Helmed by beauty-industry veteran Melissa Keppel, Aprile Salon embellishes coiffures with hair-prettifying services. Mane metamorphoses begin with a hair-cleansing shampoo that lifts away grime and washes out cracker crumbs left by shoulder-perched parrots. In the 60–90 minute highlighting session, the stylist enhances natural hues with Wella hair-coloring products, adding eye-catching bursts to once-uniform hair tone. After chromatic transformations, a style and finish prepare heads for reentry into the outside world, leaving 'dos looking more alluring than hypnotic, snake-fashioned wigs.
Pure Beauty Lounge owner Pamela works alongside cosmetologists, nail technicians, an aesthetician, and a massage therapist as they unleash soothed sighs and newfound beauty. Brushes flit across nails in manicure chairs, and a massage room in sage and burgundy hues offers privacy during kneading sessions. The massage therapist heats smooth stones, and aromatherapy oils release warm clouds of soothing scents like a soup made from love letters. The staff performs skin-refreshing facials and body wraps, and a hydrotherapy capsule bed with a water-jet massage and full-body steam bath purrs and hisses over a chorus of calm exhalations.
At Flawless Designs, dark wood ceilings and minimalist decor keep the focus down where it belongs: at mirror level. That's where clients sit back and enjoy haircuts, styles, and color treatments performed by expert staff. Like the ideal job candidate fresh out of college, the staff has more than 25 years of experience, including some in New York City. Hair extensions, waxing, and updos round out their list of beauty-boosting services.
Founded by a registered nurse concerned about the chemicals found in conventional spa products, Eden Organics' award-winning spa offers services that bathe patrons in an expansive selection of organic, vegan, and gluten-free products. The oxygen facial revives skin by spraying complexions with hyperbaric oxygen, and the flower power peel which targets hyperpigmentation, age spots, and acne scarring. During the back facial, an aesthetician smoothens the dorsal plains with steam and exfoliation before extracting deposits of sebum and ingrown marionette strings. Therapeutic massages set clients atop thickly blanketed beds. All the while, dexterous hands glide over muscles with organic mineral oils, delivering fluid strokes to extract tension and melt muscles into sublime submission. High-quality waxes, exfoliating lip treatments, and fragrant scalp massages also help guests to internalize the spa's soothing atmosphere and its abundant flowers blushing over hardwood floors.
To more effectively treat a range of skin and hair types, the medically supervised clinicians at Style MedSpa/Laser Hair Removal Center utilize a range of advanced technologies, including long-pulsed Alexandrite, Diode, YAG, and IPL cosmetic laser systems. Although these systems mainly target unwanted stubble, the staff also treats signs of sun damage, fine lines, and spider veins with similar laser therapies. Botox and other dermal fillers are also available to combat aging. Even the teeth-whitening treatments and exfoliating facials rely on cutting-edge equipment from NASA's top-secret spas.