For more than 30 years, Fame International's aestheticians have gone beyond ordinary treatments to help their clients look and feel like a million bucks. Their customized facials address individual skincare needs with aromatic steam and nutrient-rich seaweed. During mani-pedis, nail technicians can give a quick trim and polish, or they can add a paraffin dip or whirlpool foot bath to give the experience a warming, soothing touch. Fame International's stylists are also on hand to perform cuts or colouring treatments that create flattering new looks. But making clients feel good doesn't end with the beauty team. Massage therapists are also on hand to soothe tension, relieve chronic pain, and allay concerns that a muscle knot might actually be a marble you swallowed in your brash and reckless youth.
The technicians at Beauty Station harness high-tech forces such as microcurrents, radio frequencies, and laser energy to rejuvenate their clients from head to feet. Their facials help banish frown lines, while body treatments encourage slimming of thighs, bellies, and posteriors. The massage therapists on staff enhance their kneading sessions with aromatherapy, herbal salts, and hot stones, while wax experts defuzz upper lips, underarms, and legs. The beauty haven boasts eight total treatment rooms, including a steam room, a hydrotherapy room, a vanity room, and a room just for studying all the other rooms.
Under the direction of Ali and Annie Dornajafi, senior hair stylists and consultants at Colour Central Hair Studio brighten and style their clients' natural hats with products by Kérastase, Chi, and Matrix. While the team specializes in tinting tresses, they work to provide complete salon experiences with deep conditioning and straightening treatments, as well as haircuts that incorporate odes for each strand snipped. Amid the salon's modern environs, wall-mounted televisions, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary coffee and tea lend a patron-friendly vibe.
The Wild Strawberry Laser Clinic's skilled technicians target fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging on the face, neck, and chest during noninvasive Laser360 Fraxelated treatments for both men and women. After a consultation, a laser expert uses a trio of technologies attempt to render skin surfaces as youthful and ageless as Ponce de León's pet goldfish. During the one-hour treatment, intense light pulsates toward faces in an attempt to smooth out uneven skin tones and reduce broken blood vessels, and an Accent XL device gradually warms dermal and sub-dermal tissue to encourage the body's most outer layer to tighten. Finally, a precision laser creates thousands of microscopic perforations that can stimulate new collagen to grow and diminish fine lines and wrinkles as the treated area rejuvenates.
Luminus Hair & Spa indulges heads with professional cuts from experienced stylists trained at Vidal Sassoon and Goldwell. After easing clients into sleek salon seats, soothing hands snip away frayed locks and shoo away roosting magpies during a women's cut (a $45–$60 value). The ensuing blow-dry styling gently airs out hair and leaves each head with a fashionable new ’do arranged to complement patrons' head shape and individual sense of style. Brightly painted walls adorn the interior of the recently relocated salon, whose adjoining deck provides ample opportunities for lounging, consuming refreshments, or challenging clouds to staring contests.
Staffed with scissors wizards, Salon U tames tresses through customizable hair treatments and fosters stylish patrons with sleek 'dos. Pairing expertise and artful eyes with top-shelf products such as Aveda Damage Remedy and MoroccanOil, the hair sculptors focus on the health of hair as well as its powers of self-expression through individualized cuts and poetry readings about hats. The salon's menu of services also includes colour and highlights, bridal packages, men's cuts, and hair extensions.