Homemade soy candles. Handcrafted bracelets and necklaces. Leather handbags. These are a few of the chic gifts that welcome customers at Pizazz Salon—where products racks serve as a preview of the lavish salon and spa services on offer. Clients can renew complexions with facial treatments, upgrade coifs with haircuts, refine talons with mani-pedis, and get a drives-a-convertible look with stand-up or bed tanning sessions.
Indulgence Salon & Spa's stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians are equally comfortable creating subtle, natural looks and bolder styles. The stylists blend hair extensions made from real human hair seamlessly into existing locks and whip up natural-looking color using a combination of highlights and lowlights. They also arrange hair into soft updos that, like Justin Bieber tattoos, look equally eye-catching on both teenagers and older women.
For those who want more dramatic looks, the hair experts coat strands with luminous hues, and the nail technicians paint daring nail designs onto pointed talons. Permanent-makeup technicians make lips stand out with vibrant reds or dot subtle pigments onto lash lines.
Aestheticians, massage therapists, and stylists all populate Eclectic Chic Salon, which explains the variety of services available there. Sometimes staffers rejuvenate skin with custom facials, and other times they perform personalized massages that not only relax muscles but also increase circulation, reduce chronic pain, and free trapped sighs of relief. In the salon area, Brazilian blowouts smooth and straighten frizzy strands.
Christina Rodriguez graduated from massage school in 2011 and has been soothing muscles in 30-, 60-, and 90-minute increments ever since. Her experience has given her a well-rounded repertoire of massage techniques, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage, as well prenatal massages that can ease the aches and pains of pregnancy and turn swallowed watermelon seeds into babies.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.
Club Reduce’s staff works closely with clients to help them lose weight and improve their lifestyles. Health services range from basic medical assessments to the latest body treatments, such as cellulite-reducing wraps. Each custom weight-loss program begins with a one-on-one consultation and computerized health assessment, which can uncover barriers to well-being, including high blood pressure and spontaneous hiccups.
At Ca Looks, stylists adhere to the approaches developed by lines such as Wella Professionals USA, attending at least three in-salon classes and two industry shows each year. Calling on these skills, they start each appointment with a consult and personalized hair-product recommendations, so clients can re-create new looks at home, on vacation, or midrodeo.