Round decorative mirrors add dimension to the interior of Valentine Nails, where lights hang from the ceiling like golden roses. Amid these elegant trappings, expert technicians buff and beautify nails with a wide array of mani-pedi services. Patrons can recline in a charcoal leather pedicure chair and sip self-brought beverages while feet steep in a warm bath, or peruse purses and custom jewelry. Specialty acrylic or gel nails are applied in cozy manicure seats, upholstered in vivid fabrics such as leopard print, zebra stripe, or superhero costume.
Maximizing beauty is the main goal of the staff at Serenity Hair & Spa, but they make sure to pamper clients along the way. Their stylists condition, cut and style hair, or infuse it with luscious texture during protein conditioning treatments.
On the spa side, Serenity's aestheticians elongate eyelashes one by one with 3-D extensions. Sothys facial treatments correct issues such as acne or dry skin, and fragrant salt scrubs leave skin radiant from head to toe.
At Sasha G Salon and Spa—a European-style house of pampering—clients unwind with relaxing wellness treatments amid flowing curtains, marble-esque columns, and earth-toned walls. During the one-hour herbal massage, therapists knead stiff muscles with techniques originating in Thailand and a mix of herbs tailored to treat each client's individual ailments or mimic their favorite steak rubs. While menthol and camphor aid congested respiration, anti-inflammatory herbs appease irritated skin. Next, a vitamin facial adds clarity to visages, infusing epidermises with antioxidants to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and sun spots. Vitamin E oil fends off menacing sunbeams, and Retin-A unclogs pores of dirt or misplaced cotton balls and, in tandem with vitamin C, stimulates wrinkle-smoothing collagen.
Among the arches, pillars, and pastel-rose walls of Zena European Salon and Spa, a team of four stylists and one aesthetician attend to their clients with fashionable cuts and targeted skin treatments. Stylists trim tresses in front of a wall of mirrors, and the aesthetician gives faces the royal treatment with a 24K-gold facial under a tropical-island mural and King Midas’ jealous gaze. Since Zena’s trio of stylists accrued experience in Redken coloring techniques, they specialize in highlights and full-color treatments, and can help customers achieve new looks with feather extensions or perms. Along with 15 facials and masks, the salon’s aesthetician can scrub down patrons’ whole bodies with salt and minerals for a glow to rival irradiated glow worms.
Visage de Beauté refreshes façades with microdermabrasion treatments that utilize diamond chips to excavate the top layer of skin—clearing away dead skin cells and leaving faces smoother, healthier, and younger looking (a $125 value). The Echo 2 Plus oxygen treatment will then seek to reverse signs of aging caused by sun and pollution (a $95 value). After exfoliation, a vitamin-enriched mask deluges subepidermis cells with osmotic hydration. This clears the way for a vapor mist of pure oxygen gas, which will infiltrate the lower dermal layer with vitamins and minerals to refresh tired skin, restoring it to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed.