From head to toe, inside and out, the attentive staff at You're So Vain Salon and Spa cossets clients with therapeutic services. Stylists twist and tease locks into vibrant new styles and nail techs, meanwhile, fortify fingers and toes with gobs of mortar or long-lasting OPI color. Aestheticians give attention to epidermal layers with chemical peels and DermaSweep MD—a facial that sweeps away dead skin cells with topical solutions, vacuum pressure, and a precision brush-tip exfoliation. The spa treatments, including hot-stone massages and teeth whitening, can be combined into packages, with bubblegum-scented options for Little Girls spa parties.
After years of salon experience, Melanie Speidel found herself disillusioned with the industry?s often impersonal standards. She decided to combine her know-how into a joint venture?A Place in the Park?where she planned to offer classic salon and spa services with a highly personal touch. The popular salon quickly outgrew its first location, and in 2010 she moved into a spacious, stand-alone building with blond hardwood floors and plenty of natural light.
At About Face by Erica, aesthetician Erica Stevenson focuses on “the art of staying young,” refreshing clients with facial treatments, makeup applications, and waxing. She also helps keep clients feeling as young as possible with comprehensive makeup-application lessons and tips on which restaurants still sell kids’ menu items to nonminors. Such services are complemented by the work of resident stylist Kelly Mitecki, who performs special-occasion services such as bridal updos.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Organic customized facials
Brands Used: Eminence Organics
Pro Tip: I am also joined with two other business associates: a massage therapist and iridologist.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We offer complimentary water and provide magazines and books. On the way out, we offer mints.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
The best part of my job is that I can help someone feel better about their skin. I feel together with the clients' help, we can bring out the best skin possible.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
[We provide] a quiet relaxing atmosphere with light spa music. Light decorations with blues and browns have a very natural vibe for a beautiful atmosphere.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I love skincare and am very excited to share my knowledge. I will pay close attention to combine beauty and comfort to create a relaxing and rejuvenating atmosphere.
Ever since Carol Boulet received her aesthetics license in 1984, she's actively continued her studies under the tutelage of industry leaders and at skin-care conferences throughout North America. Boulet uses her ever-expanding expertise to craft personalized skin-care programs tailored to each client?s skin type, goals, and lifestyle. Programs incorporate a variety of treatments that rely on both brand-name products and a custom-blended line concocted by Boulet to match your skin's needs and combat blemishes, sun damage, and seasonally migrating eyebrows.
Pat Smith spent 18 years as a registered nurse before trying her hand at skincare. So it's no surprise that she takes a clinical approach to each facial and peel, using the latest technology to treat skin issues at their source. During microdermabrasion treatments, Pat uses a mechanical wand to slough away the top layer of skin and reduce wrinkles. Gentle galvanic currents target acne-prone areas during mechanical facials, and nine types of chemical peels result in skin that's as smooth as a freshly shaved pumpkin.