Alcira Eimil—a certified medical electrologist and the owner of ANJ Permanent Hair Removal & Aesthetics—draws upon 15 years of experience to wrangle unsightly strands. ANJ's LightSheer Duet laser terminates unwanted hair quickly using tough yet gentle photons that harmlessly pass through the skin and directly impact hair follicles. The treatment targets hair of any shade other than gray or blond, and gents can boost suaveness by exiling errant threads from the back, ears, and sideburns beneath their pinky toenails. Though some patients experience discomfort during laser treatments, LightSheer Duet equipment reduces hirsuteness without requiring topical anesthetic, and lasers are calibrated for empathy and small talk with sensitive epidermises. While most patients achieve their desired level of smoothness in six or fewer treatments, results may vary based on skin tone or hair color and density.
"Purple is our theme color," says manager Karen Mesa, of the hue covering Chicka's Hair Salon's accent wall. "It's on our website, our business card; even our salon chairs are purple. We like purple." In line with their devotion to this regal color, stylists strive to give their customers the royal treatment: each shampoo also includes a relaxing head massage, and customers sip complimentary tea or coffee during haircuts. And, though the salon caters to its titular chicas by offering mani-pedis and waxing sessions, men and children can get beautified here, too. "Girls bring their husbands in," says Karen. "[It's very] family-friendly."
As a welcoming gesture, Daymara Navarrete and her staff of licensed aestheticians press a cup of wine, tea, or coffee into the hands of arriving guests. The team fosters a familial bond with clients during services ranging from therapeutic wraps and massages to cuts, styles, and hair texturing. Each staff member offers experience in a particular area and hones his or her skills through continual training on new products, such as Gelish polish, or through wagers that they can get a bespectacled mannequin asked to prom. As they execute their pampering services, most of which call upon OPI products, staff members navigate between rows of pedicure chairs and black leather-backed salon chairs. Their busy hands release a symphony of soft sounds that reverberates off dark wood accents and sea-green walls as floral arrangements nod their colorful heads in time.
Helmed by master stylist and makeup artist Kat Koroniotis, the professionals at Oh La La Salon by Kat keep a finger on the pulse of the beauty industry to bring the latest techniques to each hair, skin, body, and nail service they perform. For instance, the salon's hairstylists specialize in thermo-cutting, an approach that uses specially heated scissors to seal the end of each snipped strand and help leave hair healthier for longer. The staff merges this passion for innovation with a slate of acclaimed products such as Tigi haircare serums, Wella hair dyes, and organic keratin proteins. Pevonia skincare products power pore-cleansing European facials, and nails fresh from mani-pedis bask in layers of OPI or Essie polish.
Magic Suntan welcomes tan seekers with a variety of standup, bed, and airbrush tanning options. The facility’s beds offer customers options such as adjustable internal air, with varying session lengths to choose from, and standup tanning booths bronze bodies with eight-minute maximums. Technicians manually apply bronzing airbrush tans, and other services include hairstyling, manicures and pedicures, and massages.
The specialists at Holistic Derma Spa help bring inner beauty to the surface with a menu of services designed to refresh epidermal expanses and rejuvenate the mind. An array of facials helps remedy skin maladies such as blemishes, aging, and hyperpigmentation, and electrolysis sessions bombard unwanted hairs with small electrical currents that leave skin smooth and fuzz-free. During Swedish massage sessions, clients float away on a cloud of relaxation as a therapist soothes their body with long, flowing strokes that boost circulation. The multitalented team can also speed up morning beauty routines with permanent makeup, and reverse tooth discoloration with in-office teeth-whitening treatments.