For more than two decades, the technicians at Figuroes Salon have kept McLean manes looking chic by doling out specialty corrective color, perms, and deep-conditioning treatments. Armed with products from Wella, L'Anza, and Graham Webb, they swiftly slay style inhibitors such as gray roots and nesting squirrels. Alongside them, techs dress naked nails in French tips and waxing specialists subtract strands to create shapely brows, smooth legs, and beach-ready bikini lines.
A team of nearly 20 beauty professionals run Dolce Vita Salon & Spa, each member bringing unique talents and style to the massage table or styling chair. Inside the salon, hair professionals utilize Schwarzkopf and ColorProof haircare products as they cut off split ends, deep-condition damaged strands, and apply highlights or full-color treatments. Men can choose from a list of specialized services that include grey-hair camouflaging and brow waxing. Women can also enjoy classic cosmetic services such as makeup applications or eyelash tinting and extensions. Outside the salon, spa professionals—including licensed aestheticians and massage therapists—welcome both sexes to indulge in a cleansing SkinCeuticals facial or a soothing Swedish or reflexology massage.
Smooth Exposure's medical microdermabrasion services help clients smooth fine lines and wrinkles while treating blackheads and signs of aging. An applicator sweeps across the skin to clear away the top layer of cells and fade surface imperfections to reveal younger skin. The procedure brightens skin's tone and evens its texture.
The same advanced technology contributes to much of Smooth Exposure's menu. From laser hair-removal sessions to treatments for sun damage, age spots, and acne, their offerings take advantage of IPL tools to leave the skin silky and refreshed. The staff also administers facials, chemical peels, spray tans, and specialized injections, which include energy-lifting B12 shots and dermal fillers such as Botox and Restylane.
The stylists at Salon Turquoise listen carefully to the wishes of their clients before delivering sessions designed to make those dreams come true. To accomplish this, the team adds layers and texture with color treatments, highlights, and the occasional use of blow-driers that double as handheld white-noise machines.
Before her passion for aesthetics brought her to the United States, England native Nicola Cattle, who trained in the United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland, worked with a dermatologist and plastic surgeon in London. There she learned how to treat patients suffering from severe acne and how to combine aesthetic treatments with dermatological treatments.
Now, at Nicola of London Body & Skin Care, she continues this work alongside her international team of licensed aestheticians. They transform clients using a blend of European and American beauty techniques potent enough to erase fine age lines from even the most grizzled sea captain.
They customize treatments to each client’s skin type, sometimes veering from their extensive menu of spa services. The beauty experts perform European and green-tea facials, microdermabrasions, five PCA peels, ultrasound and red-light skin therapy, and a range of relaxation massages. They also perform Lymphobiology treatments—a process that relies on an enzyme peel, glycolic peel, or exfoliating grains used in tandem with steam and lymphatic drainage.