Though Danielle and Nicole Morgan embody Salon Bella Sorella’s name—which means "beautiful sisters" in Italian—they run the salon with an essential team of beauticians who prioritize developing meaningful relationships with their clients. The stylists take time to get to know their clients, because they understand that people's lifestyle habits, beauty goals, and their hair’s ability to turn invisible directly affect the success of any hair treatment, from basic cuts to multidimensional highlights to keratin smoothing. Brands including Goldwell, Moroccanoil, KMS California, and Simply Smooth furnish each treatment with high-quality products, and the stylists’ know-how makes the products sing. To keep the salon’s dye bottles filled with good karma, Salon Bella Sorella’s team pays it forward by working with such charities as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Locks of Love, and Susan G. Komen.
For Jade DiPersio, looking good extends beyond personal appearance. According to a spotlight story in the Daily Item, her first order of business as a new salon owner was to renovate the fusty interior of her new space. Gone were the shaggy carpets and outdated countertops, replaced by sleek hardwood floors and six styling stations designed to Jade’s exacting standards. Here, expert technicians wax wayward fuzz, snip split ends, and coax out underlying color with highlights. Two pedicure stations eschew bacteria-friendly jets for sanitary surfaces set in front of a plush bench embellished with zebra stripes. Jade has calibrated the environment to put all clients at ease, with violet accents and jungle-print smocks adding a splash of whimsy to makeovers or midmakeover will readings.
The knowledgeable aestheticians at Sky Skin Center fend off unwanted follicles, signs of aging, and skin conditions with an assortment of spa and laser treatments. During laser hair-removal sessions, strand assassins take aim at unsightly bristles with Candela GentleMax or Palomar lasers, allowing patients to become perfectly drag-free for Olympic slip 'n' slide time trials. Med-spa treatments—such as chemical peels, photofacials, vascular treatments, and microdermabrasion—tackle conditions as varied as rosacea, acne scarring, and sun damage. Skin-lift injections, including Botox, Juvéderm, and Radiesse, restore visages' youthful appearance, and soothing facials and massages ease muscle tension caused by trying to dead-lift 50-pound sunglasses.
Central Place Skin Care Salon combines a bevy of spa packages with a candlelit, Victorian atmosphere to craft rejuvenating and beautifying spa experiences. During the Relaxation Vacation package, a one-hour massage mollifies muscles by employing Swedish techniques and emotional blackmailing to coax bodily tension into quietly leaving. Then, a half-hour Reiki treatment utilizes ancient techniques of manual energy direction, designed to instill a full-body sense of wellbeing. Finally, a customized European facial pampers weary countenances with facial steaming and exfoliation, face and décolleté massage, and a nourishing mask to battle skin flaws while concealing secret identities.
It's all about the face at Northshore Electrology & Esthetics. At the beauty hotspot, the aestheticians offer a wide range of facials and peels that both cleanse and rejuvenate the skin. The alpha hydroxy peel whisks away dead skin cells to brighten the complexion, and the European facial unclogs pores, which boosts blood circulation and rids faces of excess oils. Upping the ante, the Ultrasonic facial minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines with low ultrasonic waves, a more effective method than pressing them under a copy of the Oxford Dictionary.
Nanda, The Pomegranate Tree's versatile massage therapist, pads her playbook of traditional massages with specialties in alternative modalities, such as craniosacral and reiki therapies. For each session, she welcomes clients into a softly lit room, where soothing music accompanies her focused strokes as she kindles relaxation with gentle Swedish massage or works out painful kinks and tense matches of spinal Jenga with deep-tissue techniques. The usui reiki teacher summons the body's energy during reiki sessions, which help promote a holistic wedding of the mind, body, and spirit. She also fosters healthy postures by easing spinal imbalances with craniosacral therapy.