The towering poppies on the walls of Fashion Diva Spa seem to emit enough tantalizing aromas to suit their size. Honey, green tea, and citrus scents waft throughout the red-and-white wonderland, whose furniture strikes a crisp, modern contrast to the flowers. The smells don't emanate from their painted blooms, however—they stem from the baths along a pedicure bench, from the adjacent nail stations, and from private treatment rooms, where hot herbal compresses and lava stones help massage therapists loosen muscular knots. Of course, they might also drift up from complimentary cups of hot or iced tea, a warmer greeting than a welcome mat that's been set aflame.
The combined nail salon and day spa pampers guests with luxurious services to match each alluring fragrance. Cocoa-perfumed cream softens legs during a chocolate pedicure, whereas a mix of essential oils colors the aromatherapy facial. The vitamin C in skincare masks and the kelp in body wraps evince the menu's reliance on natural ingredients—a commitment the staff honors with its mink eyelash extensions, whose strands were painlessly harvested by brushing live mink on Russian farms.
Additionally, a focus on customization transforms even the most everyday treatments. Aestheticians apply specialized formulas for different skin types during waxing and airbrush tanning appointments. On a personal level, the team makes a point of memorizing clients' names, fostering an atmosphere of congeniality and closeness without preceding every massage with a trust fall onto the table.
What is semi-permanent makeup?
Also known as micro-pigmentation, semi-permanent makeup is an exciting new procedure where carefully applied permanents of natural iron oxide are placed onto the dermal layer of the skin.
It’s hypo-allergenic and there are no fragrances, emollients or other ingredients added.
Studio Cesar Inc.'s eponymous manager Cesar A. Barragan uses his own multifaceted skillset as a salon artist to curate a talented team of hairstylists, manicurists, makeup artists, and fashion designers. Beneath the gold-flecked walls of the salon, stylists sculpt new looks at three stations equipped with floor-length mirrors. Many of the hair experts specialize in color services, such as subtle ombre highlights and dimension-boosting lowlights, along with distinctive updos studded with snaking braids and precisely pinned curls. A spa menu dedicated solely to men, meanwhile, polishes up exteriors with beard trims, facials, waxing, and massages. In the lobby, clients awaiting hair coloring, manicures, and makeup application lounge on two white couches, which are also waiting to be dyed blond.
Most Popular Service: Facials
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Nneoma, the founder, owner, and service provider at Nne Holistic Services LLC, espouses a method of skincare that uses only organic products. The skin, she points out, is the body's largest organ, implying that it should be given the same amount of attention as the heart, lungs, and anything but the spleen. To that end, each of her services incorporates natural botanicals and minerals. During wedding-makeup and airbrush make-up sessions, for instance, she uses mineral-based cosmetics. Even the facials and chemical peels Nne offers derive their active ingredients from plants and other natural sources.
When Federico Guglielmo came to America by way of Italy, he brought along his European sensibilities, which manifest themselves in trendy, carefully sculpted haircuts and styles at Federico Salon. Federico specializes in textured dry cutting and warm base coloring. Most of his staff members were trained at Toni&Guy Academy in London, but each one has a unique sense of style and a different method of winning Battleship. The result is a space where styling is considered an art form and stylists believe there's a look most befitting of every client. Federico helps each of his clients find their look, and his versatile range allows him not only the vision to see but the skills to implement them.