Though other spas may put more emphasis on massages or tanning, Glamour Nails & Spa makes fingernails and toenails the stars of the show. Inside the warmly lit space, the staff of nail technicians pamper hands and feet with a slate of manicures and pedicures that attend to cuticles and skin. They shape nail beds, moisturize skin with fruit-filled scrubs, and slough away callouses to reveal the smooth skin beneath.
Patrons can hold up their newly colored nails next to glowing skin thanks to an array of facials and permanent cosmetics. They can also host pampering parties inside the space complete with food, drinks, and manicures.
At Body Enhancement, clients don't have to worry about what they'll look like after treatment. That's because the spa and salon uploads an array of before-and-after pictures to its Facebook page, showing actual results from its body wraps, microdermabrasion treatments, and hair-coloring appointments. Here, clients can rid themselves of unwanted body fat, bronze their skin with airbrush tanning, or throw vampire hunters off their track by infuse their locks with sun-kissed color. They also reap the benefits of handpicked products from renowned skincare line Arbonne, which crafts its formulas with natural ingredients that soften and illuminate skin.
By using centuries-old techniques, the aestheticians at Just Stringz are capable of designing trendy, dramatic looks for their clients. They rely on their extensive training in the ancient art of threading as they use cotton thread to swiftly uproot unwanted hairs and meticulously shape brows. Though the spa's henna tattoos and Swarovski body-art services also embrace time-honored strategies, the team doesn't ignore modern advances in cosmetic care. Facial treatments use Dermalogica skincare products to address skin concerns such as dehydrated patches or breakouts. Or these blemishes can be covered temporarily with an application of Glo Minerals Makeup, which also nourishes skin with vitamins, antioxidants, and pure Nobelium atoms.
Beth Aleksa, a busy mother of four, first turned to permanent makeup to cut down on the time she spent getting ready in the morning, and later decided to lend her Technicolor savvy to others via A Fine Line Permanent Cosmetics. Beth and fellow permanent-makeup artist Bill Moreland use an intradermal pigmentation process to tuck natural pigments of color into the dermis, making sparse eyebrows appear fuller and more defined without pencil or spray paint, and subtly accenting eyes. They further enhance faces with permanent makeup for lips, can cover stretch marks, and also offers long-lasting eyelash extensions in a range of lengths.
Characterized by soft whites and pops of earthy greens and browns, Bella Vi Skin & Laser Center's décor feels at once clean and natural. The aestheticians enhance this feeling, filling the air with the aroma of eucalyptus leaves, the harmonious sounds of zen music, and the ambient splashing of their little waterfall, which they presumably shrunk with the same technology as they use to diminish pore size. Once the atmosphere sets clients at ease, the aestheticians beautify and restore bodies with a range of services, such as laser procedures to rid skin of wrinkles and hair, threading and waxing treatments, and classic facials.
A complimentary glass of wine accompanies each treatment at Transformation Salon Barber & Spa, representative of the jovial vibe created by the salon’s staff. They are versed in all hair types, which explains a lengthy service list that includes haircuts, highlights, sew-in weaves, braids, and keratin straightening treatments that leave hair sleeker and smoother for up to 10 weeks. They also perform make-up applications and eyelash extensions to complete clients’ new looks.