Owner and experienced massage therapist Michael Church organizes his business around the belief that the difference between giving a good massage and a great massage is “asking the right questions and customizing [the massage] to the customer’s needs.” His therapists begin each new-client relationship with a review of the client’s grievances, lifestyle habits, and professional wrestling history, and then they check in with their patients throughout each treatment to better understand where to focus pressure.
Each massage style is priced the same, freeing people to mix and match modalities such as deep tissue, Swedish, and trigger point within single sessions. The therapists also add hot stones to massages, and the team plans to grow its repertoire of treatments that utilize healing laser and light therapies.
Upon arrival at the cozy studio, which resembles a living room with antique furniture and a painting that represents the four elements, patrons can snack on a complimentary chocolate or mints from the front desk. Soothing instrumental music is piped throughout the space, although patrons can control the volume from their individual rooms.
The founders of Hoy P’Loy Nail Emporium so love ice cream, they infuse scoops into many of their dessert-inspired nail services. Mounds of milk-and-honey ice cream aid staffers as they massage limbs during the Lattelicious ice-cream treatment, whereas the chocolate-strawberry-cream sundae coats legs in a fudgy mask, similar to the ones donned by white-milk cows masquerading as chocolate-milk cows. The salon arranges its services by size, with Cups and Cones mani-pedis representing a smaller indulgence in comparison to lengthier sundae treatments. All services, whether dairy-infused or more traditional, wield products fortified with essential oils, vitamins, and anti-aging acids tapped from young battery trees. In line with the nail salon’s whimsy treatments, bright, cheery colors sprinkle Hoy P’Loy’s otherwise modern, whitewashed interior.
The aroma of jasmine, lavender, and tea rose essential oils fills the air at Nadege Nails & Salon as technicians buff nails and push back cuticles with their gleaming tools. In addition to crowning digits with acrylic and gel nails, technicians smooth rough skin with banana oil and coconut scrubs during deluxe manicures and pedicures. Orange and white fabric draped between pedicure chairs, bright vases of gerbera daisies, and butterfly wall accents complement the colorful polishes and bright scents wafting through the salon. Facial- and body-waxing services are also packed with aroma enhancements, such as milk chocolate, brazilian nut, and espresso, which leave skin soft and encourage nibbles from wild Keebler elves.
Dr. Armando Pineda-Velez, the medical spa's captain, uses his 30-plus years of experience to help men and women combat Father Time with an assortment of anti-aging and weight-loss services. Dr. Pineda-Velez has trotted across the globe, learning and practicing numerous types of medicine including nuclear, internal, cosmetic, oncological, and naturopathic. Dr. Pineda-Velez's certified medical staff can speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese, which helps them better explain the benefits of Changing Time Medical Spa's brand-name products and why the sky is blue.
In addition to cutting, styling, and coloring hair, a few of the stylists at Entre Nous Hair Studio can also perform threading, a specialized hair-removal technique that uses twisted cotton threads to shape unkempt eyebrows or remove unwanted hair from upper lips. The salon also offers several spa treatments including massages, waxing services, mani-pedis, and 24k Gold facials—luxurious anti-aging treatments designed to improve lymphatic drainage and the chances of being admitted into King Midas’s exclusive nightclubs.
Boca Tanning Club salons bronze clients with the help of super tanning beds and booths, as well as UV-free VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. Clients walk past the painted vines, rocks, and rainforest-themed decor before stepping into the spray-tanning booths, which gild limbs in 60 seconds, or into a super bed, which caramelizes skin in less time than a traditional bed. In private rooms, technicians wielding airbrush systems custom shade and contour muscles while de-emphasizing vestigial tails.