Raj Singh opened Aaina Spa and Salon in 2006 to meet the demands of her bourgeoning clientele. Previously a salon owner for nearly a decade, Singh brought a backlog of experience, highly trained scissors, and a strong client base to her new endeavour. At Aaina Spa and Salon, Singh oversees certified aestheticians who help clients achieve a wide scope of aesthetic goals. Together, the hair and skin specialists aim to combine efficiency with quality.In the waiting room, cream walls reach toward a ceiling that's painted to resemble a blue sky with wispy clouds. Upon stepping through translucent curtains into the styling room, clients kick back for custom cuts, colours, and perms. Other beauty services include laser hair removal, massage therapy, tanning, and skincare treatments.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
With more than 17 years of styling experience and slew of hair colour classes tucked behind her ear, Creative Touch Hair Salon’s Cathy Brown snips, shapes, and dyes locks with confidence. By analyzing her clients’ face-shapes, the deft cosmetologist can determine and suggest the most feature-flattering hairstyle and best-fitting top hat. Brown slings top-shelf products by Joico and Schwarzkopf as she infuses strands with deep-conditioning treatments, enhances colour with highlights, or adds bounce with perms. In addition to men's, women's, and children's cuts, the stylist also grooms hirsute brows and eradicates unwanted tufts from lips and chins with professional wax treatments.
The stylists and aestheticians at Ossia Salon and Spa specialize in treatments that rejuvenate their clients' exteriors and flaunt their features. Hair treatments, such as keratin smoothing treatments and a deep conditioning, restore frizzy and overprocessed locks, and colour or highlights build dimension and shine. They also combat aging skin with anti-aging facials, eye-rescue masks, and skin-rejuvenation treatments to remove sunspots or minimize rosacea and cupcake fever.
Extremities inch into the spotlight with a mani-pedi at LNS Aesthetics, where repose and remodeling reign. After treading the serene waters of a soaking tub, upper phalanges receive a shaping and cuticle trim while their floor-dwelling counterparts are stripped of calluses and rogue lint colonies. Technicians then massage tender mitts and tootsies into a tranquility-induced stupor, evoking the essential stillness for polish application. Avoid tantrums from other attention-starved areas by indulging in one of the spa's other treatments, including massages, Brazilian waxing, and facials.