Nova Vita's attentive, masterly aestheticians will pamper you with a double-whammy of beautification. Start off with Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique, which is the most popular type of knead. It uses long, connective strokes and precise pressure to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché.
Waxing expert Ashly Clinger frees men and women from unwanted stubble in her homey studio, Face & Body Skin Care Retreat. She is such a pro at this form of depilation that she has recorded an instructional DVD to teach aspiring waxers the techniques and theory of her craft. Her website educates clients with tips such as avoiding caffeine for 12 hours before the appointment or how to write a nice breakup letter to the unwanted body hair. As a licensed aesthetician, Ashly also performed facials, body scrubs, and ear candling.
The aestheticians at Divine Threading Studio treat clients to services as modern as Dermalogica facials and as traditional as henna tattoos. The salon specializes in depilation treatments, which remove hair using either the familiar heated-wax method or the ancient Eastern threading technique that's considered more appealing to people with sensitive skin. The aestheticians also showcase their precise handiwork by applying intricately designed henna tattoos, which weave their way up the hands and arms of brides-to-be or clients who want to test-drive a tattoo design for a few weeks. For a finishing touch, clients can ask for an ear or nose piercing, face accessories as stylish as Mr. Potato Head's during Fashion Week.
Red hanging lights and sconces etch stout shadows across lime green walls and patches of faux exposed brick. These modern trappings perpetuate the salon's creed to stay on top of industry trends and the latest styles with Bumble and Bumble, Eufora, and Brazilian Blowout products. Skilled cosmetologists–including the invaluable Lori Phillip–craft sleek scissor cuts and embellish tresses with subtle and bold highlights. Jesse Daniels clients can also solicit spa services such as hair waxing and indulgent mani-pedis with CND Shellac polish. Guests may also unfurl tension during a massage session, indulge in a spray tan, or enhance their ocular beauty with an application of eyelash extensions.
A sprightly space adorned with flowers, leather chairs, and the off-white glow of oriental partitions, Salon Adelante's inviting interior showcases the company's flair for aesthetics. The salon's staffers calls upon that same eye for good looks every day as they primp and prettify clients from head to toe with a dossier of services that include haircuts, colors, texturing, styling, mani-pedis, facials, and makeovers. As cosmeticians and stylists tend to broken fingernails or overgrown manes, massage therapists knead out tension during rubdowns that can be tailored to each client's needs. The aestheticians call upon cleansing and styling salves from top-notch brands such as Bioelements and Demalogica to fuel their feats of beautification.