face-framing highlights and making nice with thick new microlink extension pals.
During the 20-minute vein-therapy session, an experienced skin clarifier flashes the high beams of Cutera CoolGlide technology on circulatory highways to dead-end unsightly spider veins. Cutaneous cobwebs are swept away as blood is heated and rerouted away from the skin's surface, much to the chagrin of blood-sucking bathrobes. Individual veins can take two to six weeks to lighten, and skin maps may take several months to fully fade away. Though patients may experience a slight stinging sensation, persons of all skin colors and types will benefit from the minimally invasive procedure.
Stepping into Ariana Day Spa's cozy interior might feel like entering the home of an old friend. In the charming waiting room, printed-fabric chairs flank a plush leather couch, while a nearby table welcomes new arrivals with freshly brewed coffee, candy, and photos of you at the lake from 10 years ago. Farther inside, miniature chandeliers cast their glittering light across the floor. These elegant atmospheric touches set the stage for the spa's luxurious services, which range from the functional—waxing and mani-pedis—to the decadently relaxing—hot stone massage with eye compresses.
Stem cells and fruit-enzyme peels are two of the ways aesthetician Aline-Carol Casaverde de-ages the skin without the use of Botox injections. Knowing that beauty injections only numb the facial muscles or fill the skin with fluid, she relies instead on techniques that stimulate the skin’s ability to heal itself. She achieves this feat by first sloughing off dead skin cells with peels and microdermabrasion treatments, then encouraging collagen production with stem-cell ampules and lactic acid resurfacing treatments.
Renée Rudikh’s pursuit of beauty began in her native country of Ukraine, where she trained with dermatologists and plastic surgeons before moving to the United States to attend the Christine Valmy International School of Cosmetology. She spent 10 years working at such skincare companies as Helena Rubinstein, Mario Badescu, and Georgette Klinger. Now at her own company, Renée Rudikh Advanced Skin Care, she corrects and maintains skin with services that lift, exfoliate, and cleanse. Like a car that can also transform into a boat or a stylish blazer, Renée's treatments adapt to the circumstances: the teens' deep pore-cleansing facial takes emerging hormones into account, and the gentlemen’s facial considers the skin differences that accompany carrying a Y chromosome.