After working under platform artists for Redken and Paul Mitchell, master cosmetologist Carlos Flores opened Aqua Salon and Day Spa, a Paul Mitchell focus salon that emphasizes continuing education and training for its styling team. During services, the team unholsters premium products such as Aquage and Mitch, a Paul Mitchell line developed especially for men. Because the spa regularly styles both ladies and gents, the decor is neutral and posh, like the Supreme Court’s dressing room. Dramatic plants sprout from vases scattered around the spa, and suede seats and a cowhide rug decorate the lobby.
Heady aromatherapy scents fill the air within Pretty Faces Skincare Studio’s intimate and inviting spa suite. The appointment-only studio allows guests to fully indulge in their pampering desires, from facials and peels at the hands of licensed aestheticians to laser treatments, waxes, and massages. The skin-savvy team uses professional, medical-grade products during services, eschewing antiquated means of exfoliating facial skin, such as rubbing cheeks against an old oak tree.
At Saniya Salon & Spa, contemporary salon services meet beauty treatments culled from ancient India, creating an eclectic and stunning beauty portfolio. Stylists cut, color, and curl hair, and adorn special updos with embellishments such as pearls and Maraschino cherries. Estheticians offer facials to combat aging and acne, to restore youth, or to give faces a healthy glow. They also provide modern waxing services to free unwanted hair from faces or body areas, as well as the ancient hair-removal practice of threading. Popularized centuries upon centuries ago, threading uses hand-twisted cotton thread to pull hairs out at the root. And threading is not the only time-tested service that Saniya clients enjoy. A skilled, on-staff Mehndi artist paints lacy, swirling henna designs on clients' hands and arms.
At B³ Day Spa, licensed aesthetician Jamecia Bowers specializes in facials and body treatments that generate healthy, glowing skin. Her spa’s motto is Beauty to the 3rd Power, which speaks to Bowers’s goal to amplify each client’s natural beauty. While she mainly focuses on skin’s health, Jamecia also has years of experience as a makeup artist, including training under a duo of celebrity makeup artists. She can use this prowess to conceal blemishes and third eyes before big events.
The licensed stylists and aestheticians at Beauty Secret Salon may have a few trade secrets up their sleeves, but there's one thing they never try to hide: their clients' natural beauty. They merely emphasize features that are already stunning with fashion-forward haircuts, keratin straightening treatments, and spa services that include facials, mani-pedis, and eyebrow threading. Clients regularly stop in to have their legs waxed, only to stay and get a henna tattoo of a floral design or a particularly complex home address.