Nestled within Breathe Pilates and Fitness Studio, Katnandu Aesthetics transforms exteriors with everything from manicures to waxing. At the helm is skilled aesthetician Rebecca Belisle, who draws on more than 12 years of experience as she embellishes nails with bright gel and acrylic overlays or renews facades with skin-smoothing microdermabrasion. Whether doling out services in her studio or travelling to customers' homes, Rebecca enjoys meeting new people every day and strives to set them at ease as she deftly applies mascara and shadow to help faces stand out in wedding photos or department-store surveillance tapes.
Handz @ Work's dedicated nail technicians doll-up hands and feet with luxurious mani-pedi services, ranging from acrylics and extensions to aromatherapy soaks, in a clean, hygienic studio. A 30-minute spa manicure softens paws in a warm soak before a cuticle trim and nail filing even out jagged edges and excessively sharp talons. A relaxing massage unwinds tensions tangled around upper limbs and a paraffin treatment cocoons extremities in a warm, instant-drying wax that is peeled away to reveal soft skin and butterfly wings attached to the knuckles.
At Beyond Nails, owner Sandi Tomlinson leans on her 27 years of beautifying experience to lead a duo of technicians versed in nail art and skincare. The range of beauty-enhancing services includes facials, bikini waxes, and manicures with OPI Colorgel or CND Shellac polish that lasts up to two weeks, or the time it takes a tadpole to grow into his older brother?s jeans. Emery boards rasp gently, and tenor sighs drift from heated massage chairs in Beyond Nails' new, larger location.
Renew Skin Therapy owner Robin Lemon wants to squeeze her carbon footprint into a toddler's size 2. That's why her face and body treatments use eco-friendly products, such as a hand cream that's similar to paraffin but without the petroleum. Often these products have a natural basis; the exfoliating body treatment blends sweet almond oil with organic sugar and shea butter, and the natural enzyme peel's solutions are derived from pomegranates, hibiscus flowers, and venus flytraps that were sentenced to destruction when they failed the audition for Little Shop of Horrors.
The stylists of Sage Salon and Spa refine the beautification experience by pampering clients from the start with steaming drinks served in a soothing relaxation room. During a full range of salon and spa services—including haircuts, massages, and mani-pedis—the savvy beauty techs use top-shelf Redken products.