For nine years, Shelynn McSwain has been highlighting her clients' features and smoothing skin to help them feel confident and beautiful. Inside her studio, Shelynn’s Esthetics, she creates fuller, longer lashes by applying eyelash extensions that remove the need for mascara. She also helps remove dead skin cells on the face with chemical peels and renders skin smooth by removing unwanted hair with warm, sticky wax. Shelynn can even tint brows to make them as expressive as a child who wants 15 ice creams.
Revive Body Spa fosters a tranquil oasis dedicated to soothing and beautifying its clients. Aestheticians lavish clients with skincare services that range from waxing and detoxifying herbal wraps to microdermabrasion treatments that leave skin radiant for easy nighttime reading. In private treatment rooms, skilled therapists banish tension with a wide range of massage modalities, and a Level 5 standup tanning bed casts a golden hue onto frames.
Vogue Hair Salon's experienced stylists snip, shape, and accentuate hair of all dispositions with skills gleaned from Vidal Sassoon training. A bounty of services await any follicle need, from expertly-executed cuts ($35+ for women; $20+ for men) to intricate updos ($45+), perfect for weddings, proms, or more formal monster mashes. Tresses left brittle and dry from the stresses of a well-coiffed life can take a replenishing dip in a deep-conditioning treatment ($25), while hair seeking bolder changes can shift hues with Vogue’s coloring services ($55+) or add length with extensions ($6/strand). The soft undulations of permanent waves ($60–$110) make it easy for strands to emulate oceans or other disturbances that travel through space and time.
The staff at Pure Nirvana Salon oversee subtle injections of Botox and Juv?derm and enhance locks with highlights and all-over color while tanning beds and spray tanning bronze physiques with an organic formula. Brandi Lam, a nail technician who brightens nails with eco-friendly products, sends clients home looking colorful and feeling beautiful, or the exact opposite of how they felt when their dog went away to college.
Pamper yourself at Narumi's Studio as licensed aesthetician Narumi enhances clients’ existing lashes with faux eye-framers. She also gently expunges grime from faces during deep-cleansing facials, waxes brows into clean arches, and tints lashes to match your favorite Care Bear.
An episode of Seinfeld once poked fun at the concept of “double-dipping” a chip, adamantly comparing the unforgiveable act to “putting your whole mouth right in the dip!” Though LunchBox (A Waxing Salon) doesn’t serve party snacks, when it comes to waxing, the spa’s waxologists steadfastly adhere to the “no double-dipping” rule. After all, it is their mission to provide a comfortable, safe, and hygienic experience, and double-dipping tools into a clean vat of wax only spreads germs.
Their commitment to hygiene also includes the use of disposable table and body covers, and when it comes to keeping clients comfortable, the staff has a few more tricks up their sleeves. First, they employ speed waxing, a method that cuts time on the table nearly in half. Second, they use wax infused with azulene—an agent of chamomile—that has anti-inflammatory properties that make it possible for even those with sensitive skin to undergo facial or body waxing with minimal irritation. The staff can also add a little frill to freshly smoothed and sculpted areas with glitzy add-ons such as glitter tattoos and eyebrow tinting.