Skin Institute's AHA/Kojic peel utilizes alpha hydroxy acids, or AHAs, and kojic acid to piece together a peel with properties to pulverize blemishes, blotches, and bad skin. The AHA, common in many skincare products, exfoliates the epidermis, casting out dead skin cells like autumn leaves from the closet. AHA is also reported to iron out wrinkles and ax acne. Kojic acid, a natural by-product of a Japanese mushroom, helps to lighten spots of skin darkened by increased melanin deposits. Put in peel form, this clinical concoction cocoons facial skin, allowing a beautiful hummingbird of smooth skeletal sheathing to emerge after 45 minutes.
Waxing seems like a simple beauty treatment—but at Wax Spa, there's more to it than meets the eye. First off, aestheticians must be licensed to ensure safe, effective treatments, and the wax is imported from Europe. Then, there's the strict policy against recycling wax and spatulas, which ensures a germ-free salon.
The team complements their waxes with an array of body contouring treatments, which rely on technology ranging from ultrasound waves to radio frequencies, which is a cosmetic treatment designed to tighten skin without the need for an incision or recovery time. The treatment uses radio frequencies to uniformly heat the dermis, or inner layer of skin, to tighten and help initiate the production of new collagen. Depending on the size of the treatment area, the procedure may take anywhere from 15 minutes for a facial to upwards of an hour for a full body treatment. The salon also brightens complexions with diamond microdermabrasion, which sloughs away dead surface skin to reveal the bright, youthful-looking skin beneath it. And no matter the treatment, each team member takes a customer-centered approach to their services, and helps to cultivate a warm atmosphere that puts clients at ease.
A team of talented aestheticians applies expert techniques and organic beauty products to refine faces and sleekify skin at Epidermis. Necks nestle into cozy pillows, and aromatic candles create a tranquil ambiance as a trained countenance conqueror performs the signature facial, beginning with a soothing steam treatment to siphon out oil and impurities. A facial massage liberates tension caused by impersonating Elvis during his surprise birthday party, and a healing mask crowns the purifying experience by calming and hydrating newly soothed skin. Next, the microdermabrasion showers faces with exfoliating crystals to oust expired skin cells and boost collagen production in 30 to 60 minutes. Together, the duo of expression-enhancing services leaves skin smooth, youthful, and the object of every sidewalk caricature artist's affection.
Curvy furniture and structural accents add dimension to the salon's all-white interior, where stylists, aestheticians, and nail techs pamper guests in heated massage chairs with an array of services. Using products by Wella, Soma, and Keratin Complex, hair pros cut, color, and apply deep-conditioning treatments. When reclining in a pedicure chair or prepping fingers for elegant thumb-wrestling bouts, guests are lavished in Shellac and OPI polishes. Facials are completed with the help of Dermalogica serums and microcurrent and microdermabrasion technology.
Inside Blue Salon and Spa, pale blue walls surround guests seated in sleek black salon and pedicure chairs. The calming blue hue reflects the menu of relaxing services, from a digit-pampering mani-pedi to a deep-cleansing facial that includes a shoulder massage.
Designed to be a one-stop shop for style-seeking men, Precision Barber Club keeps its clientele looking spruce with sharp haircuts, traditional hot-towel shaves, and a range of aesthetic treatments. Grooming services include mustache trims, haircuts and fades, and styling, and a range of facials helps keep skin looking masculinely clean. The shop also sells a range of grooming products for DIY hair and beard care.
With more than 20 years of business under its belt, the staff at The Twin Salon caters to clients in a warm, friendly atmosphere featuring earth-toned walls, full-length mirrors in dark wooden frames, and hanging chandeliers. Eight hair stations, four manicure stations, and two spa-pedicure stations fill the main space, whereas private treatment rooms host those who seek to wax hair away from legs, bikini areas, and faces.