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Since opening as a Paul Mitchell Focus salon in 2007, the team of hair artists at Mariposa Salon and Spa has styled locks for the glossy pages of New Orleans Bride magazine and CUE magazine, as well as the runways of a Guess fashion show and a Chloe Dao fashion show.
Mariposa's bilingual stylists also craft sophisticated looks for clients walking down sidewalks instead of runways. Celeb-inspired styles let clients ask for The Beyoncé and walk out with sleek, smooth, and straight locks, or The Gisele, which translates to the loose, beachy waves usually only achieved by supermodels living in sandcastles. The stylists also battle the New Orleans humidity with blow-drying techniques and GKhair hair straightening. Mariposa’s nail artists brighten fingertips with chip-resistant Shellac polish, and aestheticians craft custom facials and wax away body hair with tea-tree cream wax. The salon uses products from Glominerals and Glotherapeutics, a pharmaceutical-grade skincare and makeup line.
Zoe A. Tritsis has been interested in healing others for as long as she can remember, but she discovered the therapeutic benefits of massage only after suffering a serious injury of her own. This injury would end up changing her life in unexpected ways. It inspired her to earn her license in massage therapy more than two decades ago, and ever since then she has worked to soothe muscles with modalities that range from Swedish to neuromuscular therapy.
Throughout the years, Zoe’s base of clients has grown to encompass a number of musicians and individuals who are a part of the film industry. She honors her clients' patronage by providing customized, professional treatment in a quiet studio away from the hustle and bustle. Treatment may include massage cupping, trigger point therapy, and a variety of modalities to tailor each session to the client's needs.
Three aestheticians, a massage therapist, a threading artist, three treatment rooms, and a treasure-trove of paraben-free skincare products await visitors at Esthetique Facial Spa—basically, everything that’s needed to tend to all skin types. Tucked beside the Whole Foods Market on Magazine Street, Esthetique Facial Spa and its savvy staff have welcomed clients to relax and rejuvenate since 2008. Makeup lessons with artist Elise Davis help patrons master crafting fresh new looks or using tried-and-true techniques, and fertility massage aims to restore balance in the reproductive system and help break up scar tissue.
As a partner of ResearchMDs, a family practice and research facility, RMDs Aesthetics & Med Spa adds a clinical component to relaxing spa services. The physician-supervised team balances complexions with cleansing facials that employ prescription-grade products, such as the SkinMedica line. Technicians fine-tune laser treatments to treat stretch marks, scars, or dimples developed from drinking unsweetened lemonade. A licensed massage therapist addresses stress and soreness with seven different modalities, including neuromuscular-therapy sessions focused on releasing nerve pressure at trigger points.
3Phases Salon’s commitment to style and quality shows in its classic and modern men’s and women’s cuts. Amid wood floors and sprigs of plants and flowers, clients relax as the staff trims locks, freshens faces with makeup, or tackles bushy brows with waxing treatments. The stylists are trained to use Paul Mitchell products and fend off bears with a spray of conditioner to the face. Dedicated to serving and protecting the strands of those who serve and protect our country, 3Phases Salon offers a 20% discount on haircuts to those in the military.
One on One Day Spa and Salon aestheticians Lynnette Jones, Terilyn Young, and Kimberly Williams relocated their practice to a new Bullard Avenue digs in April 2012. The trio's spa menu continues to pamper bodies from head to toe with indulgent products such as Dead Sea salt and enzyme-based exfoliants. Massages comfort tender, worn-out muscles with Swedish strokes, deep-tissue kneads, or the gentle pressure of warm stones. Manicures and pedicures pamper feet and groom hands until they're properly prepared to high-five the president.
Torrie Jakes, owner of Jakes Aesthetics, dropped her legal career to pursue her passion for skincare and cosmetics. Performing laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels as well as other skincare treatments, she stays true to her goal of helping her clients attain glowing, youthful skin.
My Spa's team of expert stylists, massage therapists, manicurists, and aestheticians is dedicated to delivering high-quality, professional beauty treatments while establishing personal relationships with its clientele. Cuts include a shampoo and blow-dry (starting at $40–$50 for women and $24–28 for men), and visitors looking to prep for that special event can indulge in an expert updo (starting at $50). Backs living in constant fear of crack-stepping can relax with one of several massage options: reflexology ($45 for 30 minutes), mini stress relieving ($40 for 30 minutes), and a chair massage ($20 for 15 minutes) delivered by sentient recliners possessing the most expert, gentle kneading skills and the gift of speech.
Beauty Arts Wellness Spa offers men and women a relaxing slate of personalized spa services.
An experienced aesthetician begins the one-hour, deep-cleansing facial by using steam and gentle scrubbing to clear dirt from pores and degrease slickened skin. Pore extractions reach deep within the skin to unclog face drains. Afterward, an ionization machine uses gently focused frequencies that are thought to detox the skin, while an application of vitamin C aids in closing the pores and perhaps helps tone the underlying muscles and tissues. Treatments can be used to revitalize downtrodden dermises, improve complexions, or help prospecting patients strike a more golden glow.
One of New Orleans' only certified Ashiatsu Oriental Bar therapists, Sara Albee delivers deep-tissue massage strokes with her bare feet. During the 60-minute ashiatsu massage, Albee slowly glides her feet along the client’s back, gripping overhead parallel bars to help maintain balance, perfect Olympic dismounts, and distribute pressure. Her one- and two-footed strokes—meant to feel like a Swedish massage—can boost flexibility and circulation or alleviate neck and back pain, and three-footed strokes defy evolutionary theories. Ashiatsu is not recommended during pregnancy or soon after surgery; patients should contact the therapist with any health concerns.
The professional artists at Mid City Voodoux Tattoos embellish the appearances of clients through the meticulous stippling of permanent body paintings. Starting at $60, tattoos can be created by one of the six expert ink wranglers well versed in the art of the everlasting design, helping you commemorate a loved one or your highest report-card results on the surface of your choice. Prices of tattoos vary depending upon the artist, size and location of tattoo, color, and detail of the work. The parlor recommends specific aftercare tips to its patrons, advising them to wash altered areas thoroughly after the bandage has been removed and to avoid harsh sunlight and magnetic personalities.
The treatment begins with a hydrating soak, after which finger canopies and toe awnings are scrubbed, snipped, shaped, and shellacked by a trained technician. After daubing faces with a rich, hydrating mask, pamperists apply an organic sugar scrub to feet and hands, sloughing off sullied skin and swathing them in tropical aromas. Select between a soothing foot-and-leg massage or a hand-and-arm kneading that keeps upper limbs from spontaneously semaphoring obscenities. Open seven days a week, Spa Laje’s new location in the Avenue Plaza Resort entices indulgers to its relaxing, upscale environs with complimentary valet parking.
Licensed massage therapist Amy Stewart (LMT#3118) exorcises tension and stress from clients' physiques in the studio or off-site with a slew of massage modalities. At the TriYoga NOLA studio, a 90-minute Thai yoga massage guides patrons through a series of slow, assisted stretches, bending limbs and cores to the edges of their flexibility. Amy leads guests through these flowing maneuvers atop a soft floor mat, although experts can practice the poses in the center of a bounce house full of toddlers.
Fatigued figures repose as the Skin Studio's licensed massage therapists knead and stroke tension-warped muscles back into a humanoid shape for a full 75 minutes. Customized effleurage caters to the concerns and desires of each client, whether backs suffer from soreness, stiffness, or alignment issues. Clients can bask in a moment of clarity that will live beyond their visit to the Skin Studio, and use their newfound clearheadedness to achieve higher productivity, contagiously relax those around them, or finally beat Galaga.
• For $630, you get two skin-tightening treatments for the abs, arms, or knees (up to an $1,800 total value). • For $1,575, you get two skin-tightening treatments for the face and neck (a $4,500 total value).