Bronzz Spray Tan darkens skin to alluringly summer-kissed tones that last up to seven days. Trained technicians apply custom-blended tans by hand while avoiding the lines and streaks that could otherwise arise from applications by automated spray booths or Jackson Pollock proteges. The staff also waxes unwanted body hair and combats dermal issues with anti-aging and acne-blasting facials.
Signature Service: Organic Facials
Parking: Free street parking
Q&A with Hilary, Owner and Therapist
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
I try to tailor every visit to each specific client and their individual goals and needs. The challenge of ensuring that happens is one of the things I love most [about my job].
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
Using the wrong products. Even if you spend $10 on product instead of $50, there are products that will suite your skin type better than others. Feel free to ask for recommendations.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I fell in love with makeup at a young age while watching my mother and sisters put it on themselves. I did makeup professionally for several years, noticing that too many women would put on makeup to cover up what they considered "problem spots" areas instead of using it to enhance their natural beauty. My "ah-ha" moment was realizing that I could help with the "problem spot" areas and allow women (and men) to feel amazing without feeling like they need to cover anything up.
The walls are watching you––or so it would seem. Framed photos of eyes laden with long, voluminous lashes can be seen throughout each Xtina’s Lash Xtensions' salon. This is the plight of owner Christina Wakulich who decks out eyelid rims with synthetic- and real-mink lash extensions with the help of her highly trained staff. Full sets include range from 45 to 65 lashes per eye, fostering a sultry look for six to eight weeks without the mess of mascara.
While there are many styles of massage to choose from, the licensed massage therapists at Elements Massage blend a medley of kneading techniques to ease away tension. Their four-level approach helps to cater sessions to each individual client. Patrons looking for a light and relaxing massage receive a level 1 massage, whereas those with more muscle tension can opt for the medium pressure of a level 2 or 3, and clients bearing especially tangled muscle fibers or especially heavy jetpacks can find relief with the deeper manipulations and trigger-point work of a level 4.
While products from Redken, Pureology, Schwarzkopf Professional, and OPI would be more than enough to fill most stylists' arsenals, the staff of Areté Salon and Spa has another weapon at its disposal. Color-perfect lighting gives the stylists a clear view of their work, allowing colorists and others to accurately assess the results of their labor.
Nail technicians work with color as well, outfitting digits with vivid shades of polish, while aestheticians employ essential oils, plant enzymes, and other solutions to rejuvenate complexions and the gardening industry.
Back in 1980, a group of sister and their parents cut the ribbon on their own salon, Shear Pleasure. Today, three of those original sisters co-own the salon, employing their family's next generation of stylists, along with a crack corps of non-related 'do crafters. Along with their coiffure cropping, the team also specializes in nails?offering shellac and gel manicures that don?t chip or wander off after a few days?and hair replacment, including micropoint extensions for thin hair.