A mirror framed in gilded leaves hangs on a pale pink wall, reflecting the faces of clients as a team of stylists perform beauty services. Nail technicians dip hands and feet in paraffin wax for added softness before covering tips in a choice of eye-popping hue, and stylists dip their scissors into manes, removing unwanted length and creating chic layers. After accenting facial features with permanent makeup, clients can toss their stash of lipstick tubes and eyeliner pencils or use them to add even more personality to pet rocks.:
From inside Destination Spa Salon, certified reflexologist and reiki practitioner Emily Clark seeks to promote a deep sense of well-being in her clients. She applies pressure to specific nerve endings in the feet during reflexology treatments, which help relieve pain and tension throughout the body. Emily also performs reiki, a hands-on healing method that aims to bring the body, mind, and emotions into balance.
Aquamarine walls and black decor accents surround clients at Aqua Salon as they indulge in salon services, which include haircuts, manicures, waxing, facials, and deep-tissue massage. Additionally, customers journey to the salon in an effort to bronze skin and whiten teeth for more effective flirting with camera lenses.
Visiting Vogue Salon & Permanent Makeup is like going to a concert: your experience varies greatly depending on where you sit. Clients who take a seat in one of the massaging pedicure thrones relax as technicians apply gel or acrylic polish, whereas men, women, and kids who rest against the curved backs and arms of the rotating styling stools chatter as stylists perform haircuts and Redken color treatments. One of the most sought-out seats in the house is the permanent-makeup chair, which resembles a padded pool lounge chair and is used during waxing as well as makeup sessions. The staff prides itself on its inking expertise and even offers a six-month apprenticeship for artists who want to learn how to draw in eyebrows, eyeliner, and lip liner like professionals, or at least like the artist who painted Richard Nixon's official White House portrait.
Lori Lewis knows what it's like to struggle with acne, because she wrestled against breakouts when she was an adolescent. Now, as an aesthetician and the owner of Nu Bella Skin Care, she happily comes to the aid of epidermises suffering from acne, hyperpigmentation, and melasma. She also wields products that help amend a face’s wrinkles, lines, and outdated subway maps. Her menu includes facials that boost collagen, cleanse pores, and moisturize dry skin, as well as diamond dermabrasion and chemical peels. For example, Lori renders the pumpkin peel, an exfoliating treatment that can leave faces looking younger. When she isn't beautifying exteriors with her extensive range of facial services, Lori prunes them with brow and Brazilian waxing.
Most popular service: Gel Manicures
Brands Used: Gelish
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Vanessa Nockein-Yelenich pursues dual careers as the technical advisor for Schwarzkopf Professional ? which produces a high-end line of color products ? and the head of Salon Nouveau. She oversee a diverse staff that includes dedicated manicurist Chantel Rasmussen. Rasmussen polishes and sculpt nails on fingers and toes, often finishing her treatments with a coat of Gellish polish, known for its bright colors and durability even when kickboxing in open-toed shoes.