At Ten Over Ten by Kim, owner Kimberly Christen imparts a sense of subtle sophistication to everything she touches, from her designer West Elm manicure table and the modern upholstered pedicure chair gracing her station to her hand-selected Deborah Lippmann products. She enhances her signature manicures with a light hand and arm massage and a light coat of Deborah Lippmann Rich Girl moisturizing cream. She begins her signature pedicures with a consultation before sloughing away dull skin with a foot scrub and finishing off each nailcare session with brushstrokes of Deborah Lippmann nail lacquer, which is free of toluene, formaldehyde, mayonnaise, and other harmful chemicals. Before appointments, clients may recline on a designer white sofa and photosynthesize while soaking in the natural sunlight streaming in through the large windows.
Avanté tousles tresses with tools that include Aveda's line of aromatic, plant-sourced products and smoothes skin tones with waxing and tanning services. Enhance come-hither looks and secret-code waggling with deftly shaped brows ($13+), tamed with two kinds of plant-based wax and soothing ingredients. Freshly cut and blow-dried hairdos ($22+ for men; $45+ for women) and fortifying color treatments ($25+) give an instant jolt of good-hair-day karma. Much like the red accent walls that enliven Avanté's pristine white interior, hand-airbrushed spray tans ($25) conjure a healthy glow without the unhealthy effects of UV radiation,
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 Repêchage 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.
Lashelle's Lash Bar's list of services proves that the shop offers lash looks for all occasions. They deck out peepers in individual or strips of lashes, crafting everything from subtle touchups for girls' nights out to dramatic fringe for Twiggy look-alike contests. All of their lashes are made from quality materials, including mink and human hair. To complement their specialty, the aestheticians also offer facial, waxing, and nail services.
Taj Salon bestows a bevy of beautifying hair and nail services for daily body upkeep and special occasions. Step into their welcoming confines for a shampoo and style ($25 and up) or hair coloring ($65 and up) to bring sepia strands into full relief. Digits can get some TLC with a manicure ($20), and commanding schoolteachers can get some backup for chalkboard scratching with a full set of acrylic ($35) or fiberglass ($40) nails. Alternately, apply the $40 credit toward a more expensive service, such as a mane-taming Brazilian blowout, offered to Groupon customers for a discounted rate of $200 (normally valued at $350–$500).
Thoughtful touches are laced throughout Therapy Boutique and Nail Salon’s services. Private nail stations are outfitted with ergonomic chairs to ensure bodies are just as relaxed as hands and feet during mani-pedis. Massages accompany certain manicures, and Shellac polish protects nails from chips and scratches for weeks. The nail technicians even offer acrylic nails to cover weak or extra-shy nails.