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.
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.
Olive green walls, wicker chairs punctuated by satin pillows, and colorful, Asian-themed décor set the stage for relaxation at Dee Dee Thai Spa. Within private treatments rooms, massage therapists draw from multiple modalities to target trouble areas in the custom combination massage, using Swedish strokes to soothe muscles and guided stretching to release tightness. Facials clear pores of embedded dirt, with add-ons such as microdermabrasion helping to sweep away dead skin cells with the light flick of a mechanical wand. During the spa’s waxing sessions, technicians uproot unwanted hair for sleeker skin and increased aerodynamics when being shot from a cannon.
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.
To flip through Rockin Locks Salon's portfolio is to feast one's eyes on a kaleidoscopic parade of looks. The stylists’ vivid creations include neon indigo waves, teal ombre locks, cotton-candy curls, V-shaped crimson bangs, aquamarine dreadlocks, and platinum rockabilly victory rolls. Here, punk meets classic beauty, as the stylists also fashion tamer cuts, such as glossy layers, honey-hued ombre highlights, and slick pompadours that evoke the days of sock hops and bomb shelters full of Spam.
The style transformations take place between hot pink walls, accented by zebra-print cushions and crisp, black-and-white stripes that are just as bold as their clients’ new ‘dos.