The hustle and bustle doesn’t intimidate New York native Tracey Bolduc, however, who just left one of the busiest cities in the world to put her 10 years of experience to use by helping the talented team of stylists at Verde Salon & Spa. She joins the scissor-wielding crew in creating an effervescent symphony of activity, snipping, styling, coloring, and texturizing all manner of hair on both men and women.
Acupuncturists believe the body is filled with an energy, or "qi" that, if blocked, can leave people feeling unbalanced and sluggish. Licensed massage therapist Judy Watkins believes the same, though she strives to access this energy noninvasively with the help of healing touch therapy. She can also combine this treatment with massage in such varieties as Deep-Tissue and therapeutic for an even more soothing experience.
The aestheticians at Let's Face It Ageless Skincare Spa line eyes with permanent makeup, smooth foreheads with Botox, and spruce up fingers and toes with mani-pedis. They also incorporate the anti-aging powers of Circadia and Vivant skincare products during 11 types of facials and 8 types of PCA peels, which aim to improve skin texture and tone on faces, limbs, and torsos. Their deft hands slather bodies in herbal wraps and sea-salt scrubs to nourish their client's skin and remove any evidence of a shadow.
The spa's soft music lulls stress from bodies as dim lights sparkle across chocolate-colored furnishings. This modern decor is also present in Let's Face It's salon area, where a symphony of blow-dryers hum over stylists transforming lackluster manes into vibrant new dos with Privé, Schwarzkopf, and Wella haircare brands.
Amid the elegant accents and upscale atmosphere at Verde Salon and Spa, it's the tiny add-ons that give services an extra boost. During the salon and spa experience, facials, green-tea cleansers and vitamin A enzyme masks repair skin issues. Warmed stones and calming essential plant oils aid massages. Herbal mixes, sea-salt scrubs, and paraffin masks make up body treatments that buff and shine skin, and a diamond-tip microdermabrasion wand rids pores of dirt and oil.
An attentive team of stylists and massage therapists indulge clients at Beautiful Hair Color Studio & Spa with shearing-and-sinew-pampering services in a colorful, intimate studio. Expert strand trimmers tame wild manes with a cleansing shampoo to help eradicate unwanted oil and exorcise the ghosts of hairdos past. Tresses shed unhealthy split ends as the stylist clips and sculpts coiffures into a smart bob, bouncy layers, or monotonous hot-crossed bun. Taut tissues surrender with a Swedish massage as a licensed massage therapist unkinks muscle knots with deep, flowing strokes.
The staff at NBalance Body & Skin Studio boosts their clients' aesthetic health and well-being with 50 years of combined expertise. The studio pampers bodies exclusively with paraben- and cruelty-free products that support their environmentally aware agenda, and specialists master FDA-approved, noninvasive procedures to safely smooth away cellulite. NBalance's range of services also includes detoxification wraps, skincare treatments, laser hair removal, vein therapy, and semi-private yoga classes demonstrated on pipe cleaner models. They also use a Syneron Candela Gentle Max Pro laser to treat a wide array of skin issues, including age spots, sun-damaged skin, spider veins, and pigmentation issues.
An aesthetician, nail artist, massage therapist, and group of stylists join forces to keep their clients fully pampered. They use products from Aveda, Moroccanoil, Dermalogica, and OPI during highlights application, manicures, and facials. Other specialty services include hair extensions with 100% human hair, and makeup lessons that teach proper application techniques.