The professionals at Indulge Day Spa customize facials to banish problematic skin such as excess oil, dry patches, or stubborn acne. They also glide their hands and a fleet of mini Tonka trucks across patrons’ backs, working to uncoil twisted muscles during Swedish, deep-tissue, and couples massages. As a sweet treat for their clients, the nail technicians offer an ice cream mani-pedi using spa products that actually smell like ice cream and nail polishes in vibrant hues.
Although Sarah Bent spent 13 years as a high-school English/ESL teacher, she recently decided to return to her first passion: cosmetology. Inside Liberty Street Hair and Nail Studio's homey salon, Sarah beautifies clients with hair and nail care. Men, women, and kids alike can get a new style or trim, and she also updates locks with full color or touchups. She also performs mani-pedis and waxes brows and lips to perfection.
Framed by a bold façade of magenta and eggshell white , Le Pink Boutique’s store windows draw in visitors with their extravagant displays of chic, seasonal clothing, swimwear, and jewelry. Like the mesmerizing courtship dance of the lophorina superba, the bustling shop’s exotic decor fascinates passersby with a flurry of feathers and color. Chandeliers cast showers of light through crystal prisms upon walls striped in pink and cream, an antique golden loveseat, and jungles of slender candles and snaky black feather boas. Nestled among the mirrors with gilded frames and strewn-about roses, chunky jewelry and twirly summer dresses hint at adorable outfits to come, and mannequins flaunt saucy lingerie ensembles.
If the atmosphere inside The Cat's Meow strikes first-time visitors as particularly familial, the reason may be that the salon’s proprietors share more than aesthetic expertise—all three of them are sisters. For more than 20 years, Melissa Raynak, Pixie Melton, and Meghan Mowbray—along with their team of aestheticians and nail technicians—have pampered skin and nails with treatments that range from basic facials and express pedicures to all-inclusive spa-day packages. In each of their skin-therapy treatments, the spa’s aestheticians employ professional products that eschew mineral oil, lanolin, and allergens such as gluten to ensure that skin responds positively. Armed with bottles of OPI polish and paraffin wax, they turn their attention to fingers and toes to soften calluses and fluff nail beds.
Nicole is a stylist and waxing specialist at Salem's Elite Hair Salon & Spa. She cuts coifs tailored to clients' features, adds multidimensional hues to strands, and waxes away unwanted hair on faces, arms, and underarms. Nicole joins a team of beauty specialists that offers hair services and anti-aging treatments, which do a better job of reducing wrinkles than putting them in the dryer before heading out each day.
A lash specialist at Salon 554, Noa Sanchez offers Xtreme Lashes extensions that can add length and thickness to eyelashes. Noa applies the waterproof extensions individually to each lash, creating looks with service titles that pay homage to Hollywood actresses. Options such as Audrey Hepburn lashes add 30–45 lashes per eye, whereas 45–70 lashes reference Marilyn Monroe.