Cleopatra's Health and Wellness Spa's multitalented director, Monica Janus—a renowned folk and ballroom dancer, certified aesthetician, and massage therapist—leads an army of beauty experts in treating clients like royalty. Staffers present pre- and post-treatment beverages such as a Polish mineral tonic or goji juice, prepping guests for pampering with a comfortable robe and slippers. A Hydrotone thermal capsule hosts various body treatments and baths including the Isis purification mud bath, which aims to alleviate arthritis or injuries from transporting oversize limestone chunks. The team caters to youngsters with a kids' menu of pintsize spa services, and aestheticians can dye eyebrows or lashes using the age-old process of henna application. Inspired by ancient traditions, the spa appropriately boasts golden-plated pillars, colorful paintings of Egyptian deities, and bas-relief hieroglyphics that warn patrons of the dangers of wearing too much eyeliner.
Vacationers can enjoy a couples massage before renting the facility's motel or cabin rooms to celebrate a special occasion. An array of fitness and dancing classes such as swing, country, and five levels of children's ballet keep out-of-town guests and local residents entertained.
Like the arachnids with which they share a name, spider veins can be a nuisance even when tiny. Traditional sclerotherapy and laser treatments, though effective on larger veins, oftentimes fail to diminish the appearance of their smaller siblings. Enter Vanishing Vein’s Veinwave treatment, developed specifically to ameliorate the tiny veins that sometimes appear around the nose or ankles.
The treatment may rely on advanced medical science, but its methodology is fairly straightforward. An ultra-fine, insulated needle touches down on the skin's surface, sending heat energy to veins without actually piercing the dermis. This energy collapses the vein walls so the body can eventually absorb them, much as it absorbs sunlight during the complex process of photosynthesis.
Amid soothing violet decor befitting the salon’s name, High Violet Salon & Spa’s artistic stylist, expert aesthetician, and therapeutic masseuse use a three-pronged approach to help clients feel beautiful inside and out. Their menu of services is carried out within a newly renovated space accented by wood floors, soft lighting, and a separate spa-treatment room. Hair is colored and conditioned with products such as Moroccanoil, whereas nails are decorated in polishes from OPI. Facials and peels help rejuvenate skin, and Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue techniques release stores of tension and stores acorns hidden under the shoulder blades.
Inside the full-service family haircare salon, beauty professionals groom nails, remove tension, and snip away split ends with hair, nail, and massage services. Stylists add color or sweep curled strands into fancy updos. Meanwhile, nail technicians not only decorate nails, but also soak feet and remove dead skin cells with a mask scrub.
Licensed massage therapist Tara Summers and nail artist Andrea Summers are the masterminds behind Amplify Spa. Among its many services, the spa holds a standup UV tanning booth, where customers can get a summery glow or recharge the solar panels that run their brains.
The professional pamperers at Amplify Tanning, Nails, & More impart long-lasting shine to fingertips and toe-tips with mani-pedis performed using polishes from CND Shellac. After shaping nails and caring for cuticles, nail techs revive worn-out appendage ends with an exfoliating scrub, which reveals fresh, soft skin and removes hastily scrawled to-do lists. Hot towels envelop hands as calluses are swiftly evicted from each softened slipper-stuffer, and manicurists move to unknot muscles from both extremities with a relaxing massage. Finally, each newly groomed digit is capped with a colorful swipe of CND Shellac polish, which is formulated to resist chips, scratches, and TV infomercials for up to 14 days.