Aesthetics Etc. owner Ann Marie Ray strives to transform standard beauty services into relaxing sensory experiences. Her staff incorporates the flame-softened wax of collagen-infused candles into select massages, relies on brand-name gloProfessional products, and encourages clients to slip into cozy slippers and robes. Ann Marie's signature service is permanent-makeup application though, which is useful both for helping chemotherapy patients to aesthetically recover from the loss of their eyebrows or simply shortening a client?s daily face-prepping routine.
Before pursuing a career in makeup and skincare, Ann Marie spent seven years working a standard 9-to-5 job in finance. After years of persuasion and encouragement from her mother, a professional aesthetician, she left the corporate world and became a certified permanent-cosmetics specialist in 2002. Today, mother and daughter operate separate but noncompeting businesses, referring clients to one another for specific treatments or a second opinion on who left the milk out that one time in 1991.
After 12 years of business, In Carol’s Care, nationally board-certified colon hydrotherapist Carol Perkoski and her staff cleanse the body of accumulated waste with various detoxifying services. Their colon-hydrotherapy treatments rely on gravity and warm water to flush out systems, and their infrared-sauna sessions use penetrating heat to help the body sweat out stored toxins resulting from poor diets and polluted environments. Specializing in Thai Yoga massage, Carol's three qualified practitioners,use the 2,500-year-old ayurvedic body science to help stretch clients with yoga poses. To further enhance mind-body connections, she offers Reiki and energy healing.
The expert staff at Sacred Hour doesn’t view spa services as treatments, but as rituals. As such, staffers take each facial, massage, and waxing service seriously, applying products imported from Italy amid the flickering glow of candles and the tranquil drips of tabletop fountains.
All members of the business crew support a local charity and pledge to give away 1% of their gross earnings. Sacred Hour also matches every dollar raised with bills that are exfoliated and massaged until wrinkle-free.
Being a top-200 salon is no small feat—those that make the cut are among the very best in their state and Dante Lucci Salon is just that. Their spot on Salon Today’s list of the top 200 salons is just one of its many accolades. The award attests to the success Dante Lucci Salon has had in rendering haircuts with razor- and clipper-cutting techniques. But it also underscores the salon staff’s commitment to continuing their education in order to stay abreast of new styling techniques and the ways in which nuclear physics can be applied to highlights (none so far). Beyond hair work, technicians perform nail services to pamper digits and makeup artists use the preservative-free Mineral Mine line to give clients a new look. In line with their excellent service, they use only the best products as well including those by Kevin Murphy, Oribe, and Living Proof.
The stylists at Eternal Salon & Loft pride themselves on their ability to forge personal relationships with their clients. This doesn't imply trips to the mall or help moving furniture into a treehouse; this means they get to know their clients as well as their personal style goals, which allows them to fashion hairstyles that reflect their personalities. Signature services include haircuts, keratin treatments, and extensions. The team also comprises skincare experts and makeup artists who work the finer features feat of the face and thus contribute to comprehensive beauty that doesn't end at the forehead.
Master stylist and Paul Mitchell National Educator Peter Packard leads a team of other talented stylists at Peter Alfred Salon. Along with haircuts and color, the stylists beautify locks with texture-transforming services, such as keratin smoothing treatments, deep-conditioning sessions, and talk therapy from a real lion's mane. Mani-pedi services get a boost with a choice of Paul Mitchell products infused with lemon-sage, lavender-mint, or tea-tree extracts for soft, beautifully scented hands and feet.