Like the world around it, a person's skin changes from season to season. Seasons of Skin’s spa treatments, including massages, facials, and waxing, help treat a variety of recurring ailments, whether they're skin dried out by winter winds or unwanted leg hairs that bud alongside springtime blossoms. The spa tailors its treatments and products to meet any person's epidermal needs. Its own custom product line is designed with the most sensitive skin in mind, aiming to repair damaged complexions while also maintaining a smooth and healthy skin tone.
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.
When Jacqui Carrasco was growing up in England, she and her grandmother would often pluck fresh sprigs of lavender. They'd lug their fragrant haul back home, where they would carefully dry it and concoct lavender-laced oils. Years have passed since Jacqui took her first whiff of lavender, but her affection for what she calls the "aromatic plant which refreshes, heals, and revives" has not waned. Neither has its popularity over the centuries; as Jacqui tells it, lavender has been used for therapeutic purposes since medieval times.
So when it came time for Jacqui to open her own spa, naming it Lavender Touch was an easy decision. Jacqui cleanses and refreshes pores during an array of facials that vary in intensiveness. Though her spa's titular plant is a time-tested beauty and health favorite, some of Jacqui's treatments are distinctly contemporary: she relies on chemical peels and light therapy, for instance, to minimize signs of aging and acne. In addition to facials, Jacqui also administers waxing treatments, back facials, and brow-tinting services.
After earning a degree in business management, Katie Enfield's lifelong zeal for fashion and creativity called her to found Rock Paper Scissors Salon. Today, she and her team of stylists use their artistic eyes to cultivate sleek, flattering 'dos with top-quality products from brands such as Wella, Goldwell, and Keratin Complex. Before every service, they listen to each client discuss their goals and least favorite head on Mount Rushmore, drawing from that information as they cut, color, and condition tresses into face-flattering coiffures. They frequently style brides-to-be, and can further bolster beauty with waxing and tinting services. The salon's sleek, contemporary décor cultivates spa-like environs via glossy hardwood floors, elegantly patterned wallpaper, and ornate chandeliers and furnishings.
Customized hydrating masks. Plant-derived stem cells. Enzymatic botanicals. These are just a few of the skin-nourishing ingredients that are incorporated into Beauty by Krista's facials.?Here, Krista tailors each of her treatments to the client's skin type and unique concerns, and she often includes d?collet?, shoulder, and arm massages that make each experience as relaxing as it is nourishing. But the personalized attention Krista pours into her facials also extends to her other beautifying services, which include peels, makeup applications, waxing, and botanically-based body wraps that improve skin health and help contour the body so that it can fit back into an old dress or designer sleeping bag.
The tanning technicians at Mira of Beauty take the guesswork out of getting a glow by administering professional airbrush tans at their studio. They mist bodies with paraben-free South Seas tanning products that are infused with DHA, an FDA-approved ingredient. These top-of-the-line bronzers, which have been featured in Allure magazine and used on the sets of many television shows, are emitted from high-volume, low-pressure guns at a slow rate to ensure glows go on even, unlike applying them with a salad shooter.