Located inside The Loft Salon, Sugarlips Esthétique is staffed by aestheticians who specialize in sugaring, a hair-removal method that proponents believe is less irritating to sensitive skin. Technicians blend sugar, lemon juice, and water to alchemize sticky batches of the fuzz-gripping paste, then nestle vials of the amber gel in a nearby heater. There, the solution becomes lukewarm instead of reaching the scalding temperatures favored by other hair-removal techniques, such as waxing or shaving in a hot-air balloon. Aestheticians apply the sugaring paste to skin with their gloved hands instead of using strips or other applicators, which can harbor bacteria. Once the paste is laced with enough hairs, it joins the latex-free gloves in the trash.
As they wait to resurface their brows or legs, guests sip tea and coffee while perched atop a plush sofa or beneath the canopy on the beachfront balcony. Inside, white curtains separate the cozy waiting area from private treatment stations, where hot towels and coconut oils also wait to soothe freshly purged pores.
At ZENKA, fusty fingers and petrified pavement pounders receive beautifying and refreshing treatments using all-natural and organic products. Shimmy up to the manicure bar and sip a glass of champagne as dusty digits prepare to recover from the everyday wear and tear of smart-phone pummeling. The luxurious 24 karat treatment starts with a gold leaf soak, meticulous grooming, and exfoliating natural gel peel for both hand and feet, while tired toes are treated extra sweetly with an invigorating sugar scrub. Next, newly softened phalanges will get a moisturizing mask, with a hot towel wrap to seal in hydration, followed by a soothing massage that gilds extremities with pure gold lotion and a hot lava shell. Once hands and feet have soaked up enough gold to be worth their weight, they can choose a final ornamentation of either a shine buff or perfect polish that will leave them priceless in the eyes of appendage appraisers.
Inside Lisz Dom Salon, stylists trim strands and add striking color to hairdos as clients sip wine and eat hors d'oeuvres while seated in bold purple salon chairs. The multitalented staff also redresses fingertips with manicures, clears up complexions with facials, and bronzes bodies with airbrush tanning, eliminating the hassle of taking a trip to the beach or to the heart of the sun. The trained hands of a massage therapist sweep over stressed bodies during deep-tissue massages or acupressure sessions, lifting tension as they go.
Yassmin is a makeup artist, bridal stylist, and hairstylist working out of Chug Salon. Here, haircuts, coloring treatments, and straightening treatments help clients enhance their personal style goals and achieve a flattering new look that can catch the eye of companions, passerby, and airplane pilots.
Patrons who visit South Bay Xpress Spa and Wax rest easy knowing that they've entrusted their skin to expert aestheticians. That's because the staff undergoes continual training in alternative waxing techniques, facial treatments, and lash enhancement procedures. With this knowledge in hand, the staff pampers clients from head to tail with microdermabrasion, brow tinting, lash perms, and body waxing.