The staff at Spa Vargas Wellness pampers bodies and minds with luxurious spa services that deploy the spa's own line of naturally sourced products. Moving to their new location, the team at the Pheasant Run Resort outfits clients with cozy robes and slippers before inviting them to relax in an aromatherapy waiting room, which is more fragrant than a dessert buffet at Strawberry Shortcake's house. Nimble hands can exfoliate skin with a sea-salt or mud scrub, and the spacious Moroccan-style Vichy shower rejuvenates skin during hydrotherapy treatments. The calm-inducing crew passes on kneading know-how to up-and-coming massage therapists and play-doh sculptors at Spa Vargas University.
Veronica Lugo was introduced to massage after sustaining injuries in a car accident. As part of her therapy, Lugo went to a chiropractor's office to receive clinical massages and experienced first-hand the healing properties of therapeutic bodywork. Wall sconces cast a warm circle of ambient light inside her treatment room, where Lugo puts her massage license, continuing education in clinical techniques, and spring-loaded extra arms to good use. She prefers to root out chronic aches by helping her clients over an extended period of time. "Ideally it's best that they do massage regularly, at least once a month," she says. "I like it when they come in regularly so I can actually see how it helps."
Stylists at Elite Edge Hair Salon cut and color the manes of male and female clients, realizing the style goals laid out in a complimentary personal consultation. Behind their sleek leather styling chairs, stylists carefully weave So.Cap hair extensions in more than 81 different colors and three different textures, which last for up to six months. They also coat unruly strands with keratin straightening treatments, which work to keep hair as smooth as the freestyle raps of an audiobook narrator.
Experienced stylist Karen Steele steers Hair Kare 10, where she revamps looks with the help of products from brands including amika and Redken. In addition to waxing faces and administering foil highlights and texturizing treatments, she creates new cuts for men, women, and children.
Rockstar Salon and Spa offers a bevy of beauty services to help its clients reach red-carpet readiness. A Brazilian blowout treatment (starting at $350—extremely long or thick hair may incur extra charges) de-frizzes noodle nests by adding protective protein to the hair. Wavy hair will appear healthier and naturally less curly, while curly hair will see reduced frizzle. If your headhide is in tip-top shape, opt instead for the second deal—down-and-out digits can be pampered with the spa manicure ($20) and pedicure ($45). Rockstar Salon's aestheticians will treat worn-out leg-ends to a soothing foot soak and shed unwanted layers through an exfoliating scrub. Each toe-topper and finger-ender will receive professional shaping, cuticle care, and a fresh coat of polish, with excess extremity tension released through a hand and foot massage. The one-hour European facial ($90) gives pores a deep steam clean, exfoliation, and a mask customized to the skin's wants, needs, and career aspirations. Finish off your luxurious lavishing with the 30-minute Massage a Trois treatment ($45), a much-needed kneading of the neck, shoulders, and head for relief from sinus congestion, headache tension, and undercirculation. A complimentary shampoo is included in this treatment.