Brands Used: Paul Mitchell
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Nice quiet relaxing salon. Wash house is amazing.
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.
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.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 230 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach — A Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: The Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
The teeth-strengthening doctor at Laser Dental, Dr. Hien Nguyen, graduated from the NYU School of Dentistry and use's his expertise to restore mouths. His services include everything from gentle cleanings to dental implants. Dr. Nguyen supplements his traditional preventive and cosmetic procedures with the latest technology—such as laser dentistry and invisible braces—to assure each appointment is as comfortable as possible.