Broad rays of sunlight stream through floor-to-ceiling windows in Latika Spa, casting light on manicurists and softly illuminating pedicurists stationed in front of three reclining pedicure chairs, each outfitted with pillowy leather cushions. Above the pedicure chairs, potted plants dangle leafily from exposed pipes, as toes enjoy polish and paraffin treatments. Down the hallway, aestheticians administer Ayurvedic facial treatments and a skilled massage therapist heals ailing muscles and minds with eight different styles of massage, including Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology.
Praba Salon, whose name is drawn from the Sanskrit word for illumination, brims with experts who bustle among private rooms decorated with oriental rugs that keep stress from clattering as it falls away. Patrons stop before arched mirrors to admire the effects of a variety of aesthetic services, and technicians pamper bodies with sugaring, facials, and temporary henna tattoos. Products wrought from sandalwood, cucumber, and rose water lavish skin with natural goodness and gentle fragrances.
Hands and feet aren't the only body parts that the team at Marcy Nail & Spa care for. The team also gives their clients facials, massages, and waxing services for complete, put-together looks. But mani-pedis are the crown jewel of the Marcy menu. A gander at the technicians' nail art portfolio uncovers imaginative masterpieces that include meticulously freehanded images, clear glittered tips, and even 3-D, jewel-accented bows. Nail experts also create unexpected nail shapes, color combos, and even textures on nail beds—such as the rainbow grit of OPI's Liquid Sand—giving the wearer not only a sleek look, but hours of self-entertainment.
Mon Plaisir Spa's menu of facials runs long and deep. Take, for example, the European Facial with Seaweed Mask, or the Signature Facial designed to benefit the client's personal skin needs. And then there are treatments like the Oxygen Blast, a steady mist of pressurized air that helps plump the skin. But Mon Plaisir's aestheticians address areas below the chin too. The cryotherapy body wrap, for one, uses a cooling formula to firm sagging skin. And the warm Dead Sea treatment harness the minerals of Dead Sea mud to exfoliate skin and leave bodies with a healthy, radiant glow that requires zero sets of string lights.
Unless you're an identical twin or really good with papier-m?ch?, your face is unlike that of anyone else. That's why Touch Nails Girl always tailors its facials to the unique tone, texture, and T-zone of each individual. But that's just a strand in the salon's ample coif. Clients also can solicit an aesthetician for a full-body scrub or durable acrylic nails, or retreat to a private room for hot-stone bodywork compliments of the salon's skilled massage therapist.
A glittering chandelier hangs above three cushioned massage chairs. Periwinkle uplighting behind the chandelier gives it a modern yet soothing glow. At Studio Diva Nail Salon, plush pedicure chairs cosset customers as they recline, plunging their feet into the footbaths that bubble without help from a really long straw. And fingernails get pampered at a comfortable manicure station.