Sunset Spa's deforestation experts wield a liquid-based Nufree solution to clear away unwanted hair from various hirstute regions of the body. During the Brazilian wax, visitors relax in a private room as a steady-handed aesthetician uproots every last nether-feather with the botanical, wax-free serum and a gentle touch. The roughly 30- to 60-minute follicle banishing process keeps stubble at bay longer than shaving, and boosts confidence in ladyfolk as they strut around in polka-dot bikinis, underwear, or extra short wooden barrels.
For more than 19 years, Gail Andreas has gotten joy out of beautifying clients' nails and hair. As patrons recline amid heaps of pillows on love seats in Suite 22, she cuts and colors locks and removes unwanted hair with waxing services. During pedicures, feet prepare to glide across the salon’s pecan-hued hardwood floors or pass a soccer referee a love letter, and the nail technician uses acrylic nails to add colorful shells to fingertips.
Signature Service: Aveda salon offering hair and skincare needs
Brands Used: Aveda
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Please arrive 10 minutes early to enjoy a beverage and fill out the questionnaire.
About Face touts a wide selection of blushing basics and eye essentials in a boutique teeming with skincare and cosmetic creations crafted by more than 25 brands. Mineral makeup by Bare Escentuals harnesses natural ingredients in the form of a blemish-cloaking foundation that feigns a powdery guise but feels like a cream and tastes like tiramisu ($25). A healthy dusting of Nars blush ($27.50) plumps timid cheekbones and transforms lackluster visages into bashful beauties. Smashbox eye shadow ($23) imposes bright colors across ocular shades to ensure that peepers remain the center of attention amidst a flock of prize-winning peacocks. In addition to makeup products, About Face also carries a bouquet of skincare necessities and olfactory-rousing fragrances from the likes of Juicy Couture.
At Tangles Hair Extensions, Kellie Smith transforms short haircuts into long, flowing tresses, bypassing the years that natural growth would take. She stocks clip-in and bonded extensions in hundreds of colors, as well as attention-grabbing feather extensions. Kellie, a stylist with 18 years of experience, also trims hair into chic styles and tames frizz with Brazilian blowouts.
Seasoned sinew kneader Shelly Connors of Sweet Serenity Massage deploys an arsenal of Swedish massage techniques, tailoring treatment to meet the specific needs of her clients. A thorough, stress-melting manipulation of the corpus commences in 60- or 90-minute Swedish massages, during which Connors uses Scandinavian methods—such as long, fluid strokes and a heavy reliance on umlauts—to relieve aches and induce relaxation. Aromatic oils curtail friction while hydrating the skin and further soothing the senses with their calming scents. Bodies receive these attentions in a tranquil space accented by diaphanous curtains, Ionic columns, and a soothing soundtrack of klezmer punk hits.