Hardwood floors, dim but warm lighting, and draped windows cosset spa-goers in a cocoon of relaxation at Avon Serenity Spa. Level your exhausted limb federation onto a cushioned massage bed and allow the skilled hands of a massage therapist to administer direct-to-muscle stress relief in the form an hour of Swedish massage. Swedish massage does not involve putting chocolate-coated snow on the shoulders but instead consists of long, flowing strokes of comfortable, knot-relieving pressure. This massage technique is lighter than deep tissue, ideal for most individuals, and has been shown to reduce pain, aid circulation, and thoroughly relax rigid thinking patterns.
The skilled hair stylists at ELEMENTS salon wield products from Bumble and bumble, Moroccanoil, and Joico to transform hair with an artistry that landed it in CityVoter’s top five hair salons. The stylists, who sort into four levels of expertise, all keep abreast of the latest trends so they can shear locks into A-line bobs or add extensions. Mani-pedis pamper appendages with milk baths and conditioning masks before topping fingernails with polish or gel art that can even mimic miniature tuxedoes.
Setting the stage for these makeovers and treatments are a sophisticated black-and-white decorating scheme and an innovative layout that snagged ELEMENTS the title of a Salon of Distinction from Salon Today. A curved, rippling white wall snakes around the cubic salon chairs, welcoming guests as they enter the salon and are greeted by a chandelier, a lily photomural, and a flat-screen television.
At Neon Beach Tanning, a full complement of UV tanning beds and spray-tanning booths graces visitors’ skin with an endlessly customizable array of natural golden hues. Lighter looks are imparted by low-level beds, which boast built-in cooling, and deep shades are handled by high-pressure beds. Other services include teeth-whitening treatments and slenderizing body wraps.