It’s all in the name at Create A New Body Spa, where a friendly staff helps both men and women acquire the physique of their dreams with the two-part Madame Et Monsieur program. Technicians hook clients up to the Electro-Slim machine for one hour, initiating a flow of electricity that contracts muscles, breaks down body fat, and teaches hands to finally clap on beat. Coupled with a healthful-eating plan, the machine can help everyone from athletes to the elderly shed weight, reduce blood pressure, and alleviate muscle pain. The salon accelerates weight loss with the infrared Fit Bodywrap that lasts up to seven days.
Beauty specialists prettify patrons with hair and nail services within the sage-green walls of Take One Hair Studio. To smooth unruly tresses, savvy stylists slather hair in up to 4 ounces of Keratin Complex solution, whose powerful proteins wrestle unmanageable strands into submission in around 2.5 hours. The treatment leaves locks as smooth and silky as a Swiss-chocolate bust of Frank Sinatra for three to five months, and clients also take home travel-size bottles of keratin shampoo and conditioner to help maintain their new look. Alternatively, nail techs can cover finger shields in a coat of glittering gel polish that can last up to 21 days without chipping, fading, or eloping with a comely set of acrylics. Then, they’ll brush basic polish onto toenails, completing both treatments in about 90 minutes.
The state-of-the-art, hospital-grade infrared saunas at Detox Haven help the clients who recline in their private confines to liquify fat and cellulite while eliminating toxins and heavy metals. The saunas send far-infrared energy washing over bodies to increase their core temperatures in an effort to purge the body of impurities without resorting to the stifling humidity of steam or lava rooms. Each session may burn 600-900 calories. Clients can work or read as soothing heat eases muscle aches and chromotherapy lights flash across bodies for extra pain relief. Each sauna also contains an iPod dock or CD player to keep ears occupied. After multiple sessions, clients may notice slimmer waistlines, greater senses of well-being, and the ability to melt snow before it reaches the ground.
Mount Auburn Club strives to be a one-stop shop for fitness, wellness, and recreation. Members can sweat as they cheer on their favorite infomercials in the cardio theater, plunge into the salt-filtrated lap pool, or practice their tennis strokes out on 11 indoor and outdoor courts, which were featured on the Tennis Channel. Professional fitness instructors pump upbeat music for more than 90 group fitness classes each week, from Les Mills classes such as BodyPump to group cycling and Zumba. The mind/body classes include five styles of yoga, tai chi, and ballet barre. Joint-friendly aquatics classes take place in the four-lane, 75-foot-long lap pool overlooking the gardens and deck. Swimmers can recover in the whirlpool after practicing their synchronized doggy paddling.
The club's personal trainers help members map out fitness plans centered on achieving their personal goals. After they've worked out on equipment such as TRX Suspension Training bands or BOSU balls, exercisers can head to the café for one of the healthful creations or submit themselves to the spa team’s capable hands for massages, facials, and other pampering treatments.
Inside Textures Hair Salon, striking swaths of crimson interrupt soft, baby-blue walls that stretch toward a black-and-white-checkered floor. Amid these casual environs, stylists Karlie Stephenson and Kristen Edsell lead a talented team as they gussy up clients with a full roster of services. They brandish products from brands such as Sexy Hair and Redken as they sculpt and colorize sleek, modern hairdos. Textures Hair Salon further bolsters clients' physiques with waxing, manicures, and massages, and it is an avid supporter of its community, sponsoring the local roller-derby team and several area charities.
Natural motifs breathe life into the interior of Nu Essence Spa. Paintings of tree branches, wicker furniture, and rain fountain create a soothing ambiance that’s only further enhanced by the deep-purple and brown tones that saturate the walls. From within these calming confines, owner Layton Alsup helms an all-female crew of licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians. Always ready to add depth to any already-relaxing service, the team also pampers guests with complimentary aromatherapy, heated booties and pillows, and an onsite quiet room designed for peaceful meditation or the silent plotting of a library robbery.