After years in the corporate world, Natalie Harrison decided to use her business acumen to follow her real dream—become an aesthetician and open her own spa. Now, along with her staff at The Lash Loft Salon & Spa, Natalie brightens clients’ lives with lavish, painstakingly performed beauty treatments. Natalie’s deft fingers, no longer relegated to boring cubicle keyboards, demonstrate their precision as she meticulously applies Xtreme Lashes extensions to her clients’ fringe, lash by lash, for an overall glamorous effect. In earth-toned treatment rooms, her team of aestheticians and stylists pampers clients with Bioelements facials and couture haircuts and extensions. Natalie practices a commitment to natural, effective products throughout the salon’s repertoire of services, including waxes, which are performed with soy-based Nufree Nudesse to remove hair at the root while earning the respect of eco-conscious polar bears the world over. After hours, The Lash Loft hosts pampering parties to educate guests about beauty techniques and products over martinis or light refreshments.
Marc Stevens's army of aestheticians—oft referred to as the Care Team—revivifies clients with a full range of salon and spa services for the nails, skin, and hair. Team members continually expand and refine their talents during monthly workshops in which salon innovations and upcoming fanny-pack trends are revealed. Team members at the spa, which has red-tile floors and intricate black chairs, believe that the art of beauty can be tailored to the needs of each client.
Toxins flee from the purifying paws of Blue Nile Spa's holistic healers, whose services fuse age-old practices with contemporary equipment to nurture soft, healthy skeleton-sheaths. Pamper your protoplasmic suit in a relaxing japanese bath steeped with mineral-rich seaweed and salts plucked from the Dead Sea. The rich combination of phytonutrients helps purge the pelt of impurities, allowing it to emerge after 20 minutes looking and feeling as smooth as a pair of Barry White's silk pajamas stuffed with chocolate mousse. Next, a gentle dry brushing shatters dead-skin barricades, liberating clogged pores and allowing them to warmly welcome the body wrap's jojoba and essential oils into their epidermal ranks. As clients relax on the treatment table, soothing rays of infrared heat warm the toxin-abating cocoon, stimulating circulation, melting aches and pains, and bestowing limbs with the ability to track weather patterns.
The technicians at Advanced Laser-like Lipo work to slim physiques and smooth birthday suits with light-based body-contouring sessions, whole body vibrations, and body wraps. The process involves the use of cold laser light, which is applied to the skin, encouraging fat cells to open and release water, glycerol, free fatty acids, and any lose change that may be weighing them down. Once their contents have been released, the fat cells can shrink, helping to slim problem areas and improve the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, or lax skin.
The seasoned staff at Salon St. Louis uses top-of-the-line skincare and haircare products to boost mortal beauty. The 60-minute Dermalogica facial employs face-mapping analysis to rejuvenate frowning frontispieces with custom-tweaked botanical formulas. Meanwhile, the salon's tress trimmers contour facial drapery with a haircut, scalp massage, and simple styling to give clients luscious locks for impressing passersby or bangs for playing peek-a-boo in the mirror. Partial highlights add extra follicle flare through the use of Natrique and Aveda's 97%-natural, ammonia-free products.
Imagine someone approaches with a smoothie made of organic peaches, blueberries, or mangoes, but instead of offering you a taste they gently spread its contents across your forehead and massage the sweet aromas into your skin. This surreal daydream happens daily at Pure Elegance Spa, where aestheticians devoted to organic skincare nourish complexions with their six signature fruit-smoothie facials and other treatments designed to nurse skin to optimal health. Oxygen therapy revives dull skin in tandem with parsley and cucumber, and microdermabrasion promotes cellular turnover deep within the dermis using an exfoliant of pears and poppy seeds. Beyond edible ingredients, many services also blend in products by Éminence Organic Skin Care—a Hungarian line that heals signs of aging and ushers toxins from the face and body without relying on chemicals or additives.
Those who prefer to save their appetite for later can skip the chocolate and margarita manicures in favor of airbrush makeup or waxing services that clear away fuzz on the face and body. Ocular enhancements include Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions that add natural-looking drama, as well as an eye rescue treatment that aims to save peepers from puffiness, crow's feet, and madcap pokes from nearby Stooges.