The stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at Christine Valmy Salon & Day Spa aim to transform body, mind, and spirit with services that range from simple haircuts and mani-pedis, to advanced electrolysis and microdermabrasions, to restorative massages and all-day spa packages. Clients pamper themselves with massages and body treatments such as the hot-stone massage, where the heat and gentle pressure of warm basalt stones help to relieve muscle tension and stress, or the chamomile body scrub, which soothes sensitive skin and improves circulation using herbal exfoliation. An ordinary day can become a luxurious mini-vacation with spa packages, which include a complimentary sauna and incorporate massages, facials, hair and nail treatments, and a private herbal steam shower to relax and rejuvenate the body and mind. And for the big day, Christine Valmy Salon & Day Spa offers wedding packages for the bride, groom, or members of the wedding party, helping to ease wedding jitters and warm cold feet.
Beau Monde Salon and Spa owner Liz Pierro is committed to pursuing the most modern hair and aesthetics treatments, which has led to the curation of a service menu that seems to include almost everything. Stylists begin each service with a shampoo and scalp massage, and can also take clients into private rooms for fittings of ready-to-wear wigs and sheitels. In spa rooms that are equally private because they have doors, therapists perform Beau Monde's signature deluxe massages, which combine two modalities into a double-length session, as well as custom body wraps with mud and pure marine extracts. The rest of the menu includes everything from manicures to ultrasonic cavitation, all of which is performed in a beautiful, like-home space furnished with hardwood floors, sheer curtains, and showers lined with spa tile.
For more than 80 years, Vincent's Rejuvenate Salon & Day Spa has watched beauty trends come and go, folding finger curls, piling beehives, primping pompadours, and layering Rachel cuts. Although the styles have changed, the one constant through the decades has been the staff's ability to make each client feel at home. From the salon floor, stylists engage in spirited banter as they pamper clients with J Beverly Hills and Goldwell color and conditioning treatments. With a thick dose of joviality, Vincent's aestheticians spend their days brightening complexions with green-tea-infused paraffin masks and Sothys vitamin C facials. During mani-pedi treatments, technicians decorate digits with Essie and OPI polishes while scribbling ”Best friendz 4 lyf” on each nail.
Le Chateau Allure Salon moved to a brand new space in August 2013, and it shows. Chandeliers make wood floors gleam, and the energetic stylists bustle around their clients in a spacious room where big framed mirrors line the walls. In those mirrors, men, women, and shampoo bottles watch as shears and color create elegant new looks. Some of the staff have even more specialized skills—they can also create sprightly henna patterns for holidays such as Eid, for instance.
Many of Hair & Nail Excellence's clients have been loyal customers for years. But it's not the exposed brick walls and elegant wooden paneling they're coming back for; those are fairly new. It's the attentive pampering the staff pours on every person who walks through the door. With head-to-toe beauty services, licensed stylists and cosmetologists breathe new life into dull hairdos and nails, prepping guests for special occasions or merely devising whole new everyday looks. They factor in professional products such as Moroccan Oil, Matrix, and OPI during their signature hair and nail services and offer Fake Bake tans to get skin glowing and ward off the attention of amorous snowmen.
While most salons specialize in shearing manes, Salon Pavel specializes in elongating locks. The salon's stylists use high-quality tresses in their myriad methods of installing long, flowing hair extensions and are always learning more. That's because the salon emphasizes continuing education, so stylists excel not only at the latest haircutting techniques and color services, but also at makeup applications, mani-pedis, and waxing.