Beauty affirmations written in bold print emblazon the pristine, white walls at Pure Luxe, a one-stop salon and spa that swathes clients in indulgent skin, body, and hair treatments. The Pure Luxe team includes Karina, a certified massage therapist, aesthetician, and makeup artist, and Kassie, a stylist and cosmetologist with a passion for transformative ‘dos. Together, they work to relax and glamorize their clientele, performing everything from haircuts and massages to spray tans that prep bods for walking along the beach or trespassing into bronze-sculpture gardens.
Visage Unisex Salon & Spa?s owner, Smadar Botbol, likes to think of hair as an outward extension of its wearer?s personality. This inspires her creative approach to color, texture, and shape, all of which she alters with hairstyling services that include coloring treatments, hair extensions, and relaxers. Botbol also oversees Visage?s spa, whose staff decorates nails with vibrant polish or waxes away feathers too far from the face to be properly preened.
Park Avenue Spa!Zone is about as girly as it gets—couches and zebra-print chairs strewn with fuzzy pink pillows, and manicure tables with frilly tutus tied to the backs of the chairs. It's a good thing it's so frilly, because here girls come in for age-appropriate spa treatments that live up to little ones' wildest imaginings of what a spa is like. Manicures and pedicures begin with scented hand and foot soaks, though the polish is applied with youthful touches like sparkles or polka-dot nail art. "Frosting" facials moisturize little faces, and makeup applications and body-glitter tattoos prep kids for dress-up sessions with tutus and boas. All services are available a la carte, but parents can also reserve parties that include pizza, pink-lemonade toasts, and passes to an on-site bouncy castle guarded by a dragon who keeps his distance thanks to a fear of glitter.
When he opened Jasen William Salon Aveda, Jasen William had a choice of what products he wanted to sprinkle into his clients' hair. For him, choosing Aveda seemed obvious. For one thing, he appreciated the fact that Aveda products eschew all chemicals, preservatives and swear words in favor of plant-based ingredients, protecting the hair's natural moisture. For another thing, he appreciated Aveda's commitment to using wind energy to manufacture their products. Jasen believes so strongly in the brand, in fact, that he completed 13 months of education at Aveda Advanced Academies just to master using the products.
But hair isn't the only body part that can get a healthy overhaul. As clients relax amid the newly-remodeled salon's hardwood floors and streamlined chairs, the team also performs a full menu of waxing and skincare.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Classic manicure and deluxe pedicure
Brands Used: Essie, OPI, CND-Shellac, Vintlux, Morgan Tayloe, Revlon, Cuccio Natural, Satin Smooth, Gena, Gigi
Pro Tip: Please communicate with your beauty professional as this will lead to your desired result.
At Nails by Diosa, licensed nail technician Diosa Urtarte takes tired appendages and turns them into healthy, beautiful hands and feet. She does this by taking a deliberate and attentive approach to nails, working the finer points so that every finger- and toe-nail shines with polish and is surrounded by neat cuticles and soft skin. She offers multiple manicure and pedicure options, plus a number of luxurious add-ons such as paraffin dips, which leave skin soft and smooth enough to elicit random handshakes from strangers.