From the facials, to the massages, to the eyelash and waxing services, treatments at Glamor Beauty Group are as decadent and relaxing as they are effective. Classical and Tuscan touches make the chandelier-lit atmosphere feel as luxurious as the treatments themselves, while an experienced staff of aestheticians helps clients feel at home. Skincare seekers have an especially wide range of treatments to choose from. Whether opting for a mini facial, an oxygen facial to stock up before a trip to outer space, an ultrasonic bout of exfoliation, or a radio frequency face-lift, technicians help clients pick the service that is right for the individual, and carry out each treatment with deft expertise.
The therapists at Urban Retreats Massage & Day Spas have a treatment to combat every conceivable source of stress. Their gentle Swedish massages focus on muscles near the surface, stimulating circulation and flushing away toxins. Deep-tissue pressures, on the other hand, target the hidden knots that cause chronic aches and pains if left unattended. Visitors to Urban Retreats often leave looking as refreshed as they feel, thanks to a range of skin-brightening facial treatments that thoroughly cleanse and moisturize complexions. The Spa also offers acupuncture, body wraps, body masques, body scrubs, and reflexology treatments.
Since the historical Ponce de Leon never did find the Fountain of Youth, holistic massage therapist Roxana Ponce de Leon built her own. Using more than a decade of experience, the Peruvian therapist uses therapeutic healing techniques to keep her clients feeling young of mind, body, and spirit. Her services include noninvasive cellulite-reduction treatments, seaweed body wraps, and massages in modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and acupressure.
Plush, black chairs line the walls at Greatest Nails & Spa, cushioning clients as licensed manicurists and aestheticians pamper them from head to toe. An expansive menu of nail services cossets cuticles and keratin on hands and feet, augmenting mani-pedis with more than a dozen add-ons such as paraffin dips and 3-D designs. Enriching skin treatments and facials enlist Oro Gold, a nontoxic line of skincare products infused with 24-karat gold, to stimulate blood circulation and help coordinate complexions with ornate palace ceilings. The salon also facilitates group pampering with gatherings targeted toward bachelorette and bridal parties, as well as kid-centric soirees for girls aged 12 and younger.
In a new crimson-trimmed interior, Sense of Joy Spa’s licensed technicians balance inner tranquility and outer beauty with doting spa services that employ Guinot skincare products. The revitalizing European facial begins with gentle cleansers that trail across lips, noses, eyes, the décolleté, and second noses, succeeded by exfoliation and extractions as needed. Staffers knead away tension holed up in shoulders, necks, and upper arms before brewing a mask customized to specific epidermal types and afflictions. Sultry pouts and stressed-out peepers steep in a beautifying elixir while employees shift their focus to hands and feet.
Computers drove Flora Low to her career in the beauty industry. Armed with a degree in graphic design, Flora spent the first 25 years of her career with a printing company, but became increasingly dismayed by the amount of time she had to devote to mastering new computer technologies. She decided she wanted out and turned to a career in the beauty industry, partly because she wanted a career that revolved around personal interactions and partly because she didn?t want to work with any more computers. Now, at her own spa and salon, the aesthetician relies on her keen sense of design to help clients achieve flattering, natural looks using permanent makeup, noninvasive cellulite treatments, and rejuvenating facials.
The spa?s facial treatments can use specialized combinations of masks or exfoliating peels, imbuing cheekbones with a glow more youthful than that of a baby chandelier. For a more dramatic effect, the aestheticians can also apply permanent makeup to eye lines, lips, or brows. A permanent-makeup session with Flora requires a two-hour consultation to determine the perfect brow arch or lip line.
Though the spa always emphasizes that personal touch, the staff nonetheless employs an arsenal of aesthetic technology, as it recognizes that sometimes you need a little advanced machinery to achieve your beauty goals. Thus, technicians wield cellulite-reducing Starvac SP equipment to help tone the body and the CryoProbe cryotherapy machine to minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation and blemishes.