Ocean Spa & Massage may be hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean, but that doesn't stop the staff from trying to recreate the experience of lounging on an exotic beach. They largely succeed, thanks to a treatment menu that features relaxing massages, body waxing, and mani-pedis to go along with a full list of indulgent skin treatments. One of those treatments—the detoxifying mud cocoon—draws out impurities and induces metamorphosis with an application of warm mud followed by a thermal wrap.
At Empress Nails II, vitality and variety go hand in hand. All told, the salon's technicians specialize in no less than nine forms of pedicures, which incorporate everything from hot stone therapy to sugar and honey scrubs or glycolic acid. Manicures, too, offer plenty of options, such as acrylic nail applications or coats of no-chip polish to keep nails from being eroded by running faucets. Empress Nails also provides full-body and foot massages and facials that can soften blemishes and bring out youthful hues.
Despite a long list of beautifying hair services and soothing massages, the most important sense at C'zar Salon-Spa is not sight or touch, but smell. Stemming from natural Aveda products, aromas drift throughout the space, tinting the air with rosemary, peppermint, and lavender scents that evoke pastoral scenes pulled straight out of the organic farms on which many of their ingredients grew. The Stress-Fix line of lotions—whose fragrances help to reduce anxiety—cloaks hands and feet in sage during specialty mani-pedis, and customized blends of essential oils augment Elemental Nature massages and facials.
Plants play a role in even the most detailed procedures at C'zar Salon-Spa. Flowers contribute extracts to the salon's cosmetics, and Nufree hair-removal formulas provide a botanical alternative to wax that's more gentle than tweezing with a venus flytrap. Although they don't incorporate leafy greens, wellness treatments such as acupuncture and cupping strive to round out makeovers by goading the body’s healing processes. For special events, the staff can accommodate groups inside the calming venue or transport their perfumed practices to a specified location.
Tucked inside J. Alison Salon and Day Spa, Kiss Spa's massaging chairs and whirlpool footbaths set the stage for classic and creative nail treatments performed by the salon's newest nail techs. In addition to traditional nail services, staffers can pamper skin and make feet fervently wish for taste buds with the Ice Cream pedicure's marshmallow foot mask and strawberry-kiwi-body-butter treatments.
At Paul Joseph Salon & Spa, an Aveda Lifestyle salon, 11 Aveda-trained professional stylists and two Aveda-trained spa providers revamp hair, skin, and nails with natural and eco-friendly products. To keep their skills up to snuff, they are dedicated to regular training sessions from Aveda. After hair-color consultations, stylists mix batches of Aveda's 99% naturally derived color formulas to suit clients' needs with permanent color, foil highlighting, and demi-permanent color. The spa providers rejuvenate faces with eight facials designed to reduce the signs of aging, heal blemishes, or even out skin tone, and nail technicians pamper hands and feet in relaxing nail suites with natural mani-pedis. Wielding Aveda's plant-based wax infused with essential oils, the staff deftly removes unwanted hair from the face and body, helping clients to look more like salamanders.
Licensed nail technician Kimberly Blakes adds style and glamour to fingers and toes with her relaxing and artful mani-pedis. In addition to taking the classic monochrome approach, she also treats nails to creative french tips and freehand designs, which clients can marvel at in her portfolio gallery. During her services, she takes extra care to pamper, moisturize, and exfoliate the hands and feet, which sets a healthy stage for her clients' newly painted nails. To keep her skills as sharp as a spear that does math, Kimberly engages in ongoing education.