A profusion of flowers frames the entrance to Salon Maison Rouge, hinting that the treatment rooms inside offer refuge from the hectic rituals of urban life. Their hints prove accurate—once inside, guests immediately take note of the wicker chairs, potted plants, and paintings arranged to promote relaxation. The salon’s stylists create music as they snip their shears, shaping new haircuts to complement the aestheticians’ makeovers. Before indulging in a moisturizing four-layer facial, help yourself to a complimentary snack or beverage and get dressed in the spa’s signature uniform: a soft robe and terrycloth top hat.
At Crave's eco-friendly studio, the staff redesigns nails and bodies—either permanently or temporarily—with nailcare, tattoos, and makeup services. During manicures and pedicures, the technicians can use gel products for minimized odors and easier breathing, particularly apt for clients trying to see if their new tattoo of an ice-cream sundae works double-time as a scratch 'n' sniff.
Octavia Hair Design's seasoned staffers slice and sculpt tresses in accordance with the renowned Toni & Guy styling philosophies and techniques. Equipped with high-tech Matrix coloring tools and Keratin Express conditioning supplies, they perform a full slate of haircare services alongside aestheticians who skillfully apply top-quality makeup and cleanse skin with Bioelements products. Clients and kingdomless monarchs can perch on cushy thrones for pedicures and unobstructed views of the salon's vibrant, blue walls and striking, black furnishings.
Tucked inside Platinum Skin Care’s studio, Margo Esthetics treats the face and body to a range of skincare services. Wielding the ultrasonic Dermasound system, the aesthetician alleviates signs of acne, rosacea, and aging. She exfoliates skin and extracts impurities during the European treatment, and clears away acne or “Kick Me” signs during the back facial. Swift waxing sessions eradicate unwanted fuzz from the face, limbs, and bikini line, and lash and brow tints accentuate the eyes.
Makeup artist Tammy Pore has spent the past 10-plus years dolling up models and actors for shows on the Style Network, the film Cedar Rapids, and Styleline magazine photo shoots. But that’s not the only experience she brings to clients sitting before her makeup mirror. A solid background in art—including a degree in commercial art and computer drafting—has only strengthened her cosmetic skill set. Under the guidance of celebrity makeup artist Billy B, she also solidified her specialization in grooming eyebrows, learning to craft elegant arches and tiny pulleys to coyly raise them. Tammy also expertly applies NovaLash eyelash extensions and defines features with MAC and Bobbi Brown makeup.