Pure Elements pampers hirsute heads and figures with soothing care while dousing spa hogs in Aveda and Schwarzkopf products. A wise salon sleuth uncovers new and interesting skull sculptures during a ladies' (from $47) or men's (from $28) haircut. Don a bouncy new perm (from $95) or touch up whiskery roots (from $70). A full colour (from $80) splendidly allows coifs to reinvent themselves, like mad scientists who were once child stars. Settle into a chic seat and feel an eye and lip treatment ($45) massage away puffiness or minimize fine lines and dark circles, and the eyelash perm ($75) curls lovely flirters for up to four weeks. Try ear candling ($75), a unique approach to cleansing canals of impacted wax, devious debris, and hushed secrets whispered into lobes by aunts many family reunions ago.
Kaya Kama Hammam & Day Spa’s aestheticians lavish clients in the scents and salves of Middle Eastern and Indian beauty traditions. Inside the hammam, steady heat warms the skin up to 50 degrees as aestheticians scrape away dead cells with the long, massage-like strokes of gommage exfoliation. Aestheticians also soothe clients with a variety of facials including Ayurveda treatments that balance mind, body, spirit, and lifestyle. Throughout the rest of the spa, soothing music wafts in the background as Ayurvedic massages bathe clients in fragrant oils and waxing treatments coat the skin in water-lily extracts and sweet-almond oil. The spa's body treatments, like cell phones made of salami, combine technology and sensory immersion—they make use of wraps, a hydrotherapy soaker tub, and body butter. Afterwards, a cup of tea awaits patrons in the spa lounge.
When the founder of Spasation Salon & Spa travelled to Europe and Asia in the late 1990s, he was looking for ways to improve his already bustling salon business. Instead he found inspiration in the indulgent Turkish bathhouses, prompting him to design a day spa that draws upon their ancient and sophisticated luxury and tuxedoed rubber duckies. His original concept rapidly grew into brick-and-mortar reality when he opened the flagship location of Spasation Salon & Spa in 1998. In the elegant day spa, staffers dole out haircuts and indulge clients with relaxing deep-tissue massages and signature facials amid a lavish and blissful backdrop of ceramic tile, white oak, and brushed silver.
Pitbull Tattoos & Body Piercing's artists, Ariel and Scott, customize clients’ bodies with detailed ink, ear and body piercings, and creative and colourful body jewellery. In the studio’s main room or curtained private treatment area, inkers and piercing artists work with patrons to achieve their ideal vision, commemorating significant personal events, expressing beliefs, or satisfying long-held desires to have a reflective bellybutton. Friendly staffers answer questions on the parlor's website, help clients peruse the large selection of jewellery and submit special requests, and change jewellery for free for customers whose piercings were done in-house.
The students at the International Academy of Esthetics, an ITEC registered center, learn in a classroom that’s not a classroom at all—it’s a spa. Under the watchful eye of instructors who are expert spa technicians themselves, students perform a full slate of services to prepare for real-world jobs. Their professional training spans from facials, to mani-pedis, to waxing, to cellulite-reducing body wraps. Other courses of study include make-up artistry and lasers.
DermFX Medispa's services are dedicated to drawing out one's natural beauty. That includes gentle laser hair removal, chemical peels, and photorejuvenation, which uses light therapy to diminish blemishes. To continue professional-quality skincare between visits, they also provide an assortment of Seacret products made of ingredients harvested from the Dead Sea.