Like an Indiana Jones film, Ritual Wellness & Laser Spa is a mix of ancient tradition and seemingly supernatural technology. But rather than recovering artifacts, the spa is trying to recover youth. During skin-tightening treatments, the GentleYAG laser stimulates collagen production, which in turn causes wrinkles and imperfections to fade. When scheduled in tandem with facial rejuvenation acupuncture—a procedure meant to tone the muscles of the face and neck—the treatment leaves features especially bright and refreshed, without the aid of surgery.
The staff relies on lasers for IPL photofacials as well as hair and spider-vein removal. Otherwise, they smooth out complexions with microdermabrasion, peels, and facials. During an antioxidant trio facial, for example, they apply nutrient-rich creams and heated compresses to the skin to combat signs of environmental damage, such as fallen leaves stuck to your forehead. They also administer services for the body, from slimming body wraps to soothing massages.
Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels. Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.
Old-fashioned grooming meets modern men's aesthetics at Prestige Barbers, where hair, nails, and whiskers luxuriate in manly pampering techniques. After gauging client preferences during the initial consultation, barbers snip manes into the optimal 'do, from a standard trim to fades, mohawks, and well-gelled Clark Gables. Just as in the days of yore, every shave commences with a hot-towel wrap to open pores and soften bristles before a single-blade razor glides through clouds of shaving cream, leaving cheeks and chins baby smooth. Technicians soak, file, and buff nails to a neat gleam, leaving confident digits ready to breeze through sandal season or to stop hiding inside boxing gloves during important business meetings.
Elegant Hair Salon’s owner, Josephine, welcomes guests into her salon, guiding patrons to maroon styling chairs where stylists await to answer every coif concern using Aveda and Bumble and bumble products. Each station is outfitted with a selection of professional products that give stylists easy access during smoothing, straightening, and styling treatments. Stylists are well-trained in the art of adding multifaceted hue to locks while maintaining hair’s strength and sleekness. Clients can peruse the salon’s shelves to find the products used during treatments so they can re-create smooth, structured coifs at home without hiring an architect to draft bobby-pin infrastructures
Recently merging her existing business with the folks at Quantum Wellness, Annette keeps skin free from blemishes with a bevy of spa services and laser therapy treatments. Her microdermabrasion sessions reduce the appearance of scars and fine lines, while permanent makeup fills in eyebrows and emphasizes lips. The spa?s powerful lasers can perform a variety of beautifying techniques including stimulating collagen production, removing broken capillaries and unwanted hair, and evening skin tone with photofacials.
Studio lighting, chandeliers, and metallic wall fixtures illuminate the elegant salon at Alter Ego Hair Studio, where white walls and frameless mirrors convey a sleek atmosphere. There, stylists snip sleek cuts, apply makeup, and design artful updos for brides and their bridal parties using products such as Goldwell, Aquage, and Farooq. Along with color services and blowouts, the staff also administers waxing and nail services, so clients can leave ready to hit big events.