Gorgeous Smiles facilitates the glimmering grins of its clients with in-office and at-home teeth-whitening tactics. Inside private treatment rooms, technicians first match teeth to their current hue on a color chart, then carefully coat them in a combination of carbamide peroxide and potassium nitrate to whiten smiles while thwarting increased tooth sensitivity. The savvy techs are so confident in their handiwork that, should teeth not brighten by at least two shades on the color chart at the end of the treatment, coffee-stained mouths will receive a full refund. The salon, an offshoot of Gorgeous Nail Lounge & Demi-Spa, also sends clients packing with take-home whitening products from Star Bright, BleachBright, and NightBright that work in a matter of days from the comfort of one’s home or converted missile silo.
Jasmin King considers massage a higher calling, and her devotion to the art of healing is evident in both her practiced hands and her spirited personality. For further proof of how seriously she takes her craft, take note of her fluency in modalities that range from the gentle strokes of Swedish massage to the targeted pressure of deep-tissue and sports massage. Her knowledge extends even to specialty modalities such as Hawaiian lomilomi, which ties together flowing, graceful strokes with a meditative focus.
King’s healing abilities don’t stop at massage. Her spa treatments include facial massage and body wraps, the latter of which cocoon clients in scented fabrics that release toxins and promote the growth of nascent butterfly wings.
Sara Berens, Luster Spa's owner and lead aesthetician, distills 13 years of professional experience into each treatment, performing efficacious facials and hair-removal services. Located inside Salon Republic, Luster Spa uses warm wax to clear skin areas of unwanted hair, leaving room for the studio's Swarovski crystal body tattoos or hand-penned grocery lists. A collection of facials treats specific concerns including those of acne-prone, dehydrated, and aging skin.
The Novita Spa is a full-service day-and-medical spa that focuses on clinical services with a pampering attitude. As owner of Novita Spa on the Square, Megan DiMartino encourages her expert staff?which includes four aestheticians, four massage therapists, and four nail technicians?to embody this attitude. Services from simple facials to advanced clinical-spa treatments incorporate products from the spa's signature Novita Spa Clinicals line, which Megan designed and manufactures herself. A European aroma therapy detox steam room refreshes bodies after any service. A luxury style membership program was created to give further savings on services, products and events. Services include clinical and medical aesthetic facials, laser hair removal, Botox and dermal fillers, massage, body treatments, spa manicures and pedicures and laser treatments for toe and nail fungus. After treatments, clients can stop in to browse Novita Spa Clinical products and mineral cosmetics in the boutique.
Lime green and cobalt blue cloak the walls inside Splash Tan, hinting at the salon?s dedication to shading skin in a new hue. Savvy technicians assist first-time tanners in finding the proper bed and clocking a safe amount of time under the capsule?s color-infused rays. Patrons can also opt for a UV-free bronzing by hopping in the automated VersaSpa booth and concentrating on the sun. After an epidermal overhaul, guests can further accentuate their bods with other beauty services such as laser hair removal, eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion, and in-house teeth whitening.
Black-and-white portraits pop against walls of silver damask. An antique love seat sidles up to a zebra-printed chest. A chandelier's light glints against a table's gilded filigree. Although The Beauty Dive's historic-cottage setting radiates all things vintage, there is nothing dated about the pampering that occurs at the able hands of owner Yvette Reese and her staff. Yvette suffuses her studio with an atmosphere of creativity, encouraging her stylists and aestheticians to heed their own artistic inspiration as they forge modern hairstyles, eye-catching nails, and captivating cosmetic applications. To keep the image artisans up-to-date on the latest techniques, industry experts arrive every few months to lavish the staff with hands-on training and lessons in split-end psychology.
As stylists sculpt coifs to flatter individual faces, pedicure clients melt into oversize armchairs and bask in the skills of a master Shellac nail technician, who dips feet in fresh bowls of lavender-infused water before refining nails with sterile implements, unused files and buffers, and Opi and CND polishes. The beauty experts wield serums by Eminence Organics, Rusk, and Kevin Murphy, each of which are available for purchase to aid at-home primping. Between services, clients sip on wine, champagne, and martinis as they browse the boutique's collection of accessories and apparel from Johnny Was and 4 Love and Liberty, savoring a better union of sparkles and spirits than the wedding-ring speakeasies of the 1920 diamond prohibition.