For 25 years, Ringolevio Salon and Spa?s stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists have been reviving appearances and recharging spirits inside a clean and modern studio space. While stylists combine their creativity and skill to craft haircuts that range from classic to cutting-edge, colorists design brilliant new hair hues using all-vegan Pureology products. Aestheticians combat blemishes, acne, and age spots with classic European facials, oxygen-therapy facials, and glycolic-acid treatments, and even offer teeth whitening to ensure newly even complexions aren't diminished by yellowed grins. As for the massage therapists, they pander to tight muscles and tense minds with a host of modalities that includes hot stone and reflexology and will gladly customize an aromatherapy treatment based on the client's favorite scents and number of noses.
Natural ingredients dominate the beauty elixirs used at Skincare by Erika. Rhonda Allison skincare products fuel facials with antioxidant-rich doses of cherry, grape, and green-tea extracts, and everything from apples to lotus flowers contribute nutrients to peels. Sunless tanning by Bronze Biologic imbues skin with a summery sheen made from an alcohol-free formula that, like a 100-yard dash where you have to fly the last 3 feet, is 99% natural.
The aestheticians at iCandy Eye Salon & Academy funnel all their energy into a single task?making eyes beautiful. Permanent makeup accentuates sparse brows or lash lines, and individually applied extensions make lashes stand taller without the need for posture lessons.
Cocoon Urban Day Spa's personally tailored services help clients shut out the stressors of everyday life, as well as refresh appearances. During the signature facial, for instance, clients relax on a plush treatment table while aestheticians apply a customized mask, plump up their skin with oxygen, and then knead knots out of their backs, necks, and shoulders. The decadent facial also includes a calming Shirobhyanga head treatment, which fights insomnia better than lavender-scented PJs.
For those who do need to get back to the real world as soon as possible, Cocoon offers services such as 15-minute Brazilian waxes, 30-minute dermaplaning treatments, and mani-pedis performed simultaneously by two technicians. This particular treatment was featured in Vogue.
The spa's doctor-partners perform more intensive treatments, too, including Botox injections and teeth whitening.
Scott Torok's eye for beauty wouldn't stop wandering. He saw inspiration wherever he looked, whether it was in a fashion magazine or up the length of a skyscraper. Eventually, it was his knack for identifying beauty in geometry and architecture that led him to hair design?he studied with Aveda and Vidal Sassoon before he opened Descend Salon. There, he styles hair and showcases art from a rotating cast of painters and sculptors.
Scott's team of stylists all have similarly impressive pedigrees. One is the former artistic director of Elizabeth Arden's The Red Door Spa, and others have had their work featured in commercials, fashion shows, and photo shoots. Their services include traditional cuts and, in stylist Shannon Debin's case, dry cuts, which allow her to see how the hair will look and move day to day. The staff also offers ombre and baliage highlights, extensions, and straightening treatments that are far more professional than just tying a pebble to the end of each hair.
There are many ways to attain physical beauty, but esthetician Kim Stewart spends most of her time thinking about three in particular: skin care, makeup, and waxing. It's no coincidence that these are the specialties at Baby Face Skin Spa, where Kim pampers clients with her relaxing, restorative services. She wipes away dead skin cells during crystal-free microdermabrasion treatments and clears up teenaged complexions with customized lymphatic drainage massages. Her makeup applications brighten eyes and lips, and her waxing sessions smoothen skin by removing unwanted hair everywhere from chins to underarms. Besides her trio of primary services, Kim soothes hands and feet with reflexology and rejuvenates clients with oxygen bursts, a more refreshing way to restore lost O2 than sleeping inside an air conditioner.