At Rossi's Salon and Spa, located inside the Plaza of Paradise Village, a team of independent stylists wields scissors, shears, curling irons, and dyes to create unique hairstyles for all who walk through their doors. As hair gurus transform manes, nail techs perform mani-pedis, and a massage therapist fights muscle pain with six modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone therapy. The staff also performs facials and waxing services for those who want to put the finishing touches on their more refined look.
When it comes to beauty treatments, O'Leisure Hair Design does a little bit of everything. Licensed stylists here use AG Hair Products and perform chic haircuts and keratin smoothing treatments, and spa treatments such as hair removal, eyelash extensions, and nail services are also available. You can get even eyebrows with a threading session, too, or renew your skin and up your pH levels with an ultra-hydrating facial. There are private spa rooms for all waxing, massages, and facials.
Featured at two star-studded award ceremonies in 2011, Balensi's Institute Skin Care & Spa makes everyday clients feel like VIPs with luxurious spa services. Guest pass by a water fountain and tropical plants as they enter a cozy, renovated bungalow that dates back to 1910, the same year that the Great Sphinx had her first microdermabrasion. Medical aesthetician Lorena Balensi performs most treatments—from facials to enzyme peels—with pharmaceutical-grade products. For more than 10 years, certified medical assistant Jean-Michel Balensi has applied principles of color theory, facial geometry, design/application, skin health and wound healing, anatomy and physiology to all aspects of his craft, servicing more than 3,000 clients. Applied one by one, his ocular artistry of eyelash extensions give eyelids the volume and length to attract compliments or entire butterfly colonies. Massage therapies include relaxing and healing modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, stone, pre-natel, and sports massage. Garden fountains perform a liquid symphony for patrons who relax at a shaded outdoor patio.
After recovering from a bout of carbon monoxide poisoning that left her in a coma, Teresa Hall developed a passion for holistic healing methods. After getting degrees in psychology and traditional Oriental medicine, she trained at a hospital in Wuhan, China, then founded Kwan Yin Holistic Center here in the States—naming it after an Asian goddess said to have given up her own enlightenment in order to heal the world’s maladies.
Today, Teresa honors her center’s namesake through holistic services such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, tui na massage, and fertility treatments. In regular workshops and seminars, she teaches novices techniques for performing reiki treatments or getting the replay on a pinball machine every time.
In 2007, Jessica Reid graduated from Paul Mitchel the School, but her education didn’t stop there. The stylist, who specializes in color, cutting, and Brazilian Blowouts, continues to take advanced classes to stay up to date on style trends.
When she’s not in class, she wields her scissors at Salon on 30th, which is nestled amidst the South Park's cafés and boutiques, European markets, and international cinemas. At Salon on 30th, Jessica enhances the neighborhood’s curb appeal through her clients, accenting strands with dramatic color, sweeping hair into special-occasion updos, and taming wild frizz with smoothing treatments or a miniature lion’s whip and stool.