Owner, stylist, and 22-year industry veteran Ray Caballero helms Casa R. Caballero Salon, Spa & Boutique with an eye for style and a preference for experienced team members. Ray's styling chairs are flanked by numerous beauty and wellness experts, including stylist 25-year veteran stylist Yolie Kelly, 15-year veteran massage therapist and master aesthetician Stacy Glass and 10-year veteran nail tech Mickie Trieu. Leveraging products from Lanza Healing Haircare, Pravana, Redken OPI, and Essie, team members assist clients in achieving their aesthetic aspirations with salon and spa services ranging from waxing to feather extensions to facials. They also keep the door open until as late as 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to accommodate those who work, sleep, or sleepwork during the day.
Cocooned in a rich color scheme of maroon and gold, Ch’i Spa surrounds guests in Asian-inspired décor and intricate wall art. Privacy screens painted with cherry blossoms enshroud treatment beds, creating a peaceful vibe and camouflaging clients from near-sighted 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.
Aching athletes, overstressed moms, and exhausted office workers. The massage therapists at Healing Hands Massage Therapy have seen them all, and offer fives types of full-body massage to help them relax. For those with limited time due to work or work-related movie marathons, Healing Hands offers chair massages that are shorter than traditional treatments.
Areté's staff of beautifying specialists pampers customers from widow's peak to big toe with a full assortment of salon services. Haircuts for men ($20) and women ($35) tame stray strands after stylists consult patrons about whether to shape hairdos into trendy new styles or fully functioning birds' nests. Feather extensions with tinsel ($20+) imbue manes with the radiance of a fireproof phoenix, and waxing services ($8+) sculpt overgrown keratin patches. A spa pedicure ($45) tidies up digits, preparing feet for glass-slipper fittings or high-pressure auditions to play hands in a Broadway play. Areté eases the experience of waiting by occupying guests with complimentary WiFi access and television.
Aesthetician Lorraine Gazzerro has been finding solutions for so-called "problem skin" for more than 20 years. A specialist in the use of advanced skin peels, LED treatments, and microdermabrasion, she brings 14 years spent performing postoperative and preoperative skincare services to her work at Skinplicity, extending her epidermal expertise to everyone from acne-ridden teens to those seeking a nonsurgical alternative to the traditional face lift. Drawing upon effective solutions from brands such as Yon-Ka, Pevonia, and Aveda, treatments run the gamut from anti-aging facials to wildflower wraps that stimulate lymphatic flow, as well as men's barbershop facials that hydrate and soften manly skin using hot towels, steam, and the occasional Gatorade dunk.
Healing Elements Spa & Bodywork’s nationally certified massage therapist fosters well-being and optimal health through an array of massage techniques. Her massages cater to a wide range of needs—she uses Swedish massage and hot stones to facilitate general relaxation, pregnancy massage to ease the strains of expectancy, and trigger-point massage to target and relieve localized areas of pain. Subscribing to a holistic philosophy, her aim is to unify the mind, body, energy, and emotions in a comprehensive treatment that uplifts and revitalizes her clients.