While what's considered beautiful can sometimes seem monolithic?a one-color, one-style type of beauty?the stylists at DeLou Couture Beauty Services recognize that beauty comes in all hair shades (even those usually found only in crayon boxes) and textures. They want their clients to feel good about themselves and to treat their tresses right, so they work with customers from all ethnic backgrounds to choose the haircut and haircare techniques that are right for them.
In addition to cuts, color, and services such as natural blowouts or relaxers, DeLou Couture's stylists also primp nails, wax unruly brows, and apply makeup so clients' lipstick can match?or artfully clash?with their new highlights. Most of these services can also be taken on the road, for at-home prettifying sessions and special occasions such as weddings and away soccer games.
An extension to Adesso Moda Salon, Pura Spa & Boutique rounds out its sister salon's beautification processes by supplying clients with spa services and stylish accessories. Aestheticians perform facials and hair removal to lay a pristine canvas for makeup application and spray tans. For fingers and toes, lavender and lemon manicures pair with peppermint pedicures to leave limbs supple and fragrant, like a pair of suede gloves lost in a rose bush.
Adesso Moda Salon Spa and Boutique delivers pampering services in a homey setting, complete with a crackling fireplace and plush seating. Stylists cut hair before adding splashes of color with highlights, ombre looks, or glow-in-the-dark streaks. Their lavender- and peppermint-infused manicures and pedicures clean up overgrown nails, and paraffin treatments soften skin. Beauty pros also wax unwanted hair on the body and face, and apply dramatic makeup for special occasions such as weddings or leap day celebrations.
An apt mural of feathery clouds await guests behind the desk at Cloud 9 Day Spa, a welcoming image that foreshadows soothing treatments. The staff pampers guests with everything from hot-stone massages and manicures to cherry-chocolate facials and microdermabrasion.
At Newtown MediSpa, Dr. David Hendricks and his staff do all they can to keep skin looking healthy. They refresh it with beauty injections such as Botox and Juverderm, revamp it with facials and chemical peels, and streamline it with laser hair removal or waxing. In addition to skin-focused med-spa treatments, they offer traditional spa services such as Swedish massages and the Swedish massage's rival, the Norwegian back scratch.
Cara Bartkus is never in a rush. Long before opening her own spa, she first attended the Institute of Aesthetic Arts & Sciences, then became a certified aesthetician, and later worked at several spas to gather all the experience necessary to become a well-rounded aesthetician. She also augments her treatments by laying candles throughout the small spa space and by using Eve Taylor products made with organic essential oils.