Cheveux Hair Salon's nail-detailing doyen, Melissa Goepfrich, pampers and revitalizes fingers and toes with a six-part spa mani-pedi. The process begins with an aromatherapy soak, which soothes nails' nightmares of being nibbled and supplants fears with dreams of looking lacquered. Then a cuticle conditioning and exfoliating scrub evicts impurities and buffs finger and toe façades to a dazzling sparkle. Hot towels envelope extremities in a terry-cloth embrace, releasing them just in time for a deep massage to ease away the daily stresses of work and high-pressure thumb wars. Finally, Goepfrich will awaken brush from bottle and grant nails three wishes in the form of an OPI base, color, and topcoat.
The Skin Care Center's advanced Palomar tattoo-removal system photoshops away flawed first drafts from flesh papyrus with a minimal risk of scarring or infection. The noninvasive Sinon removal laser emits highly-concentrated energy pulses that break tattoo ink into particles. The body's lymphatic system then flushes these particles out naturally, erasing all trace of hearts adorned with one's Social Security number and other short-sighted imagery. Though black ink dissipates the quickest, different laser wavelengths rainbow-blitz a wide range of colors and can also disable the strobe lights in particular obnoxious tattoos. Some needle calligraphy fades completely after one 5–20-minute treatment, but most skin slates require 5–10 treatments before they are completely cleaned. Because patients can expect moderate discomfort on par with explaining the question mark mistakenly tattooed after a sweetheart's name, local anesthesia is available at an additional cost.
Dionne of Revitalizing Hands Inc relieves tension and pain with custom massage sessions heightened by upgrades such as therapeutic essential oils. She uses the long flowing strokes and kneading techniques of Swedish massage to encourage relaxation and increase circulatory flow, and chronic tension is dealt with through the focused pressure of deep-tissue techniques. Dionne also helps to balance out bodies by applying firm pressure to trigger points and encouraging every client to invest in a tightrope walker?s pole.
Named for the Sanskrit word meaning “beautiful,” The Sundara Project aims to provide both relaxation and rejuvenation with skin as the focus at this intimate studio. Individualized attention guides all of Sundara’s services, from pre-facial consultations to the application of anti-aging, exfoliating, and cleansing masks and peels. And the care continues after guests leave the spa—the specialists help develop skincare regimens so clients can maintain their fresh complexions and squeakily clean pores at home.
Within the walls of Studio 7, certified aesthetician Michele Dupree?the complexion expert behind Skin Care by Michele?targets signs of aging with the aid of cutting-edge technology. She can slough away dead, dulling cells with a diamond-file exfoliation or gradually reduce fine lines with a muscle-stimulating microcurrent facial. Dupree also specializes in diminishing acne with blue-light therapy and uses therapeutic red light to communicate with abandoned strings of holiday bulbs.