Starting when it opened in 1994, Rani Spas' image specialists have been polishing impressions through waxing, facials, massage, hairstyling, and mani-pedi services. The expert aestheticians enhance skin with a medley of visage-rejuvenating treatments, including the smoothing crystal collagen facial and the Synergie peel, which combines a powerful chemical peel with microdermabrasion to repair skin damaged from acne, sun exposure, and professional-apple-bobbing careers. The spa's stylists also tend to coifs with strand transformations ranging from cuts and updos to highlights and moisturizing treatments, and fuzz fields are left clean and sleek through gentle waxing and traditional threading methods.
Red Phoenix Wellness Center's founder, Lisa Shapiro, has been a licensed massage therapist for more than 34 years. During her career, she's had a chance to ply her stress-relieving skills on all types of bodies, including dancers, athletes, and bodybuilders. She even toured with the cast and crew of Bob Fosse's Dancin' in the early '80s, an experience that allowed her to perfect her dynamic skills and a mean sideways shuffle with a shoulder roll. Today, she continues to use her healing hands to treat everything from back and neck pain and sciatica to migraines and nerve impingement, drawing from modalities that range from basic Swedish to energizing shiatsu.
Sonia of Sonia's Waxing Plus Skin Care Salon has been beautifying bodies since the early 1980s. A proud proponent of the Brazilian waxing style, she's helped countless clients go bare over the course of three decades, and today continues to offer services for both male and female clients. She staffs her three area salons with veteran aestheticians who perform waxing services as well as 10 different types of facials powered by a signature line of high-end, natural skincare products.
At Advanced Dermatology Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, a team of dermatologists featured in magazines such as Glamour and Men's Fitness oversee an array of treatments. Together, they alleviate skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Alternatively, they beautify skin with lasers, tightening sagging areas or removing unwanted hair. Their cosmetic surgeries, meanwhile, tweak physiques while maintaining a natural look.
Bella Pelle by Elise cultivates clients’ outer beauty with a variety of salon and spa services. Touch up wandering eyebrows or eradicate runaway Santa beards with a facial waxing session, conducted by the experienced hands of a Bella Pelle aesthetician. Customers can brandish a silky kisser with lip waxing ($8), reveal a down-free face with cheek waxing ($14), or tame overgrown eyebrows with a reshaping and tweezing ($22).
Expressions Salon & Spa's beauty mavens augment their extensive experience with continuing education so they can lavish digits with advanced polishing and pampering techniques. Nourishing oils and aromatherapy set a tone relaxing enough to forget about the molting sparrows in the kitchen throughout the nearly two-hour duration of the spa mani-pedi treatment. Sea-salt crystals partner with creamy balms to clear rough, hardened calluses from hands and feet, preparing fresh soles and palms for a hydrating massage. Afterward, hands and feet are bathed in a jewel-toned tide of OPI lacquer.