Recognized by CityVoters for its cosmetological care and skill, Interlude Salon & Day Spa effortlessly tames unruly brow bristles of all shapes and shades. Michelle Rizzo-Hill and her bevy of beauticians use specially formulated hard beeswax that is gentle on the skin, tough on hair, and delicious on toast. After consulting and deciding on a face-appropriate style, the salon's sultans of sleek will design, wax, and shape your brows into delicately sculpted arch art–employing pencils, powders and long-wear pens–fashioning fetching forehead feelers out of any frumpy eye drapes.
The stylists at HairCare Salon & Spa have a knack for creative design, which they showcase with edgy haircuts and styles. They're also well-versed in the newest salon trends, including keratin hair-smoothing treatments. In addition to hair services, the salon offers full-body waxing and eyelash extensions, the only things separating us from the mannequins.
Massages, exfoliation, masques, and moisturizers all figure into Root One Hair Salon & Spa's signature skincare treatment. It's designed to hydrate and balance the skin, and it's just one of many like services here that the experts use to leave skin looking as healthy and radiant as an apple that eats an apple a day. Other examples include an anti-aging facial that uses hydroxyl acid exfoliation and vitamin masques to improve skin elasticity, as well as a teen facial designed specifically to address problems with adolescent skin. But because beauty isn't just skin deep, Root One also offers a full suite of other beautifying services. Hairstylists do their part with customized haircuts and coloring, and nail technicians pad their pedicures with massages and scrubs, all rounded out with organic airbrush spray tans.
For Jade DiPersio, looking good extends beyond personal appearance. According to a spotlight story in the Daily Item, her first order of business as a new salon owner was to renovate the fusty interior of her new space. Gone were the shaggy carpets and outdated countertops, replaced by sleek hardwood floors and six styling stations designed to Jade’s exacting standards. Here, expert technicians wax wayward fuzz, snip split ends, and coax out underlying color with highlights. Two pedicure stations eschew bacteria-friendly jets for sanitary surfaces set in front of a plush bench embellished with zebra stripes. Jade has calibrated the environment to put all clients at ease, with violet accents and jungle-print smocks adding a splash of whimsy to makeovers or midmakeover will readings.
The wellness specialists at Ultimate Spa by Adela immerse clients in restorative treatments with body-, skin-, and nail-care services. The team works to target facial services for specific skin types, ensuring that each face receives proper exfoliation, hydration, and cleansing products. In addition to nourishing clients’ natural masks, the team performs body treatments such as reflexology, aromatherapy, and sea-mud therapy to help boost circulation and overall wellness. Waxing and massage-therapy services are also available to help clients remove unwanted hair or gain enough flexibility to fix the leak under the sink and finally stop swimming inside the house.
Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.
Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.