A mix of makeup and orchids line the front window of Marcari Salon, a fitting welcome to the salon, where warm, earthy tones abound and relaxation and beauty are the focus. The stylists pamper guests with a full array of salon services, including haircare, makeup, facials, and airbrush tanning.
With almost two decades of hairstyling experience under her belt, owner Faina helms Fa-El Salon, where she and her skilled staff design hair according to current fashions and their clients’ whims. The stylists pride themselves on matching hairstyles to individual tastes and body types, sticking to Faina’s philosophy that a successful haircut must reflect—in ways loud or subtle—its wearer’s personality. While stylists pace around salon chairs in search of choppable cowlicks, aestheticians tend to other body parts with exfoliating facials, mani-pedis, and waxing treatments that remove nascent moustaches and signs of lycanthropy.
Part day spa, part beauty boutique, Beautyfluff Cosmetics and Spa is all about the pampering. Aestheticians specialize in skin care, their treatment menu brimming with different types of facials and complexion-coddling therapies. Each employs a different tool or type of technology to help achieve a clean, soft, glowing set of pores. These techniques include acid and enzyme peels, charcoal, seaweed, peptides, and clinical-grade collagen-boosters. Many bottles contain G.M. Collins, Dermalogica, Yonka Paris, Glominerals, and Pevonia products, while other bottles contain genies certified in aesthetics. The team's skills don't stop at the neck, either. Though facials are the Beautyfluff signature, visitors also sink into body wraps?options include green coffee, papaya-pineapple cr?me fraiche, and Moor mud?and evict peach fuzz with wax.
Waxing specialists Jenny Monteverde and Katia Puracchio learned all the tricks of their trade while working at European Waxing Center. Now that they're out on their own at JNK Skin Care, they still use premium hard beeswax from Europe, partially out of habit but mostly because the lack of alcohol is ideal for sensitive skin. Though the duo can swiftly remove hair on the face and legs, they're best known for their Brazilian and bikini waxes. Jenny and Katia are also licensed aestheticians, and they specialize in treating skin damaged by acne, sun rays, and overly affectionate porcupines.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa?s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
From a studio illuminated by crystalline chandeliers to skincare formulas imported from France, Studio Tres Jolie channels the glamour of Paris in everything they do. Yon-Ka Paris creams and serums power the studio’s six facials, which are tailored to target aging, acne, dehydration, and other issues. Many of the studio's other treatments—including microcurrent facials and laser hair removal—favor technology instead of topical products to elevate beauty for the long term. For speedy surface enhancement, SunFX airbrush tanning achieves a sun-kissed glow in a matter of minutes. Studio Tres Jolie's mastery of all these services means that the spot is often most in demand during bridal season, when it’s most important to look your best. Clients can book appointments up to a year in advance, or up to 50 years after the ceremony if they have access to a time portal.