Beaches Tanning Center's arsenal of newly updated tanning beds and spray-tan booths unveils gateways to sun-kissed skin. Six kinds of Ergoline beds bronze complexions to natural-looking umber hues as ventilation keeps bodies cool and music keeps ears distracted from the sun's desperate pleas for attention. Clients can go UV-free in warm Mystic Tan chambers, where an oscillating nozzle evenly coats skin with a customized cocktail of bronzing color.
With a decade of experience, owner and master aesthetician Holly Adams leads an expert staff of Aveda specialists who treat clients to purifying facials and body treatments at Azalea Aveda Day Spa and Salon. After an initial skin analysis, specialists begin the Aveda Elemental Nature facial by cleansing skin of excess oils and coating faces in a nourishing treatment mask. The pampering continues with a gentle massage before a Green Science plant peel strips away blemishes with a 30 percent glycolic-acid solution that helps to prevent redness, irritation, and spontaneous combustion. Alternatively, aestheticians swaddle frames with a dry wrap imbued with essences of rosemary and peppermint to awaken senses. While clients lounge in mummified bliss, nimble hands massage scalps and worn-out feet.
A graduate of massage and chiropractic school, Dr. Jared Mangum now tends to spines and posterior muscles with services that draw on his medical knowledge and nimble fingers. Guided by cutting-edge research conducted by his peers and at his own evidence-based practice, Dr. Magnum tailors massages to focus on individual aches and pains. His signature cocktail of deep-tissue, Swedish, and trigger-point modalities keeps stressors guessing as he surrounds them on all sides with plentiful soft-tissue work.
Though Dr. Mangum certainly counts relaxation among his many goals, one would be mistaken to think of A Balanced Life Chiropractic as simply a spa. The center earns the final word of its name from a suite of medically oriented therapies that address chronic spinal conditions. Chiropractic adjustments and flexion-distraction treatments, among others, aim to neutralize ailments caused by accrued tension or winters spent on iceberg-riddled waterbeds. While the doctor arrives at a diagnosis, staffers ask that you help yourself to the office’s WiFi and a complimentary beverage.
At the Body’s Edge, weight-loss technicians coordinate their efforts to foster fitter, slimmer frames. The staff combines noninvasive i-Lipo laser technology, which uses noninvasive energy to drain fat cells of their triglycerides and party balloons with tried and true exercise and supplements. Once fat cells have been thoroughly diminished with the i-Lipo laser, clients engage muscles on the treadmill or bike, or hit the deck for rigorous floor routines. Throughout the weight-loss process, the team keeps in contact with clients to offer support and encouragement while holding them accountable for their diet with weight-loss logs, body monitors, and calorie counters. Body's Edge performs myriad services including Ultra cellulite treatments, far infrared sauna detox, body vibration, body composition analysis, airbrush spray tans, facials, chemical peels, eyelash extensions, lash and brow tinting, and more.
At the recently opened Autumn Ridge Day Spa, expert staff members perform skincare services and massages and apply body wraps and cosmetics. Using Murad and Image products, aestheticians exfoliate faces with microdermabrasion and better the body with back facials and essential-oil wraps. Waxing technicians remove unwanted hair from a range of areas—including the soul—manicurists tend to fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and beauticians apply permanent cosmetics or eyelash extensions . Licensed massage therapists untie knotted backs with 14 massage modalities including Swedish, sports, Russian, deep tissue, and trigger-point therapy.
A team of four sunny stylists pampers heads at Shear Elegance Salon. Recently opened, the simple, cozy space is made elegant by wood floors, a huge black-and-white flower print, and big, round styling mirrors like portholes looking onto transformed styles for women, men, and kids. In addition to cuts and waxing, staff add color with Inoa dyes, formulated without ammonia to be odor-free and leave scalps feeling as good as the soft, shiny strands covering them look, while still preserving that clean-scalp smell clients love.