General FAQs

What are AMIRA's CRYO SPA & SALON hours of operation?

For your convenience we are open from Tuesdays to Saturdays 10:30 am to 6: 30 pm, plus Sundays and Mondays by appointment only (for the group of 4 or more). On your special occasion time requirement, with an advance booking we can switch our hour of operation as per need. We typically extend our hours before major holidays.

Scheduling Your Appointment:
We encourage you to schedule your appointments well ahead of your visit to ensure that your therapist, and/or preferred treatments and times are available. Walk-ins are welcome and based on availability. All reservations must be secured with a credit card, telephone number and email address. To schedule your appointment online, please click here.

Because the scheduled services are reserved just for you, we ask that you notify us by 24 hours the day before your appointment/ 48 hours for weekend reservations if you need to change or cancel your appointment. No show or cancelation on the day of appointment, you will be charged 25% of the treatment price.

What sanitization measures does the spa have in place?
As a licensed spa & salon facility, our cleanliness and hygiene standards have always been strict. We closed on Mondays for our deep cleaning day and sanitization. Following the advice of CDC and local health authorities, we are frequently sanitizing high-touch areas specially eyebrow threading chairs, salon chairs, facials, massage, and waxing beds plus added time in between services for extra-thorough cleaning and sanitization.

Facial Treatment FAQs

What is facial?

There's no one set answer about that's because, depending on your skincare concerns, it can incorporate any number of treatments, including serums, creams, oils, acid peels, exfoliation, steam, laser, and more. Quite the mouthful, huh? Regardless of which aspects are included in your facial, the result is typically the same: clear, bright skin that looks positively glowing, and the added mental clarity that comes from a relaxing spa treatment.

Just keep in mind "Regular facials improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars, help reduce pore size, increase the effectiveness of your home care routine, deep cleanse pores to help prevent future breakouts, and, most importantly, promote relaxation—a lot”.

How often should I have a facial?
We recommend a facial every 3-5 weeks. At this frequency, we can monitor your skin throughout the seasons and help you maintain a healthy and glowing complexion. However, if you are under a lot of stress or experiencing menopause, your skin can be unpredictable and breakout. Your esthetician may recommend more frequent visits until the problem is under control. We offer from short 30-minute facials to hour or hour and a half long treatments.
Will I break out after a facial?
Breakouts rarely occur unless your skin is congested with blackheads or whiteheads underneath your skin. If this is your situation, you may experience some breakouts, but be assured they won’t last long.
At what age should people start receiving regular facials?
We suggest facials start in clients’ 20s to early 30s unless you are experiencing breakouts at an earlier age.
What product line do you use in your facial services?
We use Rhonda Allison and love this brand due to its dedication to staying as natural as possible while still delivering results that are only possible to achieve when using high levels of active ingredients. From the environmentally friendly packaging to the contents, Rhonda Allison is an incredible source for safe, effective skin care.
Is there anything I can do to help my brown spots?
Hyper-pigmentation can occur after sun exposure, pregnancy or taking birth control pills. Yes, there are many treatments available like peels and microdermabrasion along with home care programs that will help lighten your pigmentation.
How soon will I start seeing results from my facial?
Some people see results immediately and your skin should feel different right away. If your skin has more advanced, long-term needs such as skin aging, acne or hyper-pigmentation caused by hormonal fluctuation or sun damage, your results may not be immediately visible. However, skin health will continue to improve as you follow the advice of your professional skin therapist and continue your home care regimen.
What is Pro Cell-Micro channeling?

Pro Cell Micro channeling is the most effective and non-invasive skin rejuvenating procedure which helps improve the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation & acne scarring, among other skin issues and keep skin looking and feeling younger.

The procedure makes uniform holes in the outermost layer of your skin, these tiny holes, also called as channels, are the perfect way to get healing products into your skin, such as the Pro Cell serum which has stem cell technology. This treatment is clinically proven to

Increase collagen & elastin production, Hyperpigmentation
Improving the appearance of Fine lines & wrinkles Rosacea
Uneven skin tone & texture, Acne scars/surgical scars Dull-looking skin complexion
Stretch marks & Enlarged pores Lost elasticity
What are the benefits of ADD-ONS in Facials?

1. Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a painless, noninvasive, skin-rejuvenation procedure using a combination of a fine abrasive tip or crystals and vacuum suction applied to the skin. Which Improve age spots and blackheads, improve hyperpigmentation (patches of darkened skin) Exfoliate your skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles eliminate enlarged pores, treat acne, and improve collagen.

Pros of Microdermabrasion
People require such treatment when they are looking forward to naturally glowing healthy skin. So, speaking of microdermabrasion, they are the ultimate solution to skin concerns such as:

  • Melasma, Hyperpigmentation, age spots, and brown spots
  • Microdermabrasion for acne, acne scars, and Stretch marks
  • Uneven skin tone, texture, Fine lines, and wrinkles
  • Dull-looking skin complexion
  • Enlarged pores, blackheads and for sun damage

Cons of Microdermabrasion
Now, as you must know everything has its pros and cons. So, does the procedure and treatment of microdermabrasion. Here are some of the most common side effects of microdermabrasion products and treatments.

  • Swelling
  • Mild tenderness
  • Skin redness
  • Skin irritation
  • Bruises

Although, all these reactions usually go away within a few hours after treatment. You are advised to use a moisturizer to minimize dry and flaky skin. There are several other microdermabrasion benefits and side effects that might occur during the process of treatment. This generally happens during the process of suction during the treatment.

2. Hydra Skin Refiner Facial

 A Hydra Skin Refiner is the machine used to perform all the steps of a HydraFacial. The machine features pen-like devices that perform each stage of the HydraFacial, including dermabrasion to achieve unclogged pores, the extraction of skin impurities and dead skin cells using a vacuum, and the spraying of water and therapeutic serums into the skin.

A virtually painless procedure offers no downtime, and works on all skin types to deliver healthier, younger-looking skin which cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates the skin in just one single treatment.

Galvanic Skin Treatment

Galvanic skin treatment, also known as galvanic therapy or galvanic facial is used to tone up muscles, promote blood circulation, increase cell metabolism, and activate enzymes. This treatment helps healing after surgical and non-surgical procedures and improves the quality and firmness of skin.  In galvanic skin treatment, a direct galvanic electrical current is used for infusing water-soluble substances or medication into the skin. Then, the soft or low-intensity electric current is applied to the inner layers of the aged skin electrically by using a charged gel and a uniquely devised machine. The treatment helps in nourishing the skin and boosting the supply of oxygen throughout it, which revives the skin, enhances moisture retention, and improves its ingredient absorption capacity. As a result, the wrinkles and fine lines crisscrossing your face start fading away while your sagging skin gets a significant lift.

What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a treatment that uses a tool to gently exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells and remove fine facial hair commonly known as “peach fuzz”. This procedure will give your skin a more radiant appearance. Following the treatment, makeup application is smoother and other skincare products can penetrate deeper in turn making them more effective. Dermaplaning treats the top layers of the skin. It is a low-risk procedure and very safe for most people. Although rare, some side effects may include. redness, in the hours after getting the facial, Irritation and itchiness, whiteheads, a day or two after the treatment patchy skin pigment.

Most side-effects go away within a couple of days. To help with recovery, do not wear makeup after the treatment. Let your skin breathe for a day or so. In the following days, avoid makeup with harmful ingredients.


LED (light emitting diode) therapy is a non-invasive and painless skincare treatment that uses infrared lights in different wavelengths to penetrate deep into the skin. It can trigger natural intracellular processes and interactions to rejuvenate damaged skin. Each frequency of light targets particular areas, thus, solving specific skin concerns. LED therapy is suitable for all skin types and tones. People who are experiencing rosacea can also benefit from LED light facial treatments. The LED light therapy is mainly noted for the following benefits:

Blue Light:
This type of light is most often used to treat acne, as it contains antibacterial properties to decrease oil production and prevent future breakouts without further irritating the skin.

Red Light:
As one of the most common types used in LED therapy, red light works to reduce redness and inflammation while hydrating the skin. It also encourages cellular repair and increased circulation to the face and is known to treat rosacea.

Near-infrared Light:
There’s a reason every skincare expert talks about the importance of collagen. This natural substance is what holds your skin together and keeps you looking young… and near-infrared light is the ultimate anti-aging tool. This light significantly boosts collagen production to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, promote skin elasticity, treat cystic acne, and even accelerate wound healing. Basically, it’s the best of both the blue and red-light therapy… and you won’t be able to get enough.

  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production
  • Restores damaged cells and tissues Smoothens the skin
  • Treats acne minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and age spots
  • Regulates the skin’s natural oil production


Waxing FAQs

How long or short should my hair be for body waxing?
The hair should be at least 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch for best results. If you have coarse hair, it should be closer to 1/2-inch for the first few waxes. Once the hair becomes finer, it can be waxed at a shorter length. If your hair is longer, we recommend shaving the area and booking your waxing appointment for two to three weeks later. It may take up to three waxing treatments to achieve smooth skin since hair grows in stages and all your hair is never at the same stage. It is very important to avoid shaving between waxing appointments, as this will interrupt the process and stimulate the hair growth again.
What are the benefits of waxing?
Waxing reduces hair growth when performed every two to four weeks. While shaving crops the hair at the skin’s surface, waxing pulls the hair out at the root, so the hair grows back softer, finer, and thinner. The more you wax, the less hair grows back.
What’s the difference between the basic bikini and the Brazilian Bikini waxes?
The BASIC BIKINI wax removes whatever would show if you were wearing a traditional bathing suit. The BRAZILIAN BIKINI removes as little or as much off your bikini area as you choose - including the full monthly!
Can I get my eyebrows waxed the same day I receive a facial?
We do not recommend doing so. Most of our facials include exfoliation and acids that may make the skin too sensitive to have a wax service the same day. Please space them at least 24 hours apart. Try eyebrow threading or tweezing instead for a safer alternative.
Can I come during my "time of the month"?
Yes, although many clients find that waxing is more painful during this time and the skin tends to be more reactive.
Can I tan or go to the beach after my service?
To prevent burning or discoloration of your skin you must allow at least 24 hours after a wax service before going into the sun. The topmost layer of dead skin that protects skin from burning rays of the sun is removed during waxing.
Do you do men's waxing?
Yes, we perform all services except Bikini and Brazilian waxing on men. Prices vary from those of our regular menu - please call us for more information.
How do I prevent ingrown hairs?

An ingrown hair is one that’s grown back into your skin instead of rising from it. Sometimes, dead skin can clog a hair follicle. That forces the hair to grow sideways under your skin, rather than up and out. Or if you cut naturally curly hair too short, the sharpened end of the hair can pierce your skin, causing an ingrown hair.

  • use of exfoliating products (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid/AHA products, loofahs, scrubs, etc.)
  • direct sun exposure and tanning beds.
  • creams with fragrance or ingredients that are known to irritate skin
  • deodorant because it irritates the skin and clogs open follicles
  • wearing tight clothing, which can result in irritation and inflammation
  • excessive heat from hot tubs and saunas. Warm showers are okay.
  • exercise, if it causes chaffing or excessive sweating touching the freshly waxed area.

Threading FAQs

What does threading feel like?
Threading is comparable to tweezing but is performed at a faster pace. You may feel a pinching or light scraping sensation, but most guests agree that threading is much more comfortable than tweezing.
What areas of the body can be threaded?
Eyebrows, sideburns, lips, chin, fingers/ hands, toes, and feet.
What are the benefits of waxing versus threading?
With threading, your skin doesn’t usually get red and irritated. Threading can target individual hairs.
How long does threading last?
Depending on your hair type and skin area, full re-growth can be anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks. Hair will start to grow back sparsely and will be finer after repeated threading because the hair is pulled out at the root.

Manicure & Pedicure FAQs

How long do manicures and pedicures take?
Depending on the service you choose, our manicures and pedicures take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. Except for the Shellac services, which have zero drying time, we recommend allowing 15-30 minutes of drying time. We have a variety of flip flops available in our retail boutique if you must leave before your toes are dry!
How long will I have to wait for my nails to dry?
We recommend waiting about 30 minutes for your hands and up to an hour for your toes if you're wearing closed toe shoes. If you're wearing flip-flops, you don't have to wait at all.
Does Amira’s Cryo Spa & Salon do Gels or Acrylics?
Amira’s Spa & Salon offers Shellac, dipping powder & Gel Polish - 14-day wear, brilliantly shiny, and ultra-durable with no drying time! We also offer permanent UV gel enhancements - read more about it on our hand and foot treatments page.

Hair Colors FAQs

What’s the difference between semi-permanent, demi-permanent, and permanent?

Semi-permanent hair color does not contain peroxide so it cannot lift the hair, therefore it can only make the hair darker and not lighter. The color will only last about six to twelve shampoos because it only deposits the hair color on the outermost layer of the hair. This is a good choice to try if you are afraid, you may not like the color. Also, semi-permanent will enhance the shine and condition of the hair since it is not lifting.

Demi-Permanent hair color contains low amounts of peroxide which unlike semi-permanent, it can lighten the hair slightly. Demi-permanent deposits the color between the cuticle and cortex, therefore, making it last longer, anywhere from 12 – 26 washes.

Permanent hair color just as the name suggests, it is a permanent hair color and will last until the colored strands grow out. Permanent hair color can lighten hair up to 4 levels anything more than that is not recommended as it can cause damage to the hair.

Will the color cover my grey hair?

Yes, hair color will cover your grey hair depending on what formula and brand you use. If you have more than 50% of grey hair it is probably best to use permanent hair color.

How often should I shampoo my hair after receiving a color service?

After you receive your color service, wait at least 24 hours before shampooing your hair…48 hours is even better. Try and limit your washing to 3 times a week, especially if you have a more intense color like, red.

How long do I have to wait before re-coloring my hair with a different color?

This all depends on the condition of your hair. It is best to consult with your hairstylist about your options. If you have damaged hair, it is probably best to wait until your hair is in better condition or until the color grows out. If you don’t like the color of your hair, talk to your stylist about a color corrective service.

Can I get color and highlights all on the same day?

Yes, if your hair is in good condition, you can get a color service and highlights all on the same day.

Can I lighten my hair a couple of levels without bleaching or stripping the color?

If you are trying to go from a dark shade color to a light shade of color, you will need to bleach the hair. To lighten the hair, you must use some type of bleach or peroxide to remove the pigment in the hair. Once the pigment is removed, the hair cuticle lifts allowing the hair color to be absorbed.

Adding color to your hair allows you to achieve a variety of different looks from funky and bold to a more natural subtle look.


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