The SPA at Richard Francis customizes its selection of facials, massages, and hair-removal treatments to suit the diverse dermal desires of each gracious guest. Many facials, such as the hydration restoration facial, hydrate and renew ($80), while the ultrasonic anti-aging facial gently exfoliates and delivers antioxidants deep into the cells ($125). Seasoned escape artists can loosen stressful knots with one of the spa's one-hour massages: the deep tissue targets chronic muscle tension, stiffness, and soreness ($75), while the hot-stone massage's essential oils and hot basalt stones melt away stresses as though they’re wicked witches at a foam party ($115). Complete any TLC triumvirate with one of many hair-removal treatment, which can be administered in the form of eyebrow shaping ($20), lip hair hewing ($10), bikini barbering ($25), and more.
Brands Used: Framesi, Redken, Biolage, Shuga and more
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Ask your stylist for product recommendations for your hair type. Our products are always discounted.
What's the number one grooming tip every person should know?
Partially dry your hair with a blow dryer, or air dry, before brushing. Brushing wet hair can damage your strands and cause split ends. Flat-paddle brushes are the best if you must brush your wet hair.
Part of being a good stylist is mastering the art of conversation. What are some pro tips for talking to strangers?
[We] bring up topics everyone can relate to. [We] ask about family, kids, work, what they do for fun or what plans they have for their days off.
At A Beautiful You, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elliot Lach leads a team of specialists in fostering youthful appearances with an arsenal of noninvasive treatments. Dr. Lach is the inventor of numerous types of lasers, including SmoothShapes, which helps to rid bodies of cellulite. The staff also wields lasers to vaporize any unwanted hair, tattoos, or sun spots marring the skin, and they also offer Vaser, as well as Laser lipo-sculpting and Botox. When not fending off wrinkles with dermal fillers or stop signs, the staff is readying clients for at-home maintenance with an inventory of skincare products from ZO Skin Health, Dermalogica, Obagi, and Vivité.
Body Restoration owner Christine St. Andre states on her website that “Properly applied healing touch is one of the most amazing gifts a person can experience." She and her team of massage therapists gift clients with that experience using a variety of massage techniques to tackle muscle tensions and body aches. To accomplish this, their fingers gently glide along backs, searching out any knots that require a deeper kneading. Hot stones, aromatherapy, and anything narrated by Morgan Freeman also soothe clients during sessions.
Salon Entré Nous pampers clients with beautifying services, delivered amid a serene environment marked by brightly lit walls, contemporary art, wood floors, and simplistically sound salon stations. Each station is outfitted with oversized mirrors that lend a glimpse into each of the subtle steps involved in the hot-stone mani-pedi. Heightened by the warmth of smooth stones, this mani-pedi includes a neat nail trimming of fingernails and toenails. Perfectly symmetrical tips will take the place of formerly unruly edges. Cuticles will be gently groomed into a more sightly disposition, and all handlebars and kick stands will be left feeling buttery and spry.
Salon Charisma pampers skin, nails, and follicles with an assortment of services offered by an expert staff, all within a comfortable environment infused with woody accents and subdued hues. Those looking for hand and foot attention can avail themselves of the mani-pedi, which includes a 30-minute natural manicure in which nails are shaped, cuticles are maintained, and arms are massaged up to the elbows before a coat of OPI paint is applied to nails in faithful reproductions of modernist monochrome paintings. Jealous toes get the same attention in the 45-minute pedicure, including a massage up to the knees.