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.
Salon Envy's staff cossets hair, skin, and nails with natural Aveda products and expert techniques. Stylists imbue hair with highlights and alluring cuts, smooth strands with Brazilian blowouts and Juvexin, and twirl curls into updos for special occasions such as weddings and proms. As aestheticians exfoliate, massage, polish, and imprint appendages in Grauman's cement, water swirls in a hexagonal pedicure tub and guests recline in a plush leather armchair. The beauty buffs also enliven complexions with facials, eyelash extensions, whisker-slaying electrolysis, and massages.
Personal trainers Andrew Decker and Matthew Thorton co-own TitanUp Fitness, aiming to provide their clients with an intimate studio experience that emphasizes individual attention in a group setting. Their classes include cardio weight training, intense boot-camp-style classes with elements from the Navy Seal training program, and power vinyasa yoga. The fitness duo also specializes in women's toning, building lean muscle, and fat loss.
Nail technician Demi gives her full attention to each client settled in her private, one manicure station suite. Here, she carefully examines digits, determining their level of health, before beautifying them with coats of polish or, for an additional fee, nail art. Demi also fosters healthy nails with no-soak pedicures, which replace traditional foot soaks with sterilized, hot towels that soften the skin with steam.
A kaleidoscope of color circles the senses at Nails.com. Inside the cozy salon, walls and manicure stations are lined with 500 shiny bottles of polish boasting pigments from red and green to gold, fuchsia, and glitter. Customers select the polish of the dreams, and nail technicians doll up their digits with deftly applied designs and flashy nail art. Their indulgent mani-pedis include everything you'd expect from a pampering service, as well as extras such as aqua leaf soaks, honey and milk exfoliation, and arm massages. To complement eye-catching nails, the salon also offers waxing and eyelash extensions.
Drawing inspiration from the old-school barbershops of times past, where barbers would take their time with each cut and shave, International Blades and Shears staffs master barbers who perform numerous deluxe grooming treatments for men. Barbers offer both clipper and scissor cuts, each conducted with detail and focus, as well as soothing hot-towel shaves that render skin soft and refreshed. Other services include men's manicures and pedicures, facials, and massages. Ken Moore, the president of International Blades and Shears, is a military veteran who's spent more than 15 years working as a barber.