The stylists at Amica Full Service Salon are specialists in color and highlights. With some staff members possessing nearly 20 years of experience, they bring a deep level of expertise to each session. In addition to benefitting from the stylists’ knowhow, guests are welcomed to a cozy and relaxing studio where they can enjoy complimentary coffee, cookies, and spoken word poetry recited by Barry White.
The staff of Lash Lab OC prides itself on the ability to beautify guests with the latest techniques in eyelash extension application. Natural-looking eyelash extensions transform eye fringe to lush, thick lashes that will make the mirror crack in bashfulness. The staff members are also trained in safely and naturally applying permanent makeup and performing spa-grade facials and body wraps.
At Pon International Signature Salon, Steven puts on display all that he's learned during the course of 20 years in the business. That includes everything from trendy, short haircuts to old-school looks. He's a specialist in perms and has a certification in Brazilian blowouts, and he can also help ease patrons through the process of growing their hair long. A background as an educator means that he is good at sharing his knowledge too, and his work has appeared in a range of magazines.
The BodyCentre’s corporeal caretakers refurbish rundown bods with a trio of restorative spa treatments. Calibrated to reveal the fresher, younger-looking skin lurking just below faces or luchador masks, the spa’s firming facial harnesses the exfoliating prowess of salicylic and alpha-hydroxy acids. After buffing away spent cells, technicians nourish facial terrain with a deep steep in a vitamin-rich mélange of rose flower, Retinol, and white and red teas. Achieve cranial relief with an Ayurvedic scalp massage that targets tension with soothing, coiffure-conditioning oil and activates pressure points that free the mind from toxins and trapped pop songs. Transitioning from shifts on the hors d’oeuvres circuit, cucumber and melon penetrate sore backs with the assistance of hydrating paraffin, loosening knots and scaring away workday stressors. The BodyCentre Wellness Spa’s professional, friendly staff remains on hand to assist with or perform each spa service, making sure customers are comfortable, well attended, and not melting.
The aestheticians at Divine Threading Studio treat clients to services as modern as Dermalogica facials and as traditional as henna tattoos. The salon specializes in depilation treatments, which remove hair using either the familiar heated-wax method or the ancient Eastern threading technique that's considered more appealing to people with sensitive skin. The aestheticians also showcase their precise handiwork by applying intricately designed henna tattoos, which weave their way up the hands and arms of brides-to-be or clients who want to test-drive a tattoo design for a few weeks. For a finishing touch, clients can ask for an ear or nose piercing, face accessories as stylish as Mr. Potato Head's during Fashion Week.
Dr. Teresa Nguyen and the staff at House of Wellness Spa use their musculospinoskeletal expertise and holistic approach to align spines, clear chakra freeways, inspire weight loss, and slacken stressed-out shoulders. A 15-minute acupuncture consultation determines a constellation of points for needles to enter into the body, stimulating blood flow and attempting to embolden immune systems. Using the same stress-deflating principles, acupressure begins with a relaxing hot-stone treatment, which loosens up muscles before a therapist plies pressure points to erase tension, pain, and memories of full-contact games of Trivial Pursuit. The waist-slimming-and-firming session blends acupuncture with a hodgepodge of slimming solutions—lymphatic drainage massage, low-frequency stimulation, and vacuum therapy—which may result in up to 2 inches of loss over the course of 6 to 12 sessions. Like fingers on a hand, the slimming-and-firming treatments are most effective in sets of six.