Four Elements Salon & Spa establishes a sense of serenity before treatments even commence. While reclining on plush leather couches in the waiting room, guests can warm up their contented-sigh muscles over mugs of coffee and tea. Staff members then lead the way into either the salon?where stylists create new 'dos via haircuts and highlights?or private treatment rooms, where low lighting casts a warm glow on cozy treatment beds and vases of fresh flowers. Aestheticians offer a full range of skin services, including facials and waxing, and licensed massage therapists knead away stress.
Scissors, curling irons, and bowls of freshly mixed hair dye abound inside Beautiful Hair Design. The stylists create a mix of classic and modern dos, including chic bobs, blunt bangs, and long layers. A corner of the studio is devoted to manicures and pedicures, which can be finished off with Shellac polish that protects against chips and cat scratches.
There’s no stopping the aging process, short of becoming a vampire or finding the elusive soda fountain of eternal youth. But at Celia's Face & Body, licensed aesthetician Kelley offsets the physical signs of aging with facials that use ingredients such as warm paraffin masks and organic-fruit acids to improve skin’s texture. A line of Yon-Ka Paris products uses marine extracts, fruit acids, and essential oils to further rejuvenate epidermises. Luxurious facial packages can include aromatherapy back scrubs or neck-and-shoulder massages.
Beyond facials, Kelley pampers clients with bodywork sessions such as the citrus body buff, which exfoliates bods with citrus body masks more effectively than running through a lawn sprinkler filled with salt and OJ. The certified massage therapist also soothes achy muscles with massages that can incorporate deep-tissue and hot-stone massage techniques.
Salon owner and licensed cosmetologist Sue Lafferty draws cosmetic wisdom from nearly a quarter century in the beauty business as she leads her team of certified stylists and service providers. Stylists subject men's and women's manes to cuts and conditioning with high-quality products from lines such as the botanically based Biolage. Light-cured hues from Light Concept Nails color fingertips in a resin designed by German chemists to resist chipping and better grip the steering wheels of racecars. Facials cleanse and refresh skin while eyelash extensions are skillfully applied to further beautify newly radiant faces. In addition to these services, she offers gel nails and lash extensions.
Anyone who shaves regularly knows that keeping skin smooth and stubble-free is a chore. At LiVi Laser Hair Removal Center, located within Nuance Salon, a certified laser hair-removal technician?who works under the tutelage of a medical director?draws on more than five years of experience to free clients from that chore. She aims the beams of a Candela laser at bikini lines, underarms, and other regions of the body, gradually halting future hair growth. The treatment is effective on all skin types.
Spa Noor's staff enhances clients' aesthetic appeal with a bounty of skin services, fillers, and injectable treatments. Smooth out facial etchings by temporarily immobilizing muscles with nonsurgical Dysport treatments. The injected treatment improves lines left by frowny faces and helps to restore visages to a youthful, less stressed expression. Sclerotherapy treatments aim to eradicate veiny marks, with an injection of solution that makes veins swell and stick together, eventually turning into scar tissue that fades from view. Both treatments are preceded by a consultation, during which clients and physicians can discuss the chosen treatment and any accompanying concerns, as well as their favorite brand of salad dressing.