When aestheticians Vanessa Hurlburt and Shelby Meyers teamed up to found a beauty boutique for women, they wisely turned to Audrey Hepburn for inspiration. Hepburn’s famed saying—“happy girls are the prettiest girls”—became their guiding principle as they filled their spa menu with airbrush tans, eyelash extensions, and facial treatments.
Thanks to the owners' warm personalities or the airbrush’s equally warm mist, clients often have a difficult time holding back smiles during UV-free tans that burnish skin with a bronze glow. The same proves true for facials, which incorporate medical-grade Image Skincare products to diminish the appearance of pores, fine lines, and lion scratches that the aestheticians will call fine lines without asking too many questions. When Vanessa wants some inspiration for her signature eyelash extensions, she needs only to look at the boutique’s damask walls, where elegant tendrils flow in a repeated pattern from floor to ceiling. The pair’s sugaring treatments achieve a more streamlined aesthetic, removing unwanted hair at the root with an all-natural blend of sugar, water, and lemon. For a shirt or dress to go with your freshly smoothed skin, look no further than the spa’s boutique, which houses apparel from brands such as daftbird, Only Hearts, and Woodleigh.
Each of the private tanning rooms at Sunny Buns Tanning Salon and Spa has its own personality—one is painted with the New York skyline, whereas another features distressed Greek-style columns and a decorative fountain. Inside, customers can choose from four levels of UV bed or a VersaSpa spray-tan booth, which adds color to skin without having customers throw on a swimsuit and run across a paintball field. In addition, the salon offers Dermalogica facials, haircuts and color, and massages.
The stylists, technicians, and aestheticians at 4Ever Nails & Salon have clients covered, whether clients want to upgrade their everyday do or desperately seek a way to pare down a morning makeup routine. Stylists are equally adept at cutting and styling hair for seniors as they are with adults, kids, and life-like ventriloquist dummies. Aestheticians concern themselves with hair residing below the hairline, waxing or threading away fuzz from the arms, brows, upper lip, and cheeks, and then turn their focus to skin, expunging impurities with steam and extractions and applying fruit masks to leave faces soft and kissable. Manicures and pedicures can last longer with coats of shellac or gel polish, which can resist chips for up to three weeks, while clients can throw away brow, lip, or eye pencils for good with the shop's permanent makeup services, which impart a subtle or sultry look that stays put 24 hours a day.
?Some are born with silver spoon in hand," Jolena says on Bella by Jolena?s website. ?I came into this world holding a cosmetic brush.? What she means is that even as a child, she loved applying her mother?s makeup and face creams to her dolls. Unsurprisingly, as an adult, she gave up her corporate job to strike out on her own in the field of beauty.
Today, Jolena specializes in creating memorable bridal, pinup, vintage, and theatrical looks, using make-up and hair artistry. She also preps her makeup canvases by performing facial treatments ranging from LED light therapy to Bioelements facials, and semipermanent lash extensions, which make eyes engaging even if they can't do that hypnotic swirling thing.
Bella by Jolena's full suite of services includes Crushed Diamond Microdermabrasions, precision eyebrow shaping, wardrobe styling, and full services for bridal shower and bridal spa parties.
Fabulous Skin & Lash operates on the expertise of owner and licensed aesthetician Shiori, who makes a point to weave in natural products?from brands such as Vera Botania?for the majority of her beauty and skincare services. Her facials and body treatments pamper and soothe skin with herbs, essential oils, flower essences, and minerals, prepping the skin for the impending disappearance of wrinkles during photo-rejuvenation treatments and peels. The aestheticians also augment eyes with eyelash perms, lash and brow tinting, and extensions, and can remove unwanted hairs with waxing and sugaring?or combine wax with sugar to please crayon-hungry children.
Spa In The City’s beauty professionals do just about everything there is to do in the spa and salon arena. In addition to traditional services (among them, haircuts, waxes, and massages), the specialists ramp up the volume and length of lashes with extensions. Applied one by one, the faux threads nestle alongside natural lashes to create a dynamic yet airy effect. Cosmeticians further enhance facial features with custom-blended mineral foundation, powder, or blush. After devising the perfect blend of colors to match your skin, the specialists keep the recipe on file so that it can be reformulated when you run out or your body double gets sunburned. Spa In The City's personnel also staff an adjoining boutique full of beauty products, gifts, and jewelry.