Taking its name from a Sanskrit word signifying relaxation and rejuvenation, Navii Salon strives to create an oasis for clients in a welcoming and environmentally conscious space. Education is a priority for the staff members, who have honed their skills at advanced technical-training programs and continue to attend workshops and hair shows on a regular basis. The stylists create trendy, lustrous looks with an ample selection of top-shelf products, inundating the hair and scalp with herb-tinged and vitamin-rich salves. Small touches?such as aromatherapy oils and heated basalt stones?help elevate the salon's bodywork therapies, nail treatments, and custom facials to newly indulgent heights.
As part of the Aveda network, Persuasive Looks Salon infuses treatments for skin and hair with largely organic, botanically based formulas. Guided by a commitment to environmental responsibility and ayurvedic principles, Aveda products are principally derived from essential oils and raw herbs, at least 80% of which are certified organic. The salon's licensed skin therapists not only revitalize complexions with Aveda tonics and rapid smiling drills, but kick off every session with an Aveda Elemental Nature skin analysis that informs the creation of a custom treatment.
Stylists also use the brand's formulas as part of their arsenal for complete hair overhaul, which includes extensions and both Japanese and keratin straightening systems. Cosmetologists also offer Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions and makeup application classes so their clients may hold onto and cultivate their look. The airy, 2,900-square-foot facility is located within an hour of Chicago by car and about two hours by inner tube.
Keep It Young’s professional, certified aestheticians act as comfort concierges, summoning their experience and a philosophy of treating spa services as a craft to curate custom, soothing experiences for every client. Making good on the spa’s name, they strip away signs of aging with a comprehensive roster of services, eliminating age-inducing stress with massage, and buffing wrinkles with medical-grade facials, microdermabrasion, and resurfacing treatments. In addition to cleansing skin, they help keep epidermises smooth through hair-removal treatments that uproot fuzz with techniques such as body sugaring, electrolysis, and waxing. Whether returning smoother complexions to faces with IPL acne-clearing treatments, or harvesting wax to make homemade vinyl records during ear candling, the meticulous pamper practitioners aim to keep clients relaxed.
It’s easy to miss Studio Six Salon at the Balboa Bay Club, a boutique beauty emporium situated inside the palatial Balboa Bay Club & Resort. Nestled within the forest of Mediterranean archways and colonettes, the salon blends in with its surroundings by offering a slate of luxurious services that rely on advanced techniques and botanically-based products from Eufora.
Inspired, perhaps, by the smooth and glossy surface of Newport Beach’s harbor, the salon’s stylists revamp hairdos with keratin smoothing treatments that leave strands shiny for up to six months. A row of ivory-hued pedicure thrones awaits clients in the nail room, where technicians decorate nails with Minx coverings, colorful gel polishes, and acrylic tips with rounded, squared, or Phillips head–shaped edges.
Tres Chic Salon and Spa's innovative and down-to-earth staff revamps appearances with extensive offerings of hair, skincare, nail, massage, and waxing services. As clients arrive, textures of stone and leather introduce clients to the facility's luxurious feel as guests await their complimentary consultations, available for all services. Beauty experts armed with beauty products from Aveda, Moroccanoil, and Dermalogica then snip strands and cosset façades, providing clients with a naturally lit respite from the outside world. Digit designers in the secluded mani-pedi nook encourage in-depth conversations about polish trends and their effect on partisan politics, and aestheticians polish dermises in private spa rooms with procedures that include a sugar body treatment.
After years of frustration caused by the lack of upscale salons in her neighborhood, Tamasha Alyse finally decided to open up her own. It only seemed fitting, given her more than 15 years of experience in the beauty industry. Inside Alyse Denyne Hair and Lash Studio, Tamasha and her team lash artists and stylists individually apply semi-permanent eyelash extensions?resistant to water, sweat, and tears?to each natural lash. They also smooth out frizz with relaxer treatments and add length with the same sew-in weaves Rapunzel uses. After mixing bowls of hair dye, they also create face-framing highlights and all-over color in hues ranging from subtle auburn to head-turning magenta. Tamesha is also certified by Xtreme Lashes as an eyelash-extension technician, meaning she can add fullness to the lash line.