Like any small business owner, Ofella Slater started out small. She always loved makeup, and her natural talent with the makeup brush was so evident it inspired family and friends to constantly seek her help as they prepared for big events. That hobby soon turned into a professional calling, and before long Ofella found herself doing makeup for brides and fashion shows??when she wasn't busy strutting the catwalk herself, that is. Her modeling career hasn't gotten in the way of her work at O Spa Salon though??in fact, it gives her a keen understanding of what it feels like to be both in front of and behind the camera, allowing her to build a rapport with the teens, brides, and everyday clients that sit in her makeup chair. She even leads comprehensive makeup lessons where she shows clients the colors and techniques that look best on them and invites clients to bring their home makeup bag so that she may pinpoint which items should stay and which should be cannoned into space.
Ofella and her aestheticians know that makeup is no replacement for healthy skin, and so they offer a slew of skincare services. Ranging from chemical peels to advanced hydrafacials, each and every treatment's goal is to revivify worn down skin or maintain naturally healthy complexions using nourishing ingredients such as pumpkin and vitamin C, as well as advanced tools such as microdermabrasion. To complete head to toe transformations, O Spa Salon also offers hair styling, tanning, and nail services and employs a licensed massage therapists who kneads away stress with five different styles of bodywork.
Angel Ong is a member of the distinguished team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists that makes up the staff at GMS Art of Beauty. The staff's credentials make this boutique spa and salon a clinic of expertise and vision?there are Master Stylists and Master colorists, licensed aestheticians, and certified educators, with backgrounds that include work for TV and Hollywood red carpet events. Amidst overstuffed velvet couches, cone-shaped hanging lamps, and distressed walls, Angel and her colleagues pretty up the hair, skin, nails, and bodies. From hair design to signature facials and skin resurfacing, the stylists and aestheticians tailor their craft to embellish each client's individual features and blend with the features of their stunt double. Between GMS Art of Beauty's salon and spa, they offer everything from cuts and keratin treatments to anti-aging treatments, massage, and nail care.
The pumpkin refresher, the pineapple express, and the green tea are just a few items on menu—but they aren't drinks. They’re specialized, nourishing facials offered at Jolie Skin & Body Care, nestled inside of Buschi Salon. During skincare treatments, which include body waxing and tinting in addition to decadent facials, customization comes first. Aestheticians take inventory of unique skin-type needs before launching any chosen procedure, ensuring that clients leave the spa feeling more beautiful than the day they wore a half-geode as a bike helmet. Massage therapists also personalize treatments, which may revolve around Swedish, sports, or shiatsu core techniques.
Yon-Ka Paris, Dermalogica, and Jan Marini skincare products pack ingredients such as vanilla, olive oil, and citrus. With helpful tools such as these, the massage therapists and aestheticians at The Village Spa pamper the body from forehead to toes. Their facials for teen, mature, and manly complexions incorporate a customized cleansing and a complimentary lip and eyebrow wax, if desired. Body-waxing services, alternatively, whisk unwanted hair from underarms, legs, and bikini zones?government-designated property in which only bureaucrats in bikinis are allowed. The team can also lavish guests with body-polish treatments that combine body brushing and salt scrubs to exfoliate the entire birthday suit.
Calling on more than 50 years of combined experience, the doctors at Body Sculpt By Laser make over clients from the inside out with holistic, noninvasive treatments. Their one-two coup de gr?ce against flab begins with the FDA-approved i-Lipo Laser, which shrinks fatty adipose cells by causing them to release triglycerides for natural disposal through the lymphatic system. This gentle process is aided by whole-body-vibration treatments that kick metabolisms into overdrive for expedient fat removal. The staff also creates custom lifestyle programs and nutritional plans, and supplies herbal supplements to bolster weight-loss efforts.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Once inside RiaVida, you might wonder whether you've wandered into a spa or a luxury cabin. Cream-colored walls reflect natural lighting streaming in from windows, and greenery brings a touch of nature to the picture. A glass of complimentary tea or lemon-infused water may find its way into your hand. There's nothing about this space that isn't relaxing, and that's exactly how the staff hopes its clients feel when going into treatment rooms. With 10 in-house aestheticians, the group not only is adept at facials and body scrubs, but also has a range of specialties for men and women, including waxing. All facial treatments start with a personalized approach based on skin type and use organic products made in the US. Beyond skincare, clients can opt for eyelash extensions, body sculpting, and body wraps.