Licensed massage therapist Michelle Solomon hails from the Florida School of Massage and trained at the Swedish Institute in New York—the country's oldest massage school. Today, this AMTA member draws on 25 years of experience as she tailors and blends massages such as Swedish, Shiatsu, and reflexology. Injured limbs heal thanks to her rehabilitative and medical kneads. In her spare time, Michelle practices yoga and teaches music to children.
Like FDR's White House staff, the team at Makin Waves has more than 20 years of experience doing what they do. With Matrix, Paul Mitchell, and Coppola products, they trim, style, and color hair. And the elegance they impart to their clients' coiffures is matched by their salon's surroundings. Mocha-colored walls hold long mirrors flanked by gilded faux ivy, and blond-hardwood floors evoke the highlights being splashed into hair above them.
At Little Tor Skin Care Studio, a team of aestheticians keeps its clientele’s skin looking youthful with a range of treatments. Five standard facials are designed to rejuvenate a variety of skin types, and custom facials employ skin analysis to ensure faces receive the ideal levels of cleansing and moisture. Other services include waxing, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
At Boutique Laser & Skin Spa, technology offers a path to amplified beauty. Its owner Monika, who is laser treatment certified for hair removal, skin tightening, and photo facials, has worked with several top physicians in the NYC metro area. Many of the spa's advanced treatments are powered by Palomar StarLux laser light: it helps inhibit hair growth in follicles during hair-removal treatments, rejuvenate faces during photofacials, and tighten skin during wrinkle reduction by stimulating collagen production. Other services like body contouring, cellulite reduction, and skin tightening use the Alma Accent XL laser. For services without lasers, like microdermabrasion, diamond microdermabrasion, facials, and designer peels, the staff uses products and methods backed by a history of results.
Changing Heads Salon is housed in a historic building that was constructed in 1865 as a general store. Inside, you'll find original wooden beams and maple floors. The building may be old-fashioned, but the stylists are not. With an eye for the artistic and the progressive, staff members—whose work has appeared on television and in magazines—keep things fresh with couture hair design that includes cuts, coloring, and reconstructive treatments.
Lash extensions, skin care, and makeup services add more makeover options; for the whole package, you can take advantage of the salon's fashion concierge service. Participants are paired with a professional stylist who helps them assemble a wardrobe that flatters their looks and gives their closets the confidence to evict freeloading skeletons.