Every spa client that enters Esthetics by Jeanette is encouraged to slip into a robe. This act is more than just a formality; it’s an invitation to shed day-to-day stresses and step into a more relaxed state of being. But the robe is just the beginning—later, visitors can trade it for mineral-enriched European moor mud, which, when brushed over the body, helps to detoxify the skin and revive its tone. Clients can also trade the robe for the hands of a massage practitioner, who simultaneously plies stress from the mind and tension from the muscles with soothing Swedish strokes or hot and cold stones. A visit to the 100-degree Turkish steam room proves a nice break between a massage and de-stress facial, while a visit to the salon for a haircut, highlights, and a French manicure can help guests reinvent themselves without having to first acquire a patent.
Though everyone uses mirrors to check out their hair, skin, and body, the staff at Solace Salon & Spa see hair, skin, and bodies as mirrors themselves. To these trained professionals, each part reflects a person’s health, and they work to bring out the best in each reflection by rendering hair, skin, and nail services. Amid the earth tones of the salon, stylists use products from Pureology, Aquage, Dermalogica, and VB Cosmetics to add color or moisture or remove split ends that make hair look as messy as the Three Stooges’ liability waivers. They can also lengthen locks with extensions, impart panache with sweeping updos, or add a little razzle-dazzle with ear piercings.
The spa side of Solace Salon & Spa fields a staff of skincare professionals. These pros evaluate each client’s epidermis and create a treatment plan that may include an organic facial with citrus-infused ingredients or a sports facial that mitigates the visibility of stress and aging.
Island Tan assists clients in deepening their bodily shade with a selection of UV- and spray-tanning services. Patrons can brandish a sun-kissed bod sans UV-saturation with a Mystic spray-tan treatment, perfect for catching up on color in time for the summer season or squashing rumors of vampiric ancestry. Island's trained staff coats bodies with a paraben-free, erythrulose-and-DHA-fused formula to produce a natural golden hue on all skin types.
In order to provide customized services based on their guests' needs, the stylists at R17 Salon stay up to date with current styles and trends via in-salon workshops with brands such as Vidal Sassoon. During services, stylists invite guests to relax as they sculpt hair with cuts for women, men, and children, along with color treatments, highlights, and extensions for hair or vestigial tails. Meanwhile, soothing facial treatments cleanse and exfoliate faces, while peels rejuvenate the skin with fruit-based and other organic solutions.
High Maintenance Nail Salon's Kathy Ford-Hamblin has been decorating digits for more than 30 years, relying on super sanitary methods and the latest polishing techniques. Along with technician Gaby Valencia, Kathy works to provide customers with the latest trend in nail art. After first filing and buffing nails and curtailing over-grown cuticles, she deftly works from a palette of traditional and gel-based varnishes from lines such as OPI, Shellac, and Gelish. Kathy is also certified to apply Minx overlays to fingers and toes—she even trained with one of the product creators, Dawn Lynch-Goodwin. Acrylic nails, meanwhile, add length and strength to stubby or thin nails, while French-style manicures add a touch of class by capping each finger with clean, white tips or a generous slice of brie.
Within the calming confines of Lima Salon and Spa, Terri Tagami aims to make good on her practice's name by relaxing her clients with multiple massage modalities. She wields finesse in Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage, and can combine the soothing techniques to create fully custom treatments. Each session harnesses massage therapy's bevy of natural benefits, such as improved circulation, diminished pain, and increased range of motion. To bolster freshly kneaded musculature, Terri can also help patrons shed extra poundage with body wraps, which waft infrared heat to melt away cellulite, toxins, and swallowed ice sculptures.