Although his salon is nestled in the suburbs, Vincent Palumbo and his team have made plenty of waves in the urban world?some styled for the Michael Kors Fall 2011 trunk show, others sculpted the locks of Armani Prive models in Paris for the Fall 2010 show, and still others have handled tresses featured in People magazine. Palumbo has worked hard for this kind of success. He?s sheared locks in Fairfield for more than 30 years, working his way up from salon assistant to owner of a salon that made Beauty Entertainment magazine?s Hot 100 Salons in America. There, in a sprawling space with high ceilings and black-and-white photographs, Palumbo and his team treat hair to precision cuts, adding colors that range from golden blond to the red of a fire engine that?s just been kissed. They also transform hair texture with treatments such as thermal relaxers and Coppola keratin hair straightening.
iFloat helps clients escape the weight of the world by forgetting the weight of their bodies. Inside the spa's quiet, dark chambers, clients float atop a warm epsom-salt solution that creates the illusion of weightlessness. The effect of this environment is to slow brain waves, producing vivid imagery, creative thoughts, and an epiphany about how to make square dancing slightly more popular. There are other benefits, too; sessions can reduce blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. After flotation sessions, clients can relax inside a comfortable lounge and sip complimentary tea.
Refreshing facials and a variety of massage modalities, including hot stone and prenatal, make Born of Earth Spa a healing sanctuary of rejuvenation and wellness. The spa's staff also ushers in relaxation with seaweed mud wraps and blueberry-smoothie peels, both designed to gently detoxify the skin. A plush banquette with pillows ensures that pedicures are cozy experiences, cradling clients as they sip warm tea or have their toes transformed into beautiful french braids.
Inside a modern studio characterized by hardwood floors, mid-century furniture, and an almost immodest amount of natural light, aestheticians infuse lashes with length and volume. During a typical session, they meticulously apply up to 140 individual silk lashes to existing strands with safe, long-lasting adhesive. And for folks who want to keep the party going, they offer touch-ups every two weeks.
Vichy showers, aromatherapy oils, and tubs filled with rose petals are just a few of the relaxing elements that wind their way through Westport Wellness Massage?s body treatments?including cocoa wraps and Sandy Beach scrubs. The decadence spills over into massage sessions, where heated lava stones join forces with flowing Swedish strokes to oust stress and tension.
Gigi Sakr, certified cosmetologist, founded Gigi of Westport to help her clients relax with beauty treatments. Sakr and her staff unwind muscle knots with massages, soothe eyes with masks, and adorn digits with custom nail art.