Hands play an essential part in interpersonal communication. But, if hands themselves could talk, they might request a little time off. At Growing Hands Salon & Spa, lead stylist and nail technician Maureen schedules these mini-vacations for hands. During manicures, her technicians splash nails with the vibrant colors of OPI and China Glaze or deliver long-lasting coverage with hardy Shellac polish. Aided by Affirm Keracare and Moroccanoil products, stylists also care for that other kind of keratin with haircuts and treatments designed to leave manes stronger, longer, and healthier. The team also augments 'dos the old-fashioned way, prepping clients for proms, weddings, and special occasions with updos and extensions. No matter what pampering services clients choose, they can extend its effects at home with the help of the salon's boutique's-worth of pro-grade products.
The licensed nail techs at Lovely Nails give a big hug to Mother Earth by using 100% natural products––just one step of many they take to ensure comfort. Guests enter the shop to find wall prints of lush greenery and rippling pools and are then invited to lounge in cushy hydrotherapy pedicure chairs. Each chair is decked out with disinfecting pebbles and pipe-less technology for bacteria-free relaxation. Lovely Nails further adheres to health standards by using sanitary pouches and implements sterilized in a medical-grade autoclave.
At the age of 18, Skin N Beyond owner and licensed aesthetician Suzanne Turi traded her pageant gowns for a makeup brush, moving to Hollywood to attend the Joe Blasco makeup school. After graduation, she found herself smack in the middle of major happenings, beautifying faces at events such as the Rose Bowl, the Oscars, and Morgan Freeman's fantasy baseball draft. Armed with know-how gleaned from The Dermal Institute in Manhattan and the Galen Institute School of Massage Therapy in Connecticut, she recruited a team of staffers versed and certified in multiple cosmetic disciplines to help her establish Skin N Beyond. That multifaceted expertise shows through today; as clients sip wine and listen to pop hits in the spa's trendy boutique-like lounge, team members execute beautification rituals ranging from manicures and seaweed gel masks to eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion, and medical-grade facial peels.
Essential Clinical Aesthetics' expert technicians melt away subcutaneous body fat with a barrage of Zerona body-sculpting treatments. Each 40-minute noninvasive procedure employs laser light to break down the walls of fat cells in much the same way as lighthouses use lasers to break down invading warships. This liposuction alternative targets specific body areas such as the love handles, stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, or chin. Zerona treatments result in very little pain, unlike other common cellulite treatments, such as lying in the path of a steamroller.
A lot of the inspiration for Organica Fashion Hair Salon came from the refrigerator. The salon's owners saw that people had changed the way the looked at diet—making the switch to healthy and organic foods—and felt a similar shift was needed in beauty care. At Organica Fashion Hair Salon, stylists sculpt and color hair, and aestheticians administer facials and soothing mani-pedis. Regardless of the chosen service, the beauty experts employ organic products from brands such as DermOrganic.