Virtually no aesthetic concerns go unaddressed at Essentials Spa and Salon, which employs a diverse team of stylists and aestheticians as well as med-spa technicians armed with contemporary cosmetic technology. The salon staff keeps its clients looking sharp by pampering tresses with haircare products by Moroccanoil, KMS, and L'Oréal Professional, and the nail technicians augment their mani-pedis with everything from paraffin dips to agave-nectar rubs.
The massage therapists treat concerns beneath the surface by kneading overstressed muscles with a variety of soothing modalities, but the med-spa team also strives to effect deeper changes. Overseen by Dr. Michael Lesser, the technicians can employ cutting-edge equipment and products, including microdermabrasion wands, a cosmetic laser system, and clinical-strength skincare balms. These treatments collectively rejuvenate the skin while minimizing the appearance of blemishes that typically accompany aging, sun exposure, or frequent naps in a bathtub full of wet newspapers.
Complexions Center for Clinical Skin Care and Permanent Makeup revitalizes wearied faces with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning. The center's repertoire of services includes chemical peels designed to treat acne or age-related blemishes. Specially concocted to the unique color, oiliness, and acne proclivities of each client’s skin, the acne peel bathes epidermises in alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids to usurp transgressing layers of skin and eliminate surface pimples. The anti-aging peel's glycolic acid exfoliates skin and stimulates new collagen growth, thickening skin and banishing pigmentation and fine lines caused by sun damage, and requires no recovery time or sacrifices of pricey organic produce to the sun. Microdermabrasion exfoliates skin's surface with microcrystals and promotes cell growth while treating enlarged pores and age spots. Dermaplaning carefully shaves away skin cells that, like a mall Santa still accepting wish lists in July, have overstayed their welcome, resulting in a smoother, tighter appearance with fewer wrinkles and clearer pores.
S.K.I.N.'s licensed aesthetician, Cathy Falconer, tailors her complexion-boosting treatments to eschew cosmetic fluff in favor of concrete and therapeutic results. Each signature facial, performed with botanical Peace Spa products, begins with a consultation, during which head-masks are analyzed, prescribed personalized home-care plans, and encouraged to air sub-dermal grievances. Next, bio-therapeutic cleansers work up a facial lather while gentle exfoliators team with ultrasonic pulses from a Dermasonic brush system to flush and refresh pores.
A haircut at Arbor Park Salon is a relaxing experience, from the first sip of a welcome beverage to the warm breeze of the blow-dryer. The staff here stays abreast of the latest trends in the haircare world through continuing education, always ready to devise hip and flattering styles for both women and men. Inside a serene, stripped-down black-and-white salon space, they apply rich color, add edgy layers to razor cuts, and conjure a humidity-proof force field around curls.
Billie Jo Creamer, owner of Rejuvenate Yourself, came up with her spa concept after running into a lack of affordable options in the pampering world. Believing that skincare, waxing, and other body treatments should not be luxury items only available to millionaires and pharaohs, she earned her aesthetician’s license and opened up shop. She offers facials, peels, and hair-removal services in addition to body wraps, cellulite treatments, and eyelash extensions.
Since 2005, the stylists at The Look Salon & Spa have trained with Aveda, Redken, Paul Mitchell, and the American Board of Certified Haircolorists. They continually train on the latest techniques, products, and styles, and they equip their clients with Enjoy haircare products, which are free of sodium chloride.