For the staff at Salon Mulan, successfully serving their clients comes down to two things: training and the right tools. Each of the beauty professionals continuously attends classes and workshops to sharpen her skills. They also employ carefully chosen products during all of their waxing, aesthetic, and hair services. When dyeing hair, they use imported color products from It&ly Hairfashion. When conditioning, they use natural bamboo products from Alterna. Away from the salon chairs, aestheticians coat nails in OPI polish and dip dry feet into soothing paraffin wax, which leaves skin silky smooth.
On the salon floor, the team renders all their services amid wood and glass accents, green plants, and bright flowers. Beyond the styling area, wide pedicure thrones don't display even a sliver of wood—instead, the black-and-gray leather posterior pads comfortably seat clients.
At Got Sun Tanning's two locations, the answer is always “you bet we do.” More than 80 tanning beds of varying intensity levels stay humming seven days a week, helping clients achieve beach-style color without setting foot on the sand. The salons also offer Mystic and airbrush tans for those looking to avoid UV exposure or fulfill their childhood dream of being tagged by a graffiti artist.
The professional massage therapists at Beyond Beautiful Spas tap, stretch, and knead during massages that range from deep-tissue to migraine-relief variations. The staff tailors every massage to each client's needs and skin type, and all sessions include a refreshing hot towel. The spa's facials take the form of anti-aging, acne, and aromatherapy varieties, using skincare products that are made up of natural ingredients and infused with stem-cell formulations. Clients can also stop in for a professional makeup application, and 20% of these sales is donated to the charitable AIDS Foundation.
When children are sick, their parents will do anything to heal them. That’s why, when her teenage daughter developed fibromyalgia, Sorina Durante decided to go back to school to find ways to improve her daughter's health. She attended 10 different programs across England, Canada, and the United States to learn the latest in laser therapy and relaxation techniques, which not only helped her relieve her daughter's pains but also led her to open Energy Balance Laser Therapy & Massage. There, Durante shares with her clients her expertise in red-light therapy, therapeutic massage, and Dr. Kaufman's pain-neutralization technique, the latter of which relieves chronic and acute pain using a light touch. Durante also offers anti-aging facials that use lasers to firm and clear the skin, as well as stress-relieving alternative therapies such as reiki and CranioSacral.
Licensed aesthetician and acne specialist Nikolett Ivanyi focuses her skills on curbing one of life’s frustrations: acne. Nikolett empathizes with those afflicted with the condition, for she suffered from breakouts in her 20s and spent hundreds of dollars on products and doctors who fruitlessly tried to help her. She finally took the reins and solved her own skin problems after becoming a certified acne specialist, and she now works to help others achieve the same results.
Nikolett helps clients ranging from kids to adults understand why their skin is misbehaving. She outlines a personalized Acne Free Skin program to clear up blemishes, which includes avoiding certain foods or cosmetics, and transforming their skin with facials and peels. Her programs are designed for those who are serious about getting their acne under control and diminishing it for good.
Although most people want a glowing tan, no one wants burnt, painful skin. That’s why the Smart Tan-certified professionals at Bronze Couture Tan & Spa guide clients through the tanning options available in their salon, ensuring clients select the tanning method and lotion that will best darken their individual skin type. The staff members desire to help clients reduce the negative effects of tanning, and thus educate them on how to enhance tanning sessions with accelerating lotions, chocolate syrup, or the salon’s higher-tiered UV beds. The Level 3–7 Ergoline beds build up tans over time, whereas the salon’s high-pressure Magic 636 bed condenses eight hours of sunshine into 12 minutes.
As an alternative to UV tanning, certified airbrush artists offer custom spray tans that last for 5–10 days. The salon also offers complementary services such as teeth whitening, tan-prolonging hydration treatments, and red light–therapy facials.