Sweet Blondes Salon sees itself as transforming people from the inside out. The team of stylists focuses on framing faces with styles that range from classic and smooth to choppy and modern. They can design a traditional bob, add a streak of red to strands, or clean up men’s necks for a tidy finish. The salon’s body services include hot-stone massages that soothe sore muscles and waxes that strip unwanted hair from chins, arms, legs, and bikini lines. The aestheticians can even whiten teeth with a light-activated treatment or apply tooth jewels to attract dragons looking for hidden treasure.
Though they claim bridal beauty as a shop specialty, the crew at City Heart Salon & Spa believes every day should be treated like a special occasion when it comes to appearance. Striving to be a one-stop-shop for all manner of aesthetic needs, they offer an impressive selection of personalized services that span the spectrum from massage to laser hair removal. Hair appointments begin with a consultation by a stylist that has undergone no less than 3 months of training under creative director Stephen Adams, and end with recommendations of the best products and wind-resistant head tents for at-home maintenance. Aestheticians also support glowing skin with five types of hydrating facials as well as eye treatments and microdermabrasion, and therapists enhance the relaxing benefits of six styles of massage—including two for expectant mothers—with an Aveda compound blended from fragrant flower and plant essences.
Per its name, Evolution Beauty Bar has changed substantially since it first opened as Casbah Evolution in 2008. Today, a talented team of aestheticians, makeup specialists, and hair stylists focus on providing the skin care, make-up applications, eyelash extensions, and hair care via its full-service menu. Beauty artists apply assorted organic products from brands such as Eminence to blank facial canvases, while waxing services help clients attain baby-smooth skin. The make-up bar boasts scores of naturally sourced, organic, or local bath and body brands, all sealed with a stamp of fun, girl-powered approval.
Though the services provided at Vanish Laser and Beauty Central Inc. are high-end, the studio maintains a down-to-earth feel as experienced technicians keep an open line of communication with clients from the first complimentary consultation to their last beauty treatment. By consulting with clients, technicians are able to formulate a clear plan for beautification, which can include diamond-tip microdermabrasion, Aura White teeth-whitening treatments, vein removal, and green tea–infused It Works! body wraps that detoxify the body and firm the skin. Customers also can obtain clearer complexions with the aid of advanced intense-pulsed-light lasers, which work double time as skin is inundated with heated wavelengths that destroy hair at the root, purge dead skin cells, and sometimes grant superpowers.
Natural sunlight flies through large windows and bounces off the black-framed mirrors decking a lineup of styling stations, where Prism Hair Designs' professional staff fashions sleek haircuts and creative colour. A slew of international products—such as Kaya Kalp from India and Skeyndor from Spain—bolster facials and peels by nourishing the skin alongside hot towels and steam treatments. Meanwhile, massage therapists stand by with hot stones and custom techniques, ready to pamper bodies and ease soreness stemming from nights on a makeshift waterbed crafted from the aquarium's shark exhibit.
Relaxation meets beauty at Delicate Care Spa and Laser Center, where licensed professionals treat skin and body to a wide range of pampering services. In the spa, aestheticians glaze faces with organic concoctions, from Hungarian products by Eminence to fresh herbs and spices. OPI polish tops off digits in the nail arena, where techs spoil hands and feet with paraffin wax, exfoliating scrubs, and sandals made of birthday cake. The med spa's technicians permanently laser away hair follicles from the body, limbs, and face, and perform hydrofacials to remedy oily and dry skin.