Drawing on an arsenal of natural Aveda products and med-spa technology, the staff at Pure Skin and Body tackles tension and skin trouble with a variety of procedures. The salon specializes in a range of laser treatments, in which trained technicians wield focused beams of light to remove sun spots, dissolve multicolor tattoos, and prove to their parents that not only super villains use lasers for a living.
Aestheticians complement laser sessions with depilating waxing or threading treatments, organic or microdermabrasion facials, and permanent-makeup application. They can also help to augment health naturally with vitamin-supplement kits, which customize vitamin intake based on medical analysis to strengthen hair, skin, and nails like a doctor’s birthday wish. Carried on air rich with the scents of aromatherapy, slow sighs drift through the salon, emanating from patrons undergoing hot-stone massages.
Clogged pores and knotted muscles meet their match at Zen Fusion Wellness Spa, where aestheticians and therapists call upon more than a quarter century of collective experience to pamper patrons with a menu of facials, body wraps, and massages. Though they specialize in diverse fields, the staffers share a common belief that no salon experience should be one size fits all. Signature treatments, such as the ultimate facial and hot-stone massage, reflect this philosophy, showering each guest with personal attention and varying to accommodate unique skin types and conditions. Clients in search of slimmer silhouettes can avail themselves of body wraps, which cocoon legs and torsos in a cellophane sheath designed to shed inches and promote the growth of nascent wings.
The nail artists at Oh! So Nat-Tru-ral Nail Salon keep hands and feet looking and feeling young with a menu of pampering manicures and pedicures. The crew meticulously grooms cuticles and shapes nails into perfect parabolas without the assistance of a graphing calculator. They also employ an arsenal of skin-softening lotions and serums infused with natural ingredients, such as grapefruit extracts and tea-tree oils. With help from OPI, Creative Nail Design, and Solar Nails, techs gussy up digits with a rainbow of hues and no-chip Shellac polishes. The nail designers also cater to diabetic clients with specific treatments and sugar-free tools.
Salon Bella and owner Norma Alexander treats scalps to a comprehensive list of hair-care services in a relaxing environment. The salon exclusively equips each scissor-wielding hand with quality Redken products to produce lustrous results that induce jealousy from freshly waxed cars. Skilled specialists can tailor the women's cut to styles ranging from playful bobs to cascading floor-length dos ($48) and men ($25) and children ($25) can opt for shiny matching pompadours. Meanwhile, the waxing services employ Lilliputian gardeners to aesthetically shape eyebrow hedges ($15) and mow moustache lawns ($15). Meanwhile, freshly bared faces can dress up exposed pores thanks to a 20% discount on mineral makeup, which is good for an assortment of pharmacy-grade Glo Minerals cosmetics products such as blush ($24), lip pencils ($16.99), and liquid foundation ($36.50) for supporting liquid houses.
Experienced brow sculptors at Fashion Boutique rely on the ancient Indian technique of threading to banish superfluous fringe and emphasize natural beauty with minimal discomfort. Using cotton strands left over from underground cat’s cradle competitions, depilation-deft hands twist two threads together and roll them across the brow line to retrieve a fine band of hair and dismiss it from service, resulting in a clean, natural arch. This efficient, 15-minute treatment creates a clean and precise hairline, and because it removes hair at the follicular level, it can also last longer than plucking or tweezing. Side effects may include minor fatigue from absorbing admiring glances.
The Jennifer Jones Massage & Skincare indulges spa-seekers with customized facials based around Bioelements products, which are free of synthetic colorants or perfumes. Each 45-minute facial begins with a SkinReading analysis, during which a pore whisperer deduces dermal issues and creates a personalized blend of ingredients, aromatherapy oils, and inkblot tests to draw them out. A deep-cleansing treatment clears pores and readies skins to absorb the full benefit of Bioelements’ exfoliating epidermal potions, with powers including anti-aging, firming, and oil control. A therapeutic serum and mask chosen to address specific skin issues tones skin with products made of natural ingredients such as lavender and Bulgarian rose. Stress melts from cheekbones during a soothing massage of the face, neck, and shoulders, which can increase circulation, dislodge stubborn toxins, and make complexions glow like a proud anglerfish parent.