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.
Under the supervision of licensed physician assistant Lisa Edwards and local surgeon Chris Edwards, the medical staff at Belle Mia helps patients reach their cosmetic and fitness goals with medical-grade aesthetic services and weight-loss solutions. Drawing on experience in skin care, the highly trained staff can smooth years off of patrons? faces with prescription injectables or reduce the appearance of spider veins with sclerotherapy and rain to wash the spider out. Facials, body scrubs, and wraps cosset skin in nutrition, and a team of nutritionists, exercise specialists, and physicians help clients lose weight.
For more than 20 years, Hair Emporium's stylists, under the guidance of owner Linda Buck, have been fashioning 'dos with professional products from Thermafuse and Sukesha. Shampoo treatments cleanse scalps with organic suds, whereas all-nutrient, low-ammonia color renovates tress hues without the need for cumbersome Wet Paint signs. Brazilian and Japanese hair-straightening systems defrizz strands and airbrush tanning imbues sun-parched pelts with a natural glow.
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.
Committed to keeping beautification in tune with nature, The Water Lily employs paraben- and sulfate-free hair products and grooms bodies with Cirepil, a low-temperature wax. A knowledgeable, licensed aesthetician whisks away uninvited hairs from their ill-chosen dwelling places, leaving skin stubble-free. Skillfully conquering a variety of bodily locales, including eyebrows ($15), upper lips ($10), and chins ($10), the shop's experts also gently administer Brazilian-style waxes ($65). Depilated physiques proudly exit The Water Lily boasting smooth, healthy skin and the confidence to flaunt newly sleek surfaces in front of friends and wookiees. The Water Lily welcomes clients into its tranquil, nontoxic beauty emporium Tuesday–Saturday.
Poseidon Spa nourishes the body and mind by indulging senses in an eclectic blend of traditional pampering treatments, Asheville-inspired delights, and excellent service. Begin a calming afternoon with the invigorating dry-body brush treatment, in which doting skin detailers lift away dead cells and promote blood circulation more vigorously than a teenage boy promotes his troupe of mimes. Then surrender carcasses to the muscle-mending might of a signature 80-minute classic-relaxation massage (a $175 value). Harnessing the power of essential oils, this deeply relaxing technique floods limbs and ligaments with an overall sense of well-being, clearing the mind for pressing challenges. Poseidon Spa complements this coddling package with a signature face massage and hot-stones treatment (each a $20 value), leaving faces more radiant and muscles more melted than a campfire on the sun.