Cocooned in a rich color scheme of maroon and gold, Ch?i Spa surrounds guests in Asian-inspired decor and intricate wall art. Privacy screens painted with cherry blossoms enshroud treatment beds, creating a peaceful vibe and camouflaging clients from nearsighted tigers. The staff applies all-natural organic products to faces and bodies during facials, massages, makeup applications, and waxing services. Samantha Vong, one of the spa's highly trained professionals, earned a spot on Paul Mitchell The School?s prestigious Dean?s List in March of 2010.
At School Street Aesthetics, cosmetic and dermatological experts help clients assume younger looks with cutting-edge aesthetic treatments. The cooling hand piece on the Cutera CoolGlide laser equipment helps minimize discomfort as it uses laser heat to remove unwanted body hair. To further beautify skin, the staff utilizes other laser technology to diminish everything from wrinkles to discoloration. Imperfections such as sun damage, broken capillaries, and age spots surrender their hold on skin when put up against the clinic?s IPL photorejuvenation treatments, which are effective on several different areas including the face, chest, neck, and hands. Laser-free services include microdermabrasion treatments, lactic peels, and facials that combat acne, excess oil, and fine lines.
Certified laser technician Elizabeth Silva relies on lasers and electrology to rid clients of unwanted hair. Laser hair removal targets follicles with photons that turn into heat energy once they hit the root of the hair. Electrolysis is a more detailed approach: Elizabeth inserts a hair-thin probe into the pore that applies heat directly to the papilla—the part that nourishes the hair—or simply flips the follicle’s off switch when possible. In every case, she begins the course of treatment with a detailed assessment and consultation so that clients know what to expect. Her clinic welcomes women, men, teens, and speakers of both English and Portuguese.
Salon Lux's owner is Cindy Wilson, a nail technician and reflexologist for more than three decades, who combined her dual passions into a single business where beauty and well-being blend seamlessly. This fusion produced a menu of services where trends such as feather extensions and smooth, speedy blowouts meet relaxing and rejuvenating facials that couple with aromatherapy scrubs and European or lymphatic massage. Stylists?including a graduate of Toni & Guy?also manage manes with color services, cuts, and smoothing keratin treatments, while bodies find their perfect bronze with hand-applied California spray tans that keep them safe from UV rays and winged sharks.
When not in the salon, Cindy can be found teaching classes in reflexology at the Learning Connection or volunteering at the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, where she offers reflexology for those fighting cancer.
Lasers can accomplish more than just long-lasting hair removal. At Aesthetic Laser Treatment Center, staffers depend upon them for almost every aesthetic treatment. Yes, one of those treatments is hair removal, but the list also includes diminishing cellulite and wrinkles, eliminating pigmented lesions, and downplaying the appearance of spider veins. The staffers sometimes abandon lasers all together and instead opt for dermal fillers or a chemical peel to restore skin.
The team at Salon Beautopia believes that everyone deserves to look and feel beautiful. The aesthetician, Bethany, performs body waxing and skin treatments and applies makeup and Lavish Lashes?long, silky extensions that add drama to eyes and extra shade to noses on sunny days. The selection of beautifying services also includes hair styling, from Brazilian blowouts to formal updos.