For 25 years, aesthetician Sara West has studied skin as dry as a desert and as oily as a car engine. In the process, she’s developed a mental tome of advice for her clients. Yet even as she educates on the role skincare products, exercise, and diet play in the health of one’s complexion, she continues her own education, ensuring that she has the most accurate advice to give. Inside her studio, where smooth black tile floors sprawl beneath modern wooden furniture that entices the eye with soft, curved lines, she tends to customers' faces with a range of holistic and medical treatments. Fruit-infused peels, green-tea and herbal steam, lavender, and chamomile bathe her clients’ faces, whereas plant-based ingredients cleanse their pores and free them of the urge to nap facedown in their gardens.
Offering expert handiwork that outfits nails with head-turning dazzle, Extremedys Hand & Foot Spa has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Gloss, and Confidential. For 45 minutes to an hour, a savvy nail stylist grooms cuticles to prepare toes for a nontoxic, odorless application of Minx nails. Available in a plethora of colors, designs, and astrological signs, the solid nail coating is sealed with heat and necessitates no drying time. Newfound nail sheen can last up to four weeks, or long enough to showcase them during sidewalk struts and games of double Dutch played on a bed of hot coals.
Corner Spa Salon is a full-service salon that welcomes walk-ins and appointments for hair, skin, nail, and body services. Stylists deftly cut hair, and aestheticians remove unwanted hair with hot wax. Other treatments include facials, manicures, and massage.
Monique Powers approaches each makeup-application session with an open mind and—more importantly—open ears. She listens carefully to each client's unique preferences; and for those who don't know what they want, she presents pictures and color palates before determining the first look to try. She has extensive experience working with women of all ages, nationalities, and skin types, readying them for events ranging from weddings to nights out on the town.
To further enhance facial features, Monique, who calls herself an “eyebrow architect,” sculpts and shapes eyebrows for men and women. She adds healthy color to bodies during airbrush-tanning sessions, and she improves skin's health through a spectrum of specialized facials and peels.
At "D" Spot Salon, head stylist Denise embraces the stylishness of color accents and the cleanliness of a 'use and toss' philosophy. She invests in single-use nail buffers and files to ensure that each client gets a fresh set of implements and that the wastebasket never has to go hungry. Outside the nail-care realm, Denise also creates sleek manes with keratin treatments and deftly pierces and adorns ears with delicate studs made from pure gold and medical-grade stainless steel.
Inside The W Salon, clients settle into comfy chairs as stylists transform their hairdos with services ranging from color treatments and cuts to updos and Brazilian blowouts. The salon's 60-minute facials revitalize flagging features, and 90-minute Swedish massages help knead away chronic aches.