Behind an exposed brick wall, clients at David Andrew Hair Salon & Skin Care Center perch on black styling chairs as stylists clip their locks. The skilled staff does more than basic haircuts, though; their service menu includes full highlights, deep-conditioning treatments, smoothing keratin treatments, and hair extensions. Equally as skilled are the aestheticians who man the salon’s skincare branch, where clients seek out waxing services, chemical peels, and intricate facials such as the collagen facial, which tightens the skin’s surface to fight the signs of aging.
At JenSpa, owner Jen and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Elias team up to bolster beauty with a range of aesthetic treatments. Jen employs Image Skincare products—which are entirely petrochemical- and paraben-free—to soothe and nourish skin throughout her facials, while Dr. Elias helps reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging with injectable treatments such as Botox and Juvederm.
New Awakenings is a warm, inviting oasis where aestheticians expertly revitalize tormented extremities during a deluxe manicure and pedicure. After seating patrons in the upscale treatment room, a specialist will treat fatigued feet to a soothing pedicure. First, a luxurious seaweed-saturated bath and a skin-smoothing seaweed-salt scrub pamper cramping toes; then a hydrating foot-and-leg massage assuages achy muscles with an antioxidant-saturated mixture of vitamins C and E, ginkgo biloba, and heavily buttered Brussels sprouts. The deluxe manicure closely mimics its foot-focused counterpart, rounding out serrated claws, quenching parched paws, lacquering hue-less talons, and massaging hands and arms.
Though you may not get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after a visit to Celebrities Salon, you might get noticed for your new look. That's because the stylists behind the full-service salon painstakingly attend to strands, whisking them into formal updos for weddings or elegant braids for Little House on the Prairie reenactments. And they don't stop with hair. They also offer permanent makeup services, skincare services, and mani-pedis that eschew cuticle cutting and polish with formaldehyde. To add to the pampering environment, they treat clients to complimentary beverages and invite them to bring along their own music or books to enjoy while relaxing.
When the stylists at Natural Vanity say "natural," they mean it. Each master-level stylist on the team has trained at the Aveda Institute, learning how to beautify tresses all-natural products that are derived from plant sources and manufactured with wind energy generated by the Jolly Green Giant's snoring.
In addition to making clients look their best, the team also keeps them comfortable. While patrons receive a foot scrub, they relax in massaging chairs. After they've been pampered, they can browse the wares in the onsite vintage boutique.
The staff at Premier Cosmetic Solutions know that looking one’s best takes a lot more than a quick swipe of mascara in the morning. That’s why they help clients cut down on time in front of the mirror with organic permanent-cosmetic applications. Unlike other types of permanent cosmetics, the organic inks that Premier uses contain no metals, so they leave more vibrant pigments and are ideal for those with allergies, contact-lens wearers, and busts made out of fruit. The inks are available in more than 200 shades and last up to nine years.
The staff also specializes in several shorter-term beauty solutions, including waxing, microdermabrasion and facials with Rhonda Allison products. Silk mink eyelash extensions are feather-soft and come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses, so the look can be customized to fit each client’s eye shape.