Led by owners Irma and Henry Fuentez, the cosmetologists and massage therapists at Above and Beyond Day Spa beautify and pamper bodies from head to toe. As a licensed aesthetician and certified microdermabrasion technician, Irma seeks out the latest technology to restore clients' youthful appearances, including light therapy that promotes collagen production and a microcurrent machine that targets cellulite.
Massage therapists perform relaxing hot-stone sessions in semiprivate "gazebos" swathed with sheer, shimmering fabrics. The open, airy tents create an ambiance reminiscent of a royal caravan in the Arabian Desert or the winning submission for a Boy Scout's interior-design badge.
Licensed aesthetician and Associated Skin Care Professionals member Sophia Kornegay lends her name to SophiaK Essentials, where she incorporates her proprietary handmade organic skincare products into a wide range of skin services, including a back facial, acne facial, and anti-aging facials. Click here for more on her techniques and products.
The stylists and nail artists at Only Nails and Hair boast decades of experience. In their capable hands, clients can relax during a pedicure or prep hands for a visit to the Louvre by adding nail art to digits. Despite the spa’s name, its menu also includes waxing treatments, lash extensions, and deep-tissue massage.
Therapeutic Body Concepts' licensed muscle maestros conduct beleaguered backs and limbs in a symphony of relaxation, deploying Swedish massage techniques in playfully decorated private rooms. The Swedish massage is characterized by elongated strokes and kneading of the superficial layer of muscles, moves that have been known to improve circulation, eradicate tension, and provoke delicious chemical reactions in yeast. Carefully crafted experiences relax brains as well as bodies: eight themed destination rooms send minds on mini vacations via images of lakeside vistas or sun-drenched beaches, all without the hassle of bag checks or brain-cavity searches.
Dominic Alonzo doesn’t know how to slow down. Over the past four years he’s zoomed from a Paul Mitchell student to a behind-the-scenes regular at local photo shoots to the owner of his very own space, Salon DMA. Comparing hairstyling to songwriting, the passionate stylist doesn’t view the daily salon grind as work, but rather as an outlet for expressing his inner thoughts, feelings, and hatred for split ends. When not readying models for various publications, such as Papercut magazine and Stilo, Dominic can be found treating everyday men and women to expert cuts and color treatments. He creates awe-inspiring shine with full and partial highlights and graduates hair color from light to dark using the ombre technique. Dominic also keeps hair strong and healthy by soaking it in deep-conditioning glosses, treating it with Awapuhi products, and tying it around dumbbells.
Boeau Belle Salon and Spa’s professional aestheticians and cosmetologists use high-end Aveda products to groom and care for skin and nails. They deep clean congested skin and smooth away dryness during custom facials, and their skin-safe botanical resurfacing treatments hydrate hands and feet during mani-pedis. These skincare experts can care for epidermis from the neck down, too. They offer body wraps and body waxing to get legs slip 'n' slide–competition ready.