The talented staff at Rock Barbers cultivate and manage modern men's manes in a comfortable, guy-friendly environment. A full panel of hair-based services begins with a shampoo, which lathers heroic heads of hair with crime-fighting cleansing powers before scissors and a skilled hand trim away at loose ends, revealing an attractive, sleeker skull. Free indentured follicles from nosebleed views with a neck shave, and allow the epidermis to explore the atmosphere with a newfound sense of self. A final rinse and style solidify the look, releasing you to an admiring public that will grab bonbons and a recliner chair just to watch you walk by.
Licensed aestheticians Lynda Young and Monique Mannino split their time between administering spa treatments at Rock Creek Medi Spa and educating students at its adjoining Esthetics Institute. The aestheticians helm a staff of technicians and valedictorian lasers who restore balance and radiance to skin. In addition to addressing epidermal concerns, staff members use non-invasive treatments to contour curves, reduce fine lines, and zap away unwanted hair.
For 75 minutes, the stresses of daily life melt away as spa professionals first massage the back. Once they shift focus to the face, they'll use products from the likes of Repechage during facials designed to eliminate wrinkles and soothe sensitive skin. A foot massage caps off the treatment.
This retreat into relaxation, known as The Gift II spa package, occurs within the confines of White Lotus Beauty Bar & Wellness Studio. Here, the spa staff treats women to body and facial services that relax and fight back against the signs of age. The team also hosts special events that allow patrons to come and try the latest beauty products.
A tousled updo, a side-swept 'do, choppy bangs—Michelle, owner of Mickey Do’s Hair Studio, tweaks coifs to accommodate any client’s sense of style. But she shines when it comes to edgy 'dos, whether that means a short and spunky bob or an expertly disheveled men’s cut.
When she isn't beautifying skin at special events for Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier cosmetics, Cindy Naylor can be found inside the Lash Addict studio, enhancing eyes with Xtreme Lash extensions. She applies the extensions one at a time, working with such expertise that clients often fall asleep during their appointments. Depending on each individual's preferences, Naylor can create a soft, natural look, or a glamorous look augmented with colors and crystals.
At Soleil, a medical spa located within Salon Republic, certified laser specialist Selina Hernandez and Dr. Gerald Searle keep clients looking their best with an array of methods. Hernandez diminishes unwanted hair growth with laser hair-removal sessions, boosts collagen production with IPL photofacials for a more youthful look, and clears away acne with IPL acne treatments. Dr. Searle smoothes away fine lines and signs of aging with Botox and dermal fillers.
At Victoria Kelly’s personal Salon Republic suite, white painted trim sits atop the purple walls like delicate lace. The painstaking detail of Victoria’s surroundings accurately mirrors her own work, stylish scissor cuts and bold color highlights done with a careful eye and skilled hand honed with five years of experience. Victoria can give bounce to flat locks with a signature perm or design a fashionably elegant updo complete with tasteful floral sew-ins.
The salon itself also hosts a fully functioning face-waxing station, equipped to remove fuzz from upper lips and stubborn daisies growing from the ear canal.