With continuous education from Bumble & bumble, international hair shows, and dry-cutting guru Eiji Yamine, mother-and-daughter team Mary Lou and Sheri have stayed on the cutting-edge of hair trends since 1995. As Trompe L'oeil Salon, Sheri exercises her dry-cutting expertise with an exacting method that involves a deep analysis of the hair’s texture, curl, and patterns to craft a cut that is completely unique to the wearer. Meanwhile, Mary Lou helms the skincare section, brightening complexions with a range of facials. While the salon's name means “to fool the eye” in one of the seven Languages of the World, clients will need no parlor tricks or optical illusions, since they'll be able to impress onlookers with very real hairstyles and touchable, glowing skin.
Cathy Goldstein, founder of Integrative Health and Allergy Center, has championed holistic medicine for more than two decades. She not only helps patients find relief from allergies and pain but also shares her passion and knowledge by educating fellow practitioners and giving lectures at conferences across the country. When Cathy isn't on the road, she is joined at her clinic by two chiropractors and a massage therapist, all of whom share her mission to deliver health, wellness, and immunity to ragweed through drug-free therapies.
Kitty Vink brings more than two decades of beauty experience to her work at Le Cheval Day Spa. As owner of this full-service oasis, she is well acquainted with skincare techniques, laser hair removal, and permanent cosmetics. It was on an educational trip to Hong Kong that she learned about the Chinese footbath—a 20-minute herbal steep followed by a 10-minute massage. This luxurious treatment can be found on the spa's extensive menu, which also includes ear candling, teeth whitening, and mani-pedis.
At La Bella Mi, an attentive team of licensed aestheticians invites patrons to strip away unwanted hair and blemishes in a soothing atmosphere. Treat a world-weary complexion to a one-hour European facial, and a savvy skinspert will customize a relaxing, cleansing, and conditioning service to meet each customer's unique skin type ($70). Or combat premature aging with the Repechage Signature Four-Layer facial, a 75-minute firming mask that swaddles the skin in a multilayered seaweed cocoon, hydrating and nourishing until it emerges looking as young and fresh as the most photo-worthy sushi ($90). For fans of oxymoronic beauty, a back facial flips façades over to treat acne, dark spots, and uneven skin tone on the back before relaxing the newly cleansed corpus with a luxurious hot-stone massage and purifying mask ($55).
A lobby decked out with leather chairs, stained wood, tiles, and flowers greets visitors to Massage Bliss & Day Spa, preparing them for a spa visit that melts away the stress and responsibilities of the modern workday. Soft, low lights and gauzy curtains hang over heated massage beds, and two candlelit couples-massage suites surround pairs in a sensual glow during romantic anniversaries or ill-advised first dates. Deep-cleaning facials flush out clogged pores and stimulate blood flow with natural ingredients, such as apple pulp and flaxseed, and aromatic salts and coconut oils soothe digits during spa mani-pedis. The day spa's arsenal of sophisticated technologies beautifies and rejuvenates bodies, with its infrared sauna detoxifying and purifying skin and its TriActive laser smoothing out dimpling and cellulite.