Entering Nail Matrix feels like walking into a cloudscape. Crisp white furniture, robin’s-egg-blue walls, and sleek nail stations exude an airy atmosphere designed to add a hint of relaxation to all manner of services, from sea-salt pedicures to chic french manicures and detailed waxing sessions. Although technicians use acrylic materials during nail sessions, the salon’s ventilation system continuously sweeps pernicious fumes from the building, ensuring clear air for clients and any paintings that spring to life. The team also upholds standards of cleanliness by administering all foot soaks in versatile tubs equipped with disposable liners.
Under the supervision of a physician, the technicians at Sunrise Laser & Hormone Institute beautify bodies with a variety of noninvasive, high-tech services. They remove hair from virtually any skin type with the Alma Soprano laser, whose cooling mechanism keeps skin surfaces so comfortable that many patients compare the treatment to a hot-stone massage. To reduce sagging skin, the Alma Soprano also uses true laser technology to tighten skin in the arms, neck, face, and stomach. To reduce cellulite and wrinkles caused by attempting to spell kohlrabi, staff members call on the radio frequency and magnetic pulses of non-invasive systems. Their service menu also includes laser body-slimming treatments and bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy, along with body contouring, chemical peels, and facials.
Kaizen Beauty Academy is a formidable institution of cosmetic learning that enhances each client’s natural pulchritude through a range of aesthetically soothing services. During the facial-stone massage, smooth stones arranged along the face's pressure points will lull you into a state of deep, hypnotic relaxation akin to the after-effects of a magician’s lullaby. The antioxidant treatment introduces vitamins and anti-inflammatory balms to render skin soft and supple. Eye and lip massages help reduce the signs of wrinkles, cocoa puffs, and circles around the ocular arena. Finally, a lip mask diminishes fine lines, restores smoothness, and improves attitudes toward Segway cops who don’t use turn signals.
Hairstylist Dilcia hails from the Dominican Republic and draws on 20 years of experience to sculpt 'dos inside her salon, which she branded with her own moniker. Her staff of stylists primp all hair types and textures with services ranging from keratin treatments and color to extensions. While tresses take on new shapes, hands and feet relish manicures and pedicures that smooth out rough edges and keep retractable claws nice and sharp.
At Beauty by Reyna, formaldehyde-free Coppola keratin treatments render styling simple by smoothing wild tresses into radiant, well-behaved coifs. Stylists comb the keratin gel through damp strands and let it settle in for 20 minutes while it imbues locks with frizz-reducing proteins. A soothing blow-dry then leaves 'dos brilliant enough to ace a calculus exam. The total duration of each procedure varies by hair length and texture, but with minimal upkeep the resultant shine and obedience can last four–six months. Hair whisperers finish each procedure with a mélange of name-brand products from Paul Mitchell and Biolage, as well as styling flair inspired by Dominican roots and a passion for topiary.
Since 2005, Art Cuts has been bolstering natural beauty with haircare, nail services, and body waxing. Nail technicians remove cuticle overgrowth and help nails stand out by topping them with colorful polish. Meanwhile, stylists remove split ends with haircuts and add dimension with highlights.
All salon service providers are not created equal. That's why Drew James Aveda Salon Spa enlists only Aveda Institute graduates, putting them through an advanced training program before making them work their way up a three-tier ranking system. This emphasis on high-quality staff—coupled with an exclusive selection of plant-based Aveda products—lures clients in for services ranging from basic haircuts to thermal straightening to rosemary-mint body wraps. The salon and spa also adds special touches to many of its treatments, including a complimentary stress-relieving scalp treatment and makeup touchup with each hair service. Both locations feature a wall of mirrors and trendy styling chairs, as well as Aveda tea for clients to sip on while thumbing through style portfolios or folding magazines into swans somehow.