If you’re in dire need of relaxation, there’s no shortage of solutions at The Inn at The Colonnade. You could check in to one of the hotel’s luxury suites, or you could simply make a beeline for the spa. You’ll be in good hands should you choose the latter, thanks to a staff of massage therapists who soothe aching muscles and aestheticians who wax unwanted hair, polish nails, and extend eyelashes.
Though the hotel upstairs is home to plenty of identical rooms, the spa’s therapists take pride in crafting individual treatments that address each client’s specific needs. They dedicate a large part of their efforts to blending aromatherapy oils that relax and rejuvenate the senses. There are a total of six to choose from, all of which feature exotic ingredients such as grapefruit, rosewood, and shark pheromones.
AHAM Skin & Beauty Care's owner, Bevin Gayadeen, believes in a natural and holistic approach to beauty. That's why she and her staff hew to all-natural and Ayurvedic products during their treatments, whether it's an elemental facial or an AHAM manicure. The former utilizes natural skincare products and a detoxifying Kansa wand to remove toxins and stimulate the healing process that leads to radiant and glowing skin. This philosophy is apparent in all of their treatments, from mani-pedis to waxing, and they've even brought on Dr. Varun Suthra, an Ayurvedic doctor, to conduct body treatments that exfoliate the skin, detoxify the body, and energize the spirit.
The Purple Peach Nail Bar & Weave Bar?s technicians treat clients? nails as a blank canvas. They file keratin sheets into rounded or pointed tips before layering on nail polish in artistic abstract designs and ombre effects. Nails are further glammed up with tiny crystals and faux beauty marks. Clients? feet are not forgotten about during pedicures, when technicians fill foot baths with champagne or Jello powder for a hydrating soak. Beyond mani-pedis, the pros sew in, cut, and style weaves, apply lash extensions, and offer relaxing massages.
Nail tech Jessica Winder is more than capable when it comes to performing traditional manicures and pedicures with regular polishes as well as long-lasting gels. But she also likes to have fun with her work, which is why she specializes in creating trendy designs and nail art, turning hands and toes into eye-grabbing showpieces or tributes to Picasso?s underappreciated Trim Cuticles Period. Other services available include waxing and eyelash extensions.
Guests pull up a plush leather chair to the counter at The Nail Bar at Salontra, where technicians tend to hands beneath the glow of dangling purple lights. Long-lasting Zoya natural polishes coat digits in bright hues as clients take in the nail bar's vivid turquoise walls and colorful portraits. Nestled inside Salontra Select Suites, The Nail Bar is one of many independently owned salons situated at one location.
Shie'ree Saunders of Shie'ree's Natural Nail Care beautifies finger and toes with manicures and pedicures and releases soothed sighs with a variety of massage modalities. Technicians trim, buff, and shape nails to prepare them for cloaks of polish, and fingers and toes wiggle cheerily as they are painted with the color of the patron's choice. After selecting a massage technique, patrons unwind on a table as experienced hands melt away the stress from shifts as a bodyguard for twirling plates. Warm, smooth stones exorcize tension in the hot-stone massage, and the Swedish massage’s long, gentle strokes let muscles drink in relaxation deeply. Deep-tissue kneads untangle stubborn spinal knots amid the salon's gold accents and merlot-hued walls. Plush red and brown carpets pamper newly colorful toes in the glow of paper lamps, and gilt-framed mirrors let patrons admire their relaxed visages or think back to when humans lived in small gilt boxes.