The many statues of the Buddha that decorate George Ryan Salon should clue customers into the fact that this isn’t just a hairstyling business. Of course, the staff here do cut hair and make it smoother with keratin treatments. But by emphasizing inner calmness and reflection, the salon helps clients relax and take a break from everyday stresses. After complementing their natural beauty with sun-kissed highlights or a tidy manicure, clients can take home a soy-based candle that matches their zodiac sign or a book on spirituality to bring that newfound peace home.
Abby Couture Boutique Salon’s bold, art-lined walls and modern décor entertain eyes while stylists revamp 'dos with a range of treatments. Wielding high-end products from such brands as Davines, stylists first wash away dirt, oil, and confetti from New Year’s Eve 2003 from strands before engaging in a snip session to create fashionable coifs. Clients can then elect to alter their hue with a single-process color using Goldwell products, or add dimension and subtle shimmer to tresses with partial highlights. A blow-dry and style sets locks into shiny formation, readying them for nights on the town or repeated, showstopping entrances at work via a revolving door.
Expert aesthetician Samiha, who has three decades of hair removal experience, relieves bodies of unneeded fleece with ancient, all natural methods used in Eastern countries. Twisting pure cotton thread across the surface of the skin, Samiha ousts hair at the follicle and leaves brows cleaner and more sculpted than the power-washed abs of Michelangelo's David. In contrast to other common hair removal techniques, the precise execution of threading prevents in-grown hairs and irritation. Guests can maintain unruly nether-feathers with a Brazilian sugaring treatment that relies on a chilled concoction of organic sugar to gently evict down-there hairs without swelling and redness.
Fluctuations in stress levels and health often go often hand in hand, and addressing one without the other can mask but not eliminate problems. Knowing this, the staff of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at Absolute Wellness Spa works to cultivate a tranquil environment in which relaxing treatments address both bodily and mental health at the same time. Those treatments, which include massages, healing acupuncture, and mud wraps, draw on Western medical practices and Eastern philosophy to better approach wellness issues from a variety of angles. In the studio, quiet music plays to relax patrons, and fountains burble softly like a scuba diver trying to tell a secret.
Salon Mikimoto's Nova-certified owner, Abby Yuen, helms a team of beautifiers versed in hair, makeup, skincare, and cosmetic services and therapists who deliver care packages of stress reduction via Swedish massage. Each stylist draws on at least 10 years of tress-trimming experience to perform standard mane makeovers, color treatments, and keratin straightening procedures using products such as Goldwell and Moroccanoil. Clients can gussy up phalanges or reward dexterous robots with mani-pedis and paraffin hand treatments, or submit facial canvases for skin artistry, including airbrush- and bridal-makeup applications, microdermabrasion treatments, and facials. For stare-worthy peepers, a certified NovaLash eyelash extensionist outfits lids with curvaceous lash sets. A complimentary valet service keeps restless vehicles from sneaking off to the nearby Carmine's Gourmet Market with the neighbor's scooter.
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La Bella Salon & Spa is Palm Beach Gardens one-stop beauty shop?a place where clients can get a haircut, waxing treatment, and lash tint on the same trip. This convenience alone is enough to earn the spa a dedicated following; if you need more convincing, look no further than advanced treatments such as microcurrent facials and diamond microdermabrasions that use tiny abrasives to clear away dead skin cells.