The experienced stylists at Hair Rage deftly trim shining tresses and technicians pamper fingers and toes with expert nail services. During an initial hair consultation, clients meet with stylists to discuss which cuts will attractively frame their features or enhance the realism of a rubber Richard Nixon mask. Experienced fingers then massage scalps with nourishing shampoo at rows of sleek black sinks before stylists snip, style, and blow-dry tresses at a mirrored styling station. Alternatively, during a spa mani-pedi, techs will clip, shape, and polish finger and toenails after a warm, soothing footbath bubbles away stress and henna tattoos of old grocery lists.
Trenz Salon & Spa accentuates the body’s appealing attributes with the help of an experienced staff. The 1.5- to 2-hour spa mani-pedi offers harried hands and fatigued feet a chance to spruce up their faded facades. Skilled nail technicians strip polished portraits and ease tepid people paws into a relaxing bath, where they can soak themselves or perfect doggie-paddle techniques. After resurfacing from their deep-sea sousing, a savory sugar scrub is massaged onto feet to exfoliate pores and sweeten the skin. Fingertips are then prepared for their shellacking, while a foot mask is applied to disguise tootsies on the run from style-stifling sneakers. Customers then choose from a palette of polishes, and shellac is brushed onto colored claws to prevent premature chipping, a process that can extend the life of the lacquer for up to two weeks.
Plying her trade out of On Broadway Salon, Sami Mason mixes aromatic oils with her diverse arsenal of massage modalities. Her specialties range from Swedish massage bolstered by essential oils to reflexology treatments that aim to alleviate pain by stimulating nerve endings. Sami's hot-stone massages penetrate deeply into muscles with soothing heat that complements massage strokes. Her techniques melt away tension more quickly and effectively and with less mess than hot-meatball massages.
Carefully lined up like contestants in a beauty pageant, the bottles of polish preen in hues of pink, red, and purple, anxiously waiting to be selected. Once plucked from the group, they make their way onto the toenails and fingernails of customers inside Vivi Nails. The nail technicians not only dispense mani-pedis for adults, but also pamper children’s flippers during kiddie pedicures and rounds of “This Little Piggy.”
The scissors-handed stylists at New Creations Salon perform routine maintenance on the locks of men, women, and little tykes. The stylists also flex their skills when festooning manes with bowls of hair dye and attaching extensions long enough to use as a jump rope.
Whether your goal is to disguise aging, neutralize acne outposts, or emulate the soft skin of the faces on Euros, Aqua’s staff will help you decide on the right facial for your skin and customize it to match. The European facial deep cleanses your flesh-emoticon before exfoliators decimate hidden pore pockets of unwanted things such as discontinued skin cells, skin-hugging smog, and outgrown tricycles. The more intensive anti-aging facial smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles without turning the clock too far back and leaving you with a baby’s head. The acne facial, meanwhile, helps transform your frontispiece from pizza back into skin, removing minor scars along the way. All three treatments will leave you with skin that shimmers like the surface of a lake at twilight, only without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it.