Drawing on training in advanced skincare, Aura Lanier tends to dermal needs with a wide range of equipment inside The Spa At Salon D’va. Microdermabrasion units emit a fine spray of crystals, and FDA-approved red-light therapy helps to repair skin by stimulating cells and collagen growth. Custom blends of aromatic oils help to bolster the relaxing effects of massages and the comic effect of a bloodhound trying to get to work on time.
Alto Capelli Salon's digit-enhancing divas attend to clients' extremities with care and precision. During the 75-minute manicure, Opi's Axxium gel swathes fingertips in a colorful coating that keeps nails free from the ravishes of chipping and sneaking off for joy rides on sportier toes for two–three weeks. Overworked foot terrain takes to a polishing, filing, and painting during a one-hour pedicure that rewards little piggies for their time swaddled in argyle socks. Alto Capelli Salon's quality-conscious staff exclusively employs Eufora products, which forsake petrol-chemicals for high concentrations of aloe vera and wood-nymph tears.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Medi-facial
Brands Used: Osmosis Pur Medical SkinCare & Akhassa Body Products
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The Osmosis medi-facials are customized for each clients skin conditions. Steam, warm towels, and a rejuvenating facial massage will help increase circulation and open the pores while replenishing the skin.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Calm music, candles, and a heated massage table make the experience very relaxing.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
I had a client who travels the world, gets facials regularly, and replied that my facial was the best by far, and it's more relaxing then a body massage.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Osmosis reverses aging through formulations that partner with the skin and body to create true transformation. Most skincare lines use acids or ingredients that create a limited, temporary effect but damage the skin in the process. Osmosis uses revolutionary, natural botanicals that empower the skin.
It's fitting that Lolita's Salon and Spa, a space dedicated to makeovers, recently underwent a makeover of its own. The newly renovated space cuts a hip and fashion-forward profile—a wall made entirely of weathered wooden slats sits opposite a row of sleek, black styling chairs, each facing a frame-less mirror that reflects the transformations occurring all around. Stylists dole out cuts and and color services tailor-made to embellish their clients' features, while manicurists sit amidst fresh flowers and modern artwork as they wait to shape and paint finger- and toenails. Skincare specialists, meanwhile, do their part by delivering nourishing facials that wrestle wrinkles from the face and render complexions as vibrant and youthful as a blushing, unhatched egg.
The "C" in Studio C Spa could stand for any number of qualities: clean, comfortable, chic, cutting-edge. But the most apt descriptor might be "custom." Aided by products from Redken and Bioelements, the studio's stylists are known for crafting haircuts that enhance their clients' natural features. Other members of the spa team perform services that range from relaxing massages to facials that address fine lines, wrinkles, and barcodes that won't peel off. The overarching theme is one of complete personalization; no service is performed without an analysis of the client's specific needs.
The expert staff at Sacred Hour doesn’t view spa services as treatments, but as rituals. As such, staffers take each facial, massage, and waxing service seriously, applying products imported from Italy amid the flickering glow of candles and the tranquil drips of tabletop fountains.
All members of the business crew support a local charity and pledge to give away 1% of their gross earnings. Sacred Hour also matches every dollar raised with bills that are exfoliated and massaged until wrinkle-free.