After Robert Bay trained with Paul Mitchell, Eufora International, and Redken, he went on to work for a litany of fashion designers. PacSun, the Vera Wang wedding-dress collection, and Miss Mundo Latina United States all find space on his resum? alongside magazine photo shoots. Today, Robert mans a private space inside an iStudio Salon, where he styles, colors, and even waxes hair. While he works, he uses botanical-rich products by Rusk and AG Hair, which eschew parabens, gluten, animal testing, and animal homework. His portfolio illustrates his penchant for retro-chic coiffures from the 1920s to the 1950s, loose wavy tresses, and bridal updos. When Robert isn't primping his clients and teaching them how to retain their styles at home, he supports local shelters for women and children and gives haircuts to the homeless.
Victoria Danico has accumulated a litany of cosmetic skills. She's certified in microdermabrasion, lymphatic drainage, chemical peels, microneedling and microcurrent, and body wrapping, using her powers for good as the head of Victoria's Salon Secret. In addition to overseeing advanced skincare treatments and subduing supervillains with detoxifying wraps, Danico and her team eliminate fuzz with waxing, confer sun-kissed hues with bronzing, and tend to craniums with haircut and color services.
The aestheticians and massage therapists behind Quiet Whispers Mobile Spa make sure their clients don't even have to leave their houses to enjoy a spa day. Instead, they bring a range of massages and skin treatments right to their front door or drawbridge. Some of their more exotic, eastern-inspired treatments include Shiatsu massages and Shirodhara oil treatments, which draw from Tibetan traditions to settle the mind and body simultaneously. Many of the sessions also incorporate natural elements, softening skin with Dead Sea mud wraps or invigorating senses with lavender-infused scalp massages. The staff can also host makeup and spa parties to celebrate birthdays, bachelorette parties, or weddings.
Each of the signature facials or massages at Tinna's Spa comes from a licensed professional, so it's a given that the results will help to heal and relax. But, for the team here, highly effective treatments aren't good enough. They've worked hard to create an atmosphere conducive to relieving stress, and that's exactly what you'll find when you walk into the spa and take a look around at the Eastern-inspired decor. Of course, the treatments remain at the center of everything. Try a rejuvenating facial designed to cleanse and refresh, or opt for a massage to forget all about the minotaur that just moved in next door.
Led by a certified massage therapist and aesthetician, Kamour Spa invigorates weary skin and tension-plagued muscles with facial and massage services. Clinicians apply pharmaceutical grade products over the face to loosen wind-worn layers of skin before gently whisking them away with light exfoliation and a nearby helipad. Skincare salves hydrate healthy pores and stimulate cellular turnover while the newly revealed tissues beneath exhibit diminished signs of sun damage and lines formed in the shape of your age. Clients also enjoy a 20-minute torso-unwinding massage of the upper chest, neck, shoulder, arms, and hands under the tender touch of a therapist. Upon completion of services, complimentary posttreatment healing products offer a week's worth of additional daily care and emit face-inspired lullabies.
A visit to the Maitland makeup studio ensures you'll be glowing like that smug neighborhood glowworm for your next date or meeting with the Minister of Defense. Opt for a full makeup application ($65–$85) and experience the beauty-boosting effects of the KROMA product line, created by owner and celebrity makeup artist Lee Tillett from all-natural ingredients and featured at swanky soirees such as the 2009 Academy Awards and the 2009 Emmys. Or, if wild and woolly brows are obstructing your view of downtown high-rises and low-flying helicopters, opt for an expert brow shaping ($45–$55) to make your best features pop. The friendly brow wranglers rein in unruly and rebellious eye awnings and shape arches to complement your specific eye and bone structure.