Timothy Burns worked with Christian Dior, Trish McIlvoy, and Bobbi Brown and as a national artist for Laura Mercier before forging his own path as a solo makeup artist at his namesake spa. Timothy has built a reputation among clients, tweezing eyebrows into an arch reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe. Aesthetician and 20-year industry veteran Tanya Sandler adds her own efforts to the beauty mecca with a slate of facials harnessing microdermabrasion, microcurrent, and LED technologies to firm and brighten visages.
Relaxation doesn’t come naturally to everyone. One of Tonja Miller's regular clients, for example, remembers a time when he could hardly lay his face down on the mattress after a stressful day. Tonja, who co-owns Healing Hands Massage Therapy Group LLC with Joy Kinman, helped him conquer that problem. Born with deformities, she has been a massage-therapy patient since childhood and has witnessed its healing powers firsthand. She’s not the only one—Joy credits her first massage with freeing her of the back pain she had suffered since she was a girl.
As soon as clients enter the studio, Joy and Tonja pay close attention to their gait and stance. Both, it turns out, can indicate strain caused by overexertion or a long commute by rowboat. The lights in the studio’s private rooms soon go dim as the therapists enhance their strokes with warm oils or lotions. For an experience you won’t find in many other spas, try Tonja’s specialty bamboo massage, during which she rolls a heated stalk across sore muscles. More traditional spa treatments such as paraffin dips and refreshing facials round out the service menu, which the duo complements with offerings of tea, coffee, or water.
At Blyss Studio's homey quarters, an experienced team of instructors lead Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes in an effort to unite the body, mind, and spirit. To help alleviate any muscle aches that may result from the workouts, Blyss offers a wide variety of massage therapy services to help her clients de-stress, get rid of pain, and even prevent injury in the future. Reiki and other massage techniques are tailored to clients' needs ranging from fertility to sports injury.
At The Massage Department, licensed therapists Emilie and Jenna use multiple modalities to delete tension. Their deep-tissue massages root out knots from lower layers of muscles, while their relaxation massages can be blended with hot towel applications to make the back feel thoroughly pampered.
Beauty professionals run their own private studios at Salon Lofts, and among the crowd is Alyssa Smith, a talented hairstylist and makeup artist eager to help clients look and feel their very best. The friendly cut and color expert draws upon her continual education and an arsenal of Paul Mitchell products to revamp the coifs of men and women and the rainbow wigs of aspiring clowns. She snips off split ends, adds shine and dimension with foil highlights, or simply retouches or corrects dull color. Following a consultation, she can literally fuse Fusion hair extensions to short strands, using either a hot or cold bond to add floor-sweeping length for up to six months. Tresses aside, Alyssa dolls up eyes and lips with full makeup applications and solves brow and mustache conundrums with facial waxing.