The services at Champs Elysees Day Spa are just as impressive as the street it's named after. Facials detoxify and cleanse visages with sea enzymes, olive oil, volcanic ash, and micronized crystalline gemstones blended with bentonite clay. Body treatments nourish physiques with exfoliating salt glows and volcanic-clay masks, and lactic and salicylic acid peels remove outer layers of skin to reveal fresh complexions. The French Victorian salon also offers eye-enhancing SofTap permanent makeup, luxurious massages, pampering mani-pedis, and face-framing haircuts.
Ally Volpi is a woman of many faces, in that she specializes in beautifying patrons from the neck up. Her hairstyling skills cover trims, color treatments, and extensions, and multiple MAC classes have endowed her with enough makeup know-how to bring out a jellyfish's cheekbones. She is also a certified NovaLash extensionist and channels two years of lash-lengthening experience when adding pizzazz to clients' peepers. Visitors need only navigate their way around Stone Creek Shopping Center's stone fountain to find her brightening mugs inside Salon Avanti.
Following the age-old mantra about doing one thing and doing it well, The Green Room's staff members stick almost exclusively to waxing. They use this service to sculpt brows, neaten bikini areas, and clear male torsos front to back. The only other service offered by the salon?s staff is tinting brows and lashes, both of which enhance the eyes and provide an effective disguise for getting past speakeasy grates.
Bloom Boutique's crystal chandeliers, carved pink and cream furniture, and fresh orchids create a fairy-tale backdrop for the work of a team of lash extensionists, who help women look and feel beautiful for weddings and other special events. The shop, which was founded in 2006, has grown into a temple for getting dolled up, with a particular specialization in lash extensions. Here, coifs are curled and styled for events, unwanted hair is waxed away, and NovaLash mink eyelash extensions augment elegance. The mink extensions are applied lash-by-lash and each mink strand is curled, replicating the look of natural lashes. In the boutique, Swarovski crystals and seed pearls make veils glow amid a trove of accessories fulfilling requirements for old, new, blue, and, for daring patrons, borrowed.
The team brings their calm, reassuring demeanor to client events for on-location glamorizing as well as contributing makeup and hairstyling to photo shoots for magazines such as The Knot. Staff members welcome anyone prepping for a big night and stay on trend by researching constantly changing fashions so they can nimbly respond to requests from trend-hunting prom-goers and prom-patrolling undercover parents.
Ever since she was a little girl, Frances Reyes loved watching her mother apply her makeup and would marvel at the skill her mother displayed while blending various eye shadow colors. When she got older, she began doing her friends' makeup for special occasions, such as dances and Taco Tuesdays in the lunchroom, and eventually, Frances decided to go to beauty school.
Frances?now works at Royale Artistry, where she beautifies everyone from models to musicians to brides. Regardless of whom she is working with, Frances loves to accent their best features. She starts with top-notch products from Unite, Kenra, and Motives. Frances then meticulously applies makeup, snips stylish haircuts, and crafts vibrant,?face-framing highlights.
At LuLu Spa Salon, trained massage therapist Candie Lam uses her hands to dissolve tension and alleviate aches. Skilled in multiple styles of treatment, Candie can utilize deep-tissue-like techniques during bamboo fusion massages, which can be administered while clients relax on a treatment table, sit in an ergonomic massage chair, or run on a treadmill. For those with problems sleeping at night or those suffering from general anxiety, she can also target key muscles that, when combined with light acupressure, help to relieve stress and instill a general sense of calm.