Kate Lee and Amy Yang founded IN Beauty MedSpa with the ambition to meld Eastern philosophy with Western technology. The clinic's specialists intertwine inner and outer beauty during spa services that range from facials and massages to waxing and manicures that polish the spirit's fingernails. On-site dieticians and physicians tailor individualized plans for healthy eating, exercising, and ascertaining the number of jellybeans it takes to get a stomachache.
Lee and Yang jet-set to anti-aging conferences around the world. They continually incorporate new cosmetic technologies such as the Alpha LED light spa, which uses dry heat, oxygen therapy, and near-infrared light to improve blood flow and stimulate metabolic processes. Other medically supervised treatments include focused radiofrequency sessions, which tighten and firm the body.
Packages of services allow relaxation seekers to experience what spas are really all about: full-on, no-apologies, head-to-toe pampering. Caesar Spa creates a variety of combinations specially designed to usher guests into a state of full-body bliss. Most of the bundles consist of a facial and a massage, though some take it a step further, such as the Asian spa retreat for two with Oriental foot massage, herbal soothing, and mani-pedi services. Without remorse, Caesar Spa carves their packages into a menu of á la carte treatments that range from body wraps and waxing services to microdermabrasion and ear candling.
Though the stylists at Verve Hair Design each bring their own flair to the salon, they begin each appointment in the same way: with a consultation. Afterward, they get to work turning clients’ visions into reality, whether they seek a cut and style, highlights, hair extensions, or a permanent straightening treatment. The stylists supplement each session with natural products from brands such as L’Oréal, Schwarzkopf, and Moroccanoil, making hair stronger and more beautiful than the queen of bodybuilder prom.
The continually training stylists at Clipindale's Salon work under the direction of owner Dale Lue, whose 20 years of experience include sojourns in New York and Italy to keep pace with the latest style developments. Each 30- to 45-minute image renewal begins with a consultation, where stylists consider each client's facial structure, personality, and the type of pet perched on their shoulder. Strands shed split ends and attain bounce during a precision shearing, followed by a cleansing and conditioning that may include nutrient-rich formulations from salon lines such as Matrix, Kenra, or Paul Mitchell. A blow-dry shakes loose excess moisture so hair architects can sculpt a fresh coiffure with the help of a masonry chisel and a curling- or flat-iron. While stylists add glitz to guests' facades, the salon's decor of black leather styling chairs and asymmetrically shaped mirrors encourages clients to feel at ease.
Among peach-coloured walls dappled with gleaming mirrors, Eden Salon and Spa’s crew of affable coiffeurs—many of whom bring upward of 20 years of salon experience to their styling stations—breathe new life into men’s and women’s wilted tresses via pampering treatments. The staff’s dedication to fostering a warm and friendly environment is evidenced in the attention they lavish upon patrons from the moment they arrive, proffering soul-warming coffee and tea as they whisk burdensome jackets out of guests’ arms to facilitate an unencumbered salon-wide group hug of welcome. Stylists engage in friendly banter with their clients as they snip and style hair, and sage colourists swap out strand shades with vibrant colouring services such as full highlights.