Split ends literally fall off owners' heads while in the presence of Trina Miah. The stylist rids manes of overgrowth with a pair of scissors and an expert swiftness. And she doesn’t stop there. Hair finds itself with trendy layers, or completely transformed with a new color that best complements the season or a beloved troll doll.
Often spotted at local fashion shows, bridal expos, and other events, Hair Connoisseurs Salon & MediSpa's assorted stylists, aestheticians, and ache easers coddle bodies with services for hair, nails, and skin in a flower-filled lakefront facility. In the salon, nimble shears create new styles for men and women, perms and relaxers alter hair textures, and highlights and color treatments get head threads to shimmer without weaving a false ponytail from sunbeams. Gauzy fabric hangs from the ceiling of the private room where trained massage therapists aim to reduce stress with soft kneading, direct pressure, or aromatherapy oil blends. At stone-topped manicure stations, technicians beautify fingers and toes with acrylic, fiberglass, and silk wrap nails, which can be tapped on coral stone accent columns to summon the ghosts of dried-out polish bottles.
At Cherry Blossom Nail & Spa, pedicures don't merely consist of clipping and polishing nails. Instead, aestheticians view them as opportunities for luxurious pampering experiences. To wit: the Purissima organic spa pedicure, designed around Purissima's line of certified organic products, starts with a foot bath and scrub. The session soon gives way to a massage with organic oils imported from Italy and application of a specially formulated foot and leg cream.
The rest of Cherry Blossom's treatments, meanwhile, incorporate products chockfull of plant extracts and essential oils that help boost circulation and fortify metabolisms. Such products come into play during everything from pedicures with aroma salt-glow polishes to manicures featuring massages with warm basalt stones or whichever Pet Rock makes you feel safest.
The fact that the staff at Ecco Nails & Spa specialize in nail treatments doesn’t mean that they forget their designation as a spa. Ecco's staff add pampering elements to even the most basic services, including warm herbal soaks, hot-stone massages, heated towel wraps and clay and chocolate masks. Tucked away in private treatment rooms, aestheticians perform facials, during which they slather façades with gentle Dermalogica products, which are customizable to each client’s skin type and favorite flavor of pie. Out on the nail floor, beneath the glow of golden sconces, technicians show off their skills by meticulously painting nails using OPI polish and CND Shellac, which resists chips for up to 14 days.
• For $30, you get a purifying facial (a $60 value). • For $30, you get a hydrating facial (a $60 value). • For $40, you get a rejuvenating facial (an $80 value). Peaceful Intentions Spa revamps tired smile mantels with its deep-cleaning nourishing facials. Each façade refurbishing commences with a consultation with an aesthetician, during which clients can discuss memories from their face's childhood. Patrons then slip into a relaxing reverie as genial face whisperers deep clean faces and then scrub away dead skin cells, grime, and oil with an exfoliation. Afterward, a specialty mask is applied to skin, allowing customers to assume the appearance of their favorite Cheers cast member. The grand pampering concludes with a face, hand, arm, and shoulder massage, which banishes stress and tension from corporal kingdoms. Peaceful Intentions Spa recommends the purifying facial's ingredients for those prone to breakouts, the rich hydrating facial for environmentally stressed skin, and the rejuvenating facial as a method to smooth, plump, and retexture mature skin.