If there's a central theme that unites all that Bliss Organic Day Spa does, it's care. They give guests complimentary beverages before their appointments and free salt scrub gifts afterward because they care about their comfort. They use sustainably produced skincare formulas from Eminence Organics because they care about the environment and their clients' skin. And they have a certified oncology aesthetician and massage therapist on staff because they care about cancer patients, whose skin and body can take quite a beating from chemotherapy treatments. This theme extends to every service they provide, from the six all-natural facial treatments and variety of chemical-free mani-pedi services to the soothing massages and waxing treatments, which rely on a botanical-rich beeswax blend that leaves clients as smooth as a queen bee on spring break.
Groomer Katie Mirabelli first picked up her grooming shears at the age of 10 as a junior handler at dog shows. After completing her grooming certification as an adult, Katie began preening the coats of canines at The Velvet Dog Spa. She specializes in hand stripping terriers, prepping dogs for shows, and caring for less common breeds. In addition to baths and haircuts, Katie also handles walk-in services including nail trims, ear cleaning, anal-gland expression, and brush-outs.
The stylist team at the award-winning Elle Lui Salon steers scissors, brandishes brushes, and commands color to glamorize hair and retore health. After a consultation, clients are led to plush leather recliners for an invigorating shampoo and revitalizing Kérastase Ritual mask conditioning treatment, which is customized to suit individual hair and scalp needs (a $40+ value). Back in the stylist's chair in front of a large wrought-iron-framed mirror, one of Elle Lui's accomplished stylists carefully crops hair to erase all effects of wearing a bucket hat for an entire year (a $50+ value). Owners of newly frizzless follicles receive a 20% discount on the salon's Kérastase products, which can help keep hair softer than an ambrosia-salad sandwich on a cloud bun.
The licensed aesthetician at La Chaise Rouge beautifies bodily surfaces with a bounty of hair-removal services performed in an intimate, elegant setting. During the personalized Brazilian and eyebrow waxing treatments, which last about 30 minutes, professional follicle whisperer, Nicole Mouton, stamps out superfluous strands while soothing skin with pampering products and classic German lullabies. Patrons leave the premises with bikini zones beach-ready and eyebrows fashioned into perfect arches or Alfred Hitchcock silhouettes.
We believe that in some areas of life progress isn't always a good thing. Some traditions are worth preserving and the great American barber shop is one of those traditions. A place for fathers and sons, men and boys of all ages. Where a guy can be himself without worry; all the while getting a great haircut.
Debra's Corner's stylists straighten strands and eliminate up to 95% of frizz in kink-prone locks with the protein-based Coppola keratin blowout treatment ($200). During the one-hour treatment, mane technicians scrub scalps with a clarifying shampoo to wash away hair product residues, oils, and the lingering scents of nesting ravens. Newly cleaned curls drink in the hair treatment, absorbing the keratin protein deep into the cuticle and smoothing frizzed follicles. After their release from plastic captivity, tendrils run through the wind of a hair dryer and slide through a flatiron until they emerge as glossy and sleek as a new driver's license.