Curvy furniture and structural accents add dimension to the salon's all-white interior, where stylists, aestheticians, and nail techs pamper guests in heated massage chairs with an array of services. Using products by Wella, Moroccan Oil, Aquage, and GK Keratin, hair pros cut, color, and apply deep-conditioning treatments. When reclining in a pedicure chair or prepping fingers for elegant thumb-wrestling bouts, guests are lavished in Shellac and OPI polishes. Facials are completed with the help of Dermalogica serums and microcurrent and microdermabrasion technology.
Designed to be a one-stop shop for style-seeking men, Precision Barber Club keeps its clientele looking spruce with sharp haircuts, traditional hot-towel shaves, and a range of aesthetic treatments. Grooming services include mustache trims, haircuts and fades, and styling, and a range of facials helps keep skin looking masculinely clean. The shop also sells a range of grooming products for DIY hair and beard care.
Upon arrival at Facial Spa and Body, stress immediately begins to melt away when a cup of tea or coffee is placed in your hands and you gaze at the robin's-egg-blue walls while waiting for facials, body wraps, and cellulite treatments. The aesthetician then leads you into a private room stocked with products from top skincare brands such as SkinCeuticals, Obagi, and La Roche-Posay. In addition to these brands, Facial Spa and Body also sells Colombian Fajas Salome shaping girdles, which contour waistlines, improve posture, and protect midsections from sucker punches.
The experienced stylists at Extension Dreams Salon & Spa specialize in enhancing natural hair with extensions. They use a number of methods to affix faux strands, including sewing, taping, clipping, ultrasonic waves, tiny copper micro-rings, and motivational speeches. The team also offers cuts, color services, makeup application, and nailcare with products such as Essie and CND Shellac polish.
Stepping through the door of 1160 Hair is like tiptoeing into another dimension. Pink cherry blossoms hang from the ceiling in defiance of the physics of the real world, and a big-eyed girl and the Mad Hatter peer from swirling paintings on the wall.
Owner Wendy Kahn envisioned her salon as a fairytale-like experience, a whimsical place where aesthetic fantasies become reality with hair care, facials, and mani-pedis. Today, she presides over a salon that indeed looks plucked straight from Alice in Wonderland or a Tim Burton film. Depending on what room guests are in, they'll experience a different aesthetic. In the manicure area, pink velvet seats slide up to black-and-gold tables. In the shampoo room, with artificial-turf floors, a plastic trophy moose head watches from the wall above chairs that are the bright red of a fire truck discovering a “kick me” note on its back. In the salon area, clients sit in white leather chairs in front of gilded antique mirrors, donning leather-print smocks to protect their clothing from errant hairs.
Dr. Maria Patricia Restrepo began the journey toward founding MPR Institute when she was diagnosed with diabetes at 14. The diagnosis brought on bouts of obesity and depression, but Dr. Restrepo didn’t give up—instead, she began to research. “What I understood when I started reading was that if I lost weight, my body [would] cope much better with [diabetes],” she says. But losing weight was just the beginning in her quest toward holistic health. She ended up studying medicine, and through her research she learned about the impact of certain foods on health.
Now, Dr. Restrepo and a team of doctors and therapists customize detoxification plans, facials, and ayurvedic healing services according to each patient’s needs. “The solution for one person is not the solution for everybody,” she says. Staff members take lab tests and hold in-depth consultations with their clients to determine appropriate detoxification or dieting programs. Common treatment targets include hormonal changes, liver detoxification, and colon cleansing.