The sounds of rushing ocean waves or the soft strains of piano music often accompany massage treatments at A Serenity Touch Massage, where massage therapists ensure both physical and mental relaxation. Deep-tissue massages ease chronic pain, while hot stone massages use calming heat to relax stiff muscles stuck in He-Man poses.
Nestled inside Tr?usDell Salon & Spa, Est?tica Day Spa rejuvenates exteriors with facials, waxing, massages, and permanent-makeup services. The spa?s massage therapists delight the senses with therapeutic essential oils and relax aching muscles with Swedish massage, the long, fluid strokes of which were developed to calm hysteria during lingonberry shortages. Aestheticians oust fuzz from underarms and upper lips, and makeup specialists tint eyebrows, line eyelids, and shift the shades of lips with permanent pigmentation. For those who didn?t sleep in baths of rose milk until they were 18, the salon also treats weary and blemished skin to European facials, sugar scrubs, and glycolic peels.
Tucked away in a serene, baby-blue den just inside Within Glow Hair Salon & Spa, Eunice Drummond helps skin stay youthful and radient with expert care regimens. Focusing most of her efforts on the face, Drummond performs more than a dozen varieties of facials and peels. Her anti-aging facial helps tighten and tone muscles with zaps from a micro-current device, and her PCA peel gently resurfaces dull patches with the help of a therapeutic acid blend. In addition to her facial services, Eunice is also versed in Parafango treatments. Through the application of a geothermal mask, the treatment works to slim away inches and reduce cellulite, mainly by scaring away lingering cheeseburgers with its scariest ghost impression.
The licensed and trained team at Glow Hair Salon & Spa transforms exteriors with quality products in a classic yet contemporary atmosphere. Inside the salon, stylists create new looks with cuts, highlights, and straightening services featuring the botanically based Pureology line. Spa specialists reinvigorate skin with anti-aging facials for both men and women and employ glo therapeutics formulas during custom peels, which exfoliate away dead skin cells accidentally accumulated during late-night séances. Massage therapists soothe weary muscles within the electric-blue walls of Glow's new location, whose grand opening was celebrated in late 2011. Glittering chandeliers and an antique-style dresser juxtapose harmoniously with modern black leather sofas that harbor a secret love of big-band music.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.
In cosmetology school, MieleDolce founder Luis Iturralde let his fellow students wax him for a class demonstration. His allergic reaction to the chemical wax made it a demonstration of more than proper waxing technique; his brief modeling gig also showed the importance of beauty treatments that avoid irritating skin. Iturralde carried this lesson to his spa, MieleDolce, where the staff sidestep chemical waxes in favor of threading or electrolysis.
The center’s specialty, however, consists of extending hair: its semipermanent silk and mink lash extensions come in a variety of lengths and curvatures, and technicians ensure a natural look by attaching them hair by hair. Additional services range from slimming body wraps infused with aloe vera and herbs to micro skin needling, an anti-aging treatment that can combat wrinkles, scarring, and signs of playing rugby in a crawlspace.