As a co-owner of Studio J The Salon and an educator for Kuene Haircosmetics, Jade Nicole Sanchez has an in-depth knowledge of haircare and expertise that she has used to style the hairdos of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, The B-52s, and the San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers. Jade and her team of talented stylists and aestheticians master a complete menu of hair and aesthetic treatments, ranging from nailcare to massage therapy. Every third Thursday of the month, the salon hosts Martinis, Manicures, and Men's Cuts in alliance with Vbar. During these events, the color bar is converted into a martini bar and stylists perform nail services, manly grooming, and chair massages in a social environment that encourages attendees to network and sign each other's yearbooks.
Gentleness is king at Shelly’s Art of Nails. The salon’s nail technicians specialize in crafting groomed heels and hands for older clientele and those suffering from diabetes, ensuring every patient receives a comfortable, caring treatment when they take a seat in the salon’s pedicure chairs. Technicians can augment their signature mani-pedi treatments with a range of add-ons, incorporating options such as reflexology and aromatherapy to throw off pursuing bloodhounds. The shop flaunts its free-spirited side with its housemade scrubs and soaps, as well as artisans who decorate skin with henna tattoos, body art, creative face paint, or makeup applications.
The Perfect Touch's expert aestheticians administer a whitening treatment that can turn teeth 5 to 14 shades brighter in less than an hour. During the procedure, a soothing blue LED laser light activates an organic hydrogen-peroxide gel to grapple unruly biters into sparkling submission. The food-grade gel, which is concocted from plant- and mineral-sourced materials, is designed to keep sensitive or crotchety fangs from rioting in your mouth. Once the tonal transformation is complete, patients walk away with the graffiti of tobacco, wine, coffee, and age erased from the highway overpass of their smiles. The results typically last one to three years but will last longer if mouthbones are properly maintained through careful dental hygiene and bribery of the Tooth Fairy.
A.R.T. Massage Body Spa takes its name from the three adjectives that describe each one of its services: advanced, relaxing, and therapeutic. The staff promises their clients will enjoy the latest techniques designed to both soothe the mind and relieve specific needs. Massage therapies thwart tension and improve range of motion, and custom spray tans give skin a sun-kissed glow without having to find a sun-size box of chocolates first. Using Éminence Organic products, the staff cleanses skin and fights signs of aging during signature, cleansing, or organic express facials with blends of organic herbs, fruits, and vegetables rich with nutrients.
Set inside a 1920s bungalow, the spa decorates each private room in modern decor with subtle touches, such as finger bells and aromatics, that appeal to all senses. Before or after treatments, patrons can peruse a selection of clothing, candles, handbags, and jewelry inside the spa’s retail area, which also sells the Éminence Organic skincare line.
With her crew of nail techs, manicurist Lu Bonilla channels 15 years of independent experience into her extremity-pampering services. Patrons trail fingers gently across the soft and supple skin on their feet and hands after paraffin wraps in the salon, which staff sanitizes regularly. Long-lasting Shellac polishes resist chipping for days, and french manicures add elegance to hands when one is playing piano or demonstrating disdain for the rules of soccer.
Falling from the heights of your brother's top bunk is no cause for celebration, but it's excellent cause for a Swedish massage. Today's Groupon will soothe all your plummeting physical woes with an hour-long Swedish massage ($60) at Personal Touch Salon and Spa for $30.