Hairstylist Chrystal Lemos and licensed aesthetician, massage therapist, and MAC freelance makeup artist Leslie Beer work as a team at the helm of their brainchild, Polished, a luxurious hair and skin salon. Using techniques learned at Bumble and bumble’s and Vidal Sassoon’s academies, Chrystal shapes and colors manes, hydrating thirsty strands with deep-conditioning treatments instead of the traditional method of dousing them in Gatorade. Perms of varying intensities bolster the volume of limp locks, whereas smoothing systems improve curls’ manageability.
Meanwhile, Leslie expertly combats persistent acne with a mix of chemical peels and facials, whose enzymes and extractions shepherd skin toward smoothness without removing key bumps, such as the nose. Her Swedish and deep-tissue massages, tailored to each client’s maladies, assuage chronic pains, and her waxing style employs up-to-the-minute strategies to minimize discomfort.