It could easily be the throne room for two of history's most stylish monarchs. Inside Friend's Salon, clients relax atop a pair of cushy elevated pedicure chairs elevated several feet above the floor. As their toes dip into foot baths, they can decree for their next service: perhaps a shellac mani-pedi or the signature Rock Star toes treatment. The latter coats toes in a glitter polish that bakes under a UV light like Alice Cooper's famous chocolate-chip cookies.
The salon's other spaces are equally relaxing. In soft-lit rooms, massage therapists exorcise tension with deep, flowing strokes and warm but fully solid lava stones. Aestheticians work elsewhere to rejuvenate faces with peels or gentle waxing. Of course, Friend's wouldn't be a salon without a broad menu of hair services, from cuts and highlights to special occasions 'dos. The stylists regularly attend continuing education courses, and make sure to pass on hair-care tips to their clients.
At Downtown Chic, skillful staff unknot tension with therapeutic massages and rehydrate dry mugs with a signature facial. Spines may enter the spa's taupe-hued massage room like stern, unbending iron, but the hands of a certified massage therapist transform even the most ornery vertebrae into pliant clumps of sticky rice. Those desirous of refreshed face-skin can undergo a 45-minute signature facial, where dermal surfaces receive a thorough sudsing, a gentle exfoliation, and a moisturizing treatment that makes visages glow like dew-covered disco balls. A 45-minute stress-relief massage follows, in which a massage therapist seeks to drain tension from the back, neck, shoulders, and feet.
Licensed aesthetician and manicurist Sylvia Chavez boosts the health and appearance of skin with facials customized to meet each client's specific needs. She can tailor skincare to men, women, and teens, treating a wide variety of skin types, from oily to dry to potato. With waxing services, Chavez transforms sparse or bushy brows into perfectly arched designs to complement individual face shapes. She also pampers hands and feet with natural nail services and attacks acne or wrinkles with chemical peels.
Massage practitioner Savannah Yuen oils achy human hinges with an indulgent array of massage modalities. In the comfort to of a cozy room, clients can solicit Savannah’s shiatsu or firm deep-tissue techniques to improve mobility, or long flowing Swedish strokes to ease chronic tension.
Mimosa Spa Salon takes its name from the mimosa flower, whose beautiful pink and violet blooms signify the arrival of spring. Similarly, the salon and spa incorporates nature into much more than its name. Expert stylists such as Alyshia Brown use high-quality products during haircuts and colors. Meanwhile, spa staffers wax away unwanted hair, massage tense muscles, and trim nails on the hands and feet.