Jessie Jackson, who operates out of Changes Salon, has been a manicurist for 20 years. She uses top-brand nailcare products such as OPI and Gelish. Her standard manicure takes 30 minutes—just short enough to fit in during a lunch break.
The state-certified aestheticians at Shabby's Skin Kare combine their knowledge of recent developments in skin therapy with Dermalogica products to conduct soothing and effective treatments. Before beginning any of their 10 signature facials, they conduct a complimentary face mapping to determine the most suitable treatments and products. To complement threading and waxing treatments, they oust stress with back-and-neck, hand-and-arm, and scalp massages.
The technicians at the Laser Creations medical clinic wield laser light to tackle a multitude of services, from laser hair removal to skincare treatments such as skin resurfacing and vein removal. With the Venus Freeze system, they can diminish the appearance of cellulite and tighten sagging skin. Beyond light-driven treatments, certified professionals can rejuvenate faces with dermal-filler injections or use chemical peels to fade red marks resulting from bobbing for lobsters.
The skin specialists at Smart Xposure want clients to get tan, but they don’t want them burn. In their experience, many clients think looking pink after tanning confirms they got color. The staff warns that those burns, no matter how light, lead to skin problems later in life. So, Smart Xposure opts for safer tanning methods, handpicking bulbs from Thomas Edison’s private collection for UV beds that are up to 99.7% UVB-free and designed to keep clients at a pace of only two to three tans per month. Mystic and organic custom airbrush tans eliminate UV exposure entirely, evenly coating bodies with natural-looking color.
Smart Xposure infuses its client-conscious practices with a dose of fun, enlivening the lobby with a plasma-screen television. Upbeat music spills into each room through a DMX sound system, and modern decor evokes the feel of a nightclub without the unpleasant ordeal of having to sweet-talk a bouncer into letting you into the bathroom.
Brittany Rose Brard draws on eight years of experience when she cuts, colors, and styles hair at Bella Gente. She specializes in all techniques of hair coloring—from ombre highlights to single-process color—as well as smoothing keratin treatments, which help make manes more manageable. Her favorite part of her job, however, is snipping strands and sweeping them back into classic updos for special occasions.
At Bella Gente, seasoned beauty and wellness professionals help clients reimagine their hairstyles, pamper their faces and nails, and soothe aching muscles. The peaceful day spa invites patrons to slip into a deep, serene trance amid gossamer drapes, plush couches, warmly lit stone walls, and aestheticians mimicking the croaks of bullfrogs.
Stylists in the salon infuse hair with vital nutrients and vibrant color using products from Redken, Agadir, and Pureology. They also reward hardworking appendages with soothing pedicure soaks and expertly executed manicures.