The gentle alchemists and pure products at Tre’s Eleve’, an Aveda concept salon and spa, enrich outsides while stimulating insides to be more peaceful, confident, and aware. The 90-minute Aveda customized facial treats nose racks to breakthrough cleansing and hydrating performances tailored to counter each client’s dry-skin drama, acne-redness romance, or fine-line tragedy. As massage and zen aromas drive away loitering stress and death-metal bands, an eye-zone therapy—featuring a gentle massage and flower- and plant-based products—deflates the inner tubes around tired see-sockets to soothe and revitalize delicate areas. The ensuing perfect plant peel exfoliates like a 30 percent glycolic peel, but its green power is able to strip built-up layers of epidermal overpaint down to a Rembrandt original without leaving remnants of redness and irritation. Tre’s Eleve’ facials use sustainable, plant-based Aveda products, providing holistic nourishment for meat-abhorring pores. While faces are being pampered, feet lap up an express pedicure, which snips, tidies, and coats convex keratin calcifications.
Aromatic smoke fills the air of La Perle Hookah Lounge's swanky interior as visitors puff on flavored tobacco through authentic hookahs. Sitting in hip white leather couches as TVs play overhead, guests casually inhale from a group hookah in between sipping smoothies made in-house. An outdoor patio provides a respite from the smoke haze, bathing everyone in sunlight or literally bathing them when it's raining.
With services for men, women, and children, the beauty experts at Pure Platinum Salon use hair as a canvas to bring each client's fashion sense and personality into physical form. After consultations, they grab hold of scissors to snip split ends and sculpt looks that would make Chia Pet–mannequins crumble with envy. The stylists can also hone in on damaged hair and correct color or strengthen strands. Unlike lazy portrait painters, the team doesn't stop at the head; they can wax away unwanted body fuzz and spray skin with a golden tan so clients are ready for weddings or everyday events.
Salon Bellissimo honors the timelessness of true beauty by decorating its spa like an Ancient Roman bath with concrete urns, great columns, and a statue of Hebe, the goddess of beauty. And this reverence for history is fitting, since owner Cecilia Sammons has been in the industry for more than 30 years herself. Today, she and her staff of stylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists transform clients using modern haircare products from L’Oréal and Moroccanoil and nail polish scraped directly off Botticelli's The Birth of Venus.
Sakora Salon & Day Spa carefully cleanses hair with the plants, flowers, and other natural ingredients hiding deep inside Aveda products. After conferring with customers to determine the perfect plan of action, the expert stylists treat weary necks and scalps to a massage, wash hair, and blow-dry strands, then start sculpting and styling each lock to breathe new life into the empty shell of an old hairdo. Sakora's bold red and pale yellow walls create a pleasant contrast that inspires hair to gracefully accept its new style, and the salon's interior presentation of tropical plants, candles, and sleek furniture keeps jittery follicles calm throughout the haircare procedure.
Krave Salon's style swamis tend to hair, skin, and nails with a bevy of beautifying services. Permanent makeup artist and salon co-owner Lisa Brown nestles drops of natural vegetable pigment between individual lashes to define eyelids with soft, natural-looking color and authoritative dictionary entries during a cosmetic-tattoo procedure. Alternatively, the Five Berry Pigment Control peel can help reduce discoloration with a cocktail of all-natural extracts, such as cranberry, raspberry, and blueberry, whereas the Vitamin A Professional Power peel helps encourage collagen production and cell renewal. Finally, a bikini wax gets pelvises ready for swimsuit season, much the way a watch wax prepares wrists to don revealing string Rolexes.