From styling celebrity hair to revitalizing complexions with relaxing facials, the team at Willo Aveda, an Aveda concept salon, aims to fill local mirrors with visions of beauty. Stylists of five different experience levels wash and rinse hair before breathing new life into languishing strands with a tailored cut and blow-dry. Alternatively, hair artisans can deploy Aveda's 97%?99% naturally derived formulas to refresh hair with a single-process color or nourish locks with conditioning plant oils that leave hair shinier than a freshly licked ring pop. The stylists at Willo Aveda also stay engaged with their clients through an active blog that celebrates lauded hair happenings. Most recently, the business collaborated with other Aveda salons to help set a Guinness World Record for the most money raised for charity in 24 hours through haircuts alone.
Named after the colorful bracelets that jangle on the wrists of many Indian women, Ruby’s Bangles gives its patrons an opportunity to partake in ancient Eastern beauty rituals. In the spa, aestheticians use eyebrow threading techniques inspired by Egyptian beauty rituals to remove unwanted hair. Skilled henna artists can transform hands and feet with dramatic plant-ink designs. The store's boutique boasts a wide selection of Indian-inspired jewelry, including bindis, necklaces, bangles, and hip chains for belly dancing or keeping prank-prone jeans from running away.
Long before she opened Spa Lux, Sara Bagley braved the demands of the retail world, never letting the long and hectic hours distract her smile and sincere appreciation for her customers’ needs. A spark of curiosity led her to the Federico Beauty Institute, where her interests in skincare bloomed into passions as she soaked up training in facials, waxing, and microdermabrasion.
Though her career has since moved away from retail, Sara remains ever in tune with her customers' desires. Her cheery disposition and enthusiasm for skincare are equally embodied in Spa Lux, a chic salon and spa where she and her staff draw on their collective wisdom to dote upon complexions and brush away the nests of tattooed sparrows.
Sara's customer-first philosophy is nowhere more evident than in the spa’s roster of facials, each of which the aestheticians customize to meet the client's skin type. Image Skincare products lead the charge of antioxidants and skin brighteners, and Clarisonic’s Sonic Skin Cleansing System promotes healthy tones while reversing inverted dimples.
When the surface of skin becomes rough, it can make faces look uneven and prevent refreshing nutrients from doing their work. Aesthetician Jessica Lockard specializes in exfoliating treatments that combat rough skin, using diamond-tip wands, peels, body scrubs, and resurfacing agents to unearth more youthful epidermal layers. These treatments precede facials and other spa services, such as airbrush tans. Her treatments also include an education portion, in which she teaches clients how to keep their skin healthy at home by maintaining a safe distance from flesh-eating viruses. In addition to skin treatments, Jessica offers waxing for both men and women, as well as lash and brow retouching services.
Parneet, the owner of Threaded Beauty Salon and Spa, has built her business on a whole lot of string and gumption. When she first started her humble shop?Threaded Beauty?she focused entirely on the Indian technique of eyebrow threading. Before long, she built a reputation for creating precise, clean lines, and folks were so impressed that they started requesting off-menu treatments and autographed threads. So she expanded into eyebrow tinting, waxing, facials, and microdermabrasion services. Eventually, she changed her business's name to encompass the salon and spa side, in which Parneet oversees a staff of nail techs, stylists, and aestheticians.
Parneet Kaur believes that confidence is a vital ingredient for turning dreams into reality. In fact, she's made an entire career out of making women feel better about themselves, doling out services such as threading, waxing, facials, and hair styling that help them identify and highlight their most enviable assets. To help them develop their personal images and senses of style, she also offers professional makeup application, creating custom looks or reproducing iconic trends inspired by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian. Vanity lighting and Marilyn Monroe pictures dot the interior of the salon, which also offers an array of hair products.