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.
Owned and operated by a licensed massage therapist, Manual On Myo Aroma Spa incorporates both Eastern holistic and Western medical schools of thought into its treatments and services, such as acupuncture and reflexology. The spa's custom massages and aromatherapy sessions rely on certified-pure therapeutic-grade essential oil, which has been shown to boost the immune system and eradicate stress. Aesthetic services, such as mani-pedis, facials, and waxing, are also available.
Staying on top of trends is important to the stylists at Tres Belle Salon & Spa—and it comes easy thanks to one of their owners, who also doubles as the president of The Metro Cosmetology Association. Due to this fortuitous fact, the team has access to ongoing classes and the latest styling products—which they use to revamp strands with cuts, color, and smoothing keratin formulas.
Salon Blue bolsters stylists' expertise through carefully calibrated training programs, helping to earn them name-checks in magazines such as Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. The hierarchy at the salon begins with creative stylists, who hone their craft through ongoing education as they collect the six golden curling irons required to ascend to the level of artistic director. To obtain the top rank as a master director, stylists must study under hair gurus such as Vidal Sassoon and John Sahag, and they often show off their skills as platform artists at beauty shows. Though their titles vary, stylists at every level of expertise can deliver haircuts, color treatments, and makeup applications using Dex New York modern mineral makeup. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the salon's minimally decorated floor with light and allow straightening treatments to set via photosynthesis.
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.
A L'Oréal concept salon, Atelier of Roslyn’s team includes senior- and master-level platform portfolio artists, and many of the salon's stylists have experience working Fashion Week. In a space reminiscent of an artist’s loft, stylists accomplish services such as men’s and women’s cuts as well as retexturing and coloring treatments, all with passion and a flair for creativity.