Long, dramatic lashes are one of the hardest looks to maintain throughout the day, with mascara easily smearing when exposed to water and lashes applied at home coming unglued. The certified lash artists at iLash Factory work to add long-lasting accents to eyes, individually applying strands to eyelids for long, dark lashes. Nimble fingers fly in the shop as technicians apply between 20 and 85 lashes to emphasize peepers with a sultry cat-eye look or the bright colors needed to catch the attention of someone across a crowded bar, or someone with a really cool torch in a monster-killing mob.
Past shelves lined with Redken, Unite, and Enjoy products, stylist Marie Mello lets a flurry of snips fly as she revamps strands within Salon Divine and Spa. Tapping into nearly a decade of experience, this Paul Mitchell graduate expertly alters hues and adds length to hair with extensions. Marie also specializes in Brazilian keratin treatments, during which she pulls from Keratherapy’s soy- and antioxidant-infused serums to abolish frizz for up to 12 weeks.
Once guests are seated in a stylist's chair at the Hair Lounge at Cedros, they should immediately feel like royalty. Who wouldn't, staring into a mirror lined with ornate gold padding with a chandelier glimmering in the background? Hair gets the royal treatment here with red-carpet styling, precision cuts, and brilliant color.
Siam Touch's licensed massage therapist, Samak Suiseeya, animates traditional Thai massage techniques gleaned from more than 500 hours of training to relieve stress and aid full-body relaxation. Treat tense muscles and sore skeletons to a 60- or 90-minute Thai herbal massage, which incorporates a variety of soothing techniques—including herbal compresses, acupressure, deep-tissue massage, meditation, assisted yoga, and reflexology—to help patrons achieve higher levels of mental and physical repose. Throughout the intensive, yet relaxing, treatment, the massage therapist makes full use of his hands, thumbs, and arms to break the bonds of internal tension and promptly discard any board games glued to the back. In addition to easing knots and other general aches and pains, the lengthy treatment can also help increase flexibility and circulation.
Body Alchemy Spa’s skilled and licensed aestheticians restore skin to a healthy, glowing sheen. The manual exfoliation of a dermaplaning treatment removes dead cells, fine hairs, and microscopic dust-mite graffiti to reveal lustrous layers of youthful vellum. Most varieties of skinsuit can benefit from this restorative treatment, especially those marked by acne scars, uneven tone, and fine lines or wrinkles.
Every pair of eyes is unique. That's the view at Blink Lash Boutique, where owners Janelle Koch and Jen Pearson lead a skilled staff in providing custom eyelash extensions for their guests. Each team member applies synthetic extensions one by one, making lashes longer without fitting them for tiny platform shoes. The strands themselves are available in a variety of styles and thicknesses to create looks from subtle to dramatic. No matter what the desired outcome, the team places client safety and comfort first—Jen and Janelle are both professional aestheticians, and all of their fellow lash stylists undergo rigorous training to ensure their work is suitably flirtatious.