Even before taking their place on the massage table or in a heated pedicure chair, customers who walk into Elite Salon & Day Spa have a sense of the luxurious relaxation they can expect. They're greeted with complimentary beverages before being ushered into softly lit private rooms where candles flicker, and stress is submerged under a wash of relaxing music. Among other services, aestheticians improve skin with facials that use Rep?chage products, a seaweed-based line manufactured in the United States. For those who need a getaway from family responsibilities or a stressful job turning the sun on and off every day, spa packages sequester guests in serenity for three to seven hours.
Licensed paramedical aesthetician Stephanie Bell has stayed abreast of technological advances throughout her career, which spans more than a decade. At Total Body Aesthetics, which is celebrating its six-year anniversary at a new location with five studios, she equips clients with HCG diets, Synergy AMS treatments, and Formostar body wraps to help them lose inches and stay fit. To assist with skincare, she buffs and purifies faces with Clarisonic brushes, which pulse at 300 movements per minute, as fast as a Ferrari?s standing heart rate.
Bell balances the clinical feel of high-tech gadgets with the welcoming feel of earthy decor. Private treatment rooms brim with natural light filtering through thatched blinds. Plants add an organic touch, as do thick, sand-colored linens.
John Ira, The Corner Salon's master hair stylist and colorist, crafts classic and modern styles with professional hair services in the comforts of a cozy studio. Green and yellow furniture and walls surround clients as they discuss style objectives with Ira during complimentary consultations, drawing on photographs, magazines, or Renaissance sculptures of '80s hair bands. Ira stays up to date on current trends by attending classes, workshops, and trade shows that keep his skills as sharp as his shears.
The stylists at The Corner Salon beautify the entire family with hair- and nailcare services. Along with haircuts, highlights, and coloring, they update hairstyles with sew-in weaves and Keratin smoothing treatments. Acrylic or soak-off nails help make hands look as dazzling as a majestic eagle gliding across the skies with a road flare in its beak, and the staff also offers pedicures that focus on problematic feet and diabetic care.
Bare Smooth's laser hair-removal specialists help clients cut ties with razors, tweezers, wax, and the laborious process of burning each hair with a match. During a free consultation, a tech determines each client's specific needs, custom-tailoring their packages before guiding guests through the entire laser hair-removal process. The staff can also improve the appearance of skin with microdermabrasion, facials, and chemical peels.
At Willow Organic Salon, aestheticians pamper skin and hair using eco-conscious products from brands such as Surface and Skin 2 Skin. Experienced staff are on hand to soothe backs with hour-long Swedish massages, rejuvenate faces with invigorating facials, or give strands vibrant new hues through color treatments.