Dramatic or demure, every makeover at Blue Velvet Beauty Lounge & Spa is dispatched with expert artistry and precise, virtuosic technique. Technicians slick nail beds with gel color, stylists snip and style, and massage therapists gently shoo away the baby elephants that attach themselves to backs. Blue Velvet's collection of skincare products and gear equips estheticians to issue a host of effective treatments: ultrasonic, microcurrent, and LED technology resurfaces complexions and helps soften discoloration, and potions from Dermalogica and Eminence grace pores with top-notch ingredients.
Sandoony USA takes the concept of the American melting pot seriously; it’s blended the bathhouse traditions of Eastern Europe into a devoted relaxation center that pairs three types of saunas with just as many pools. After a stint sweating out toxins in one of two dry Russian saunas, guests jump into the cold plunge pool to refresh their bodies and shock their pores closed without showing them the phone bill from NASA’s calls to Neptune. The hot, thick air of the Finnish sauna and Turkish steam room warm up chilled bones before the lap pool gets muscles moving again. A final soak amid the massaging jets of the jacuzzi erases any lingering stress. After drying off amid the pool deck’s tables and hanging TVs, an opulent dining room or poolside café awaits with plates such as feta-cheese-and-tomato salads or beef tongue with horseradish.
The Village Beauty Lounge's chic and relaxing space invites clients to indulge in organic therapies that enhance their looks and uplift their spirits. A climb up the back-lit staircase is the first sign that things are taking a turn for the luxurious; once inside, guests are greeted by earth-toned walls and softly-lit hanging lamps. The decor sets the mood for such uniquely pampering treatments as ice cream pedicures, citrus hot cream manicures, and curiously peanut butter-free jelly foot baths. Inside equally sleek private treatment rooms, therapists administer hot stone and aromatherapy massages. Skincare specialists, meanwhile, render complexions radiant with hydrating and vitamin C anti-aging facials. As visitors relax, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs cancel out the big city stimuli teeming on the other side of the spa's doors.
Rows of shady trees shelter guests as they pass Nu Yu Day Spa?s brick fa?ade, a sturdy shell that conceals nearly 1,000 square feet of soft, pamper-ready space. When guests open the green front door, soothing music wafts by as a friendly hostess greets them with a cup of herbal tea. Separated by french doors, private treatment rooms welcome guests with plush pedicure couches and pillowed manicure stations. In addition to nail services, techs shoo away stressors with massages, facials, and waxing treatments. Because Nu Yu's experts laud the health benefits of human touch, their services incorporate natural oils, salts, butters, and scrubs, which are applied without the use of sponges or robot hands.
Community spirit and a love for all things creative and spiritual are what motivate Loom Yoga Center's team of mind-body practitioners. In the studio's practice room, where flickering candles fill the space with a calming glow, these instructors center wandering third eyes through hatha and Vinyasa posture sequences, guided meditation, and Pilates mat work, providing plentiful individual attention along the way. Massage and craniosacral therapy are also offered onsite. A recent addition to the studio, salsa-dancing instructor Ashley Kervabon teaches students the basic steps and style techniques of the exuberant dance every Monday, though no partner is required to participate.
Some clients go to spas to boost wellness with ancient rituals. Others go for the technology that helps them look their best. New Spa Me Inc. serves both categories of clientele with services from both the holistic healing and med-spa worlds. Treatments such as Thai herbal therapy and shiatsu draw from Eastern healing traditions thought to align energy and restore inner balance without surgically removing inner seesaws. On the other side of the spectrum, radiofrequency facials employ radio waves to deeply penetrate and tone skin. Both kinds of services are conducted within private treatment rooms whose lights may be dimmed for a relaxing, candlelit atmosphere or brightened to ensure medically exact treatments.