The beauty mavens at PHD Salon & Spa have been refreshing clients’ visages with waxing services and facials for more than 30 years. During the enzyme facial, technicians coat faces with specialized serums whose proteins help expel dead, dull skin cells and steadily brightening visages over the course of 30 minutes. Posttreatment, a conditioning moisturizer with SPF wards off dry skin and unwanted advances from amorous sunlight. Opt for the spa package, and follicles will relinquish the fruits of their labor to professional hair pullers, who deftly depilate brows with minimal pain.
“C’est la vie” is a French phrase typically used to describe an unfortunate, yet inevitable outcome. The stylists at C'est La Vie Salon flip that phrase on its head, cutting and coloring hair to ensure that their clients never accept lackluster style as just another part of life. In addition to conditioning hair with MoroccanOil treatments and products from Kaaral, Abba, and Silis, the salon’s staff coats nails with chip-resistant CND Shellac polish and brightens skin with 90-minute Eve Taylor facials.
Asian-inspired folding fans and hand-painted cherry blossoms adorn the walls of Options Salon & Spa, a destination for hair, body, and skin services available six days a week. To create silky smooth locks, the resident stylists reach for KeraCare and Paul Mitchell products as well as natural-looking extensions, which are intricately sewn, fused, or braided into the hair. During exfoliating body scrubs, aestheticians massage epidermises with a sea-salt or sugar mixture, which is blended with aromatic scents such as rose or cranberry pomegranate. The crew also caters to male clientele with personalized spa packages that include a men’s facial, an all-natural mani-pedi, a deep-tissue massage, and an optional celebratory chest bump.
Longtime stylist Elizabeth D'Acquisto opened Salone with her mother Penny and has since expanded it twice to accommodate a 14-person staff and shelves of Aveda products. The salon's staff draw on backgrounds in individual styling and aesthetics as they pamper the coiffures, skin, and nails of clients with Aveda products made from earth-culled botanicals. Whether trimming tresses, massaging away muscle aches, or waxing eyebrows to match favorite Flash Gordon villains, stylists produce sleek, professional results.
Polished Nail Bar?s experienced nail technicians sculpt finger and toe fashions in a modern salon that features minimalist furnishings and lush, steel-gray wallpaper. Clients can slide briefly into crisp, white mani-pedi chairs for express nail shaping Essie or OPI polish, or opt for signature treatment with an exfoliating scrub and application of soothing botanical lotion. Nimble-fingered nail techs also offer long-lasting Shellac gels, which cling flawlessly to nails for up to 14 days or the duration of roughly 81,000 consecutive high fives.
At Nails By Tracy, standard polish almost seems ordinary. The studio's seasoned nail techs specialize in all sorts of eye-catching digit enhancements—Minx pedicures bestow toes with tattoo-like designs or prints, and Shellac mani-pedis employ durable Shellac polish and UV curing lights to keep nails vibrant and chip resistant for about two weeks. They also perform other digit-related services, including basic, French, and paraffin-based mani-pedis for men and women.