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.
At Ten Over Ten by Kim, owner Kimberly Christen imparts a sense of subtle sophistication to everything she touches, from her designer West Elm manicure table and the modern upholstered pedicure chair gracing her station to her hand-selected Deborah Lippmann products. She enhances her signature manicures with a light hand and arm massage and a light coat of Deborah Lippmann Rich Girl moisturizing cream. She begins her signature pedicures with a consultation before sloughing away dull skin with a foot scrub and finishing off each nailcare session with brushstrokes of Deborah Lippmann nail lacquer, which is free of toluene, formaldehyde, mayonnaise, and other harmful chemicals. Before appointments, clients may recline on a designer white sofa and photosynthesize while soaking in the natural sunlight streaming in through the large windows.
In the cascades of light that roll off the glass tendrils of hanging chandeliers, Studio eMMe's licensed stylists gussy up men and women, drawing upon training from Bumble and bumble. Visits to the studio begin with a consultation, tailoring services to suit each individual's tastes, style, and batting-helmet size. Armed with an arsenal of products from Too Faced, Goldwell, and Bumble and bumble, senior or staff stylists apply extensive experience alongside supervised junior stylists. A circular cutout in the salon's carmine wall draws eyes away from skillfully manipulated shears and back to the waiting room, where guests flick through magazines on a geometric-print couch.
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.