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.
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.
After nearly two decades of styling hair, the team at Val's House of Hair is still going strong. Ten stylists strong, in fact. These seasoned pros use Redken products to whip hair into shape or into a new shape. The friendly stylists start with standard cuts for men, women, and children. But they can also enhance tresses with feather extensions, remove unwanted hair with facial waxes, or perform a wide range of color work on their open, brightly lit styling floor.
Partial owner and third-generation hairstylist David Stewart brings more than 25 years of experience and dozens of awards and accolades––including a silver medal for men's haircutting at the World Cup in Holland––to the upscale salon that bears his name. Along with co-owner and fellow artistic stylist Leslie, Stewart leads a team of talented individuals that works tirelessly to update coifs with the latest cuts and marbleizing color treatments or to recondition tresses with partial perms or hydrating masks by Lisap. Steps away, private suites await those treating themselves to a relaxing massage or pedicure, and a selection of more than 1,000 different retail products are available for purchase for those treating strands to a between-meal snack.