Eve's staff of beauty buffs and licensed cosmeticians pampers guests in its pastel-hued studio, while restoring lost vigor from cranium to claw. During the Revolution Whitening treatment, a technician will first fill a soft, flexible mouth tray with a safe, peroxide-based gel, making sure each of the specially designed grooves comfortably swaddles the cuspids. Next, you'll close your maw and sink your teeth into the advanced solution, which launches a quick, effective campaign against stains, lightening dingy dentals an average of four to seven shades in as little as a quarter of an hour. Another 15 minutes under a special LED light seals in the pearly luminescence, and leaves teeth shining like a freshly waxed Christmas tree in the Ecuadorian sun.
Chosen as Salon of the Year by Nails magazine, Studio 24 not only spruces up face-framing follicles and keratin claws, but also tinkers in the mystical art of skincare. Popular among celebrities and wild dromedaries, the Xtreme Lashes eyelash-extension process involves applying synthetic strands one-by-one onto each natural lash to lengthen and thicken eye curtains. With routine touch-ups averaging every two–four weeks, the lashes can maintain their fervor indefinitely—perfect for butterfly kissing contests.
From a young age, Rosibel Kersjes, CMT, absorbed not only the multicultural influences of her native Venezuela, but also the teachings of her Chinese grandfather, an expert in traditional Chinese medicine. After years of witnessing the power of natural healing, she decided to pursue massage and bodywork to enhance others' mental and physical well-being. Beyond state-level and national certifications in massage therapy, Kersjes has trained and been certified in specialty techniques including bamboo fusion massage and cupping therapeutic massage. She is also versed in Ruthie Piper Hardee's Ashiatsu oriental bar therapy, in which she walks barefoot on the back, making deep, sweeping strokes that push out bodily toxins and muscle knots.
The team at European Spa Boutique administers a thoughtful blend of naturally derived and technologically advanced treatments. A less-irritating, antiseptic wax made from soybeans is used for hair removal, and heated lava stones warm achy muscles during body treatments. For the extensive selection of facials, aestheticians call upon both methods of treatment: botanical extracts calm acned skin, chemical peels are harvested from chocolate and berries, and microcurrent and LED-light therapies are designed to increase collagen production and dissipate fine lines.
Kimberly Stephens deftly massages muscles while easing tension, a skill she acquired during her 720 hours of clinical experience. That experience included in-home visits and stints in a chiropractor’s office. With an arsenal of techniques at her fingertips—including Swedish and pregnancy modalities—she works to alleviate such maladies as chronic pain, headaches, depression, and the inability to count sheep in the dark.