For the stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists of The Mane Event Salon & Spa, “going to the office” is synonymous with spending the day in a beautiful, historic house in Lebanon. But that’s not to say that they don’t work hard. They pour passion and expertise into each one-on-one treatment, including hair services, makeup applications, manicures, and massages. They also offer facials that eschew the use of harsh chemicals and controlled fire in favor of plant-derived G.M. Collin products.
B' Polished Nail Studio's proprietor, Tiffani, and a team of trained nail techs spruce up dingy digits with lush spa mani-pedis. During the spa manicure, a nail wizard soaks phalanges, preparing them for the beautification process and a night on the town. A digit expert then files, clips, and talks tips into crescent moons or heart shapes if desired. Pedicures repeat the same process on little piggies—staff members buff and polish each one with the same love a mother would give to her children if they were made of toes. Afterward, mini massages lull fingers and toes into slumber long enough to enshroud keratin sheets in a paraffin dip.
• For $30, you get a punch card good for five eyebrow waxes (a $75 value). • For $40, you get a punch card good for four facial waxes, encompassing both chin and lip (an $80 value). Glitterati Crew Salon sculpts elegant facial follicles with carefully orchestrated waxing services. Staffers hone hirsute brow lines into a pair of eye-opening arches, ensuring sleek lines and expressions dramatic enough to reduce both sides of a theater mask to tears. Full-face defuzzings clear skinscapes of unwanted hair, depilating chins and lips to create a smooth, touchable epidermis. The friendly staff and glittery black floors accent the salon's fun and upbeat atmosphere, inspiring patrons to leave their pamper sessions feeling as energized as a solar-powered car in the Sahara.
Petra's Euro Spa is an extension of the accumulated beauty wisdom of Petra Nicoll, a medical aesthetician and former aesthetics director for Paul Mitchell. She began her more than 25-year career in outer-beauty bolstering by attending schools in London and Munich to study the aesthetician arts, including permanent-makeup application, biofeedback techniques, and plucking eyebrows into the shape of cuneiform etchings. Her spa’s menu of beautifying services for the face, hands, feet, and body is complemented by offerings that focus on the mind-body connection, such as reiki and intuitive readings.
The aromas of tropical oils and lotions waft throughout Pacific Bronze & Bliss, adding to the welcoming ambiance of more than 2,700 square feet of tanning equipment. The solar-simulation emporium features airbrush-tanning services, as well as traditional bed tanning with UV light to keep skin from getting the winter blues, a condition where the skin rebels by actually turning blue. Appointments are available after-hours to accommodate busy schedules.
La Belle Boutique offers respite from the day-to-day grind of work, family, and butter churning with an indulgent spa menu. Clients may solicit a skilled aesthetician for waxing or nail services or revamp their tresses with confident layers and highlights. The salon also employs multiple licensed massage therapists to ease tension with techniques ranging from flowing Swedish strokes to deep-tissue pressure.
Roofer-turned-cosmetologist Garret Vogler opened Suite 101 Salon as a place to share his passion for precision haircuts and creative color. He is joined by a team of fellow stylists who embrace his enthusiasm for keeping ladies, gents, and life-like droids looking their best. The salon also offers body-waxing services and stocks its shelves with products from lines such as Paul Mitchell, Matrix Biolage, and China Glaze.