Signature Service: Natural, age-defying rejuvenation
Brands Used: We carry Body Celebration Skin Care and Lira Clinical
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Pro Tip: Give yourself plenty of time; we will do a thorough intake to understand your needs.
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
Every facial includes a hand and foot massage with a special aromatherapy blend. We also start each facial with a wonderfully relaxing 15-minute cleansing face, neck and shoulder massage. This softens and readies the skin for the treatment to follow.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
The most common beauty mistake people make is not washing their faces properly and skipping the wash either in the morning or night. Often the wrong products are used as well. 70% of your skin care regimen is what you do at home, with the right products specially designed for your skin type and skin condition. Cleansing your face morning and night with the right cleanser (no soap please) is essential for healthy, beautiful skin. Massage your cleanser in for at least one minute and rinse with tepid water - it will plump your skin and prepare it for your morning or evening regimen.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
People are often confused about how to take care of their skin and what products to use. We encourage our clients to come in for a skin care consultation, if time or money does not allow for a facial. Our mission is to find the right products for each individual client and help them set up a skin care regimen for their budget.
Because Victoria Gagnebin is treating the body, she follows the same standard that doctors do: first, do no harm. She practices this mantra by only steeping skin in natural and organic products, thereby sparing clients exposure to chemicals that can take their toll over time. Victoria primarily works with products from Osmosis Skincare, a line that encourages cellular regeneration, but she also handpicks favorites from the collections of other natural skincare companies and the medicine cabinets of grizzly bears with great skin. These elixirs fuel a succinct selection of treatments; face and body waxing joins four facials named after different phases of the moon.
The staff at The Fifth Avenue Spa showers clients with a repertoire of soothing treatments amid white leather couches and swaying sprays of cut flowers. Décor characterized by shades of sand lets accents of purple leap from sunset photographs, blooming orchids, and images of flying people-eaters gracing the walls. With contented sighs drifting free after massages and body wraps, patrons shutter electronic devices so as not to break the relaxing spell. The intimately lit treatment rooms make eyelids increasingly heavy and delight off-leash shadow puppets during waxing treatments and facials.
The aestheticians at Toso Skin Care treat both men and women as well as teens, so it's important that they personalize each service. To do so, they incorporate everything from peels and acne treatments to custom facials. Turning their attention to the body, they wax fuzzy skin from brow to toe. The beauty quest doesn't stop at the salon—clients can take home products such as Awakening mineral lotions and costume jewelry sprung from the glitter-covered brain of designer Cookie Lee.
Drawing on more than a decade of experience, derma guru Zoe Alexander performs a suite of skin-centric services, from waxing to organic facials. She custom blends masks to suit each client's skin type, deploying ingredients such as raw organic honey, green clay, and organic apple-cider vinegar to combat fine lines, blemishes, and all colors other than green. Lash and eyebrow tinting add drama to faces, and waxing services from head to toe de-fuzz physiques for up to six weeks.
Inside Bon Air Salon and Spa, beauty professionals transform clients with hair, nail, facial, and massage services. Microdermabrasion removes dead, flaky skin cells, making room for younger cells to glow. Massage services disentangle muscle knots with kneading and stroking using various degrees of pressure, including deep and peer. The salon also sells beauty products and hosts spa parties for friends and family members.