All salon service providers are not created equal. That's why Drew James Aveda Salon Spa enlists only Aveda Institute graduates, putting them through an advanced training program before making them work their way up a three-tier ranking system. This emphasis on high-quality staff?coupled with an exclusive selection of plant-based Aveda products?lures clients in for services ranging from basic haircuts to thermal straightening to rosemary-mint body wraps. The salon and spa also adds special touches to many of its treatments, including a complimentary stress-relieving scalp treatment and makeup touchup with each hair service. Both locations feature a wall of mirrors and trendy styling chairs, as well as Aveda tea for clients to sip on while thumbing through style portfolios or folding magazines into swans somehow.
Lured in by her love of fashion, Hair Studio and Spa's cofounder, Zobeida Parra, left her job managing educational services for the more fulfilling call of salon life. She surrounds herself with experienced hairstylists and aestheticians who beautify visitors during salon and spa services, including hair coloring, keratin treatments, facials, waxing, and nailcare. Salon transformations unfold under the track lighting of Parra’s studio, where stylists work at stations outfitted with tall mirrors enclosed by the dark wood frames of Paul Bunyan's old eyeglasses.
It's hard to get much more relaxing than a spa set on a picturesque golf resort. For all they have going for them, however, the team at Ousia Day Spa still tries to exceed expectations. Their signature facials soothe and hydrate skin affected by acne and fine lines, while their relaxation and deep-tissue massages alleviate tension in overworked muscles. Impressively, the spa's hair-removal treatments depend on the same hot wax used to groom the golf course's pristine greens.
Whether they’re polishing toenails or eliminating cellulite with a Beauty Image laser, the staff at Ador Skin Care & Spa focuses on customizing their treatments to your body’s needs. Their services—which also include facials, body scrubs, waxing, and eyebrow tinting—often employ opulent Sothys skincare products, which maintain looks with minimal preservatives instead of liberal amounts of beauty vinegar.
The qualified staff at Heaven & Earth revitalize smile mantels with a slew of all-natural facials performed with Repechage Beauty From the Sea products. Patrons can take a skin-smoothing sabbatical with the European rehydrating facial, which removes dull skin cells and unnaturally bright milk mustaches to reveal younger-looking skin. During the 60-minute façade-coddling session, an affable aesthetician also infuses neck toppers with a hydrating splash of antioxidant-rich botanicals that protect and rehydrate faces.
Femme Fatale's friendly, highly trained staff styles hairs and pampers bodies with scores of deluxe salon and spa services. Clients can tame unruly eyebrows in as little as ten minutes with three separate sessions of eye-arch waxing that curtail brow overgrowth, tidy uneven hairlines, and shape brows into the likeness of a favorite senator. More effective than plucking or trimming, waxing deters hairs from growing back for two to six weeks—one one-hundredth of which may be spent admiring newly shaped brows in the salon’s full-length mirrors.