A shower of crystal chandeliers and golden baroque workstations exemplify the air of sophistication at Tranquille Spa. Fresh herbal tea and an aromatherapy neck-and-shoulder pack accompany the myriad salon-and-spa services, including haircuts, waxing, and facials. The staff also travels to brides on their wedding day to set them up with an updo, a makeup application, and a groom to marry.
From smudges and clumps to raccoon eyes, mascara can be a formidable foe. But Sarai Thomas-Brown has found a way to throw out the mascara wand for good. Using a process called lash dipping, she darkens lashes with semipermanent paint that keep them dark and vibrant for up to six weeks.
The licensed aesthetician and certified massage practitioner provides other unique treatments including a beer, wine, or chocolate facial or a grape-seed sugar scrub that leaves skin glowing. She draws from her studies in renewable resources and green living to create an eco-friendly atmosphere for her clients and the earth.
Prior to starting her very own studio in 2013, Michelle Kelly climbed the spa ranks from apprentice to master aesthetician and became well versed in skin's the many conditions and changes. She also deepened her understanding of the muscular system and relaxation by becoming certified as a massage therapist. Now she incorporates soothing kneads into many of her services, lending an extra therapeutic element to her facials and back treatments. She also uses professional Dermalogica and Image Skincare products, as well as holistic aromatherapy oils and pharmaceutical-grade peels.
The aestheticians at Dragonfly Esthetics demonstrate their love of bringing out skin's natural radiance by focusing on two areas: facials and waxing. They deal with a variety of skin issues through the former, combating the signs of aging with an ultra tightening mask, or clearing up breakouts with a medicated amino mask. The team can target deeper issue with manual microdermabrasions or lactic plus peels, when they're not rendering waxing to groom bikini areas, legs, lips, or carpeted 1970s coffee tables.