As a practitioner of the Aveda arts, Kriza Aveda Salon Spa stocks its shelves, cosmetic counters, and salon stations with natural, botanical serums and salves. To pamper clients, the staff peppers each service with luxurious flair—stylists treat guests to a head, neck, shoulder, and hand massage with every haircut, before touching up makeup for ladies. Between appointments, they’ll even trim up bangs to keep cuts stylish or keep head hair from weaving itself into eyelashes. In addition to applying makeup for brides or for special occasions, makeup artists also consult with clients to teach them how to enhance their features and pick the shades that suit their particular skin tone during lessons. Plant-based facials leave skin radiant, diminish wrinkles, or address acne. In every location, the decor mirrors the commitment to naturalism with a light, airy feel, characterized by mostly white walls and plenty of mirrors and glass.
Taking its French translation of "private spa" seriously, Spa Prive performs many of its treatments in private rooms cut off from the waiting area's more social arrangement of silk-like chairs and floral paintings. Muted lighting accompanies clients throughout the spa as they indulge in aesthetic and relaxation services that employ the power of Repêchage, PCA Skin, and Bioelements products. Licensed aestheticians treat acne with specialized facials, administer PCA peels on faces and backs, and landscape bodily forests with waxing services. Fingers and toes lose their troublesome hangnails and back-talking cuticles at the skilled hands of nail technicians, and Swedish, deep-tissue, and pregnancy massage release tensions from the body and into the wild.
"Della Stella understands the mind-body-spirit connection in haircare," according to owner-stylist Heidi. The salon takes an integrative approach to beauty, loading the space up with amenities designed to surprise and delight, including complimentary beverages and glamorous decor such as wrought-iron chandeliers dripping with strings of crystal beads. The salon’s repertoire of treatments is designed to remake clients into their most glamorous, enviable selves at the hands of the prodigiously talented staff. The team is composed of three hairstylists, two cosmetology apprentices, one aesthetician, and a manicurist who's been detailing digits since fingers were invented more than 20 years ago.
Pure Wellness Center's chiropractor, Dr. David Chang, works in tandem with his patients to develop profiles of their spinal health that will serve as the pivot point for holistic wellness. Each patient's narrative gives shape to their treatment, which can include preventative-care regimes geared toward correcting problematic habits or care for recovery from serious traumas, such as car accidents. Therapies range from careful manual or electrical manipulation of vertebrae and muscles to exercises that strengthen the whole musculoskeletal system. The office resembles a Mondrian painting, with panels of red and yellow cloth, geometric black massage tables, and crowds of gallery docents cautioning visitors not to exhale too forcefully on the crisp white walls.
Victoria Purvis, licensed aesthetician and owner of Skin by Victoria, gets to know her clients with a thorough Q-and-A session so that she can draft custom skincare plans. While pampering pores with facials, microdermabrasion, and intense-pulsed-light therapy, she also educates those on the treatment table so that they can continue good beauty habits at home. She uses dr. adam, PARIS products and the line can be purchased at Skin by Victoria and shipped to customers' homes. Her makeup applications and lessons help gussy up already-beaming complexions, and NuYu teeth-whitening sessions leave clients? smiles up to 14 shades brighter?unlike the smiles of baseball players when a barn?s broadside hits back.
In Japanese, “shizen” means “nature,” an entity that owner Yumi Youn strives to channel every day through relaxing and meditative qualities in each of her services. As owner of Spa Shizen, she wears many hats, performing skincare, hair, and waxing services for her loyal clientele. One of her specialties is applying eyelash extensions, which she meticulously affixes one lash at a time using Eyelash Lab synthetic lashes. Yumi also offers classes to teach students tricks of the trade, such as creating a natural-looking brow arch and mixing a personalized skincare mask using only shredded Halloween masks.