With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Amy started doing nails at a relative's salon, and it wasn't long before she realized this was her passion. There are two reasons for this. First, Amy is an artist who draws energy from the challenge of adorning her clients' keratin canvases. Second, she loves helping people feel good about themselves. To truly immerse guests in luxury, Amy whips up milk baths, scrubs feet with sugar, applies hot stones, and treats noses to energizing citrus scents. After trimming, massaging, and soaking, she creates patterned and solid nail art alike with polishes by CND, OPI, and Essie. She also applies acrylics with materials that are free of nail bed-damaging MMA.
At Hanna Nails, a series of manicures, pedicures, waxing, and massage treatments await customers seeking relaxation and beautification. Licensed specialists soak hands and feet before shaping and buffing nails, and then apply eye-catching polish or acrylic nails. Deluxe spa pedicures soothe calf muscles with sea-salt massages, as back and shoulder massages remove upper-body stress. Also available are eyelash extensions and waxing services, which can remove unwanted hair from areas such as the arms, legs, stomach, or brow.
Beyond the SOAK Nail and Body Lounge door lays an elegant world of pristine white pillows, billowy white curtains, and hanging lamps cocooned in globes of intricate white flowers. Sunlight pours in through tall windows, spotlighting specialists as they position themselves at white countertops and ready their tools for professional manicures, massages, and facials. When administering pedicures, the skilled technicians bathe feet in porcelain sinks with fresh running water and the tears of joy of handsome mermen. Meanwhile, clients can recline on cushions, sipping on tea as they rifle through the pages of fashion magazines. They even stock a selection of jewelry and host events such as bachelorette parties, girls’ nights out, and corporate events.
At Hanna Day Spa, a series of facials, massages, reflexology, waxing, and head shampoo massage treatments await customers seeking relaxation and beautification. Licensed specialists soak hands and feet before shaping and buffing nails, and then apply eye-catching polish or acrylic nails. Deluxe spa pedicures soothe calf muscles with sea-salt massages, as back and shoulder massages remove upper-body stress. Also available are eyelash extensions and waxing services, which can remove unwanted hair from areas such as the arms, legs, stomach, or brow.
Nothing makes you feel like a new person quite like traveling abroad. Hasnae Dhrif, the owner of Argan Salon & Spa, certainly knows this: the 16-year industry veteran has lived in both Morocco and France and works to bring a touch of European style to her own business. Here, her staff reaches for high quality products by brands such as Rene Furterer Paris and Moroccanoil as they transform exteriors with the latest salon trends from around the world, including multidimensional color and color correction, threading, shine-boosting keratin treatments and organic facials. A mural of a cascading waterfall is just another touch that helps to mentally transport clients to an exotic new locale, so much so, that many may swear they can hear the ocean when they hold the blow-dryer to their ear.