After 14 years in the industry, Javier Campos has learned innumerable ways to craft a flattering hairstyle. He uses this insight not only to sculpt amazing hairdos for his clients, but also to spot talent in potential coworkers. His team includes stylists trained at the Goldwell Academy in both Santa Monica and Baltimore, as well as a manicurist with 27 years of experience and State Board recommendations. He combines all their talents to dazzling effect, unveiling a menu of salon and spa services that range from simple trims and color treatments to anti-aging facials, makeup artistry lessons, and massages. Javier still performs many of the hair services himself, styling, conditioning, and flattering hair until it bashfully changes color.
The team of licensed beauty mages at Maximum Image Salon & Day Spa conjures elegant countenances and easy confidence with a slew of skin-care services. Hour-long European facials focus on flooding arid skinscapes with moisture to deeply cleanse, gently exfoliate, and prevent the type of feature-sliding erosion that plagued so many Picasso models. Inside the warm, pumpkin-hued treatment rooms, clarifying steam, a cleanse, a mask, extractions, a gentle massage with skin-care products, and decollete work coax clogged pores to finally release grime hidden deep within the dermal layer, imbuing faces with a fresh, clean, trustworthy glow. An arm massage rounds out the treatment. Clients should plan to arrive 15 minutes early in order to have time to suit up in a fluffy robe, lounge on the lobby's leather couch with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea, and exchange hair-styling secrets with the waiting room's thick shag area rug.
Natural light pours through floor-to-ceiling windows, warming the shoulders of guests as they flip through magazines before being pampered in Enchanted Salon & Spa’s tranquil interiors. Verdant plants, beige marble tiling, and wood accents make the salon feel more like a cozy home, encouraging guests to slip into a state of total relaxation as licensed massage therapists, hair designers, and nail technicians work their aesthetic magic. Clients stretch out on massage tables in private rooms where adroit hands mingle Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and acupressure massage techniques, alleviating stress and uncoiling muscles with the kinesthetic expertise of a scientist who is also a Grammy-winning pianist. Deftly twirling clients seated in modern, geometric salon chairs, hairstylists revamp tresses with cuts, colors, and texturing services. Meanwhile, aestheticians coddle façades with luxurious facials that include natural ingredients such as st. john’s wort, European seaweed, cucumber leaves, and cloud milk.
The beautiful spa environment at Orchard Nails, which features wood paneling, dusky blue and brown walls, and carefully arranged flowers, is immediately relaxing. Sit back and let a friendly technician equip your opposable knuckle sticks with shiny new finger helmets worthy of a Costanza hand model. Put your hands where a member of the skilled staff can see them, and you'll be rewarded with a neat nail trimming of finger and toenails. Perfectly symmetrical tips will take the place of former unruly edges. Cockney cuticles will be gently groomed like Eliza Doolittle until they appear perfectly civilized. All mani-pedis also include a reflexology massage, soothing hot-towel treatment, and polish.
At Angel's Nails, experienced nail technicians envelop fingertips and toes in a cocoon of relaxation with lavish manicures and pedicures. During the 30-minute manicure, techs buff away rough edges, residual polish, and clingy finger puppets with a gentle soak, trim, and polish. An exfoliating lotion then sloughs away dead skin, leaving behind a silky dermal covering.