The beauty experts at Advanced Esthetics draw from more than 50 years of combined experience to deliver a gamut of beautifying services. After a complimentary consultation to determine the best approach for issues such as rosacea, fine lines, or skin laxity, a licensed aesthetician may recommend a rejuvenating, saline-based JetPeel or a noninvasive radio-frequency treatment to enhance both collagen growth and the ability to tune out infomercials. Advanced Esthetics' master skin technicians can also reduce spider veins and lift unwanted hair, and a team of licensed massage therapists eases tension and stress with long, gliding Swedish strokes.
At each of Tricho Salon and Spa’s four locations, trained stylists stand ready to refresh outdated hairstyles with products by Schwarzkopf, Bumble and bumble, Keratin Complex, and Moroccanoil. Dr. Sonya Friedman, an accomplished author, CNN talk-show host, and radio psychologist, teams up with dermatologist Dr. Scott Friedman to helm the spa side of the business, where clients can find eight types of facials, nine styles of massage, noninvasive micro treatments, and advice for mending a hairdryer’s broken heart. Fingertips and toes in need of some TLC can also be pampered inside this full-service beauty haven, as nail techs doll-up digits with OPI and Essie polishes as well as Shellac, acrylic, and fiberglass tips.
Rima's Hair Salon sculpts scraggly cranial jungles into streamlined landscapes with a wide range of hair services, such as a cut and style ($25–$60). Opt for a mani-pedi from the salon’s experienced nail-care technician to chisel cuticles to museum-worthy perfection, or enhance natural nails with a fully tailored pink and white fiber and acrylic blend, strong enough to tear a hole through an enemy battleship ($20–$45). Meanwhile, those sporting befuddled mugs can put their Groupon value toward the salon's skincare services, including a customized facial with exfoliation to slough off dead skin cells and a rejuvenating mask that treats and moisturizes while protecting secret superhero identities ($75–$100). Or banish unwanted bristles with facial, Brazilian, or full-body waxing ($16–$75).
Consultations are always free at Grateful Dreads, where owner and stylist Sandy Bambi channels nearly 20 years of experience to transform coifs with haircuts, creative color treatments, and the salon’s namesake service. Kevin Murphy and Goldwell Professional products align the shelves, and Sandy creates a casual vibe by allowing clients to bring in their own music or have full control over playlists.
The students at Scholars Cosmetology University trade their notebooks and pencils for scissors and nail files, studying the latest techniques to master soothing spa and salon services according to the State Board of Cosmetology's standards. Clients can count on expert care with services both complex and simple, from basic haircuts and facials to corrective hair-color treatments and braids.
The massage therapists at Nature Cure Ayurvedic Spa have just one problem with western massage techniques: they're all the same. Focused on treating the mind, body, and soul, they understand that clients come in a range of shapes and sizes, bustling with varying energies and ailments. During each ayurvedic massage, the team takes care to listen to each individual's “prakriti,” or body condition, before applying warm oils in proportion to the body's needs that lubricate strokes designed to relax the body, boost metabolism, and improve the complexion of the skin. In addition to relaxing muscles, the spa also beautifies visages with ayurveda facials that are customized to the client's own skin type and use natural and organic products to cleanse and moisturize the skin.