A Touch of Class Day Spa's experienced staff, led by 15-year veteran aesthetician Melody Rosenberg, beautifies bodies from face to foot with sundry nail, skin, and hair services. Skincare products from Dermalogica and Dermaware moisturize and exfoliate visages during soothing facials, and Youngblood mineral cosmetic products can embellish nails with vivid polishes or be used to scrawl foreboding messages on bathroom mirrors. Aromatherapeutic spa pedicures delight olfactory senses while pampering phalanges, and LED skin therapy improves blemishes and reduces wrinkles with cell-specific wavelengths.
Rebecca is good at repairs. As a nail technician at The Last Tangle Salon and Spa, she?s handled broken nails, cracked acrylic nails, and poorly maintained cuticles. She keeps polish chip-free for up to two weeks with shellac manicures and keeps bears distracted by equipping hikers and other clients with glitter acrylics. Rebecca works alongside a team of beauty technicians who reduce the appearance of fine lines or dry skin with a variety of facials. They also cut, color, and condition hair.
True to its name, Red Chair is filled with crimson seats where clients relax before submitting their hair and nails for pampering. While hairdressers trim tops, sides, and bangs and fashion new dos, manicurists usher hands and feet through soothing soaks to soften dry skin and massage extremities to keep muscles as limber as a cat made of silly putty. A colorful selection of polishes is available to cap off each mani-pedi, and nail technicians can also add extra pop with acrylic nails, Shellac polish, and gel tops.
Danielle brings more than a decade of experience to her salon. She specializes in men's haircuts with hot-towel treatments and scalp massages that leave fellows looking dapper and relaxed, and she offers add-on services such as beard-detailing and line-ups. The chic ivory and black decor of Minx Salon & Spa creates a welcoming environment for men and women, as well as for grand pianos looking to hide from the law.
Twelve-year-old Maria Biundo lifts her little sister onto the top of a hamper in their parents' bathroom. She leans in, bringing her face close to the 8-year-old tot's, as she begins to work—sweeping blush across cheeks, shadow over eyelids, and a vibrant hue on lips. After the transformation is complete, Maria steps back to observe her sister's beautified features, and a broad smile spreads across both their faces. The right makeup, she realizes, can make one feel good inside and out. Today, Maria—now a licensed aesthetician—designs the services at Escape & Unwind Salon Spa to emphasize beauty's uplifting effects. She brings homemade chocolate-chip cookies into work each day, pressing them upon clients between facials, massages, manicures, and waxing and makeup services. She also insists that her team undergoes training with reps from skincare and makeup lines such as Jan Marini, Moroccanoil, and DermaQuest to ensure they're using the latest beauty techniques. For maximum pampering, she even hires a professional chef to cater services for bridal parties and other groups with light, healthy food.
Though threading primarily deals with hair removal, the real focus of the service is the skin. Many depilation methods extract unwanted strands, but leave skin irritated and subject to wrinkle-producing tugs and yanks. Threading combats these unwanted effects with a 100% cotton thread that loops and uproots unwanted hair, eliminating the need for chemicals that can cause breakouts and require the placement of hazard stickers on faces. Beauty By Thread?s expert technicians wield strings with the utmost precision, creating sultry eyebrow arches and removing hair from upper lips, sideburns, or infringing hair lines.
Threading leaves brows expertly shaped for up to three weeks, and the staff also offer Lizette Mineral eyebrow-makeup kits, which combine 10 shades of water-resistant powders and six stencils that allow clients to maintain beautiful looks at home. Clients can also add an exotic touch to their look with the shop's showcase of ankle bracelets, bangles, and tiaras instead of filling out the endless paperwork required to adopt a pet tiger.