“It’s not just a haircut, it’s a hair experience.” So goes the motto at this Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, where stylists go above and beyond to make each and every hair feel totally indulged. Shampoo becomes anything but ordinary at the salon's lather lounge, where heads can combine an intense conditioning treatment with a relaxing massage of the neck, shoulders, scalp, or hands. Or, opt for the salon's beauty ritual, which nourishes the scalp with an olive oil sugar scrub, before stylists spoon feed caviar to each strand and wash impurities down the drain with a sparkling Pierre water rinse. The color bar menu allows clients to mix and match shading services such as all-over color with a color glaze or minimal grey touch-up with a matching lash tint, and every color service includes s five minute conditioning treatment to ensure new hues look healthy. Beyond being masters of the latest cutting trends, several of the stylists at Aurelio are also certified Deva Curl curly hair specialists, while others are experts at installing Cinderella Hair Extensions, which are made of 100% human hair.
The professional massage therapists at Beyond Beautiful Spas tap, stretch, and knead during massages that range from deep-tissue to migraine-relief variations. The staff tailors every massage to each client's needs and skin type, and all sessions include a refreshing hot towel. The spa's facials take the form of anti-aging, acne, and aromatherapy varieties, using skincare products that are made up of natural ingredients and infused with stem-cell formulations. Clients can also stop in for a professional makeup application, and 20% of these sales is donated to the charitable AIDS Foundation.
Sinful Tans New Age Spa's Smart Tan–certified technicians darken skin tones with Norvell UV-free spray tanning technology and whiten teeth with quality BleachBright products. A two-stage sunless tanning session commences with a cosmetic bronzer that instantly becomes visible like a ghost tripping into a shower curtain. A DHA bronzer reacts with the skin's amino acids to establish a streak-free golden tone over a 2–3 hour period. Odor inhibitors and a raspberry-almond fragrance leave an alluring scent on the epidermis, while caffeine helps to prevent skin damage and makes hula girl tattoos dance in double time. At the culmination of each airbrushing, an erythrulose bronzer topcoat is applied to lengthen tan lifecycles.
Beach Bum Tanning's board-certified consultants speak with each client beforehand to determine the best tanning method for their golden-hued goals, allowing bronzed butterflies to emerge from their cocoons with a natural glow free of overexposure. The salon's Star Trekkian tanning beds come with features such as climate control, cool misting sprays, aromatic fragrances, and MP3 player inputs, and some beds are even open to the air to cut down on claustrophobia. As an alternative to tanning beds, the time-crunched can undergo an airbrush tanning that sun-gods skin without exposure to unforgiving UV rays or harsh Friar's Club roasts. Using a combination of fine-point- and wide-point-guided guns, Beach Bum's certified airbrush artists will shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to your body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
Licensed aesthetician and acne specialist Nikolett Ivanyi focuses her skills on curbing one of life’s frustrations: acne. Nikolett empathizes with those afflicted with the condition, for she suffered from breakouts in her 20s and spent hundreds of dollars on products and doctors who fruitlessly tried to help her. She finally took the reins and solved her own skin problems after becoming a certified acne specialist, and she now works to help others achieve the same results.
Nikolett helps clients ranging from kids to adults understand why their skin is misbehaving. She outlines a personalized Acne Free Skin program to clear up blemishes, which includes avoiding certain foods or cosmetics, and transforming their skin with facials and peels. Her programs are designed for those who are serious about getting their acne under control and diminishing it for good.
Whether it belongs to a man, woman, or child, the stylists at City Master Barbers know how to handle any head of hair. They specialize in color, imbuing strands with bold new hues, as well as subtle or flirty highlights. They cater services such as moisturizing hair treatments and updos to female clients, while treatments such as gray blending and facials with avocado masks are designed with men in mind. A complimentary, relaxing hot-towel treatment concludes each session.