True to its name, Haven Salon welcomes guests to retreat from the bustling activity of Uptown for pampering services. Along with chic haircuts and color treatments, stylists transform locks into sleek styles with Brazilian blowouts and add length and body with extensions. Dr. Hauschka Signature Facials bring an extra touch of luxury to appointments, and waxing and makeup applications provide the finishing touch. And the team's commitment to rejuvenating clients is more than skin deep?they use only natural, organic products to beautify hair and skin, in keeping with the salon's eco-friendly philosophy.
Spa Nails has been in the thick of the nailcare industry for more than 10 years. Its technicians assuage stressed hands and feet with quality services, such as standard and deluxe manicures and pedicures. Once talons have been thoroughly groomed, staffers clothe them in garments of polish by Shellac or OPI. They also offer french manicures, nail repairs, and nail sets adorned with fashionable designs, which are more attractive and less deadly than retractable adamantium blades.
The licensed stylists at Jon Charles Salon are passionate about hair, offering services such as trimming, glossing, streaking, coloring, and blowing out strands so they look their very best. Famous for blow-out styles, Jon Charles Salon also offers chic haircuts, vibrant Kerastase and Oribe color, and Keratin smoothing services, along with beauty treatments such as brow tinting. Salon clients can also receive a partial foil session to add depth and vibrant color to hair, have a EuroShine blow-dry impart volume and perfect straightness, or get a facial or mani-pedi session to look all-over polished and professional.
The tan techs at Premiere Tan add golden accents to skin using an echelon of German-made Ergoline beds and UV-free Mystic Tan systems. Beds ranging from Levels 1–5 allow patrons to customize their glows, and on-board ventilation systems allow guests to bask in cool, moving air. Ergonomic contouring and MP3 players in some beds conjure up comfort beneath 32 full-body lamps or high-pressure systems in higher-level units, which may yield longer tans. Patrons prep for visits to friends stuck in sand castles with single sessions (prices vary) or monthly memberships ($23.88+/month).
Tucked inside Vizi Spa & Salon is a cozy room where Freddie spends his days. The massage therapist unties knotted muscles and alleviates new and chronic aches during sessions that last anywhere from 60 minutes to an indulgent 90 minutes. Freddie uses Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports techniques to traverse torsos with both gentle kneading and focused pressure that realigns the deeper layers of connective tissue. Alternatively, couples or a client and their favorite teddy bear can recline on tables for a relaxing couples massage.
Select salons offer Shellac polish, which can last?chip-free?for weeks. Read on for our look at this resilient manicure style.
After five years of testing and development, CND unveiled its secret weapon. It was virtually impenetrable?a veritable suit of armor. And it was just waiting to fall into the right hands. Dubbed Shellac, CND's new nail polish could last 14 days?336 hours?without a chip or smudge. The formula itself was a hybrid of regular and gel nail polish, combining the thick, durable layers of gel with the easy, brush-on application of ordinary lacquer. Between each of four coats, a special, low-watt UV lamp cured the Shellac, hardening it and leaving it dry within seconds. After a single appointment, customers could leave the salon with a gleaming manicure that could last for weeks.
Available in more than 45 shades, Shellac polish is no longer new technology, but only trained technicians in a certified salon are eligible to apply it. The UV curing process?safe for the skin?is so effective that Shellac polish must be removed at the salon using strong acetone, most often by slipping a special soaking pad over each finger for a few minutes. Although the polish may not last on dry or flaky nails, healthy fingers generally retain their shine, only losing their color as the roots of new nails start to grow in from the cuticle.