Spa Belleza's seasoned aestheticians treat blemishes and dissolve the signs of aging with the customized ministrations of the Bioelements spa facial. Skin sessions begin with a detailed analysis, during which face wizards note a face's tendencies toward dryness, acne, and ventriloquism. Skin staffers then reboot complexions with a deep cleansing before coating visages in a customized mask that aims to oust acne colonies, rehydrate dry skin, or iron out pesky wrinkles. After an exfoliating scrub peels back rough outer layers, an extraction treatment cleans out pores to create a complexion clearer than a nudist ghost. The soothing treatment takes place in a spa nestled amongst the scenic foliage of the nearby historic Garden District.
Within the office of cosmetic surgeons Dr. Knight and Dr. Sanders, an expert team of skin bronzers gilds pallid forms using the all-natural Bronze Biologic spray-tan formula. During the 15-minute treatment, technicians airbrush an even glow over epidermal nooks and crannies without harmful chemicals, dyes, or additives. The natural ingredients allow humans to eschew the harmful UV rays of traditional sun tanning, and produce an instant radiance that can last 7–10 days, eliminating the need to travel with an entourage of glow sticks.
At Waves of Color, owner Melissa calls upon more than 10 years of experience to guide each stylist through an extensive training program. Service rates are based on the experience levels and height of the staff members, who perform a variety of salon and spa services ranging from hair and nail care to skincare and waxing. Available for purchase onsite, the salon's collection of products envelops brands such as Moroccanoil, OPI, and Pureology.
Like artists, stylists often learn tricks of the trade from mentors, continuing a rich tradition and forming a solid base from which to grow. Kara Staats, for instance, draws upon the knowledge and fashion savvy of stylist Tricia Anderson, who, according to Forum magazine, studied at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. Staats is also an alumna of that renowned hair-design school, and since tossing her graduation cap into the air has undergone further training to become certified as a GKhair educator. In addition to leaving hair silky and smooth with GKhair's protein-rich formula, Staats transforms looks with cuts and highlights, airbrush makeup, and DreamCatcher extensions that prevent hair from having nightmares about bear traps mistaken for barrettes.
For close to a decade, stately columns have framed the entrance to Vision Of Beauty Hair And Boutique, where experienced stylists stand at the ready to greet guests and turn hair-related dreams into realities. In addition to standard tress-sculpting services, a Farouk System educator masters techniques that straighten out wild strands without the use of harsh chemicals or motivational speeches from Sidney Poitier.