Comfort is key at Waxing Mania, which is why the certified and licensed aestheticians only slather skin with organic hard wax during hair-removal services. This method is said to leave less residue than soft wax and is reportedly much less painful than duct tape. The techs also put clients at ease by maintaining a high level of cleanliness—including a strict no double-dipping policy—and keeping most appointment times under 30 minutes. All sessions are held behind closed doors in private treatment rooms, where soothing music and neutral décor create a peaceful ambiance.
Girls aged 3–13 are treated like royalty at Princess Glam and Glitz Parties where owner Shenette Zachary spoils them with kid-friendly parties that include fun fashion shows and spa treatments like chocolate facials. Shenette also helps build youngsters' confidence through tutoring sessions and etiquette training.
Earning accolades from the likes of Jezebel, Flirt & Flutter Beauty Boutique simplifies beauty routines with treatments that have long-lasting results. Eyelash extensions take the place of mascara to create fuller lashes that flutter for up to eight weeks. With HD brows services, technicians use a combination of waxing, threading and tweezing techniques to shape brows before darkening them with a henna formula that lasts up to six weeks. In the nail salon, Perfect Match gel polish blends the long-lasting finish of a gel with the speedy application of a polish. These time-saving beauty services can be consolidated with Bedicures?in which clients rest atop a plush massage bed while receiving a manicure and pedicure in tandem with their choice of facial service.
Flirt & Flutter Lash Loft also tends to the health of eyes inside the Lash & Brow Hospital, where a certified lashologist removes eyelash extensions, performs lash and brow treatments for cancer patients and helps eyes recover from misdirected wet willies.
Glamour Girls Day Spa dotes on burgeoning princesses with an array of services all set in a colorful setting with radiant, pink walls. Girls ages 2–12 waltz into the whimsically decorated spa, flouncing into a robe and flip-flops made from equal parts clouds and lamb giggles before indulging in age-appropriate treatments. Sprightly fingers and toes preen during the mini mani-pedi as experienced stylists file away rough nails and reshape cuticles. After a scented facial spruces up smiles, a makeup session transforms visages to replicate looks of their favorite fairy-tale characters, teen idols, or suffragists. Pairs also relax as tresses levitate in simple up-dos or weave together into partial braids.
Beneath the sheer white fabrics draping the ceiling at Luxury Nails and Spa, technicians pamper bodies with nail services, facials, massages, and waxing. While reclining in a row of plush, multicolored chairs, clients treat feet with sugar scrubs and marine masks until they are as soft and smooth as a puppy quoting the Fonz. Private treatment rooms house a licensed massage therapist who kneads muscles with Swedish techniques and hot stones and aestheticians who cleanse pores with Dermalogica facial products.
Natural ingredients may be important at Spa Bolena—body treatments make use of seaweed, lavender, roses, or milk and honey—but just as important is the setting in which treatments take place. That's why the spa adapts each of its treatment rooms based on the client's choice of atmosphere, altering the lighting, visuals, and sounds to fit such peaceful themes as meadow, rain forest, or ball pit. As these environs soothe minds, aromatherapy delights noses with scents of sandalwood, lemongrass, and eucalyptus.