With more than 30,000 products that range from blow-dryers to bronzing creams, Image Cosmetics Inc's inventory is like the beauty closet most women wish they had. Beyond representing top brands such as Dermalogica, Rusk, and Elizabeth Arden, each product is purchased wholesale (directly from the manufacturer or an authorized dealer) and priced up to 70% off retail. Those who find themselves frequent shoppers of Image's vast inventory can opt to enroll in a rewards program, which gifts them a point for every dollar they spend.
Clients come to Massage Therapy At Bejanies to relax, get pampered, and enjoy a respite from the stresses of everyday life. The bodywork experts here specialize in delivering these feel-good services through techniques such as Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and cranio-sacral massage. They also teach massage classes so that students may practice whisking away the tension away on their own.
At Salon LimeLight, stylists approach each mane with an artistic eye. After consulting with clients, they enlist Goldwell color products and knowledge of trending styles to sculpt hair into fresh looks or neoclassical busts. Though they're trained in multiple beautifying services, the staff specializes in smoothing tresses with Brazilian blowouts and revitalizing them with gleaming color. Nail services add hue to digits as well, and specialty OPI gel manicures keep finger shades unmarked for up to two weeks. The comprehensive services unfold in an intimate boutique setting where natural light illuminates light lime walls and potted bamboo.
Rizzieri Aveda School, an Aveda-partnered beauty institute, guides its star students to pamper heads with an array of hair services. A cut and style for women ($18), men ($12), or kids ($10) turns head-shrubs into an artful garden, and a formal style ($30) gives noggins the confidence to finally march into the glamorous new grocery store. Snag a full head of highlights ($42+) or partial foil highlights ($32+) to replace fading summer sunshine, or invest in permanent waving to give locks squiggly volume ($30+).
The techs at all Victoria's Nails and Spa locations have one thing in common: they pride themselves on running clean shops where clients can come to get their paws pampered. Techs do their best work at the foot of comfortable pedicure chairs, where they apply polish to toes to make them more attractive and less likely to be mistaken for weird bugs and stepped on.
Moxie Blue Salon's seasoned stylists snip curls and hydrate locks with precise haircuts and salon services prefaced by a thorough consultation. After discussing desired angles and which cheekbone most deserves to display its tattoo, a scissors wielder frees scalps of split ends during the 45-minute haircut. Once lighter and layered, hairdos bask in a deep-conditioning treatment that hydrates heads and relaxes overly stressed strands. Feel free to have a stylist sprinkle coifs with partial or full highlights, a strand-coating lightener that adds dimensionality without inducing the misguided application of crayons. Or wrestle unruly locks into silky submission by undergoing a Control Zero treatment that works to transform frizzy hair into straight, shiny manes without the use of formaldehyde. Within the salon, sleek orange chairs pop against the clean white walls and brown counters as stylists snatch blow-dryers hanging leisurely from the ceiling.
The Makeup Bar Salon may be named for its chair-lined countertops that brim with signature cosmetics, but its staff of stylists and aestheticians brings much more than just makeup artistry to the table. Supervised by Lisa Severino, a makeup artist with more than 20 years of experience, the salon’s many claims to fame include a seaweed facial that was a 2011 Pick by InStyle magazine and a blow-dry bar with a choice of three styling options: tousled, straight, or Louis XIV. Meanwhile, eyebrow specialists flaunt years of over-eye artistry in brow-shaping sessions that both correct past tweezing blunders and ensure flattering contours when brows grow out. Clients can put a bow on their spa and salon services with exclusive cosmetics, whether the salon’s own or the feng-shui-inspired Color Elements line designed by Severino herself.