At Blush Permanent Makeup, Michele Konitzer pursues a personal passion for highlighting each client’s natural beauty. Her steady hands amplify facial features with the gentle SofTap method, a skill she also shows off while working as a trainer for the company. After she dots the epidermis with the ultradurable pigment, bolder lashes can better fan the flames of desire, and shaded brows can alternate between arching elegantly and compulsively communicating the "M" in Morse code. Michele also flexes her varied cosmetic expertise as she performs teeth-whitening treatments and hangs full, flirty faux lashes over both eyelids in 40 minutes.
In Xanadu Salon and Spa's elegantly appointed private treatment rooms, talented aestheticians pamper bodies inside and out with head-to-toe pulchritude services. Insides feel refreshed after colon hydrotherapy and ionic footbaths, both of which pull toxins from the body to leave patrons feeling lighter than bubbles full of helium. Façades get new looks after facials and body wraps, which utilize a carefully curated selection of sea salts, mineral-rich black mud, and Oxygen Botanicals skincare products, as well as hair coiffing and massages.
The talented nail techs atBuzio Spa at Envy Spa and Salon transform dingy phalange helmets into sparklers fit for any Fourth of July parade or professional patty-cake-a-thon. The relaxing 90-minute treatment begins with a pedicure administered in a private treatment room, in which clients can enjoy complimentary coffee, soda, or water. After an aromatherapy-oil-infused foot soak, feet are further freshened by a sugar scrub, which sloughs off dry skin cells and softens hardened calluses back to their friendlier, less-abrasive selves. Next, a nail pro gently curtails cuticles, trims and files tips, and massages feet into a bliss-filled slumber. Guarding against interappendage quarreling, a manicure gives equal treatment to arm-enders, softening hands with a customized essential-oil-infused salt scrub before nudging them toward nap time with a massage and reading of Goodnight Moon.
Skin Care By Design's microdermabrasion treatment uses the power of the Vibraderm's vibrating, abrasive, stainless-steel paddle to polish away the face’s dead skin cells, tiny blemishes, and dents caused by hastily opened car doors. The 30-minute process improves skin texture and tone—stimulating new collagen, firming the skin, and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. There is no downtime after getting a microdermabrasion treatment or consuming a giant, sloppy sandwich, but you might appear flushed for 15–30 minutes.
Heat's stylists have no scissors. Its shelves have no hair dye. Instead of creating permanent hair transformations, the staff members at Heat – A Blow Dry Lounge refresh existing looks with simple washes and stylish blowouts. In each uncomplicated service, stylists use hair dryers and styling tools to morph hair's natural curvature into playful waves, bouncy curls, or strands that make a straight beeline down backs like a jail-breaking top hat. Feather extensions, tinsel, and braids can doll up the session, and makeup applications and invigorating fragrances round off the menu of services to ready centerfolds for a glamorous night on the town.
AIIC-certified permanent makeup artist and nurse-in-training Madison Alcaz understands the importance of sterilization: her medical training has taught her how high-quality ingredients and safety standards can successfully combat dangers of cross-contamination. Adhering to these lessons, she harnesses a tattoo machine to enhance her clients’ natural beauty with permanent makeup applications including eyeliner, full lips, and eyebrows. Each of her services is customized to clients’ specifications, with final looks ranging from very natural-looking to dramatic.