Beauty and health take center stage at The Aria Nail Spa & Salon, a Paul Mitchell focus salon. Single-use tools and foot baths with disposable liners protect hands and feet during refreshing mani-pedis, before nail artists beautify fingers and toes with Swarovski crystals or high-quality polishes by OPI and CND. While stylists create a whirl of classic and modern do?s, aestheticians reach for Dermalogica products to help them clear out clogged pores and smooth fine lines during facials. Of course, smooth skin is also revered below the neck, and so the team can also wax away unwanted hair on legs, underarms, and bikini areas.
Sister duo Michelle and Marie draw on Swedish, deep tissue, and pressure point principles and techniques to tailor each treatment to your body's singular quirks and complaints. During the integrated massage, the mitten fillers of your licensed massage therapist will skate smooth circles and figure eights on the surface of your back, boosting circulation, oxygenating muscles, and promoting peacefulness. If your body is already nice and rubbery from hours of boiling in a spaghetti pot, you can de-stress just as completely with a mani/pedi as technicians clip, cut, and file untamed talons into clean and orderly perfection before coating them with your color of choice. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Signature Service: Face and body sculpting
Brands Used: Terra Organics
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
At Ultimate Hair & Body Studio, Green French doors surrounded by brick open up to high ceilings. The spacious salon-spa's wood-paneled floors and walls contain everything from private massage rooms to a fitness club manned by personal trainers. While stylists and techs primp 'dos and nails, aesthetic specialists remove unwanted hair with wax and slow it's return with a restraining order.
Ana Grossman, the owner of Dazzling Nails for 17 years and licensed aesthetician, personally kneads and polishes extremities in her quaint, charming salon. The first 30 minutes sees fingernails filed and cuticles cut. Each muscle spanning the palm to the triceps, like an oversized ketchup packet, joyfully releases tension with each hand squeeze. The meticulous manicure ends with a polish, before feet submerge in a warm footbath soak. In the 30-minutes pedicure treatment, cuticle shapers carefully sculpt toe chapeaus, and an exfoliation treatment rejuvenates skin. Legs and feet prove they can be stress-free, too, as evidenced by the relaxing massage and documents signed with feet.
A shared passion often brings talented people together. That's certainly the case at Planet Sol Salon, where each staffer brings her own background and artistic eye to the salon chair. Alexa Cline, for example, trained with Redken educators to gain expertise in haircuts and color treatments. Melissa Guerra specializes in chemical texturizing, and Natasha Gutierrez—who has interned with an American Board Certified Haircolorist—uses highlights to give hair the perfect amount of dimension. Not limiting themselves to just hair, the team members also administer aesthetic services such as chocolate foot masks and shellac mani-pedis.
The stylists are educators themselves, too. They know that a new look is ultimately pointless if it can't be regularly recreated at home, especially if clients find themselves stuck in a temporal loop. To that end, they recommend manageable styles and explain the step-by-step process for their creation.
Under the sage direction of Dr. Brian Young, the staff at Beauty Island Spa cultivates healthy complexions, eases aches, and whittles silhouettes with spa services for men and women. The spa?s island theme is reflected in its relaxation-inducing treatments and tropical atmosphere fostered by d?cor including peach-hued walls, plush white leather chairs, and palm trees inhabited by shipwrecked families. Aestheticians put their beautifying know-how to use as they administer innovative treatments such as LED therapy to help diminish the symptoms of rosacea, acne, or aging.