At Aura Face + Body, beer isn’t just for drinking—the beauty pros use the enzyme-laden beverage to refresh faces during special home-brew express facials. It is just one of the many eclectic and organic products used during the spa's facial, makeup, massage, and waxing services. Coconut and hazelnut oils create a skin cream, and dried herbs combine with aromatic oils during custom facials. The pros use 100% plant-extract wax to remove unwanted facial and body hair, and they incorporate shea butter and essential oils into massages. The altruistic staff also donates 5% of every purchase to charity.
To save beach lovers from harmful UVA and UVB rays, April Clark uses specially formulated sprays that react naturally with skin to produce dark, even tans in 15 minutes. Working inside a private room at Moda Salon, April swathes physiques in the DHA-based solution, which, in one session, can mimic the effects of five visits to a tanning bed or eight days spent soaking in a tub of sun tea.
Inside Salon Moda's modern interior, stylists clip and shape strands with help from products by Joico and Shu Uemura. Basic shampoo and style services allow heads to go from ragged to runway ready without a single end being snipped, and texturizing highlights add dimension to dull locks. The staff can also perform hot-stone massages, anti-aging facials, Shellac manicures, and 15-minute brow waxes that shape brows into perfect arches or mini handlebar moustaches.
Licensed massage therapist Stacy Fisher helps her clients achieve full-body wellness with a slate of rejuvenating services. She uses long, gliding strokes to unwind muscles during Swedish massages, and shifts to light touch energy work to relieve chronic pain with cranial sacral therapy. The nourishing products that highlight each sessions are of Stacy’s own creation, and include sugar scrubs, facial creams, and beeswax lip balm.
At Bikini Body Factory, licensed aestheticians and spa technicians revitalize clients with both technical spa services and holistic skin treatments. They knead backs using Swedish or recovery-specific massages—often enhanced by scented essential oils—and exfoliate skin with sea salts that leave clients smooth enough to gain acceptance from any snobby dolphin pod. Team members also apply wax and cold cucumber packs to oust unwanted bristle from a wide array of treatment areas. And when they're not catering to clients' aesthetic needs, the therapists assist clients in setting realistic goals with ongoing personal fitness training.
At their full-service spa tucked away on Walnut Street, Beauty So Divine's team of trained technicians helps clients meet aesthetic goals. In addition to adding shine back to skin with traditional spa services, the team also removes unwanted body and facial hair, performs vajazzling services, and soothes muscles with a variety of massages.
Venus Ugolini opened the doors of Twisted Hair Salon in July 2011, offering hair, skin, and nail services to men and women alike. A graduate of Paul Mitchell cosmetology school, she combines her professional experience with that of a team of skilled stylists, colorists, and makeup artists. That team joins forces to offer a comprehensive list of services, including updos, eyelash extensions, and facials. Committed to taking a personal interest in their clients’ style even outside the salon’s walls, staffers can also provide helpful tips for maintaining freshly coifed or facialed results at home.