Led by hairstylist and fashion designer Takayah Norris, the staff at Royalty Hair Palace Salon & Boutique aims to live up to their name, treating all of their clients like queens. They achieve this by approaching beauty from multiple angles: they sculpt stunning hairstyles, professionally apply make-up, summon fresh layers of skin with facials, and stock the racks of their boutique with custom-made clothes and accessories. Therapists also perform deep-tissue, Swedish, sports, shiatsu, and reflexology massages to soothe away any lingering stress spawned from choosing a hair color that best compliments your favorite pair of Groucho glasses.
Still Waters Day & Medical Spa, supervised by Dr. Jack Kotlarz, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializes in bolstering beauty with lasers and other forms of advanced technology while still pampering those looking for a traditional spa experience. VelaShape anticellulite treatments shed dimples without invasive surgery or witchcraft, Isolaz PPX laser from Solta helps minimize pores and reduce inflammatory skin, and the Apogee Elite laser system frees clients from unwanted body fuzz with laser hair removal. Cosmetic injections and facial fillers pair with traditional aroma-infused spa soaks, facials, and massages. Every spa service includes a plush robe and slippers and begins with a warm footbath infused with fragrant herbs and essential oils.
Cheveux Hair Salon's nail-detailing doyen, Melissa Goepfrich, pampers and revitalizes fingers and toes with a six-part spa mani-pedi. The process begins with an aromatherapy soak, which soothes nails' nightmares of being nibbled and supplants fears with dreams of looking lacquered. Then a cuticle conditioning and exfoliating scrub evicts impurities and buffs finger and toe façades to a dazzling sparkle. Hot towels envelope extremities in a terry-cloth embrace, releasing them just in time for a deep massage to ease away the daily stresses of work and high-pressure thumb wars. Finally, Goepfrich will awaken brush from bottle and grant nails three wishes in the form of an OPI base, color, and topcoat.
As a massage therapist with nearly 40 years of experience, Ginny Adams has the nimble touch and the familiarity with the body necessary to soothe and soften skin with full-body scrubs. During the 45-minute treatment, Ginny frosts limbs with a naturally derived blend of salt and sugar that exfoliates skin and repels attacks from wolves on the Atkins diet. The addition of grape-seed oil nourishes skin, introducing vitamins and rich moisture to recover each client's natural glow. Although not included in this Groupon, patrons can opt to upgrade to the Body Bliss treatment ($70 extra), which includes a one-hour massage executed by Ginny's nimble hands and a miniature marching band's rhythmic feet.
No two massage sessions are quite the same at Allegria Wellness Center. Owner Shawna Guheen customizes each treatment for her client's goals, whether its pain relief or relaxation. She employs a personalized blend of techniques including neuromuscular therapy and holistic bodywork, such as Thai yoga. During these sessions, Ms. Guheen draws on a background that includes time at Florida’s Therapeutic Massage School and more than 200 hours of continuing education, or the length of one episode of Masterpiece Theatre.
At Ma? Therapy Massage Spa Clinic, licensed massage therapists unleash their arsenal of massage modalities on tense necks and sore backs. During Hawaiian-style lomi lomi massages, they use intuition and Sherlock Holmes' magnifiying glass to detect clients' individual stress points, and then customizes their strokes to address those issues. Swedish massages lull muscles into relaxation with gliding strokes and percussive movements, and therapeutic massages target chronic injuries or recurring aches.