Hair and makeup artist Michelle Acevedo beautifies her clients using her advanced skills from training at Aveda, Bumble and bumble, Goldwell, and MAC Cosmetics. An expert colorist, Michelle uses detailed color application for consistent looks that have earned her many repeat clients in her 12 years in business. She's worked on hair and makeup for everything from weddings to runway projects, and is now based out of 1st Ave Hair Studio, an airy studio where lots of natural light pours in to give customers a good look at their new coifs.
In partnership with Aveda, 1st Avenue Salon rolls out a fleet of services in the form of haircuts, color, bridal up-dos, and straightening treatments. An experienced team of mane masters consults each client before rearranging coiffures to match moods or backyard topiaries, and each team member soaks up weekly education seminars on the latest coloring techniques. A hotspot for handpicked products from renowned beauty brands such as Dermalogica and Moroccanoil, the beauty emporium also soothes epidermises with facials and body treatments that combine massage movements and detoxifying techniques to instill clients with a glow previously only achieved by standing in front of an open refrigerator.
For more than two decades, licensed electrologist Andrea Dubin has put a permanent stop to unwanted hair growth without wax strips or lasers. She and her staff use electrolysis—a method of hair removal that uses a thin probe to distribute shortwave radio frequencies to permanently inhibit hair growth on the chosen area. Electrolysis is currently the only permanent hair removal treatment that is recognized by the FDA. Before each procedure, Andrea meets with clients during a complimentary consultation and advises them on treatment regimens.
The experts at May Anne Spa & Makeup Studio arm themselves with natural and organic products, including the G.M. Collin skincare line, to give clients a healthy-looking visage. Each of the facials aims to tackle a dermal problem, from acne to excess oil to patches of dry skin. The staff also uses anti-aging facials and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wand to help reduce fine lines, brighten aging skin, and loosen dead skin cells that have overstayed their welcome.
With yellow clapboard siding and a covered front porch, the cottage that houses Y'Sharis Spa puts visitors at ease with its homespun charm. This commitment to calm extends beyond the front door: the spa staff incorporates extra pampering touches into virtually every treatment. In addition to cleansing and moisturizing skin during facials, they soothe senses with aromatherapy oils or soothing paraffin dips; mani-pedis add on everything from warm herbal baths to enzyme scrubs. During reflexology treatments and massages, licensed therapists encourage relaxation more directly by correcting energetic imbalances or loosening tightly knotted muscles. For clients seeking a similar treatment experience at home, Y'Sharis Spa sells its own line of cosmetic products made entirely from natural ingredients and clients' relaxed "ahhs."