Since opening the studio in June 2008, Kara Crose has harnessed her powers as a licensed aesthetician to pamper guests with a range of results-driven skincare services. Surrounded by the earth-toned walls inside one of the private treatment rooms, patrons relax atop plush treatment tables as Kara carefully clears and refreshes skin with hair-snatching waxes and custom and specialty facials. Guests also frequent Kara's Skin Care Studio for stress-melting massages and hand-holding sessions, which can run anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.
A chalkboard in a gilded frame leans outside Mia Bella Salon, announcing the day's special treatments, such as mani-pedis from Jessica Briggs. Briggs expertly trims and shapes nails before daubing them with vibrant washes of traditional or long-lasting Shellac polishes within the bustling salon, which also treats clients to services such as spray tanning and microdermabrasion facials. Patrons can relax on an outdoor patio, which is painted with rustic trompe l'oeil brickwork and shuttered windows, or peruse the lobby's collection of fashion jewelry, sun hats, and other accessories.
Eighty-six. That's how many years of combined experience the beauty experts at Bella's Day Spa have. That expertise shows as they infuse hair with subtle or dramatic highlights, twist long strands into elegant up-dos, and adorn fingernails with elaborate designs that include glitter, striped patterns, and even tiny bows.
Rhonda works with a team of other experienced stylists at Simply Divine Salon, cutting, coloring, and styling locks. Inside the sunny, inviting salon, she beautifies her customers with conditioning treatments for healthy hair, along with various highlights or coloring options for a fun new look.
Guy Berkey conciliates tense soul vessels with multifaceted medical treatments, herbal therapeutic products, and a passion for healing. The 90-minute massage sessions can focus on specific bodily areas or deliver comprehensive mollification with modalities including Swedish and Lomi Lomi. A quick five-minute consultation before and five-minute redressing time after allow 80 minutes of muscle-manipulating massage.
Divine Appointments’ expert wax wielders carefully cover hirsute skin in Satin Smooth wax to banish unwanted stubble for up to six weeks. During a 20–30 minute bikini wax, a skin specialist gently coats bikini lines in warm, adhesive plumes to swiftly remove hair and out-of-date political bumper stickers. Alternatively, customers desiring completely bare nether regions can opt for a Brazilian wax, which typically takes 45–60 minutes.