An episode of Seinfeld once poked fun at the concept of “double-dipping” a chip, adamantly comparing the unforgiveable act to “putting your whole mouth right in the dip!” Though LunchBox (A Waxing Salon) doesn’t serve party snacks, when it comes to waxing, the spa’s waxologists steadfastly adhere to the “no double-dipping” rule. After all, it is their mission to provide a comfortable, safe, and hygienic experience, and double-dipping tools into a clean vat of wax only spreads germs.
Their commitment to hygiene also includes the use of disposable table and body covers, and when it comes to keeping clients comfortable, the staff has a few more tricks up their sleeves. First, they employ speed waxing, a method that cuts time on the table nearly in half. Second, they use wax infused with azulene—an agent of chamomile—that has anti-inflammatory properties that make it possible for even those with sensitive skin to undergo facial or body waxing with minimal irritation. The staff can also add a little frill to freshly smoothed and sculpted areas with glitzy add-ons such as glitter tattoos and eyebrow tinting.
The highly trained staff of nurses and aestheticians at Skin Medical Spa?under direct Medical Supervision of Jean Spurgeon, NP?have their own specialty, ranging from medical and spa facials to laser operation. The spa offers over 19 different skin and body treatments, which range from Botox and filler injections, celebrity skin care facials and medical peels to permanent makeup, lash extensions, and spray tans. Treatments also include FDA-approved Medical Lasers, IPL, and radio frequency devices removing unwanted hair, acne, scarring, Rosacea, pigmentation issues, body contouring, cellulite reduction, circumferential reduction, and long-lasting skin tightening procedures. Their services are aimed to make customers feel great without downtime, pain, or surgery.
New Healthy Ways' relaxation gurus beckon passersby to abandon the rustle and bustle of the outside world and indulge in a menu of spa services geared toward calming frazzled gray matter and embellishing human hides. The spa's aestheticians uproot unwanted fuzz from head to talon using Cirepil Blue hard wax and quick flicks of the wrist, and revive waning complexions with facials aided by Dermalogica and Image Skincare serums. New Healthy Ways' ionic footbaths and collection of vitamins and supplements help bodies flush out harmful toxins acquired through watching too much reality television, while a certified massage therapist negates troublesome aches with calculated kneads.
Spa35's friendly, certified staff enlivens fatigued faces with chemical peels that smooth tough skin and work to reverse the signs of aging. A Visia Skinscan surveys the surface and subsurface of skin for wrinkles, UV damage, and vestigial feathers to determine the appropriate peel, and it also tracks the progress of the exfoliating treatment with before and after photos (a $50 value). A licensed aesthetician then shellacs façades with a customized chemical peel that dedicates 45 minutes to improving dull complexion, reducing fine lines and age spots, and rejuvenating skin cells ($85–$135). Since the treatment results in little to no downtime, faces can quickly return to fake mustache modeling or Marlon Brando impersonations.
Endless Summer Tanning & Wellness encourages its clients to bring their own music with them; some of the tanning salon?s beds, The Silver Bullet, have individual speaker systems that can connect to a personal mp3 player. The commitment to combining entertainment and relaxation doesn't end there: the HydroMassage system kneads away aches and tight muscles as guests watch movies or listen to tunes, and the hydration stations can increase circulation while nourishing the skin. The Silver Bullet bed also features a relaxing misting system, and tingle lotions help to deepen tans while adding a soothing sensation to invigorate weary limbs. The salon also has a licensed Esthetition, a nail technician, and a masseuse on hand.
As someone who worked in the fashion and beauty industry, surrounded by those seeking physical perfection at any cost, Susan J. C. Alveshere was well aware of the risks associated with plastic surgery. In an effort to avoid scalpels, pain, and unflattering hospital gowns, she sought out the noninvasive slimming technologies of laser lipo and ultrasound. Alveshere founded Body Rejuvenate as a welcoming place where clients could take advantage of these nonsurgical solutions to deal with stubborn bulges and drooping derri?res. The master laser-lipo technician and her med-spa team also use their tools for face-lifts, wrinkle reduction, hair removal, and tattoo removal.