Narcissus Salon's practiced stylists, all of whom are Redken and Paul Mitchell Master Specialists, strive to personalize each client's mane makeover, taking into account hair texture, facial structure, growth patterns, appearance, and lifestyle. A consultation helps formulate desirable 'dos before a conditioning treatment infuses heads with more moisture than a rain cloud after a sauna session. Staff members then dry and style tresses with a toasty blowout. Alternatively, clients can send scissors chasing after frayed ends in addition to the conditioning service. Otherwise, a cut and color treatment enliven locks with a new hue, which can be spread all over, streaked into partial highlights, or thrown onto hair in the style of Jackson Pollack to achieve a classic, arty look.
Sassy and inspirational quotes—such as "If you are confident, you are beautiful"—adorn the pink hallways and individual rooms of Fetish Beaute Boutique. These messages lend to the fun and welcoming atmosphere the staff works to create. The collection of tanning beds and sunless-tanning options darken skin tones, and a menu of waxing services readies bodies for the beach or competitive slip 'n' slide records. Makeup artists not only beautify faces for special events, they also teach lessons in proper application and color selection. Elsewhere in the shop, shelves teem with lotions and balms to enhance the tanning experience, as well watches, jewelry, and other girly accessories.
Salon owner and NIC nail technician Katinna Hill never considers her job to be done. She enjoys watching her clients leave Pampered & Polished beaming with pride while toting gleaming nails, but she also continues to fine-tune her techniques through educational classes and workshops. Though trained by Young Nails, OPI, and Creative Nail Design at times throughout her more than 20-year career, Katinna still seeks out the latest industry trends and the legendary nail guide penned by Mona Lisa's beautician.
Dr. Cheryl D. Bansal, a board-certified dermatologist, helms Medical & Aestheitc Dermatology, working to beautify the body’s largest organ—the skin—with a variety of treatments. Visitors can log some time in a light-therapy booth, inside which narrow-band UVB waves penetrate patients’ skin, alleviating conditions such as psoriasis and vitiligo. Instead of working over clients with a dough roller, Dr. Bansal can smoothen wrinkles with injections of Botox, Restylane, and other dermal fillers, or even remove moles.
The Face Place’s skilled nails tech and aestheticians look after clients’ digits and faces with pampering treatments enhanced by the soothing influence of feng shui throughout the elegant space. During the spa deluxe manicure, nail artists soak hands in skin-calming lotions before applying a pair of thermal gloves that gently massage clients’ pressure points and thaw icicles hiding under fingernails. After hydrating parched hands with a bonus paraffin wax dip, the tech meticulously grooms cuticles and nails and tops off digits with a chip-resistant coating of vibrant OPI polish. Meanwhile, toes enjoy the spa deluxe pedicure, sinking into an aromatic soak as tootsie experts sand away callouses and pig bites and exfoliate dry skin with an herbal sugar scrub. Like hands, feet plunge into an ultrahydrating paraffin dip before receiving their own sheath of color.
Under the tutelage of medical director Dr. Natasha Sandy, the highly trained nurses and technicians at Columbia Medical Dermatology and Skincare expertly blast away at unwanted vessels using a Cutera CoolGlide laser. Small red capillaries and blue spider veins get absorbed by the body after one or more 15- to 30-minute sessions, leaving behind more pristine legs or faces. The cool tip of the laser offsets the pulses of vein-damaging light and heat, and most patients feel only a light stinging. Treatments, like anacondas' progressive dinner parties, should be scheduled eight weeks apart.