The licensed aestheticians at Skin Bliss specialize in Beautiful Image facial and body sculpting, an anti-aging skincare method that—after being practiced and popularized in Europe for several years—has made its way to the United States. The FDA-approved treatment sends microcurrent waves into sagging skin to tighten tissue and soften fine lines without the need for cosmetic surgery or stuffing one's cheeks with three-dozen marshmallows. The sessions stimulate both collagen and elastin production, and faces remain free from redness or swelling after the treatment, so clients don't have to account for any downtime.
Kids need no longer fear the barber thanks to Cuts N Curls owner Deborah Gideon, who makes haircuts more engaging with whimsical, car-shaped salon chairs and a panoply of movies and games. After a sudsy hair wash, tykes test out of driving school and get behind the wheel of a stationary yellow Hummer, pink Barbie Mustang, or red Dora the Explorer Jeep parked at their stylist's station. Engrossed in diversions such as PlayStation games, films, and TV shows, kids put up little resistance as the stylist trims and blow-dries their locks into dapper new 'dos. The 20- to 45-minute service takes the stress out of grooming young ones and prevents them from picking up the fashion trends of deviant celebrities such as Rapunzel. Alternatively, moms and dads can join the fun with the adult-cut option in which skillful hands trim tops for men ($25) or cut and dry lengthy locks for women ($28).
At Basic Essentials, a team of certified professionals offers a gamut of forward-thinking salon and massage services. An experienced electrologist permanently stunts hair growth during electrolysis, and wax specialists temporarily evict encroaching hairs and misplaced birthday candles with face and body waxing. The clinic's master teacher of reiki—who is certified in the practice's highest level—optimizes intra-body energy flow during reiki sessions.
Relaxation. Pain relief. General well-being. These are just some of the benefits massage offers. At Nails and More Spa, licensed massage therapist Chyanne Perry nurtures these benefits with Swedish and hot-stone massages. By lighting scented candles and using essential oils, she creates an even more tranquil experience with aromatherapy. A master of many muscle-melting modalities, she's also an expert in reflexology, alleviating aches throughout the body by manipulating trigger points on the feet.
Trio Hair Studio flaunts a duo of manicurists, including co-proprietor Laura Vivod, a mitt-primping maven who boasts more than two decades of experience. During the OPI Gelcolor manicure, a talon tamer will thoroughly shape cuticles and cleanse, trim, and file nails, leaving tensomes as spiffy as a freshly laundered space suit. Next, claws garner an ironclad coating of OPI varnish, an innovative, long-lasting polish that stays glossy and chip-proof after baking under an LED light for 30 seconds. A bright red sign shepherds patrons into Trio Hair Studio, where they can mimic poorly crafted wristwatches by unwinding in a neutral-toned interior gussied up with chic brown stools and studio lighting.
Whether it's their wedding day or just an average day, the staff at Studio 247 wants clients to look and feel beautiful. To that end, they pull from a luxurious stock of products that includes Essie and OPI nail polishes, hair-nourishing Morrocanoil products, and Murad skincare serums that allow the studio's aestheticians to tailor each facial to their client’s specific needs. They perform an extensive list of services that they update regularly in order to keep up with the beauty industry's latest trends. The hairstyling team, for example, now specializes in 100% human-hair extensions as well as Brazilian blowouts, which transform frizzy locks into strands that are sleeker and shinier than a motorcycle carved from freshly churned butter.
The color services and keratin treatments at Ignite Hairsalon are derived from organic products. The Organic Color Systems line uses no ammonia or other harsh chemicals, and is not tested on animals or imprisoned princesses. Keratin treatments are formulated with organic ingredients, nutrients, and L-cystine amino acids that together combat hair-loss and straighten manes. Besides hair services, the staff also offers mani-pedis. And, before leaving the salon, feel free to peruse the selection of hanging local artwork for sale.