Megan Renee Beck and April Felty of Rebel Angels Hair Studio add feather hair extensions to their existing plethora of colorizing and keratin treatments. Upon choosing their desired plumage, clients placidly recline for 30 minutes as a beauty specialist crimps the adornments into place, allowing them to be styled along with the natural strands. Maintenance includes a one-time resetting or removal of the quills for clients in need of general upkeep or a reprieve from roosting cockatiels.
The threading specialists at MinShu's Threaded Eyebrows possess more than half a century of experience and utilize an ancient South Asian technique to free facial pastures of unwanted hair. After cat's-cradling pieces of natural thread into an intricate formation, a threader will roll the looped cotton along clients' brows to emancipate hair follicles from a tightly browed grasp. In just about 15 minutes, the procedure can precisely sculpt eyebrows into mischievous arcs, complacent lines, or surrealistic M.C. Escher staircases without the use of needles, chemicals, lasers, or hot wax. Patrons can expect to maintain their newly styled, peach-fuzz-free vision protectors for as long as two to four weeks.
In every private tanning room at Sun Spot, a shelf and hangers ensconce clothes and satchels. Shoes flop to the floor next to comfortable seating, slipping from the feet of patrons adjusting the volume on personal AM/FM stereos-CD players before the UV bed coaxes out melanin. The UV beds range across six levels of tanning power and sport adjustable body fans so guests can stay cool or find an excuse to redesign the north wing of a house of cards. A parade of clients wanders from VersaSpa booths, which darken skin with a bronzing elixir infused with custom color and moisturizer designed to hide the effects of aging. Slipping out past swaying bamboo plants, visitors pass beneath infrared slimming machines and glass shelves that brim with a rainbow of sun-luring lotions from Norvell and Devoted Creations.
Licensed aesthetician and massage therapist Kelly D Opelt-Andrews draws on years of medical and dermatological training to imbue skin with a youthful glow at her skincare and massage studio, Divine Beauty. Whether exfoliating skin with a microdermabrasion treatment or custom facial, Kelly relies on Apriori Beauty products that eschew parabens and synthetic dyes for natural, pH-balanced ingredients. Though she’s well known for facial treatments that restore a healthy luster to cheeks previously occupied by blemishes, Kelly’s skincare prowess does not stop at the neck. Her cleansing body treatments and massages lend equal attention to backs, shoulders, and vestigial tentacles.
Natural light pours through the salon’s large front windows onto polished wood floors and walls decorated with intricate paisley designs like blooming flowers. Amid these modern accents, skilled stylists sculpt sleek layers and manufacture bold highlights to frame the face. Clients may also solicit Total Image for a waxing session, colorful mani-pedi, or a brief lounge in one of several high-tech solar tanning beds.