Efe, Exhale in Beauty Spa's principle aesthetician, sought training with PCA Skin and Image Skincare products to inform her development of corrective custom treatments. The Fortis College graduate's thirst for this kind of knowledge seems unquenchable, given that in her three-year career she has completed continuing-education programs in rejuvenation with diamond-tipped wands, ultrasound waves, and chemical formulas. Medical-grade facial peels, such as Jessner's peels, are a specialty, as are body wraps that purify every inch of skin with herbal blends and soothing paraffin wax. As a complement to skincare, Efe deftly shapes eyebrows and tints eyelashes to add facial dimension or draw attention to your proof-of-concept cyborg eye.
While massage services are available, including Swedish and relaxation modalities, Lady Grace Beauty Spa offers many other services as well. A loop of thread and deft fingertips are all that's required for the threading process, a hair-removal technique that removes even minute hairs without irritating the skin. Parul, owner of Lady Grace Beauty Spa, creates clean, flattering brow-lines using the method. In addition to hair removal, Lady Grace also offers a full range of spa services that beautify the skin and soothe the muscles below it. Dermalogica facials combat skin issues such as acne, wrinkles, or Sharpie tattoos, and henna body art or eyelash-tinting treatments turn up the dial on natural beauty.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach 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.
Since graduating from the Salon Professional Academy with flying colors, LUXE Hair Loft owner Meghan Nicole Longo has sailed through training courses from Redken, Rusk, and Keratin Complex, picking up expertise in many aesthetic fields and putting them to use in her salon. She calls upon this training to better understand each clients' hair, which she studies for density and texture, taking into account their lifestyles and opinions to craft a personalized look. With the same attention to personal style, she and her team pair customers with coloring, straightening, and perm treatments. Meghan's training in event styling, makeup application, and eyelash extensions comes in handy when brides enlist her artistry for their big day.
The Hair Brewery is the brainchild of Brooke Curtis, the salon's owner and chief stylist. Brooke has carved out a space where hair design is personalized, relaxed, and informal enough to voice your most pressing image goals, whether it's a specific hairstyle or a desire to finally release the bees from their hive. To that end, everything includes a free consultation so the client and stylist can turn vision into reality. The stylists offer cuts and styling plus specialty treatments such as Awapuii Wild Ginger deep-conditioning treatments and Kenra smoothing treatments. Also on the docket are coloring treatments that run from root re-touches to face-framing highlights and custom coloring.