La Bella Vita Salon's beauty professionals are renowned for their haircare services, but continue to gain notability for their customizable spa treatments. In addition to smoothing skin with facials and waxes, aestheticians nourish it with chemical peels and microdermabrasion. The specialists relax the body with hot-stone therapy and back treatments, and highlight the natural beauty of eyes with faux mink lash extensions or permanent liner. Hardwood planks stretch across the salon floor, creating an earthy aesthetic that's enhanced by bonsai trees and occasional thunderstorms.
Soundproof and lightproof, the smooth, curvy pods at InSPArations Float Spa let clients enjoy a few moments totally removed from the outside world. Gallons of warm water intermixed with Epsom salt fill the tanks, providing the highly buoyant, skin-temperature "bed" that simulates the sensation of floating. Sensory deprivation sessions have been shown to yield a range of benefits, such as increased concentration, better sleep, and reduced stress.
Tiffani Justice doles out haircuts and styling treatments inside Covet Hair Studio, a loft-like space with a salon and fashion boutique. On the salon side, lively yellow walls, marbled floors, and hanging lamps give off a stylish vibe that stylists incorporate into their hair-design services. Stone walls and muted green colors fill in the boutique side, with hats, handbags, and jewelry on display and available for purchase.
Amy Hansen isn’t your typical makeup artist. Sure, she helps define natural beauty by dressing up features, but her cosmetic enhancements won't rinse off at the end of the day. By applying pigment with a tattoo-like procedure, Amy can enhance eyes, lips, and lashes permanently, allowing her clients to reallocate time spent on morning makeup rituals to more fruitful purposes, such as enjoying a cup of coffee or scanning the newspaper for spelling errors.
Working out of the ultra-chic and appropriately-named Salon Vogue, Lindie Fuller plumps up lash lines with eyelash extensions. Using a sensitive, hypoallergenic adhesive, she attaches one extension at a time to the natural lashes, adding length and volume, and allowing customers to leave the house without putting on mascara or affixing tiny mustaches to each eye. In addition to lashes, Lindie also specializes in permanent makeup.
A teacher overwhelmed with classroom tasks and student responsibilities; a 20-something recovering from the insecurities of teenage acne—Charlie Ward has served them both. Like many who write in his patient testimonials, this pair praises the master aesthetician's professional skill and personal kindness. "Having healthy habits, including good skincare," Charlie writes on his website, "[has] helped me enjoy [life] even more." Charlie pebbles his path to healthier, more vibrant skin with services that range from the technologically advanced photofacial treatment, which uses intense pulsed light to improve sun-damaged skin, to the holistic scrub-and-rub massages, which dose backs and bodies with salt crystals from the Great Salt Lake before hot towels and lotions cleanse and refresh. He also stays up-to-date on his industry's latest trends and technologies, writing on his blog about some of the latent effects of tattoos and new breakthroughs in heat-resistant makeup that prove ideal for soldiers fighting in war zones or chefs cooking in full-body snowsuits.