The beauty professionals at Indira Salon and Spa foster serenity with eco-conscious Aveda products. As stylists trim, dye, and texture hair, aestheticians revive skin with Aveda's signature plant-based facials. The staff infuses each of their services with extra touches of luxury, such as soothing noses stressed by bickering eyebrows with aromatherapy during elemental massages and offering complimentary makeup touchups after waxing. Nail technicians lavish hands and feet with masques, steam towels, and massages during even their most basic manicures and pedicures, some of which also include foot reflexology or balms made from ginger, mango, cocoa, and lime.
Old-World sconces cast a honey glow on Kohinoor Beauty's warm-red and pale-yellow walls. An enormous photo of a perfectly decorated eye adorns one of the crimson walls. As if to assure clients of the staff's aesthetic abilities and attentiveness, the picture is positioned so guests can see the meticulously curled lashes in every mirror. A skilled staff member can ramp up eyes to match the photo by tinting brows or lashes or individually adhering semipermanent extensions to natural eye fringe. Waxing and threading are also among the women's-only salon's specialties. Technicians shape brows and remove unwanted fuzz from faces, bodies, and shadowy silhouettes.
The voluminous selection of services at Beyond Bare has something for every part and for every person, from hair extensions to body contouring to spa services just for men. Technicians and aestheticians are available seven days a week, and they even travel to clients' homes.
The stylists at Edessa's Hair Salon draw on years of experience working with all types of hair to give each client the look they desire. They trim away split ends with precise scissor-snips, infuse strands with rich color, and deep-condition tresses with balms and butters by Redken and Biolage Hydrathérapie. Patrons can also peruse more than 150 shades of OPI nail polish for meticulous manicures and spa pedicures.
Since founding her refuge of beauty in 1994, owner Amy Russin has amassed a staff of experienced stylists and aestheticians skilled in a variety of beautifying treatments. The menu emphasizes updo upgrades, but extends its aesthetic umbrella to include facial skincare, massage treatments, and manicure services. The glamorous gunslingers strap on bandoliers of products such as OPI, American Crew, Dermalogica, and Pureology to treat hair and hide, and other specialties include body wraps, waxing, and makeup application.
At A'Lovish Spa, the pampering begins almost immediately. Upon entering, every guest receives a warm neck wrap and an invitation to sip cucumber water and herbal tea. The attention only gets more personal from there, especially once guests find themselves in a private treatment room. During a facial, a licensed aesthetician begins cleansing the face with organic plant extracts and lathering a smoothing moisturizing creme on the skin. But there are even more ways to get pampered at A'Lovish, which include invigorating body scrubs, six kinds of facials, and a hot stone paraffin manicure that leaves nails brightly polished and skin soft enough to eliminate fingerprints. The spa also offers waxing and staffs a makeup artist who artistically prepares clients for special occasions.