Licensed aesthetician Jenny Sampson clears skin of unwanted hair and blackheads and combats paleness with a collection of skin services. Using Rhonda Allison skincare products, she performs custom facials that help remove dead skin cells and sleepover graffiti from the skin’s surface. Her swift hand also swipes unwelcome strands of hair from the body, leaving behind smooth skin to be coated in a sun-kissed bronze from head to toe with airbrush tanning.
A cowboy boot full of blooming flowers interplays with wall-mounted horseshoes and wagon wheels to create a sepia-tinged Western ambiance at Lady Luxe Hair Saloon. Despite the vintage setting, the salon's stylists stay current on the most recent hairstyling trends so that they can craft trendy new looks and teach clients how to trim their own eyelashes at home. A nail technician can glaze fingertips with a coat of chip-resistant Shellac polish, and the spa's aesthetician uses everything from naturally derived skincare balms to microdermabrasion technology as she rejuvenates and revitalizes dermal layers.
Pale blue walls and snowy white accents lend Salon Xcess a cloud-like aura that reflects the fun yet relaxing atmosphere fostered by its staff. Throughout the day, the snips of their scissors mingle with the cheerful laughter of a pedicurist chatting with patrons as she gilds toes in bright polish. This welcoming ambiance translates into personalized services, such as pre-cut consultations conducted so stylists can analyze each client’s face shape, complexion, and dream journal to help determine a flattering hairstyle or color. Along with an abundance of friendliness, the staff possesses a wealth of tress-based know-how, including an arsenal of tricks and treatments to restore radiance to rough, dry, oily, and frizzy hair.
In Glo’s elegant urban salon, experienced stylists reprogram frizzy, untamed hair with custom keratin straightening treatments. As clients discuss their desired look, stylists examine tresses to determine the appropriate strength of keratin product and check for early signs of Medusa metamorphosis. Stylists apply GKhair products to soon-to-be silky manes, infusing hair cuticles with rejuvenating proteins. The treatment restructures tresses and seals in natural oils and moisturizers, transforming chemically treated or naturally curly strands into soft, silken locks that are easier to style and less likely to scuff hat linings.
Carved into the pale yellow walls, a lineup of mini archways crowns each crimson spa chair at 999 Nail and Skin Care, where clients lounge as nail technicians cleanse and beautify fingers and toes. Manicurists barber cuticles thoroughly before kneading away stress in tense palms and sixth fingers and slathering nails with a florid coat of OPI or CND polish. Performed with fully sanitized pedicure baths, the spa pedicure affords feet identical treatment, adding an additional exfoliating buff for heels sullied from their part-time job as a chimney sweep.
Next Level Skin Care takes eyelash extensions so seriously that the only application method the center uses is also one of the only patented methods in the United States. During applications, licensed medical aesthetician Candace King layers synthetic-natural hair hybrids onto the lids of both male and female clients. To get the treatment just right, she found guidance under Lôngmi Lashes creator Daniel Dinh, who trained King and certified her to apply his lashes at Next Level Skin Care.
King also customizes beauty treatments using a combination of advanced medical, therapeutic, and organic techniques. Her clinical facial includes an enzyme and resurfacing treatment that helps treat acne, aging skin, and hyperpigmentation, and her organic facial peel uses plant and fruit extracts to nourish skin. She also offers an eye rescue add-on treatment, during which freeze-dried collagen helps firm skin and reduce puffiness. To complement beautifying services, the boutique also sells mineral makeup, clothing, and feather hair extensions.