At Oasis On Fifth, Cherita Irving earns her title of licensed skincare specialist and national skincare educator for Lira Clinical by delivering treatments that exfoliate and hydrate skin. In addition to performing custom facials, Cherita and her team put their experience to use by beautifying clients with solvent-free GelTwo nail enhancements, long-lasting gel manicures, or repurposed Lego hairpieces.
Aestheticians, stylists, and nail technicians all work together to beautify their clients’ bodies at Silk Road Salon & Spa. The stylists wield their shears to send locks of hair to the floor; below the hairline, aestheticians perform facials and peels that exfoliate the skin and erase traces of age lines or sun damage. With makeup application and eyelash extensions, the staff makes expressions shine as elegantly as Audrey Hepburn in her famed glow stick necklace phase. Massage therapists knead tension from muscles, and different body wraps further pamper patrons by moisturizing the skin.
Ma'ati Spa is as much a retreat for the senses as it is for the whole body. Massage therapy eases the muscles with every hot-stone session that helps clients—or couples—relax amid exposed brick walls and natural lighting. Essential oils come into play in many of the spa's treatments, but not before a thorough consultation to determine what kinds of aromatherapy are best suited to the client's needs. Out on the bright patio, flowers surround a wood deck and a tree leans over to provide shade and a non-judging ear. The main floor also does double duty as an event space, complete with a wide open floor plan that flows from room to room. Art is everywhere, from small elephant statues to elegant wall hangings, and a modern kitchen turns even the simplest parties into full-service soirees.
Fourth-generation barber Carlos Carvana has continued his family trade with the Oval Office, a casually upscale shop where he aims to balance old-school service with modern facilities. He seems to have hit his target?in the lobby, you can perch on a studded leather chair while playing a game of chess or watch a game on the mounted flat-screen TV. The grooming area is framed by two curved walls, which are hung with more TVs and framed photos of America's past and former leaders.
In keeping with the democratic nature of the shop's name, the team serves a diverse group of clients, cutting hair and grooming beards for guys of all ages, hair types, and planets of origin. Services are also available to women, including chemical peels, facials, and waxing, which are performed in a private room.
Master’s Fitness, LLC’s trainers earned the title of master by completing the Russian Kettlebell Challenge, certifying them to teach others to swing the weights around. Almost like a cannon ball with a handle, kettlebells use the simple physics of resistance training to tone the body with exercises such as swinging, tossing and catching, and lifting. The staff combine the interesting weights with their expertise in 45- to 60-minute workouts.
Master aesthetician Brandy Clapp injects 17 years of experience into her treatments at Eye Candy by Brandy Skincare Boutique & Spa. She and her team of aestheticians specialize in facial rejuvenation, including procedures such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and acne treatments, and regimens that soothe the skin and smooth the face. They also perform additional cosmetic services such as body waxing, lash and eyebrow tints, and oncology aesthetics.