As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
The aestheticians at Cham-Pagne Salon & Spa take stock of each client's beauty behests before launching into treatments that rely on brand-name products. Nail nurses decorate digits with OPI and Essie polishes during manicures, and stylists shampoo strands with Italian-imported Davines products before shaping them into chic new 'dos. Cham-Pagne's stylists can trim the tresses of anyone in the family, and they even host Princess Parties, during which girls can emulate Mom by enjoying miniature versions of manicures, pedicures, and makeup applications. Grownup pedicures find technicians kneading arches with rolled-up copies of Reader's Digest and one of the spa's signature scents. The salon's 30-minute crystal body-art sessions add twinkling contrast to the dark shades that UV-free airbrush tans bequeath to bodies.
Fantagio Spa doesn't feel like a spa as much as it exudes the air of a Middle Eastern palace. Potted palms and other tropical plants gently sway with each robed guest that shuffles by, as sand-colored brick and pyramid-shaped awnings remind them of an Egyptian pharaoh's quarters. In this palatial space, guests bask in soothing facials and mani-pedis, while treating their statures to tranquil massages and body wraps. Chocolate mud treatments awaken the body's senses and uncontrollable urge to nibble on its own arm with antioxidant-packed dark cocoa. Spa packages, meanwhile, combine facials, massages, and mani-pedis for up to four hours of blissful pampering.
Partnered with Aveda, Sojourn Salon & Spa soothes skin and rejuvenates bodies with pampering facials and calming massages. Spend up to 120 minutes relaxing amid soft lighting and hues of sea-foam green and copper as the Sojourn facial works to restore balance to topsy-turvy skin via personalized products and tender hands. After freshening face coverings, extinguish body bothers with a full-frame massage, in which a massage maestro conducts a 10-finger ensemble in a magnum opus over your body's reflex points. Pain will be extinguished, the mind and body harmonized, and remaining worries about the impermanence of gravity will dissolve into the ether. The treatment is made complete with a foot-reflexology session.
Inside the space at Salon 43 East, miniature spotlights hang from the ceiling like glowing tea cups, illuminating sunflower-yellow walls and silver-framed mirrors. Amid these warm accents, skilled stylists craft custom updos and bold multidimensional highlights. Nail technicians are always on-hand and on-foot to care for cuticles and prettify nails with colorful polishes. Massage sessions are also available to remove muscular knots from shoulders and porcupine quills growing out of the back.
Rustic wood floors, french doors, and calming white walls create a cozy atmosphere that complements T.A.R. Salon's roster of relaxing services. Skilled hands untie muscular knots during massage and bodywork sessions. During hair-related appointments, they'll clip fresh coifs from overgrown scalps, outdated 'dos, or over-powdered wigs. Nailcare and waxing round out the salon’s services, and patrons can opt to combine any number of treatments to usher in a full day of self-pampering.