A glowing complexion. A vivid new hair color. A set of neatly shaped eyebrows. The beauticians at La Paz Day Spa & Salon create all of these and much more at a welcoming studio highlighted by Aztec-inspired decor. Aestheticians perform nine different facials while stylists revive hair with color treatments and cuts. Inside La Paz's private treatment rooms, waxing technicians remove hair from the body, leaving skin smoother than a buttered saxophone.
From within a historical mansion guesthouse, the staff at The Petite Retreat expertly expunges stress with an 80-minute set of spa treatments. Guests recline in warm, candlelit massage rooms while talented digits knead and amaze muscles with an array of modalities and magic tricks during the one-hour Ultimate massage. Hot stones and cooling gel trace invigorating sensations along the back, punctuated by the yin and yang of relaxing Swedish and knot-evicting deep-tissue techniques. The staff also ushers out steamy towels and aromatherapy during the session to render bodies as loose as a pair of untied shoes. During the 20-minute facial-hydration and foot-exfoliation treatments mugs soak up moisture while a therapist sloughs layers of dry skin and tired dance moves from feet. Two Groupons may be combined for a couple's massage package.
While staff at Marq Salon uses styling products from brands such as Moroccanoil, Pureology, and Redken, they know good hair doesn’t come from products alone. That’s why the stylists and nail artists there keep their skills sharp with continuing education, making sure they can replicate the latest trends, unlike time travellers who only brought along sweatpants. They put those skills to use beneath shelves of Coppola keratin treatment and Redken colors. Across the salon, emery boards rasp against nails, and warm paraffin melts around fingers. Therapists warm smooth stones for massages as aromatherapy oils elicit deep inhalations. An airbrush-tanning technician dispenses the eco-friendly, organic solution by hand to create an even, all-over glow that doesn’t require drying time.
Do or Dye Tx resembles an art loft: it has high, exposed ceilings, tall windows, and furniture made of pipes and particleboard. In this creatively designed space, stylists update hairdos and aestheticians apply makeup, giving patrons fresh, hip looks.
Hair-coloring experts execute ombre with a base color, darkening the hair at the roots while very subtly lightening the hue all the way to the ends. Aestheticians nourish complexions with facials and tone skin with LED phototherapy treatments, diminishing blemishes such as age spots and grape-jelly stains. Among the salon's basic services, the beauty professionals wax body hair, design updos, and perform deep-conditioning treatments.
Le Blanc Salon & Spa's stylists and aestheticians wield their combs and nail files like magic wands, working miraculous transformations with a simple flick of their wrists. They style hair into stunning updos or everyday looks with equal ease, and specialize in the art of adding extra length with the help of extensions. They even deliver relaxing massages, boosting the relaxation factor with the help of hot towels, heated stones, and hands warmed to exactly 98.6 degrees Farenheit.
The team works its magic beneath the salon's remarkably high ceilings, their work lit by the twinkling glow of a many-layered chandelier and hanging track lights. Rich, red hardwood floors run underfoot, their cherry tone adding a pop of color to the salon's collection of pristine white furnishings and pale walls.
Satori means sudden enlightenment, and at Satori Salon that moment comes when stylists spin clients around to face the mirror and a brand new cut and color are revealed. Inside this Washington Avenue salon in the Heights, dark bamboo paneling and wooden Buddhas create a Zen-like feeling. The Satori experience isn’t just about getting a haircut; it’s about creating the perfect hair design in a lush atmosphere. The designers here are all established stylists, and many have master-level color training and experience working on photo shoots and runway shows. A great hairstyle might not lead to sudden enlightenment, but it can definitely be a great surprise during the big reveal.