At Go Bare! a team of veteran aestheticians elevate their range of traditional spa and waxing services with a carefully curated collection of skincare products made both locally and around the globe. Their Belgian waxes are triple-filtered and infused with zinc and titanium dioxide to minimize redness after hair-removal sessions. For skin nourishment, aestheticians use a physician-developed line of epidermal elixirs hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, where they're made with vitamins and antioxidants. Locally made creams, meanwhile, boast 100% organic blends of mint and chocolate, or vanilla and honey, and are painted across freshly waxed skinscapes to soothe the aches that follow follicular uprooting.
When aesthetician Dimple Singh isn't rejuvenating the skin of a Bollywood star, she's giving out beauty tips at her Rialto Plaza studio. Born in Patiala, India, Dimple is an expert in traditional Indian beauty solutions as well as high-tech treatments such as microdermabrasions and eyelash extensions with Wi-Fi capability. She can also greet clients from diverse backgrounds in their native tongue, as she is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi, as well as English.
A depiction of a red, white, and blue barber pole next to the shop’s sign sends a recognizable signal to all gentlemen looking to crop their shaggy manes. Sharp Barber’s team specializes in haircuts for men and boys, wielding scissors and trimmers to craft neat, classic hairstyles. For more refined looks, they also carefully perform lather shaves with straight razors before wrapping faces in hot, moist towels. Aside from Sharp Barber’s menu of services, the shop’s decor itself emanates a masculine vibe with a combination of rich blues and dark hardwood. Between the product-laden shelves and barber workstations, flat-screen TVs transmit a constant stream of sports action, interrupted only by the occasional commercial or subliminal Golden Girls marathon.
BioWoman Salon's staff has curated an impressive selection of beauty services from around the world. Not surprisingly, they offer modern facials, manicures, massages, and waxing services. But they also cut and color hair, weave in extensions for additional length, and keep locks healthy with organic products imported from Thailand. The salon even hired henna tattoo artists who specialize in traditional mehndi patterns for brides-to-be.
Cheetah spots, Mondrian squares, rainbows, and slices of watermelon bedeck fingertips beautified by Angela Nails And Spa's trio of aestheticians, who lavish guests with an array of services for nails and skin. As music wafts through the softly lit salon, raised baby-blue pedicure chairs dangle guests' feet into basins swirling with warm water. Layers of wax whisk away unwelcome hair, and facials rejuvenate weary complexions. At a vanity table covered in palettes, powder puffs, and pots of rouge, the resident makeup artists put on best faces for brides, groups of bridesmaids, and teenagers en route to black-tie SAT-testing sites.
With more than 25,000 laser treatments under its belt, the certified staff of Breeze Laser Center wields modern technology to soothe and improve skin. Omnilux treatments focus nonheating LED lights on acne-afflicted faces for 16–20 minutes per session to produce clearer skin with little discomfort. Like a timid sea monkey, fresh skin emerges gradually, typically after four sessions. Fight off hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, blackheads, or the advancing armies of face gophers with a Silk facial peel. The peel, lasting 30–45 minutes, exfoliates epidermises, then a topical serum soothes freshly-uncovered layers and eliminates the need for downtime. Prior to each treatment, Breeze's benevolent skin-sorcerers will meet with clients for a complimentary consultation, answering any questions they may have, and teaching soothing strokes that calm visages nervous about adopting a new look.