At Love Your Skin By Hope, aesthetician Hope Acuna personalizes each skincare service with carefully selected products. Pretreatment consultations help Hope to tailor cleansing facials to each individual's skin type, and a complimentary patch test checks for allergies to looking pretty before every chemical peel.
At Katie Eyelash Extensions, located within Le Prince Salon, an aesthetician draws on years of beauty-industry experience to keep clients groomed and styled from eyebrows to toes. She decorates fingernails and toenails during mani-pedis, waxes away unwanted body hair, and lengthens eyelashes with extensions that last up to four weeks. For a flirtatious curl, opt for the eyelash perming treatment.
Salon Infiniti specializes in hair: coloring it, shortening it, lengthening in, pinning it up in a becoming fashion, and putting wax on it—100% all-natural hard wax, to be precise. Stylists create dramatic, flattering 'dos, add realistic extensions, and smooth frizzy locks. Outside the realm of coiffures, the aesthetics department offers Brazilian and full-body waxing, using the sensitive-skin-friendly wax to clear the way and reveal smooth skin beneath the fuzz. In addition, skin specialists perform relaxing and rejuvenating facials, helping customers battle acne, fine lines, and wrinkles.
In the photo the ladies laugh, but it's not clear if someone's told a joke or they're just giggling at the idea of vamping for the camera. This is the staff at Salon Marchessa, a small, tight-knit band of hairstylists that also includes experienced manicurist Nancy Benton and Sheena Albert, an aesthetician whose Australian beauty training included tweezing the eyebrows of koalas. More recently, certified practitioner Lauren Woznicki has added her massage therapy to the salon's repertoire. The team accents their sunny salon interior with ornate mirrors and vases of flowers, which occupy shelves alongside products by Redken, Sebastian, and Dermalogica.
Salon Radiance enlists a cadre of experienced stylists to bestow on clients a menu of services for their hair. Reward favored locks with an accentuating, sun-kissed glow during a partial highlight ($75+) or mold manes into a scale model of a finished Crazy Horse monument with an updo ($50+). The basic haircut, revamps looks with a shampoo, trim, and style ($40 for women; $25 for men), while the fortifying hair treatment infuses manes with a concoction of 17 amino acids, botanicals, and moisture, sealing in the health-boosting results with steamed heat ($45). For heads tired of walking the straight and narrow, the permanent wave treatment adds bounce by imbuing follicles with curl and an appreciation of the Slinky ($75+).