For the staff at Face to Face Salon & Spa, beauty treatments shouldn't simply touch up appearances, they should provide a much-needed escape from the hectic pace of everyday life. The team confidently addresses everything from split ends to chipped nails, ensuring that clients leave feeling as rejuvenated as they look. Stylists can design a flattering hairdo by tidying up and shaping wayward strands. They can also use coloring and texturizing treatments to create an even more dramatic change. The nail technicians keep fingers and toes looking neat and trim and indulge visitors by incorporating exfoliating scrubs or soothing paraffin dips into treatments. Custom facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments help restore the skin's naturally radiant glow. For a thoroughly pampering experience, the spa's massage therapists are on hand to alleviate tension stored in the neck, shoulders, back, and feet.
Rather than rely on a traditional soak—which they claim dehydrates hands more than it moisturizes them—the nail technicians at Johnson Nail and Spa soften cuticles with heated mitts. After trimming and shaping nails, they relieve tension with warm lotion and cooling gel, massaging achy muscles before brushing on a coat of vibrant polish.
Pedicures, on the other hand, do involve a brief soak in water before a citrus squeeze and relaxing foot massage. Both manicures and pedicures can be upgraded with extras such as a salt-glow exfoliation, hot-stone massage, and foot or hand mask. The experienced techs also lengthen and fortify nails with artificial enhancements such as acrylics and solar acrylics, the latter of which harness the sun’s energy to allow for more efficient clapping.
Fabian Woolard carves out her own space, Relaxation Spa Services, inside Boss Studios. Inside her cozy nook, the aesthetician gently combats signs of aging and stubborn acne with microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels. Fabian has also spent the last nine years in the beauty industry painting nails during manicures and waxing away unwanted hair on the face and legs. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 9:30 to 5:00. Closed Friday. Every other Saturday 9:30 to 7:00. Open on occasional Sundays
Working out of Bella Rouge salon, licensed nail technician Jackie Nording renovates nails with lustrous polishes and soothing manicures and pedicures. Shellac nail polish enlivens fingertips with a durable, glossy sheen that lasts up to 14 days. Artificial gel nails glimmer with white or glittery tips that appear more natural than acrylic nails and feel lighter than cast-iron nails. During mani-pedis, Jackie massages hands and feet, treating toes to a relaxing soak before glitzing up nails. She can also add eye-catching nail art to polished fingers and toes, adorning already glam surfaces with ornate designs.
In her more than six years of experience, beautician Anna Nelson of AKN Styles has learned one indisputable fact: every client wants something different. That's why, instead of just grabbing her shears and going to work, she takes the time to conduct a detailed consultation before performing any of her signature highlights, conditioning treatments, and nail services. During this time, Nelson and her client talk about such aesthetic matters as facial shape, skin tone, and how much of this information will appear on the post-appointment quiz.
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are performed by a skilled and friendly staff of professionals who use rejuvenating Intaglio skincare products. These procedures stave off the signs of aging while helping to reverse frontispiece flaws and epidermis imperfections. As the name suggests, the chemical peel works to shed layers of skin to help combat blemishes and excess oil and stimulate the growth of healthier skin. Microdermabrasion plays out like an intense exfoliation procedure, sloughing off extraneous dead skin cells. The subdued, rusty earth tones and Asian accents that comprise the treatment-room décor ensure optimal comfort for apprehensive first-timers.