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.
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.
The beautification experts at Prima Hair & Day Spa keep their clients' appearances in tiptop shape via salon, spa, and clinical skincare services. In addition to designing haircuts and painting in highlights, stylists can apply relaxers to type-A strands and craft up-dos for special occasions. During a microdermabrasion treatment, a specialist exfoliates skin with a diamond-tipped wand, sloughing away the top layer of cells most susceptible to sunlight, aging, and holiday cheek pinches. Below-the-neck pampering treatments include waxing, massage, and laser hair removal for lasting smoothness.
Bella Luna Day Spa attends to multiple layers of relaxation with an extensive menu offering options ranging from facials, massages, and nailcare services to all-inclusive spa packages. Bella Luna also partners with Dr. Franklin Richards to offer onsite injections of Botox and Juvéderm into skin and knock-knock jokes into conversations. The staff includes two licensed aestheticians with more than 25 years of combined experience as well as a licensed massage therapist who specializes in deep-tissue and neuromuscular techniques.
At City Massage & Bodywork, nationally certified massage therapists help clients unwind physically and mentally with massage techniques including soothing Swedish strokes, deep tissue?s targeted kneads, and the simmering stress relief of hot-stone therapy. Massage upgrades such as aromatherapy and sauna sessions extend relaxation to other senses and sensations. The spa takes care to only book a few clients for each therapist each day, ensuring they don?t deplete their own energy reserves or run out of nicknames for each person?s individual muscles.
The stylists and relaxation experts at Nouvelle Salon keep themselves at the forefront of the beauty industry, offering the latest hair-, nail-, and skincare trends, including Shellac gel manicures and jelly pedicures. Classic accents, such as a crystal chandelier, elegant wall sconces, and tall white columns, evoke the feeling of a European retreat or Cecil B. DeMille storage space, swathing guests in timeless luxury made all the more impactful by modern touches, such as white leather salon chairs.