The Refinery’s Perfect Retreat package starts the process with a stress-melting back treatment amidst the spa's casual, zen-like décor. You’ll then have your choice of a body scrub (full-body exfoliation with Dermalogica's Body Microfoliant made of tapioca starch, oatmeal, and nut shells), body hydro-pack (Dermalogica body mask containing soy milk with apricot and lavender oils), or enzymatic sea-mud wrap (exfoliating mud with papaya enzymes and citrus oils). The Refinery carries the full line of Dermalogica products, ensuring that your skin will not have to suffer the clammy, sticky, Grandma-smelling caress of lesser lotions and crustacean-derived tinctures.
Variety. That's what makes Custom Airbrush Tan & Salon different. As artists, the shop's airbrush tanners can create 18 different shades with which to imbue skin, from light golden to dark bronze. Choosing from different brands and types of solution, including eco-certified organic products, allows them to tailor tans to each customer's whims. And to complement these flawless tans, they also offer makeup and hairstyling services. Customers can even enjoy these treatments on-location, thanks to the salon's mobile unit and airbrush-tanning bat signal.
When taj salon & spa’s stylists extract coloring foils, they don’t toss them in the trash. Instead, they recycle the aluminum, putting taj on a short list of local businesses that do so. This is just one of the ways the staff show how devoted they are to beautifying both the earth and the people that populate it. The members of the styling team have been trained extensively with Aveda and the International Dermal Institute to improve their hair, skin, and massage services. Other thoughtful touches that show their dedication to clients include warm towels for the face and neck during haircuts, complimentary bang trims between visits, and stylists who travel to create stunning hairdos before a wedding or between innings of a baseball game.
One of Jennifer Adler?s personal heroes is Horst Rechelbacher, the maker of certified-organic beauty products who founded Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients. Inspired by his contributions to the eco-friendly salon industry, Jennifer developed her own holistic services. She aims to play up her client?s best features using environmentally conscious products, including human hair extensions and ammonia-free color. Working out of Horst & Friends Salon, Jennifer specializes in eyelash extensions?applied one strand at a time?that can last indefinitely if you get monthly refills or bat your lashes at the neighborhood genie.
Amid the modern, minimalist decor of MENS SPA, stylists treat clients to an array of male-tailored salon and spa services, such as haircuts with hot towels and anti-aging facials. A consultation precedes each haircut, giving clients the opportunity to describe their desired style or favorite childhood comb. Styling sessions also include a complimentary cappuccino or espresso.
In David Raccuglia's "Modern Man Portrait Series," impeccably dressed models of masculinity such as Jack Nicholson, Gary Oldman, and Iggy Pop pose in stark black-and-white photographs. The series hangs on the wall of the MensDept. as a reminder of the significant difference proper grooming can make to a man's appearance. It's a difference founder Kurt Kueffner spent 15 years showcasing for salon owners as he toured the country demonstrating men's haircutting techniques to fellow stylists.
When he decided it was time to put that teaching into practice, he opened MensDept., an upscale salon staffed only by stylists who have received at least 60 hours of hands-on, one-on-one training from Kurt himself. They base each cut on the client's hair type and head shape, rather than on meeting the daily mohawk quota mandated by local law. Beyond blending grays naturally into darker strands, the team can rejuvenate hair with customized color or conduct cuts at the client's office on weekdays until 3 p.m.