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.
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 Gone were the shaggy carpets and outdated countertops, replaced by sleek hardwood floors and six styling stations designed to Jade’s exacting standards.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.