Dr. Dionne Crawford is on a mission. The long-time podiatrist and founder of Crawford Podiatry & Aesthetics wants her clients to enjoy healthy feet without sacrificing beauty, so she's created a practice that offers both medical laser treatments and foot spa services. Here, she helps clients tackle toenail fungus and unwanted hair as well as rewards hard-working feet with pedicures and the faces of hardworking feet with foot facials. She also offers specialty pedicures that tend to the specific needs of seniors and diabetic patients.
Stylist Caroline Absalom brings more than a decade of hairstyling and weave-manipulating experience to her station at Tease Hair Salon. Her extensions add length and volume to short or thin tresses, opening up a world of glamorous 'dos and potentially record-setting beehives.
Stylists work with all hair types at Kari's Dominican Style Hair Salon, and they specialize in natural hair. From retexturizing treatments to weaves, layers, and updos, staffers are adept at transforming clients' hair and scalp with a variety of techniques.
Owner Jung Kim melds a license in acupuncture and certification in massage therapy to ease clients’ pain. Kim and the rest staff also use herb mixtures and shiatsu care to relieve fatigue, headaches, insomnia, chronic pain, and sports injuries.
Super Spa's amiable nail pros refine phalanges with long-lasting gel manicures and relaxing pedicures. During the one-hour appointment, staff members shape nails and cuticles before fortifying finger fronts with the Axxium gel system by OPI, which lasts chip-free for up to 14 days and then soaks off in minutes. Digits can gleam with vivid blues and deep magentas or attract flower bushes by dressing in rosy hues. Feet get in on the pampering during a soothing pedicure that exfoliates and softens skin before technicians daub nail beds with a coat of shiny polish, adding a splash of color to open-toed heels or plastic-wrap socks.
Everything at Little Oasis is natural or organic—right down to the sheets and towels. That’s because Nhan Fitzpatrick has learned from her 13 years of spa experience that quality products—like those from Bioelements and Spa Technologies—make all the difference. But an all-natural focus doesn’t mean Fitzpatrick keeps Little Oasis Day Spa low-tech; she relies on state-of-the-art equipment, including a temperature-controlled treatment bed and an ultra-violent skin scanner. Fitzpatrick uses the scanner before every treatment to determine the best plan of attack for acne, rosacea, or age spots.
The spa’s treatments run the gamut from oxygen facials to Indian methods of body detoxification. Waxing services draw on natural Lycon wax, which is infused with aromatherapy oils to ward off irritation and lull follicles to sleep before they can fight back.
The trickling sounds of a koi pond provide the soundtrack to the walk through a stone-paved garden blooming with lilacs, giving clients a taste of blissful relaxation before they even step foot inside the spa. The oasis itself, a calming space flanked by sand-colored walls and sky-blue ceilings, tempers moods during each indulgent service.