Ever since she was introduced to tattooing on her 21st birthday, Tiffany Perez has drawn on her fine-art drawing background to create stunning body art. In addition to inking celebs including James Ihedigbo of the Baltimore Ravens and R&B singer Omarion, her designs earned her a spot on the Oxygen Channel program Best Ink. These days, she practices her craft alongside equally skilled artists and budding apprentices at her very own studio, Ink Gallery. Here, sample of tattoo art adorn a minimalist space where Tiffany and her crew render everything from cursive script and seahorses to realistic portraits of pop culture icons such as The Notorious B.I.G.
Therapy Nails & Spa treats its guests to a litany of luxurious spa treatments. Massage therapists promote deep relaxation with reflexology sessions, and aestheticians curb uni-brows with precise eyebrow waxing. Nail specialists, meanwhile, pamper finger and toe tips with expert mani-pedis that might end with a fresh coat of traditional polish, French color gel, or a tiny slice of cucumber applied to each digit.
There are very few worries at Blotique Blowdry Bar. That isn't only due to the glasses of pink bubbly staff place in clients' hands as soon as they arrive. It's also because the house stylists don't provide irreversible salon services such as cuts or color treatments. Instead, they work with the hair's current state to create well-groomed and salon-quality styles?no scissors, dye, or texturizing required. Using a round brush, a blow dryer, and a few styling tools, they mold and shape hair into one of their six signature blowouts, which range from big, loose curls to shiny, straight locks and carefree, tousled waves. With proper care, these styles can last for days or until work at the wind tunnel starts to take a toll.
The massage therapists and aestheticians at Royal Serene House shun noxious odors and synthetic compounds for spa products that are natural and organic. The result is most immediately noticed by the nose, as the fragrance of lime leaf, apricot, and mango body scrubs swirl through the air while their sugars slough off dead skin cells. Mud from the Baltic Sea, seaweed from Norway, and Bohemian black organic fango clay keep facials free of chemicals as they draw out toxins and oils.
Sorelle Salon And Spa?s team of massage therapists, stylists, and aestheticians uses natural and organic products to attend to clients? relaxation and beautification needs through a robust repertoire of massage, hair, spa, and nail services. In private treatment rooms, aestheticians nourish clients? visages with ?minence organic skincare products, and massage therapists imbue each relaxation session with extra stress-fighting power using aromatherapy oils and sea minerals. Guests can choose to soak up more naturally derived products during haircare services such as changing shades with Organic Colour Systems' 100% ammonia- and paraben-free hair-tinting formulas. Stylists use the warm gusts of blow-dryers to produce catwalk-worthy manes in the open-concept salon, where hardwood floors, teal walls, and tireless strongmen hold up exposed ceilings threaded with metallic ductwork.
The beauticians at La Belle Moi Salon & Skin Studio pamper skin and pacify muscular aches with a slew of haircare, skincare, and massage services. Bridal makeup applications prepare women for the big day, when Earth rotates about its axis in slightly more than 24 hours. Additionally, spa manicures can prep fingers for ritual puppet shows at the wedding reception. The studio’s spa area glimmers with light from crystal-laden overhead chandeliers as clients wait on cozy plush chairs and couches amid zebra-striped curtains. Fine, knee-high vintage wood tables fleck the landscape, matching the dark stained hardwood floors on which they stand. In the massage room, flickering candles illuminate a wood carving of a peacock to remind guests of their beauty, and an ornate clock proves that even Father Time can dress up.