More than a decade ago, Dawn M. Sears, LME, opened medical skincare and aesthetic laser center Skinsation, where a licensed physician oversees nonsurgical beauty procedures. In the hands of technicians, GentleMax and Vbeam Candela laser systems remove pesky stubble and unflattering vascular lesions. Alternatively, permanent makeup can simplify morning routines, rendering beauty basics such as eyeliner, lip liner, eyebrow filler, and war paint obsolete by imbuing the skin’s dermal layer with natural pigments. Five injectables, such as Botox and Restylane, smooth client’s brows with minimal downtime, and trained technicians coat physiques in sunless Airtan liquid, whose bronzing effects last 7–10 days. Clients can refer to the website for a complete list of services.
Adagio Massage Company sows the seeds of relaxation with buckets of natural remedies. For more than two decades, the company's staff has fought the good fight against the ravages of the elements and the small indignities of time with a flotilla of services, including skincare regimens or massages delivered by male or female therapists. Guests kick back with a complimentary glass of champagne and organic dessert, and customize their own treatments by choosing aromatherapy and specialty oils to add to the relaxation.
Each of the stylists at Bishop?s Salon & Day Spa goes through a rigorous training program before putting scissor to strands. Armed with knowledge, they use Aveda?s plant-based products to nourish hair during precision cuts and color treatments. The staff also clarifies complexions with facials and microdermabrasions, and lavishes feet with ingredients such as paraffin and chocolate during relaxing pedicures.
Makeup artist Bree may have a degree in speech communication, but at Kenny Vereen Signature Salon, she lets her makeup brushes do the talking. In fact, she's turned her passion for makeup into a career, both at the salon and at Sitting Pretty, her own freelance business. Clients who sit in her chair can expect an expert, artistic touch, whether they undergo a simple eyebrow shaping, a makeup tutorial, or a meticulous bridal makeup application.
Porsche Bailey-Brown, aesthetician and owner of Esthetics by P. Brown, chooses organic, chemical-free products for all of her skincare treatments. She assembles product suites that match each individual's skin type, reaching for Rhonda Allison cleansers and Adonia Organics creams that sweep away grime and lock in nutrients. "I love seeing my clients glow with the results of a good facial," she said, citing her anti-aging facial as a particularly effective treatment for investing skin with radiance. During this three-step facial, Porsche washes and buffs skin to open pores for an infusion of vitamins, collagen, and Lite-Brite pegs.
At the spa, Porsche works alongside a wellness coach and a homeopathic massage therapist. "All our staff are highly trained in their field," Porsche said, noting that the wellness coach holds a master's degree in psychology and nearly a decade of counseling experience. Together, the professionals cultivate a welcoming environment with soothing music and soft lighting.
Time is short and hairstyles often take a lot of upkeep, but Rootz offers a few simple solutions. All the hair treatments here are quick-fix services, meant for those unkempt stretches between haircut appointments or when you can't get to your regular salon. The helpful treatments include root touchups, gloss treatments, toner, and if you've got time to spare, even balayage highlights. The team serves wine or tea during every service, which makes the experience of getting your brows, lips, or chin threaded more comfortable. The free do-it-yourself blow-dry station is another way services stay speedy, helping anyone quickly style their own hair or feel a rush of hot air just for the heck of it.