A real passion for her job is what makes Barbara Silvia look forward to coming into work every day, she explains on her website. She has worked as a nail technician for three years performing mani-pedis. Most recently, she relocated to a booth inside Sunflower Salon, where she specializes in acrylic nails and elaborate nail art. Barbara works hard to keep abreast of current trends, from using long-lasting gel polish to decorating digits with portraits of popular CEOs.
Pure Esthetics Skin Care rejuvenates skin with LED light therapy and luxurious treatments powered by Repêchage, EcoEssences, and Anesi products. In addition to hydrating the skin, facials and body wraps purify pores with ingredients such as marine botanicals, antioxidant body butters, and soothing Hungarian Wellness mud. After visiting one of the studio's seasoned waxing technicians, brows, legs, and bikini lines emerge smoother than a dolphin in silk pajamas.
The Nines Salon's attentive technicians coax unwanted hairs from both men's and women's follicles using gentle Cirepil depilatory wax. A la carte waxing services appease sensitive skin with gentle Cirepil wax known to smooth the face, legs, arms, and vain cats for up to four to six weeks. A collection of one or three Brazilian waxes brush nether regions with a low-temperature wax before sterile instruments and rumor mills distance hairs from their roots.
Ronda Wozich Salon’s Yon-Ka-certified beauticians bring their aesthetic A-game while administering one-hour facials that nourish famished skin with Yon-Ka Paris products. While escaping the city’s raucous medley of honking horns and honking horn ringtones, visages abandon their stresses with a mélange of organic myrtle extracts, vitamins, and peptides that shield faces from free radicals. The Yon-Ka facial’s blend of essential oils and antioxidants comprise vitamins E, A, and C, which help cultivate healthy skin withstanding the ravages of daily makeup application, harmful pollution, and flies that don't wipe their feet on welcome mats.
Within the confines of a contemporary styling space, The MotherShip Salon sculpts and colors dull strands into modern hair masterpieces. Those seeking a complete keratin metamorphosis sans Kafka-esque existential crisis can submit their strands to one of The MotherShip's experienced stylists for a face-flattering color, cut, and condition. The partial highlight (up to an $80 value) imbues hair with a softly glowing halo of Wella coloring products, and the haircut and style (up to a $45 value) lets tresses lusciously swing, gleefully flip, and deeply entangle passersby. A deep-conditioning treatment (a $40 value) ensures strands stay well-hydrated and shiny during carefree traipsing through the Antarctic desert. Style seekers happy with their current color can opt for the cut and conditioning option.
As high-pitched needles buzzed in the background, a young April Slater traced her father's designs, stenciling with a steady hand and honing her artistic eye. Many years later—after apprenticing and working at several other parlors—Slater opened her own studio, Memento Ink. In the bright, cheerful space, Slater decorates bodies with classic and custom designs while her staff performs piercings and applies permanent makeup. Customers enjoy refreshments in the airy lobby as they browse classic tattoo designs and portfolios of original artwork. Of her studio that she makes available to host charity events, Slater has said, “I wanted everyone to feel welcomed and have the same positive experience, whether it was their first tattoo or they had a full bodysuit.” The Register-Guard suggests that “she’s been successful in doing just that.”