Rooted in the ancient salt chambers of Eastern European, Salt Sanctuary helps heal the body through exposure to a sterile and unique microclimate. Guests spend a soothing spell in either the rustic salt cave or the modernly appointed salt room, breathing in a safe and non-allergenic atmosphere that helps ease the symptoms of allergies, respiratory illnesses, and skin conditions. Salt Sanctuary’s cave boasts heated floors, reclining chairs, and a soothing in-room sounds system while the salt room includes a coffered ceiling and decorative, Himalayan-salt finished walls.
By using products packed with organic ingredients, the staff at Vie de Bella Salon makes its menu of head-to-toe beauty treatments as healthy as a habit of running marathons. On the salon floor, stylists tame frizzy tresses with nontoxic hair-straightening treatments from Paul Brown Hawaii and add final touches to new cuts with Alterna styling products. They add vibrancy to hair by rendering highlights and single-process color with the Keune color line and add removable feather and multicolored hair extensions—ideal for special events or trying to get noticed in a crowd of peacock salesmen. Away from the salon floor, technicians bronze skin with organic airbrush tans, customizing the color to match each client and contouring bodies with blue-based organic solutions that last for 7–10 days. Manicures and spa pedicures with OPI polish round out the menu of treatments like the round edges manicurists file onto everything they own.
Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.
With a comprehensive approach to physical health and well-being, Ja Spa & Fitness provides patrons with gym equipment, exercise classes, and a slew of spa services. Muscle builders can bulk, tone, and sculpt in the main weight room with an extensive assortment of free weights, machines, bikes, and hefty textbooks. Learn dark fitness secrets while picking the minds of experienced exercise sages who impart kinesthetic wisdom during 30-minute personal training sessions (a $20 value each). The VIP membership (an $80 value, including enrollment fee) includes sauna and locker room access. Eradicate lethargy in one of Ja Spa's myriad of fitness classes, such as cardio combo, Zumba, kickboxing, spinning, or yoga, an ancient form of exercise that has outlasted sheep benching and cardio poker.
The friendly staff at Garbo's Salon Spa & Tanning Center works to darken human hides using state-of-the-art UV beds and professional spray-tanning equipment. Clients can walk or sock-slide across hardwood floors to one of three private chambers named for Caribbean locales, where they’ll slip into a bed or booth to bronze under UV light for up to 12 sun-kissed minutes. Alternatively, a professional airbrush tan swiftly tints bodies with beach-ready hues without recourse to coconut-colored Crayolas. In addition, the knowledgeable staff installed at Garbo’s curvaceous brushed-metal reception desk can help answer clients’ bronzing questions or divulge the most ray-stealing tanning pose.
In business since 1967 and in possession of an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, the licensed health-care professionals at A&E and SNY Surgery Center tend to clients with laser and aesthetic services. Skilled and always-friendly technicians combat wrinkles with Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections, using proprietary blends of wrinkle-diffusers to target spots above and between the eyebrows, blocking the movement of muscles that dig furrows, crow’s-feet, and bang canyons. The staffers also wield lasers to fade or eliminate the appearance of age- and sun spots, unwanted tattoos, fuzzy patches, and spider veins. Their nonsurgical and surgical hair enhancements allow patrons to reclaim former coifs, and body-reshaping services can improve the appearance of silhouettes.