A lot can be learned in a decade. Many of Les Ciseaux's stylists, nail technicians, massage therapists, and skincare specialists have been with the salon for more than 10 years. They've traveled to Paris, London, New York, and Los Angeles to broaden their skills and perfect new techniques, and collectively they speak 10 languages. As they work, they tend to clients' locks, nails, and pores with Les Ciseaux products, which are botanically enriched, cruelty-free, and stored in genie-approved bottles.
Suna of Suna Salon & Spa has culled beauty secrets from all over the world, holding aesthetic licenses in Japan, Italy, France, Germany, and the United States. She voyaged from the shores of Istanbul to the wild, unexfoliated beaches of America 25 years ago to establish her first salon. Over the decades, Suna has gathered around her an elite team of beauticians with a range of expertise and an arsenal of quality products.
Her staff brightens nail treatments with Shellac and OPI polishes and deepens massages with hot stones. Stylists keep cranial shrubs in tiptop shape with Schwarzkopf Igora hair color and conditioning products from Moroccanoil. Suna herself specializes in threading, the ancient Middle Eastern art of removing hair with nothing but a strand of cotton and an elaborate system of cantilevers.
• For $35, you get your choice of a single facial ritual (an $80 value). • For $40, you get a 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage (an $80 value). Spa DeVries's devoted staffers soothe skin and relax muscles in a serene environment accented with earth tones and stocked with soft linens. Patrons willingly submit to the deep pore cleansing and exfoliation of the spa's basic facial rituals, which include the wrinkle-zapping Phytoactive ritual and the hydrating, nutrient-rich Moisture Drench ritual, working to restore vitality through a method perfected by the slip 'n slide. Each 50-minute ritual includes extractions and a relaxing facial massage and concludes with a mask and moisturizer. One-hour Swedish massages utilize long, smooth strokes to alleviate back, shoulder, and hyper-extended bellybutton aches, and deep-tissue sessions utilize more focused pressure to loosen back knots tied by tricky sailors. Both massages increase circulation and bolster the immune system.
Inside Fresh's clean, modern space, beauty buffs clarify complexions and turn simple strands into silken masterpieces. With an eye toward the latest trends, each professional snipster brings top-notch tutelage to each haircut, applying lessons learned from the Aveda and L'Oréal academies, Jacques Dessange, and other renowned teachers, collaborating with their client to create manageable, eye-catching looks that can withstand any hectic lifestyle or attack by dryer sheet. After a thorough pampering from top-of-the-line products such as Kérastase Paris or Unite Eurotherapy, manes will emerge from the sleek, white-washed salon looking as fresh as a spring chicken but with considerably better hair.
At Touch-For-Life Massage & Wellness, a licensed massage therapist balances out-of-whack bodies with custom massage services performed atop a heated table. Soothing music permeates softly lit treatment rooms, where the Great Escape relaxation massage transports patrons to uncharted seas of tranquility via long, flowing strokes or boat rides through the Bermuda Triangle. The muscle mender restores a healthy vigor to circulatory canals, and stockpiled stress and tension drain away with balmy herbal packs. After bodies are drizzled in a custom blend of fragrant oils, kneading sessions, much like competitive-laundry-folding tournaments, end with the soothing warmth of hot towels.
The professionals at Rx Med Spa turn back the clock with noninvasive procedures aimed at smoothing and tightening skin. They de-wrinkle faces with Botox Cosmetic and reduce the appearance of cellulite with VelaShape—a body-contouring treatment that has graced the frames of Access Hollywood and the Rachael Ray Show. During elos skin-rejuvenation treatments, they use a combination of bipolar radio frequency and light energies to help fade sunspots and freckles that spell out secret messages to the moon. Clients can pile on multiple services in one day, relaxing in between treatments in a lounge area furnished with complimentary fruit and tea.