The loyal staffers at Finishing Touch Spa & Salon—many of whom have been at the salon-spa since its inception 30 years ago—beautify bodies in a soothing, tropical-theme atmosphere. On the salon floor, a consultation kicks off hair appointments before nationally certified Redken stylists shampoo strands, lop off locks, and then style them with a blow dryer or a ride in a convertible. In the spa's private treatment rooms, Finishing Touch’s Caribbean flair helps guests to leave the concrete world outside and escape to an oasis of soothing hues and tropical-island wall hangings as they prep for anti-aging facial treatments, mud wraps, body waxing, or massage-therapy services. Before treatments, guests are encouraged to sip complimentary beverages while guessing which of the spa’s ubiquitous plants have recently been shampooed.
At The Beauty Spot, clients bask in a sprawling array of spa and salon services. Tinsel and feathers embellish tresses, smile gems ornament teeth, permanent makeup adds everlasting style, and extensions make lash lines lush. While administering microdermabrasion and facial-peel treatments, a technician relegates dullness to textbooks about 18th-century quill models, and rids follicles of undesired fuzz with waxing services. She also demonstrates her passion for creating a ubiquitously pleasant customer experience by taking her time with each guest, distinguishing The Beauty Spot’s staff from shopping-mall Santas.
A wintry chill creeps across skin inside CryoTherapy Boulder's cryosauna, but the result isn't frostbite. Instead, cryotherapy uses its near-freezing temperatures to fight inflammation, boost metabolism, and kick-start collagen production. Praised by health guru Dr. Oz for its physical and cosmetic benefits, the treatment floods pores with cold nitrogen gas, forcing the brain to kick bodily reactions into overdrive after sifting through long-forgotten chemistry notes for the proper response. The nippy chamber encloses bodies but leaves heads poking out during three-minute sessions, which may relieve postworkout muscle pain or unearth supple skin by dismantling toxins lurking below the surface.
The soothing orange walls of Guru Waxing and Nail Spa surround guests as they sip on authentic indian chai tea, lounge in leather armchairs, and bask in the entertaining warmth of a flat-screen television. Meanwhile, owner Kalpana Gurung tends to visitors’ needs while drawing on her 16 years of beauty-industry experience and ability to tell the difference between body hair and stuck-on cotton candy. Kalpana and her staff polish hands and feet, apply purifying masks to faces, wax unwanted fuzz, and tint lashes and brows.
Licensed aestheticians Lynda Young and Monique Mannino split their time between administering spa treatments at Rock Creek Medi Spa and educating students at its adjoining Esthetics Institute. The aestheticians helm a staff of technicians and valedictorian lasers who restore balance and radiance to skin. In addition to addressing epidermal concerns, staff members use non-invasive treatments to contour curves, reduce fine lines, and zap away unwanted hair. They also offer full-body fitness with vibration platform machines that help build muscle as you burn calories.