Becky M. Hogge, a licensed cosmetologist for more than 24 years, sees Urban Escape Salon and Day Spa as a space outside of time. She and her staff view their venue as a sanctuary where clients can recline and recharge before walking back into busy schedules. Managing such an oasis is not as restful as visiting one, however. To update her repertoire of services, Becky attends hair shows and continuing-education classes throughout the year. Her resulting expertise allows her to style all hair types, to imbue strands with fresh color, and to craft formal updos for special occasions. She is also certified in keratin straightening treatments and staunchly believes in the aesthetic value of professional salon products. Formulas from Redken, Pureology, and Bioelements all contribute to her trimming and texturizing appointments.
In addition to haircare, the spa hosts a catalog of relaxing body treatments. Massage techniques range from Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to hot-stone work and reflexology. Nail technicians beautify hands and feet with mani-pedis and paraffin dips, a more professional moisturizing method than wearing lotion-filled mittens. Custom facials, facial waxing, tanning, and makeup applications round out the menu of pampering services.
A tranquil experience awaits clients who waltz through the doors of A New Length Salon & Day Spa, where attentive staffers greet them with an array of hair, skin, and massage services. Five stylists scurry across the salon floor, skillfully tending to manes with customized haircuts, highlights, and straightening treatments utilizing more than 15 brands of beauty products including Keune and Bio Ionic haircare. Inside a private treatment room, an aesthetician tends to skin, peering into pores to decipher skin types and predict next week's lottery numbers. Visages can be balanced and restored to more youthful appearances with the aid of traditional aesthetic services, such as brow tinting and waxing, or more advanced medi-spa treatments such as Diamond microdermabrasion. Faces are further beautified at the hands of a trained makeup artist wielding True skincare and cosmetics, a line of products infused with a free-radical fighting antioxidant. During makeup applications, artists narrate every brush stroke so clients can recreate the look at home. A New Length's staff also uses their beautification skills to pay it forward by donating proceeds from haircuts, facials, massages, and pink polish to the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.
At Misti Belle’s Hair & Beauty, savvy stylists sculpt and cut hair to complement each client’s unique personality and facial angles. With a specialty in hair coloring, the team members use top-shelf products to bring out rich, natural-looking colors and can inspire hair to become as smooth as Kenny G’s speaking voice with quality keratin-treatment products.
At SpaTaneity, relaxation begins as soon as guests step over the threshold. The de-stressing smells of aromatherapy greet each guest, and the sounds of trickling water and calming music add depth to the refreshing beverages clients sip as they begin to leave the bustling world behind. The spa’s owner, Trish Diaz, honed her relaxation-inducing skills during 10 years spent as a master aesthetician. In designing her spa, Trish made sure that her qualified staff members possessed the same unparalleled attention to detail that Trish lavished on her tranquil spa space.
Amid earth-toned rooms filled with plants and plush pillows, licensed and master aestheticians use custom facials and microdermabrasion to rid skin of imperfections and signs of aging such as sun spots, fine lines, and the finger scratches that result from babysitting an ill-behaved grandfather clock. Massage therapists deflate stress and tension with Swedish, hawaiian, and hot-stone massages, and mud body wraps feature cameos from honey butters and sea mud to detox the skin and give it a healthy, polished glow.
In 2009, Redken Master Stylist and Certified Pureologist technician Elena teamed up with her sister, Rosalia, to open Invidia Hair Design. Since then, their team has grown to include eight total stylists. Among those eight, there are several other Master Stylists, each of whom maintains her skills with continuing education classes. Inside their upscale and modern space, the team cuts hair, adds flair with feather extensions, and drenches locks in new hues with such eye-popping color the salon has an optometrist on call. The team performs all of these services with the aid of products by brands such as Redken, Chi, and Pureology. Many of these styling aides are available for purchase on Invidia's retail shelves and can be taken home after visits.
The medical technicians at Innovations Health and Wellness know that losing weight is tricky, and keeping it off is even trickier. That's why they base their medically certified weight loss programs and treatments around equal parts science and support. From low-calorie diets and weight-loss counseling to B12 injections and appetite suppressants, treatments helps clients change their lifestyles while simultaneously shedding inches. While weight loss programs take effect, spa technicians also assist with other aesthetic matters. Body wraps countour bodies with the help of infrared heat, and their Smart Lipo system harnesses the power of ultrasonic energy, which busts up the cellular fat stores without the need for invasive treatments. In addition to helping patients lose weight, they also maintain appearances with laser hair removal sessions and brighten smiles with teeth whitening treatments powered by UV light.