The Ada Rios team only uses the best and most natural ingredients they can find to whisk and mix their face and body products. Whether picking up a pomegranate salt scrub or a shea butter- and chamomile-laced anti-wrinkle night cream, customers can rest assured products are free from harsh chemicals and other less-than-natural ingredients.
After taking the time to curate ingredients, develop effective recipes, and concoct their potions, the Ada Rios team applies its discerning standard of quality to its in-store spa services, too. These include organic facials, massage therapy, Reiki treatments, and nail services. Of course, aestheticians only use Ada Rios products during these treatments, swaddling clients in natural and earth-oriented goodness from head to toe.
FaceRx Boutique LLC helps clients solve their skin issues before turning to antibiotics or harsh treatments, such as Accutane. Treatments include the HydraFacial, which cleans out dirt and oil from pores while infusing the skin with antioxidants, peptides, and other nourishing substances, and LED therapy, which works to halt breakouts and zap excess oil. The staff also airbrushes on makeup in three themes: daywear, bridal, and prom.
Inside Jeunesse Salon and Spa's 16 private suites, a cast of independent beauty specialists accomplishes aesthetic feats with a range of salon and spa services for hair, nails, and skin. Its featured hairstylists and aestheticians boost visitors' outer allure with haircuts, highlights, and facials, while massage therapists knead away pockets of accumulated tension. A variety of packages offer combined services geared toward teens, brides-to-be, and alligators in need of a moisturizing facial and a back massage.
At Diva Threading & Jewelry, nimble hands use a strategically wrapped strand of cotton thread to remove hair from the root. This procedure is called threading, and it is used most commonly to sculpt the eyebrows with more preciseness than wax. The staff at Diva—led by threading expert and owner Suman Mishra—performs a handful of other traditional beauty services, including organic facials and henna tattoos.
While one staffer carefully draws on an intricate henna tattoo, another uses two twisted threads to cleanly remove unwanted facial hair. This is the Threading & Henna Salon, where the team specializes in Indian beauty services, including herbal facials. The licensed aestheticians are also experts in waxing and makeup applications, which they can tailor to a night out, a wedding, or an afternoon black-tie barbecue.
Professional Barber Shop’s flagship storefront has stood in downtown Hartford ever since 1927, remaining as a testament to a time when hot-lather shaves and shoe shines were routine. Now with three Connecticut locations, Professional Barber Shop stays true to that era by offering an array of gentlemen’s grooming services and pamphlets touting the benefits of measles vaccines.
While sipping a cold drink or hot coffee, guests enjoy haircare treatments that toe the line between practicality and indulgence. Basic trims leave hairdos and beards looking well coiffed. Straight razors swipe through hot lather and shear away stubble before a cooling dollop of aftershave lotion. Gentlemen’s facials in a 1920s style can indulge cheekbones with 3 Lucky Tigers massage creams and as many as 10 steaming towels. Once finished, guests can return home sporting a pair of freshly shined shoes and a timelessly dapper look.