Candlelight illuminates a swirling jacuzzi at Spa Pura, a 7,000-square-foot relaxation mecca where clients shed stress as they don a robe and slippers before indulging in one of the spa’s many services. Aestheticians perform a full spectrum of facial treatments that leverage clay masks, SkinCeuticals products, and vitamin infusions to help the skin to regain its glow. Teams of massage therapists welcome clients onto beds and pore over muscles with relaxing strokes, and body scrubbers and waxing technicians exfoliate and smooth frames. Clients hesitant to return to the outside world can bide their time in the spa’s raindrop showers or eucalyptus steam room, which doubles as koala heaven.
Licensed aestheticians, massage therapists, and permanent-makeup technicians work as a team to beautify clients from the forehead to the smallest toenail at Uptown Face and Body Care. Tense bodies melt under Swedish or deep-tissue massage techniques, and dull complexions disappear after infusions of vitamin C, minerals, and glycolic acid during facials and peels.
At Urban Butterfly, eyelash designer and skincare specialist Leslie Alderette enhances beauty with masterful eyelash-extension applications, waxing and threading, and facial treatments. Her background as a jewelry artist gives her a well-trained eye for fashion and beauty, as well as experience working with tiny fibers, which she draws on while delicately affixing each lash extension piece by piece.
The cosmetologist at Golden Touch Beauty Salon draws on more than a decade of experience when beautifying clients. In addition to designing both long and short coiffures, she specializes in transforming familiar shades into surprising new hues. The licensed makeup artist also turns her hand to sprucing up facades with careful applications of lipstick, foundation, and eye shadow.