Soothing music and hints of aromatherapy float through the air at Beyond Beauty Day Spa, where a duo of aestheticians and a licensed massage therapist rejuvenate both mind and body. A deep turquoise color saturates the walls, creating a calm environment similar to that of an ocean-side patio or getting trapped inside a Tiffany box.
Aestheticians Amy and Olga, who have 16 and 40 years of experience, respectively, perform nine custom facials, reviving skin with everything from rosemary and basil to gentle hyaluronic-acid serums. They can also remove unwanted hair with waxing or sugaring techniques, as well as dress up nails during spa manicures and pedicures. Meanwhile, Veronica, the massage therapist, distributes her skills across backs and shoulders by means of Swedish, deep-tissue, and neuromuscular sessions that can last between 15 and 90 minutes.
Julie Ton approaches skin care like a scientist. She knows that the health of skin is subject to both internal and external factors alike, and so she works with clients to identify and address the factors in their own lives. Going beyond the scope of a typical aesthetician, Julie pairs every facial with plenty of conversation, as she both consults with, and educates, the client in her care. Once she identifies the lifestyle and genetic factors influencing a guests' skin health, including sleeping habits, daily water consumption, and propensity for wearing Groucho glasses, she's able to tailor her services and recommendations. She also offers guidance on how to maintain that post-facial glow. In addition to facials, microdermabrasions, peels, and other pore-pleasing treatments, Julie waxes away unwanted hair and applies makeup.
Jodi Holtz, the owner of The Waxing Studio, has over 20 years of experience, and she imparts her wisdom by personally training all of the staff at the locally-owned salon. This crew has performed more than 200,000 depilatory treatments since the studio's founding in 2006, using a custom-made organic wax that leaves neither sticky residue nor glitter deposits behind. They wax nearly any area of men's and women's anatomy during sessions that last only about 15?30 minutes.
Blue Elephant stocks high-end women's fashions and products from popular designers and brands such as 7 For All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, J Brand, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Roxy, True Religion, bareMinerals, OPI, Catstudio, Kiehl's, and Bumble and bumble. Instead of wafting through a sea of grimy thrift-store blazers with rumpled tissues lodged in the pockets, you'll get a wardrobe that smells fresher than a 16-year-old's bow-adorned first car parked on a driveway made of air fresheners. Blue Elephant's colossal selection of basic tees, denim, dresses, and jackets makes it easy for naked time travelers to deck themselves out in style from head to toe to the miniature heads at the end of each toe.
Unless they're wizards, people don't restore their youthful looks by casting spells on their skin. Instead, they head to Aesthetica Med Spa, where Dr. David L. Sneed, Sharon M. Sneed, PhD, and their team of skin-care professionals work their own form of magic with services that defy aging. Photofacials, Juvederm injections, and laser skin resurfacing remove years from appearances without erasing those years' memories. Specialists also augment bodily fa?ades with everything from laser tattoo removal to lash tinting and lip augmentation.