Nestled amid consignment shops and antique stores in a historic Victorian neighborhood, Heights Retreat harnesses aromatherapy and therapeutic oils to bolster manicures and pedicures performed in massaging chairs, while seven kinds of body massage use a tailored approach to pinpoint aches and pains. Medically focused facials help alleviate conditions such as acne and rosacea using gentle peels, galvanic stimulation, and miniature steamrollers.
If there's a new trend in the world of nail art, it's almost a given that Nail Mogul's technicians are already on top of it. Checkerboard nail art? Check. Stiletto points with metallic gold tips? Sure! How about asymmetrically shaped banana-yellow nails topped with glitter and 3-D baubles? No problem. But as wild as the designs can get, Nail Mogul owner Vicki Adams also enjoys devising subtly creative looks that are office-appropriate?such as the elegant half-moon manicure she demonstrated for Ebony. Adams has been a nail tech for nearly two decades, time that includes a stint as an educator for the CND Shellac brand. In that time, she's also developed luxurious spa treatments that incorporate exfoliating sea salt scrubs, soothing soaks, and gentle massage, making skin soft enough for clients to bashfully ask permission to hold their own hand.
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Michelle Salon & Spa is an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation. Trained stylists help clients achieve a new look or add elegant touches to a preexisting style with haircuts and coloring, keratin treatments, and eyelash extensions. Luxurious nail services such as spa mani-pedis and ?minence Organic hand and foot facials call on sugar scrubs, sea rock salts, and vitamin E creams to render the skin soft and the nails colorful. The same care goes into faces during hydrating aromatherapy and anti-aging facials that rely on the refreshing effects of fruit-enzyme peels. This full-service salon and spa also offers Swedish and therapeutic massages that encourage relaxation and escape, along with deep-tissue massages that target muscles aching from strains and injuries stemming from athletic pursuits or attempting to massage your own back.
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.
The artistic technicians at Shepherd Day Spa decorate digits with unique designs and radiant finishes. Wielding polishes from deluxe brands such as Zoya and CND, they groom nails and paint them with individual decorations such as animal prints, psychedelic checkers, and 3-D glitter. They also specialize in services such as facials, waxing, and massages, and many nail treatments come with additional treatments such as sugar scrubs or facial masks.
The DPL photo-rejuvenation facial treatment is a 10- to 15-minute procedure that infuses countenances with photons of red and infrared light in an effort to restore damaged tissues, diminish pain, and wash away years of wear. The skilled beautifiers at The Rendezvous Spa can also use the noninvasive, drug-free therapy to target specific facial maladies such as crow’s-feet, sun damage, and fake handlebar mustaches that refuse to come off. The Rendezvous Spa ensconces patients in spacious, private treatment rooms. Upon entering the facility, guests are greeted by the waiting area's rich, coffee hues and lush, potted ferns that encourage games of pretend safari.