Hairstylist and lash-extension specialist Ashley Alexander works amid Allure Lash Bar's simple, chic space, where she provides everything from quick cuts to floor-sweeping hair extensions. Clients can sink into Ashley’s styling chair for some beauty maintenance, such as trim and color retouch, or redo their looks with everything from the Keratin Complex smoothing therapy to full or partial hair extensions. Lash extensions are perhaps one of Ashley’s most-popular specialties—her synthetic lashes pump up natural lashes for up to 90 days without using mascara or taping feathers along the eyes.
The instructors at Aesthetics Institute & Laser Sciences train their students primarily for paramedical aesthetics practice. It’s an advanced skincare and body-care specialty that emphasizes healing techniques, including some services that can otherwise only be offered by doctors. At the institute’s day spa, these students get valuable hands-on experience delivering soothing and rejuvenating massages while working side by side with licensed instructors—most of who have worked in the industry for more than 10 years.
At Blondies Salon/Body, pampering begins the minute clients walk in the door and they’re handed complimentary cups of coffee or glasses of water. Once thirst is defeated, experienced stylists use Redken products to help men, women, and children achieve fresh new dos that compliment their lifestyles and superhero alter egos. Blondies' resident aesthetician draws upon seven years of experience when beautifying skin during cleansing facials, peels, and waxing treatments. Elsewhere, Blondies’ meticulous nail tech amplifies high fives with classic manicures or treats keratin with gel polish, which delivers color that lasts up to five weeks.
Don't mistake Skintegrity for a spa. Sure, it has a casual, relaxed vibe, but the treatments here hew more to the paramedical side of things, and the goal is to produce results that last long after the visit. That's why clients often return every month or "skin cycle" for treatments.
Kim Dyer has been a licensed skin therapist for more than 15 years, and she's carved out a space where licensed skincare workers tap into advanced technology to ameliorate skin imperfections, such as acne and dryness. So whether clients come in for a facial from a licensed skincare specialist, a medical dermo-corrective procedure such as a photofacial, or a microdermabrasion, they'll be privy to monthly treatments designed specifically for their faces. Skintegrity's custom-tailored skincare regimens help guests sustain healthy complexions by staying one step ahead of blemishes, much like a wily raccoon that wakes up at 3 a.m. to get first pluck of your garden's strawberries.
The aestheticians at Innovation Skin Care believe healthy and glowing skin begins with regular exfoliation. They perform more than 70 different facials—all with a healthy dose of scrubbing—as well as professional enzyme peels, which dissolve the dirt, dead cells, and traces of last year’s Halloween candy that sully skin’s surface. The office’s sleek black shelves are lined with dozens of serums from Rhonda Allison, a professional skincare line that relies heavily on natural acids to gently exfoliate skin.