Inside the U.S. Bank Building sits Europa by Sasha Salon & Spa, bedecked in marble fixtures and vivid paintings that glow under soothing spa lighting. Aestheticians help faces slough off dead skin cells through exfoliation and imbue cheeks with moisture and the motivation to finally finish their novels. Massage therapists knead sore tissues, and expert colorists enhance mop tops with color treatments, allowing hair tones to match a new outfit or freshly reupholstered couches. Other services include manicures, formal updos, makeup applications, and sauna sessions.
At Tim Jon Salon, stylists recharge their client’s looks with a bevvy of salon and day spa services. Haircuts kickstart beautifying makeovers that are complemented by color treatments and Brazilian Blowouts from products by Kerastase and Shu Uemura. In the day spa, technicians perform waxing and deluxe mani-pedis as well as eyelash extensions. The stylists also offer formal up-dos and bridal consultations to help brides prepare for their big day.
Essence of Eve Day Med Spa treats clients to a relaxing cornucopia of spa services, precisely performed by adept aestheticians. The 70-minute microdermabrasion begins with an enzyme application to loosen up dead skin cells, which are then gently obliterated by abrasion. An added oxygen therapy session infuses skin with a combination of vitality-vaunting vitamins to make faces fresher and ready to flourish in the vacuum of deep space. Conversely, opt for the 85-minute warmed river-rock and therapeutic combo massage, the overwhelming preference of clients and staff alike, and come to know how precisely placed heated stones warm blustery muscles. Toasty earth-gems improve the effectiveness of the deep massage at easing pesky fascia congestion, soothingly succeeding where tissues fail. Essence of Eve's laser hair-reduction treatment smoothes stubbly underarms or bikini areas, with six treatments administered to achieve lasting and thorough results.
At Rene's Lagniappe Hair Salon, owner Rene Teague-Osuna and her team of coiffure-curators bolster crumbling exteriors with a bevy of doting salon services. Surrender locks to expert scissor wielders for a shampoo, cut, and style (up to $50) with Redken and Pureology products, a gravity-defying updo ($60+), or a single-application color ($60+) to preen for an upcoming party or alter your appearance while evading the police. The 30-minute mini-facial treatment can quell rebellious faces with exfoliation, moisturization, and toner ($50), and an array of waxing services helps chase away trespassing follicles from the underarms ($25+), brow ($15), lip ($10), and more.
Simply Beautiful Lashes' owner Amy spent 20 years in the corporate world before deciding to open her own lash studio. The decision was a big one, but it only took one client to convince her that she'd made the right choice. A woman who had recently undergone chemotherapy for breast cancer visited her studio in hopes of receiving a fan of fluttery extensions to boost her own eyelashes, which were just beginning to grow back. Since the woman's lashes were still weak, Amy could only apply relatively short, thin extensions, creating a look that was more natural than dramatic. “When she looked into the mirror she broke out into tears,” Amy recounted. “I thought she was upset, but they were tears of joy—she said for the first time in years she felt like a woman again.” With that, she knew lash extensions were her calling.
Amy, a self-described perfectionist, has made every effort to ensure her spa is worthy of her customers' time and money. From the soft music and warm lighting from Himalayan salt-crystal lamps to the 320-hour, 80-application training process required of her licensed lash professionals, each element of the business strives to make every lash application an enjoyable one. The lash artists use only synthetic-mink extensions and formaldehyde-free, medical-grade adhesives, and apply lashes one by one. The result is a look that's not only natural and elegant, but often forgoes the need for mascara, eyelash curlers, and beauty tips from Snuffalupagus.
Inside Salons of Volterra, Samantha Wood stands ready to transform clients' looks using only her keen eye, a pair of scissors, and a coloring brush. When working with clients, she helps creates styles that work well with their face shape and desired level of maintenance. For clients who just want a simple, shiny do, she trims and conditions hair, while clients looking for close up-ready hair can take advantage of her expertise in placing subtle highlights and extensions. And her styling skills aren't just for everyday wear. When special occasions come around, she can be called upon to take up her makeup brushes and curling iron to create looks that make clients feel like a million bucks worth of fancy cupcakes.