The "L" in L Skincare stands for luxury, which aesthetician Lindsay Jackson takes to heart as she pampers clients with results-driven skincare treatments. Customized facials often include collagen boosts, pumpkin antioxidants, or Vitamin C to help specific skin woes, from hyperpigmentation to acne to the growth of fish gills. Along with facials, Lindsay also helps clients get rid of unwanted facial or body hair with waxing services, and heightens natural beauty with brow or lash tinting.
As its name would suggest, Carefree is a laid-back town, with a sense of humor to boot. Look out for quirky street signs (Ho Hum Road and Nonchalant Avenue) and keep in mind the town’s motto (“home of the cowboys and caviar”). Phoenix lies about 30 miles to the south, and the Continental Mountains rise just to the north and create a nice backdrop opposite the Black Mountain range. There are a handful of hiking trails in the area, but for those who prefer the comforts of saddle, you can rent a bike from the hotel or sign up of for a guided horseback ride through the desert. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Getting a massage is about more than just relaxation at Healthy Habits Massage. The therapists here believe in massage's ability to ease pain and make life more comfortable for those suffering from a wide range of ailments. To that end, they offer therapeutic massage in a comfortable setting and make it their goal to accommodate patients and diminish their symptoms. Whether it's back and neck pain, insomnia, tension, or joint pain that brought clients in, the therapists will customize a treatment to bring their clients relief, incorporating techniques such as deep-tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and even neuromuscular massage. In addition to loosening muscles, the treatments can help patients overcome problems such as insomnia or limited range of motion, and can relieve mental stress so minds can focus on more important things, like family.
The coaches at 20Nineteen Crossfit lead exercisers through dynamic routines designed to build a broad base of general fitness. With each day's lineup of gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, or rowing movements?the workout changes every day?students make strides toward a fitter, healthier version of themselves. Ultimately, the goal of a long-term commitment to the program is fitness that carries over into other areas of life, such as child-rearing duties or generator-pedaling duties when the electricity goes out. In addition to classes, 20Nineteen Crossfit also features a kids room for little ones to play in while parents get their workout in.
Stylist Christie Rawson spent years planning to open Studio C Hair Salon a Beauty Lounge. She picked out premium products, filled the space with modern furniture and airy colors, and gathered an experienced staff of stylists, manicurists, and aestheticians.
Today, her stylists cut, color, and style hair with L'Or?al Professionnel products as clients lounge in modern, white styling chairs in front of oversize oval mirrors. Staffers shampoo scalps in a row of sinks lined with plush armchairs?though Christie also prides herself on her dry-cutting, or freehand, skills. Aestheticians cleanse faces with Rhonda Allison cosmeceutical products and use glo mineral makeup to create rosy cheeks for weddings or smoky eyes for a coal miner's retirement party. White pendant lights illuminate the pristine nail bar, where patrons perch on stools as manicurists apply nail lacquers by OPI and butter London or treat guests to a Get Fresh aromatherapy pedicure. All of the studio's utensils are also sterilized in a medical grade Autoclave and wrapped in self-enclosed packaging while pedicure bowls never recirculate and lined for one-time use.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.