Lesley Aluffi, a skilled aesthetician with more than 10 years of experience, beautifies the bikini region and transforms facial façades within the comfortable confines of Vain Salon. In 30 minutes, Lesley will put away the fur coat for summer by waxing any unwanted bikini-zone whiskers before vajazzling the now-pristine pelvic region with decorative jewels (a $60 value). The vajazzling process uses temporary cosmetic adhesive to add a little sparkle to the most secret spaces, resulting in a private boost of confidence and the power to illuminate even the darkest jeans.
At Dolce Vita Wellness Spa, guests are pampered with the kind of spa treatments normally only found at faraway destination spa. Among their wide variety of spa services, massage therapists ply clients with Swedish, hot-stone, deep-tissue, and bamboo massage. In addition to traditional facials, aestheticians perform oxygen lift facials that rejuvenate skin by infusing it with oxygen and enzymatic botanicals. These can be enhanced by luxurious add-ons such as foot scrubs, mud masks, scalp massages, or gently whispered story time. Aestheticians further indulge guests with a fleet of seasonal body treatments that change monthly.
The aptly named A Family Affair Salon & Spa, run by licensed massage therapist Terrence Jackson (NVMT.4838) and his mother, master stylist Nancy, specializes in multicultural hair and massage therapy. Nancy?formerly the owner of Ebony and Ivory Salon?and her experienced team of stylists update looks with sew-ins, braids, cuts, and color services. And for those more in need of pain relief than a new look, Terrence eases stress and muscle aches with Swedish, deep-tissue, and other massage modalities.
Kim Engelke came onto the beauty scene in 2008 as an independent makeup artist. Since then, she?s devoted herself to enhancing more than skin with wellness services. Now stationed in a private and tranquil room at Maida's Hair Salon, Kim gifts clients with all facets of her expertise at True Form Day Spa. She removes unwanted hair and applies makeup to enhance beauty for fancy parties or police lineups.
A Salon 7 may be in Reno, but its stylists get their inspiration from faraway runways in New York City and Milan. With fashion's trendiest looks in mind, they clip clients' hair and add dimension with foil highlights. But their skills extend beyond hairstyling; they also offer makeup applications, facials, eyelash extensions, and waxing treatments.
Amelia Main specializes in makeovers, transforming her human canvases with complexion-brightening treatments or eye-popping lash extensions. So it's fitting that her home salon, Salon 7, has undergone a makeover itself. Though now it comes to life with the sounds of chit chat and the hums of razors, the barbershop-inspired venue once rang with sirens as Reno's 495 Firehouse.
Today, the site gleams with hardwood floors, and has been given a new face decked in local art, which echoes the artistry Amelia puts into each of her services for both men and women. She tailors a roster of facials to her clients' skin, and works to combat the signs of aging with chemical peels and microdermabrasions. She further beautifies faces with makeup applications, and can teach ladies her makeup techniques much more effectively than the professor at clown school ever could.