The staff at Cadence's Body Contouring & Health Spa combines the technology of med-spa treatments with natural services such as organic manicures, custom massages, and traditional waxing. Its five anti-aging facials and four body-contouring treatments benefit from advances in the spa industry such as infrared saunas, Endermologie machines, and LED phototherapy.
Upon checking in to Suraj Spa and Salon, clients can don a plush robe and spend a few minutes in the infrared sauna. It's one way for them to literally warm up for the botanically based treatments that follow. Perhaps the most impressive of these are the spa's facials, since they make skin glow using everything from naturally derived Privai skincare and LED light to the old "lantern earrings" trick. In the salon, clients entrust their cuts and colors to stylists who trained at the esteemed Aveda Institute and who engage in annual continuing education in New York City. Even the spa's decor suggests organic beauty, since earth-toned hues blanket the walls and wood planks line the floors. White lights twinkle through the gauzy curtain that encloses the lounge, where a blossom-shaped chandelier drizzles light upon couches that surround a brick fireplace.
A perennial top-three finisher in the Best Spa category for Mountain Xpress's Best of Western North Carolina, Shoji Retreat pampers patrons in an outdoor wooded hillside retreat designed to celebrate Japanese bathing and soaking philosophy. Customers can shower to warm up if they so please, before reclining with a companion in the gently swirling waters of a private, enclosed spa tub, overlooking forested vistas that spread out beyond the secluded compartment’s knotty, wooden banister. Shoji Retreat furnishes bathers with Japanese cotton Yukata robes for covering up in public areas, as well as sandals, towels, and storage lockers; in the private tubs bathing suits are optional, but snorkel gear is mandatory.
Asheville Hair Design has a flair for the dramatic. As the official hair and makeup designer of Asheville Lyric Opera since 2006, the styling and makeup team breathes life into rich theatrical personalities—such as Shakespeare's innocent Juliet, or Bizet's passionate _Carmen_—using combs, hair products, and cosmetics. At Asheville Hair Design, styling services enhance the natural beauty of each client, evoking the specific look that they desire. Patrons can opt for glamorous updos, body waxing, skin-smoothing microdermabrasion, or choose a relaxing massage to dismiss stress.
A member of the International Chiropractic Association, Dr. Nicole D’Ippolito seeks to spread good health and wellness in as many ways as she can. In working with her clients, she attempts to find and treat the root of each of their problems, and in the community, she spreads her knowledge through educational workshops, speaking engagements, and outreach as a local and UN ambassador for Foot RX. Along with chiropractic care, the wellness center offers massage therapy, decompression treatments, and the Beautiful Image treatment, a procedure that reduces the appearance of fine lines on the face through noninvasive, microcurrent skin tightening.
In addition to taking appointments, Bella Dona Beauty & Cosmetics strives to accommodate clients’ busy schedules straightaway with a team of technicians at the ready during all open hours. Personnel whisk walk-ins directly to seats for makeup applications with Smashbox or bareMinerals products and personalized facials.