European-trained owner and biochemist Doina Mandrila and her team of aestheticians perform soothing spa services inspired by international beauty traditions. The Orient Essence Ceremony incorporates smooth Balinese pebbles and exotic oils into a relaxing massage, and the full-body hydration of the Velvet Skin Miracle mimics the thermal springs of the city of Spa in Belgium. The spa’s luxurious facials slather skin in natural ingredients, such as dandelion and moisturizing honey. Staff also specialize in gentlemen's facials and treatments formulated specifically for teenage skin issues, such as acne. Waxing services customize or banish body hair, while massage therapy leaves bodies in a state more relaxed than if Mr. Rogers governed Hawaii.
Nichole Soares, the owner of Salon de Nichole, views every head as a canvas and every hairdo as an artistic statement of beauty. She and her team style hair with that view in mind, trimming bangs, sides, and tops, carefully adding texture, and signing off with ribbons of color. Harnessing the power of Keratin Complex, they train locks to fall smoothly around the face without frizzing out or forming the highly offensive words "comb me." They offer services that fall outside the scope of hairstyling, too?waxing, for example, as well as facials, massage therapy, and beauty services for bridal parties.
The nail technicians at Hair It Is pamper fingers and toes with relaxing manicures and pedicures. Each 30-minute stand-alone mani commences with a hand soak, then pushes back cuticles once they've softened and let down their guard. Files whittle nails into shapely ovals, squares, or rhombuses, and a lotion-laden massage hydrates thirsty wrists, palms, and knuckles. A fresh coat of polish gives fingertips a stylish new hue to match favorite outfits, a new car, or pet betta fish. A luxurious 90-minute mani-pedi combo applies the same treatments above to both mitten and sock residents, in addition to applying a soothing warming mask before the lacquer application.
The expert aestheticians at Reviva Spa and Beauty Boutique bring about epidermal bliss with a wide range of facials and spa services. The de-pore cleansing treatment targets particularly pesky spots, unclogging pores filled with face-dulling makeup, oil, and war paint. Alternatively, the radiance facial deploys a skin-sloughing peel, cleansing the face's top layer of skin to reveal a smoother, younger looking façade. Customers can pair the skin-renewing powers of the detox facial, which uses natural products to fight build up, with a 60-minute massage that leaves patrons as relaxed as a monk in a terry cloth robe.
The Beauty Bar’s highly professional staff guides clients toward aesthetic and sensory nirvana with a broad menu of luxe services. Trust your mane maintenance to The Beauty Bar's squadron of follicular wizards, who can freshen up topside topiaries with a basic cut ($30 for women, $15 for men) or full-color service ($50+). The Beauty Bar's half-hour deep-tissue massage uses intense, targeted pressure to expel troublemaking knots and tension, leaving normally moody muscles chipper and ready to face another day of bench-pressing pumas.
Albert Joseph Hair Studio may be on the newer side, but its stylists and aestheticians have a lot of experience. Owner Albert Sackal has been tending to heads for more than 18 years. He works alongside stylists that have been in the business for decades and yet still take continuing-education classes to stay on top of their game. He also works with experienced aestheticians that beautify faces and nails using products from such lines as G.M. Collin skincare. In addition to hair, skin, and nail services, they perform waxings and makeup applications for special events.