Though everyone uses mirrors to check out their hair, skin, and body, the staff at Solace Salon & Spa see hair, skin, and bodies as mirrors themselves. To these trained professionals, each part reflects a person?s health, and they work to bring out the best in each reflection by rendering hair, skin, and nail services. Amid the earth tones of the salon, stylists use products from Pureology, Aquage, Dermalogica, and VB Cosmetics to add color or moisture or remove split ends that make hair look as messy as the Three Stooges? liability waivers. They can also lengthen locks with extensions, impart panache with sweeping updos, or add a little razzle-dazzle with ear piercings.
The spa side of Solace Salon & Spa fields a staff of skincare professionals. These pros evaluate each client?s epidermis and create a treatment plan that may include an organic facial with citrus-infused ingredients or a sports facial that mitigates the visibility of stress and aging.
In addition to skin-care treatments such as Botox and services with the Obagi Skin product line, Calvine Urgent Care is open 365 days a year to usher in a flurry of ailing patients so that the board-certified doctors and nurse practitioners can work their medical magic on non-life-threatening symptoms, from fevers to broken arms. Neutral-toned chairs and a flat-screen TV distract patients before Calvine's friendly team fixes them up with medical equipment, including x-rays, ultrasounds, and a full range of diagnostic tests for drugs, pregnancy, or hemoglobin. In case patients cross into more serious medical territory, the clinic's fully loaded procedure rooms come filled with intubation kits, EKGs, crash carts, and defibrillators for restarting hearts and toasting marshmallows. The office's staff helps urgent medical patients by taking them within 30 minutes of their arrival, as well as offering ZipPass, an online appointment scheduler.
Suede Studio is part salon, part spa, and part boutique?in other words, a one-stop place for practically any beauty need. In the salon, hair gets top priority, as stylists treat clients to haircuts, color treatments, and extensions. Protein and hydrating treatments help restore hair health, and the salon also carries sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to strengthen, restore, and protect locks back at home. The stylists also beautify with threading and waxing services, as well as makeup and eyelash extensions.
Over in the spa, relaxation reigns supreme with a variety of soothing massage therapy options. Nail techs perform luxurious manicures and pedicures with hydrating paraffin masks. And specialty facials target specific skincare woes, such as the collagen facial that rejuvenates skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines while passive aggressively hinting for frowns to not return.
Though Paris Esthetics borrows its name from the renowned French capital, one would be hard-pressed to walk any city’s streets and be graced by the same scents of vanilla plum, citrus blossom, and cucumber jasmine that pervade the air of aesthetician Tasha Robinson’s salon. Tasha pampers men and women with soothing, skin-enhancing facials that call upon problem-solving serums by Bioelements and Hempz skin products enriched with organic hemp-seed oil. Tailoring treatments to each client's skin type, Tasha takes tired skin to task with deep cleanses and a range of “skincare boot camp” treatments that banish acne, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. Along with her facial services, Tasha fights unwanted fuzz on lips, chins, underarms, and bikini areas with waxing treatments and applies makeup to prep complexions for evening galas or late-night jewel heists.
At Lotus Healing Arts Center, tranquil surroundings envelop clients as they partake in healing services for the body and spirit or beauty services to spiff up hair, nails, and skin. Spirits seeking balance for life or gymnastics can opt for a chakra reading or a psychic reading from life coach Paul Miller. To care for outer beauty, the center's hair stylists match clients with their ideal cut and hue, and makeup artists add definition to facial features so that they stand out even when covered in pie.
Bushy ferns and hanging baskets welcome clients into Lotus, while wicker chairs situated before the entrance enable clients to enjoy fresh air while waiting. Inside, a stone fountain twists up from a sky-blue ceramic bowl, and brass figures of Nagarajah?a goddess of emotion?and a healing Buddha watch over services.
Five licensed cosmetologists run the hairstyling show at Shears The Salon, backing up certifications from Redken and Paul Mitchell, among others, by cropping and coloring strands into elegant styles. After consulting with clients to concoct hairdos that blend personal preference with current fashions, stylists send hair to the Wash House for sudsy cleaning with the salon’s signature shampoo. Thirsty strands take swigs of top-shelf products at the Color Bar, whose tenders show off their mastery of highlighting techniques and color designs. Cosmetologists also tend to skin and muscles with pick-me-ups such as soothing tea-tree scalp treatments and relaxing manicures and pedicures. Makeup applications revivify complexions, and a warm bath of wax washes away unwanted fuzz on lips, brows, and chins.