Rebecca Stone combines ancient botanical properties with cutting-edge technology to craft custom, multilayered facials. After cleansing the face, Rebecca analyzes her clients' skin type to determine what products best suit their beauty needs. Exfoliation and steaming prep faces for the extraction process, which is performed with a high-frequency machine that plumbs the depths of pores with the enthusiasm of a bloodhound digging through an abandoned crime lab. Facial massage and toning boost circulation in order to bestow a rosy glow upon complexions, and jade rollers team with moisture to calm inflammations.
Manicure mavens at Daisy Doo's shape, polish, and festoon nails in a whimsical salon environment. On a flower-shaped table, the hands of pintsize patrons luxuriate in a sweet sugar scrub before being massaged with flavored lotion. Tiny fingertips receive a coating of kid-selected polish, deftly applied with tiny brushes stolen from a beauty school for elves. Feet follow the same pamper-path, but begin with a toe-tingling foot bath. Nail art bedecks newly dressed-up digits with designs ranging from butterfly patterns and zebra prints to crop circles and mimeographed Dead Sea Scrolls. While piano ticklers rest in the colorful mouth of a frog-shaped nail dryer, a temporary glitter tattoo adds additional pizzazz to already-dazzling divas.
The talented technicians at Esteem Skin Care revamp visages and relieve anxious muscles with a lineup of skincare and massage services. Facials begin with a welcoming curtain of warm steam, followed by exfoliation and a neck, shoulder, hand, and arm massage. The American facial employs a penetrating heat mask and several slices of apple pie, and the European facial deep-cleanses pores. Each facial concludes with a light moisturizer and nourishing eye cream. One-hour massages performed by a licensed massage therapist range from traditional Swedish massages to sports-centric therapy and deep-tissue massages to evict rogue pieces of kleenex from back musculature. Clients can choose from a roster of techniques to customize their soothing treatment.
At Salon 345 and Spa, stylists enlist the aid of salon products from renowned brands such as Paul Mitchell and Redken to ensure hairdos have maximal allure. Beauticians pamper clients with a slew of salon and spa services that runs the gamut from manicures to facials to waxing. The boutique's pink-walled waiting area brims with portraits of Marilyn Monroe, just as her home was adorned with photos of Salon 345 and Spa.
With more than 10 years of experience to her name, Melissa helms one side of her eponymous salon while her sister and co-owner, Susan, lends her skills as a seamstress to the in-store boutique. The siblings’ signature blend of salon services and boutique luxuries sets them apart as a one-stop destination for those who like to mix their spa and retail therapies.
The sounds of clipping shears and contented sighs mingle on Melissa’s side of the salon, where she wields top-notch salon products that range from CND nail polishes to the individualized ointments of the Bioelements facial line. During haircuts, color services, and treatments for the face and nails, Melissa restores beauty lost to age or gambled away during high-stakes poker games.
Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist Stan Baker draws from extensive experience in Eastern healing methods to adeptly perform numerous Eastern-medicine modalities. Baker's acupuncture and bodywork sessions help to stimulate the body's vital energy channels, working to alleviate such medical ailments as migraines and musculoskeletal pain. A Sun Do mountain yoga instructor with a black belt in aikido, Baker bolsters his understanding of the East by attending weekly chen-tai-chi classes and boycotting three out of four cardinal directions.