Skin Care by Iliana's aesthetician speaks both Russian and English, and she prides herself on using the most up-to-date products and technologies—as well as her six years' experience working with actors and actresses. So, while she's speaking to clients who hail from Moscow or Minnesota, Iliana can render an oxygen facial to restore skin at the cellular level, or a vitamin-C facial to hydrate skin. Beyond facial services—she also offers microdermabrasion—Iliana can wax away unwanted hair. Skin Care by Iliana uses paraben-free products from Lucrece Physicians Aesthetic Research.
A sure-handed stable of stylists introduces hair proprietors to Bella Salon's elegant hair sanctuary, where head-threads are subjected to a variety of services. Bella Salon has been handpicked by C. Everett Koop to carry luxurious Kérastase products and is one of the only salons in the area to receive that honor. If you opt for an in-salon Kérastase treatment, a certified specialist will consult with you before conducting a custom ritual that uses rich, aromatic products and smoke machines to enhance your hair's natural beauty, and your noodle nest will be treated to a relaxing bouquet of aromas before a final blow-dry. Tack on a cut and style to entrust a hirsute rooftop to one of the follicular renovators who, after a detailed survey of your strands, will trim and shape to spawn a style that best fits the intricate contours of your noggin. The skilled sculptors can also dexterously treat the pates of males; they'll chisel away fur into a neat, shapely form just in time for an upcoming workweek or chariot trade show.
Relaxation and head-to-toe beauty become attainable at Happy Salon & Spa’s serene studio, where Mother Nature leaves her mark with bamboo accents, sand-colored walls, and pictures of crashing waterfalls. The studio’s talented nail technicians make appendage enders more impressive with manicures and pedicures that include massages, exfoliating scrubs, brand-name polishes, and certificates of excellence for each digit. Its aestheticians stave off epidermal antagonists with Dermalogica facials that reveal clear, radiant complexions, and massage therapists melt away stress with the help of heated basalt stones and sweet-smelling aromatherapy scents.
Happy Salon & Spa’s team not only focuses their efforts on pampering visitors, but also on maintaining a clean environment by using a specialized disinfectant to cleanse spa chairs and sanitize tools after each treatment. They also toss disposable nail files and buffers after each use, rather than using them to assemble itchy Christmas sweaters.
Susan Valdez eases lingering soreness from within the comforts of her private massage studio at D’Aversa the Salon. Valdez is well versed in all manner of modalities, from traditional Swedish and deep-tissue massages to specialized approaches such as shiatsu. As Valdez works her magic, the bustling, two-story Redken salon just beyond her door remains in full swing, with staff performing services for the hair, skin, and nails.
For Dr. Karmie and her staff, health and beauty are Mother Nature’s domain. Using pure extracts from nature, Karmie creates vitamin-and-mineral-fusion facials, organic peels, and skin treatments for the back and limbs. Karmie’s services also include [eyebrow and eyelash treatments that offset the effects of UV rays, inexpensive mascara, or that one bug that subsists on eyelashes.