Imana Sky Salon's aestheticians cultivate elegance while plunging beauty-buffing clients into black-and-white décor beneath a crystalline chandelier. During the 20-minute Shellac manicure, digit tips bask in lavish attention as a nail tech fastidiously grants them an elegant shape and cleans up unruly cuticles like a sheriff's finger puppet. As hands unwind under the primping regimen, gazes meander to Couture prints above the nail table and a gossamer abstract piece, reminiscent of swirling peacock feathers, along an adjacent ebony wall. Chip-resistant Shellac polish lacquered onto nails weathers stresses in the outside world, standing strong against fierce finger drumming and high-fives from rugged iguanas.
Envy Hair Design has been providing upscale salon services since 2001, employing a talented team of professional stylists to snip, shape, and beautify its clients. With $100 worth of hair services to cover, tangled tresses can be thoroughly snipped free of twigs and brambles, so that birds will stop mistaking the head for a nest (women's haircuts start at $35, men's at $25). Punch a dull day right in the face with a splash of all-over color (starting at $55), a partial foil (starting at $55), or a full foil (starting at $75). Extreme adrenaline junkies can begin their services with a perm, and then instantly juxtapose that decision with a relaxer (each starts at $60). Today's deal must be used in one visit, so consider removing excess hair completely with waxing services, starting at $12. The relaxing décor makes all salon visits extra enjoyable, with warm brown walls, burnished-wood floors, and crisp lighting offset by sleek black furnishings. Call ahead to schedule your hair-repair services and prepare to saunter forth into the world with a new ’do, newfound confidence, and the wherewithal to finally take care of a Newfoundland shepherd puppy.
D Hair & Spa employs specialists who hail from the Dermalogica Institute. These skincare workers offer advanced facials that begin with "skin mapping," which help them discern what the client's skin type is and which issues need the most attention, such as age spots beneath the eyes or a fire budding in the nostrils. With that knowledge, they combat blemishes during treatments that feature Dermalogica products. If you want to maintain your skin regimen at home, these same products are available for purchase in the spa's retail section.
D Hair & Spa's massage therapists, meanwhile, are armed with a range of bodywork techniques and therapeutic-grade essential oils. They offer Thai, Swedish, and hot-stone massages which, when combined with scents of lavender, wintergreen, or lemon, pack a one-two punch of releasing muscle tension and inducing feelings of bliss.
Fantastic Sams is a full-service salon for the whole family that will sculpt wilted hair into a look-twice hot commodity. Cuts start with a complimentary shampoo using Fantastic Sam's signature line of products, followed by a three-minute scalp massage to blast away the dead-skin-cell-loving turtles. Whether you've got a secret style you've been saving in your panache pocket or you opt to trust the expert stylists at Fantastic Sams to get creatively awesome with your tresses, your hair will be snipped and primped to fit your desired identity.
Helmed by a French pastry chef, Vista French Bakery Cafe imbues its breakfast cuisine with an authentic Parisian touch, rendered fresh by the use of locally acquired ingredients. House-made quiches warm plates, and a ratatouille of zucchini, eggplant, onion, and tomato gets wrapped up in the South of France omelet, which comes packed with feta cheese and adorned with a swanky scarf. With spacious, indoor seating and a cozy spot for outdoor dining, the café invites diners into an atmosphere where local art and rejected omelets hang on the walls while jazz gently plays. The affable staff welcomes guests to cap off their dining and music-absorbing experiences by enjoying fresh pastries such as fruit tarts, coconut macaroons, and mini vanilla custard eclairs.
Aesthetician Claire Long calls on 12 years of skincare experience, which includes a decade of using Eminence Organic Skincare products, to offer a menu of skincare and waxing services. Though the salon is spacious and contemporary with minimalist interior design, its character is brought to life by vintage, retro-themed displays and comfy salon chairs made with the hides of extinct animals. Along with a full salon menu of hair and makeup services, the studio features a boutique that's stocked with charming necklaces, earring, and bracelets.