A rainbow wall of haircare products from Aveda, Moroccan Oil, Matrix, and Bed Head fills the sunny storefront of Rosci Salon Da' Spa. Inside, stylists rely on these crèmes to fashion three types of wave perms or conceal salt-and-pepper coifs with liquid chroma. Continuing education classes have trained their nimble fingers, which channel both men and women's styles and weave in silky human hair extensions with durable nylon bonds. In private treatment chambers, beds support bodies during eight therapeutic and relaxation massages, and Bioelements blending labs put fragrance- and color-free tonics at aestheticians' fingertips to mix into facials for every skin type. OPI polish slicks natural nails and acrylics in high-gloss color, and Jane Iredale makeup protects skin from air pollutants and UV-rays while fooling facial detection software in red-light runner cameras.:m]]
Couture Laser & Skin’s founder and director, Dr. Anshul Gambhir, received his medical training at the renowned Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. With his team of aestheticians, he has performed more than 100,000 nonsurgical, cutting-edge cosmetic procedures, ranging from chemical peels to permanent makeup. To diminish wrinkles, he uses dermal fillers or CO2 lasers that resurface skin as they tighten it, and micro-incision liposuction allows him to sculpt and contour bodies without a single surgical stitch or shrink ray. He also harnesses the radiofrequency energy of the Thermage device and uses it to rebuild and remodel collagen, and he scares away unwanted hair with FDA-approved lasers.
At Kiki's Salon Chateau, owner Keighley Jeremias's love of "making people gorgeous" is the driving force behind a menu of services for both men and women. Each member of her team of professional stylists and aestheticians shares her passion for beauty, plying their skills to create classic or cutting-edge styles and smooth strands with professional-grade products from Alfaparf Milano, Biolage, and Sexy Hair. As dedicated to customer comfort as they are to their craft, the team performs each service amid sunny, yellow walls, and a private treatment room allows clients to remove unwanted hair or pen their memoirs in an environment free of prying eyes.
Instructors trained in the Paul Mitchell teaching method introduce students to the art and technique of hair design, color services, and makeup application at Pulse Beauty Academy. Their immersive style of education allows advanced students to gain experience and expertise at an on-site salon, where locals drop in for cut, color, and styling services. Each service is divided by phase one students, phase two’s honor students, and phase nine’s ninjas. In addition to churning out stylists, the school demonstrates its inner beauty by supporting causes such as Habitat for Humanity and the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation.
Armed with high-end products from brands such as Ouidad, proprietor Frank DeSante and his squad of trained body beautifiers pamper patrons from head to pinky toe through a smorgasbord of services. Savvy strand specialists mold mundane manes into shapely shifts during haircuts, offered for women ($45+), men ($22+), children ($20+), and children's imaginary friends. Each tress trimming includes a scalp massage, shampoo, conditioner, and styling. Customers can brighten up their dermal canvas with expert makeup application ($45+), separate forehead bristle with an eyebrow wax ($10+), or maximize eye-batting with false eyelashes ($15+) long enough to strum. After nourishing above the neck, treat five-pronged pals to a manicure ($15) or pamper market-bound piggies with a pedicure ($30).