The experienced staff at Nova Vita Salon and Spa banishes hair from delicate epidermal regions with quick and effective waxing sessions. Clients recline as a skin-smoothing specialist paints skin with warm wax and uproots hair in a fluid motion reminiscent of a segway barreling down newly waxed floors. Post-waxing, smoothed skin can don skimpy bikinis without fear of stubble or straggling hairs making an appearance. Regular waxing can erode and damage hair follicles over time, dispiriting them until they've given up their dreams of future hair growth and admittance into '80s hair bands. Clients must redeem both waxing sessions within 60 days of activation, streamlining the benefits of satiny smoothness.
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 and L'Oreal products. Skilled aestheticians such as the invaluable Lori Phillips craft sleek scissor cuts and embellish tresses with subtle and bold highlights. Jesse Daniels clients can also solicit spa services such as Eminence facials, hair waxing, and indulgent mani-pedis with CND Shellac polish.
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.
Celebrity aesthetician Leaine Dehmer describes herself as a “skin behaviorist.” Whether crafting her own professional line of skincare products or tending to clients with massages, facials, skin peels, or body exfoliations, she seems to intuitively know the components of a healthy, radiant complexion. You don’t have to take her word for it, though; Leaine’s reputation recently received a boost when her services were included in each of the celebrity swag bags handed out at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Regardless of their box-office draw, guests from all walks of life can indulge in the roster of relaxing services at Leaine’s Skinsations Spa, many of which derive their powers from natural or organic products. Private treatment rooms lull clients into relaxation with such calming touches as scented candles. Cascading waterfalls flood the rooms with amber light, while drifting moisture clings softly to the skin like a baby kitten in wet mittens.