In a brightly lit studio surrounded by leafy plants and colorful wall art, Epitome Salon's expert aestheticians spruce up skin and clarify faces using Ayur-Medic beauty products. Faces dulled from anteater impersonations can de-stress and distill themselves of impurities with an Epitome facial, which employs an oxygen-infusing concoction that's suitable for most skin types, except those that are acne-prone. Alternatively, the microdermabrasion starts with a thorough cleansing before scrubbing away stagnant cells. Finally, faces are festooned with a calming mask and a moisture treatment to leave skin as new and youthful as a freshly hatched dolphin cub.
The techs at Beauty Connection run the gamut of aesthetic services as they primp and preen clients from head to toe. Skincare specialists revive faces with exfoliation, extractions, and masks using products by Dermalogica. Nail stylists perform manicures and pedicures with SpaRitual's vegan nail lacquers, which coat talons in bold hues free of harmful substances such as DBP, formaldehyde, toluene, and hate. Staffers also can embellish ocular regions with permanent makeup and eyelash extensions, or prune fuzzy regions with wax. Meanwhile, a certified massage therapist with more than a decade of experience kneads stressed sinews with an arsenal of modalities including thai, Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, and hot stone.
Sigal Gevojanyan's sizable, multitalented roster approaches beautification and relaxation from all angles with its lengthy list of services for the hair, skin, and body. Visitors can surpass their bodies’ aesthetic aspirations with haircuts, coloring, and mani-pedis, or relieve the aches of sleeping in cramped overhead compartments with the long, flowing strokes of a Swedish massage. The spacious, two-story salon and spa’s secluded treatment rooms grant privacy for body-wrap sessions and waxing, while its manicure area allows guests to socialize as they indulge their hands in a cocoa shea-butter soak and a fresh coat of nail polish.
Much has changed in the beauty industry since Charlotte Cloutier began working more than 30 years ago. But, in spite of the change, the salon specialist stays sharp, scouting out the latest trends and innovations, and refusing to let her clients fall behind. At Cloutier Le Salon, Charlotte leads a team of professionals versed in services ranging from manicures, pedicures, and nourishing facials to haircuts and color services. To achieve desired hair effects, the salon stocks professional-grade products by Redken and Moroccanoil, as well as Thermafuse—which works in conjunction with heated styling tools to protect hair—and Therapy-G—which neutralizes toxins, free radicals, and DHT to protect thinning hair and stimulate new scalp blossoms.
At Richard Williams Salon, owner William McMullin and his team of stylists use the latest techniques and products from the Italian Alfaparf Milano line. McMullin learned cutting and coloring from Vidal Sassoon, Paul Mitchell, and Toni & Guy, and he stays ahead of the beauty curve by jet-setting via paper airplane to shows in New York and London. The full-service salon's aesthetician performs facials, and the crew pampers guests with massages, mani-pedis, and a complimentary beverage upon arrival. Guests can take advantage of the two hours of free parking by retiring to the scenic outdoor patio replete with flowers and plants.