The skin-savvy team at Central Place Skin Care graces faces with high-quality products, exfoliating the frontispiece and reversing any sun damage. A survey of facials includes the European facial ($60), which integrates a décolleté massage and steam, and the anti-aging Fountain of Youth facial ($90), which centers on a glycolic-acid peel. The Red Carpet facial ($80) dispels red LED light to stimulate collagen production and achieve movie-star complexions without dipping faces into the walk of fame. Each eye treatment hydrates the thin skin that surrounds peepers, using a collagen sheet mask and LED light to diminish dark circles. Overall, the treatments last approximately 90 minutes, equal in length to a documentary about skincare.
Zeba Beauty's highly trained staff specializes in services that tame unruly facial fuzz and beautify clients' façades, including eyebrow threading, henna tattooing, and eyelash-extending. Using a medical-grade adhesive, the technicians will meticulously apply semi-permanent extensions to each lash, imbuing them with extra length, thickness, and flirtability. The one-by-one attachment process results in a new set of butterfly kissers that maintain a natural look and cause nearby eyebrows to migrate to cheekbones in a jealous fury. With careful maintenance, the longer-than-life lashes can last from two to four weeks, or until a high-powered blink launches them into the cosmos.
When master barber Rebecca first envisioned her business, she knew it had to be a comfortable space for male clients. That’s why she equipped each station with a flat-screen TV. Rebecca also prizes convenience—she keeps her doors open seven days a week for clipper cuts, hot face shaves, and lineups.
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 Gone were the shaggy carpets and outdated countertops, replaced by sleek hardwood floors and six styling stations designed to Jade’s exacting standards.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.
As the owner of Smooth as Silk, Inc., Kathy Weishaar performs every hair-removal treatment herself. And as a registered nurse and certified technician of intense-pulsed-light technology, she knows how to operate the FDA-approved Palomar MediLux IPL equipment, which removes unwanted hair from the face, body, and limbs before it becomes too long or qualifies for national-park status. With similar attentiveness, Kathy also performs skin-rejuvenation treatments that help to revive blemished or damaged skin of all shades and sensitivities.