Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
Loves Hair Salon's tress technicians straighten unruly locks with a combination of skilled hands, high-end products, and more than 30 years in the salon business. During a Bio Ionic treatment, an experienced stylist swathes head toppings in a mix of more than 30 natural minerals that emit negative ions to keep egotistical follicles in check. Once inside follicles, the ions convey water deep inside hair to rehydrate and refresh parched strands. Sporting a refurbished set of shiny, silky locks, head mops can go back to creating more messes than they clean as onlookers drool over the smooth, easy-to-manage figure for the next three–six months.
Armed with products from the likes of American Crew and Essie, experienced staff members style hair and paint toes, along with a variety of other services. At The Comfort Zone Spa & Salon, it?s all about attention to detail. Technicians soften hands with citrus-scented essential oils during spa manicures, and they stimulate cells with oxygenating facials or deep-tissue massages.
Cheerful red armchairs sit in the reception area, where wood floors and an abundance of natural light lets guests imagine what it must have been like to live without electricity. In the bright-orange pedicure room, guests lounge in sleek black thrones, resting their feet in soaking tubs.
Studio 210 Salon founder Sohelia has more than 15 years of experience behind her, but still she shines the spotlight on her coworkers, gushing on the staff page about her salon's "house full of energetic and enthusiastic hair stylists." Her team of makeup artists bring with them their own distinctions, including Catherine, a former model and theatrical costume designer, and Casey, a makeup and hair department head for E! Entertainment. The entire beauty team, working in conjunction with massage expert Kim, devotes themselves to subtle, feature-flattering makeovers or aesthetic overhauls on par with Picasso's shift from his blue period to his burndt-sienna phase.
When stylist Gigi Schools was fresh out of beauty school more than three decades ago, she beautified her clients without the use of keratin, Chi thermal straightening, or many of today’s top brands. Now—sprinkling scalps with professional Bed Head, Matrix, and Paul Mitchell products—she makes use of these modern techniques to achieve a wide variety of classic and trendy looks. Precision cuts, iron works, and coloring services also fall from Gigi’s versatile fingers, with her skill honed over years of conducting hair shows in New York.