At J. Joseph Salon & Spa, owner Roy Naccour has grown his business from a tight-knit group of four employees to an enterprise with 31 expert stylists sought out by television programs, fashion shows, and droves of loyal customers. The salon's level system helps clients choose an ideal stylist based on training, years of professional experience, and number of swords and epaulets. Armed with instruction and certification from top salon academies, the team of stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians helps patrons rework their appearance with haircuts and makeup applications, formal hairstyling, and shellac mani-pedis. Therapists help clients unwind and release pent-up tension with deep-tissue or Swedish massages, while skin experts revitalize complexions with nourishing facials and microdermabrasions.
The skillful nail technicians at T’ani’s Spa pamper feet and hands with homemade lotions, tension-sloughing massages, and splashes of colorful polish during a relaxing mani-pedi. Paws soften and soak in a warm, salt-infused footbath to kick off the basic pedicure before beauty mavens skillfully trim, shape, and buff toenails by wielding a foot paddle and menacing glares to scare rough calluses away from soles. Layers of homemade lotion moisturize legs and feet during a soothing final massage. After techs shape fingernails, manicure-ready clients choose a Shellac sheen from a rainbow of polish hues, and then watch it set under UV light. Shellac’s rock-hard gel finish will last up to two weeks without chipping. Finally, techs will massage hands wearied from copying the Declaration of Independence on rice grains before releasing them to grab a complimentary beverage, sips of wine, and sweet cookie nibbles within the light-blue walls of T’ani’s Spa's waiting area.
Nails & Skin by Diane's restoration-minded staff caters to both men and women, pampering complexions with personalized, multifaceted face-cleansing techniques. Clients fill out an individual history card upon arrival, which epidermal detectives analyze to investigate each face and determine its specific skin type prior to treatment. Aestheticians then cleanse the skin before steaming it and massaging necks and shoulders via a chorus of nimble fingers, dexterous thumbs, and overzealous earlobes. After faces hide away for a spell behind a mask, which a staffer tailors to the client's specific skin type, countenances slip into a refreshing evening dress of toner and moisturizer. Throughout the facial, the beauty team lavishes layers of dermis in Bioelements and Pevonia Botanica skincare products.