Like the world around it, a person's skin changes from season to season. Seasons of Skin’s spa treatments, including massages, facials, and waxing, help treat a variety of recurring ailments, whether they're skin dried out by winter winds or unwanted leg hairs that bud alongside springtime blossoms. The spa tailors its treatments and products to meet any person's epidermal needs. Its own custom product line is designed with the most sensitive skin in mind, aiming to repair damaged complexions while also maintaining a smooth and healthy skin tone.
Debra's Corner's stylists straighten strands and eliminate up to 95% of frizz in kink-prone locks with the protein-based Coppola keratin blowout treatment ($200). During the one-hour treatment, mane technicians scrub scalps with a clarifying shampoo to wash away hair product residues, oils, and the lingering scents of nesting ravens. Newly cleaned curls drink in the hair treatment, absorbing the keratin protein deep into the cuticle and smoothing frizzed follicles. After their release from plastic captivity, tendrils run through the wind of a hair dryer and slide through a flatiron until they emerge as glossy and sleek as a new driver's license.
When Jacqui Carrasco was growing up in England, she and her grandmother would often pluck fresh sprigs of lavender. They'd lug their fragrant haul back home, where they would carefully dry it and concoct lavender-laced oils. Years have passed since Jacqui took her first whiff of lavender, but her affection for what she calls the "aromatic plant which refreshes, heals, and revives" has not waned. Neither has its popularity over the centuries; as Jacqui tells it, lavender has been used for therapeutic purposes since medieval times.
So when it came time for Jacqui to open her own spa, naming it Lavender Touch was an easy decision. Jacqui cleanses and refreshes pores during an array of facials that vary in intensiveness. Though her spa's titular plant is a time-tested beauty and health favorite, some of Jacqui's treatments are distinctly contemporary: she relies on chemical peels and light therapy, for instance, to minimize signs of aging and acne. In addition to facials, Jacqui also administers waxing treatments, back facials, and brow-tinting services.
The tanning technicians at Mira of Beauty take the guesswork out of getting a glow by administering professional airbrush tans at their studio. They mist bodies with paraben-free South Seas tanning products that are infused with DHA, an FDA-approved ingredient. These top-of-the-line bronzers, which have been featured in Allure magazine and used on the sets of many television shows, are emitted from high-volume, low-pressure guns at a slow rate to ensure glows go on even, unlike applying them with a salad shooter.
At Touch Face & Body Studio, licensed aestheticians employ award-winning Peter Thomas Roth products in services that polish and primp clients. During facials, patrons perch upon cushy salon seats and select from six rejuvenating treatments, such as the Touch signature peel, a deep clean that aims to reduce signs of wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage to produce third-grade picture-day-perfect skin. Touch Face & Body Studio also specializes in eyelash extensions and uses its spray-tan system to bronze sun-parched bodies.
Targeted training in designer chemical peels, LED light therapy, and Brazilian waxing give Katy Triacca an edge as an aesthetician. She puts her education to good use at Katy Triacca Aesthetics, where she not only performs these specialized spa services, but also tackles other issues. For example, she waxes faces and blends a facial that zeroes in on rosacea.