The aestheticians at Chen Skincare & Spa fight blemishes and signs of aging with skincare services backed by products from brands such as Dermalogica, and PCA Skin. Chen's signature facial follows a brief skin analysis and freckle Rorschach test with an organic mask that supplements the results of an exfoliation, extraction, and detoxifying massage. Anti-inflammatory gel and an oatmeal mask sing hymns of hydration to delicate epidermises during the sensitive-skin facial, and male clients neutralize razor burn with the deep pore cleansing of the gentlemen's facial. A full-body aromatherapy massage combines natural herb and flower scents with head-to-toe strokes in order to rebalance the body and mind more effectively than log rolling on an abacus does.
Warmly stained hardwood blankets the floor at Chen Skincare & Spa, where neutral-toned walls shut out such noisy outside distractions as ringing cell phones and road rage delivered by Morse code. Whimsical sets of bubble-shaped mirrors reflect the graceful shapes of vases sprouting tall grasses and branches.
The aestheticians at I Love Lash understand the difference between fake lashes and extensions. That's why they've devoted their chic, boutique studio to extensions, and extensions only. That's because extensions look natural, move naturally, and don't attack innocent passerby like Venus flytraps. They also last up to six weeks. To achieve a completely natural look, aestheticians have clients lay back on comfortable tables under the light of crystal chandeliers. One-by-one, they apply customized lashes to real lashes with a special adhesive that creates a waterproof bond. A meticulously precise treatment, it takes about two hours. During that time they also tailor lashes to length, curl, and color. Lashes will fall out periodically with the natural lashes, so the technicians recommend touch-ups every two to three weeks.
The manicures at Young's Nail begin with relaxing techniques that culminate with traditional or gel polishes. The color-gel variety allows nails' natural color to show through the tints, and UV gel polishes cure in seconds under a special lamp. Both types of polishes eschew harsh chemicals and odors. While clients lounge in cushy, red massage chairs, feet prepare for their polish by soaking in warm water. Techs also lengthen lashes with extensions and relieve the body of wanted hair with waxing services.
With whimsical wall decals, pink and white draperies, and treatment beds upholstered in shimmering satin, Stylash looks more like a doll's dream house than a stuffy salon. It's a fitting setting for the shop's aestheticians, who use hypoallergenic glue and an extra-light touch to doll up lash lines with long, individual eyelash extensions that can last up to one month. But the comfy, feminine atmosphere also serves a purpose—the more relaxed clients are, the better their eyelashes adhere. To that end, the staff recommends that clients keep talking and yodeling to a minimum during application and encourages them to bring in personal music players to help quiet their minds.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Organic Airbrush Custom Blend Tan
Brands Used: Minkys eyelash extensions
Pro Tip: Please come showered, shaved and or exfoliated. No make up.
Grace Skin & Body Care offers a variety of skin-centric treatments to help keep the body's largest organ in tip-top shape. Choose from 10 different types of facials, many of which are specially formulated to treat problems such as acne, signs of aging, and loose skin. Aside from the face, there are treatments for other areas of the body: Swedish massages help to heal the body by destroying stress and tension, while body scrubs use sea salts to exfoliate away dead skin cells and free-riding barnacles.