Stylist and owner Kimberly Heeb helms Salon on the Avenue, a full service salon and spa that delivers treatments for body, hair, and skin. Standing behind black leather chairs and broad mirrors, stylists set to work cropping, coloring, and conditioning locks, while nail specialists perform digit upkeep across the salon. Inside the spa’s cozy private quarters, clients can indulge in skin-clarifying facials or massages that release tension more than kneading a stress ball into a fine powder.
More than 60 skin and beauty treatments fill the menu at Advanced Body Care, causing visitors to pause as they consider the best way to beautify their hair, skin, and nails. The full-service salon and spa’s staff helps out with consultations that take into account personalities and lifestyle habits to match guests with the treatments right for them.
Lively chatter fills the air in the salon, where stylists battle frizz, fly-away hair, and coiled snakes with CHI and keratin straightening treatments before coloring strands with Goldwell and J Beverly Hills dyes. Facial skin perks up after a nonsurgical face-lift or a custom facial, the latter of which can be enhanced with add-ons that include glycolic peels and an eye-contour treatment. For more than 15 years, Advanced Body Care’s massage therapists have loosened tense muscles with therapeutic massages; today, they continue to draw on their wealth of experience to soothe bodies in quiet treatment rooms.
The skilled stylists, therapists, and nail techs at Head 2 Toez Salon & Spa mollycoddle clients with a wide range of beautifying services. Swedish- and hot-stone-massage sessions evict tension from bodies, while nearby staffers deftly shape and color coifs. Spa parties top the list of the shop's specialties, with groups of friends or family soaking in a day full of pampering or re-enacting famous high-noon duels with blow dryers inside an earth-toned spa marked by plush chairs and burbling porcelain fountains.
At HairDesign by Michaelle at MillionHair Salon, licensed cosmetologist Michaelle maintains a steady hold on elusive fashion trends with continual training and an extensive menu of hair services. During each 30-minute waxing treatment, clients relax in a lavender-hued treatment area while Michaelle swiftly uproots unwanted facial fuzz, leaving skin as smooth and alluring as a dolphin in a hot tub. Color services brighten head strands in one to two hours with tones determined to accentuate facial features, and highlight treatments add dimension to tresses with up to 40 foils. Amid hardwood floors and arched mirrors, the individualized haircut and style gifts clients a fresh appearance that takes into account lifestyle and penchant for ultimate fighting.
The hair heroes at Santangelo battle their arch nemesis, baldness, with an arsenal of advanced lasers and supplements good for men and women. The hair-restoration therapy regime spreads 24 half-hour sessions over a period of three months, much like a network sitcom or a whirlwind chat-room romance. During the nonsurgical treatments, low-level laser light beams scalps to increases blood flow and stimulates follicles. Combined with topical and applications of vitamin supplements, these laser sessions can help to reduce hair loss, nourish existing hair, and in some cases, encourage nonexistent hair to come back from the grave. At the end of the three-month treatment period, Santangelo's expert technicians analyze hairs and scalps for progress with ProScope tools to determine what additional laser hair therapy will be required for full results or if customers are ready to graduate and receive their diplomas.
At White Lotus Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Alexander Huber Sciolino draws from different modalities to customize each treatment to his clients' liking. With help from fellow therapist Kelly Zywiczynski Giles, Alexander works with clients on either table or chair to address issues such as anxiety, chronic pain, or sports injuries acquired vicariously through the TV.
Clients dictate the particulars of each session, deciding whether the massage therapist uses scented oils, puts on music, and sings the high or low harmony to "Amazing Grace." Therapists follow proper draping protocols to put clients at ease as they apply light pressure, deep strokes, and hot stones to ailing muscles.
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