The Village Beauty Lounge's chic and relaxing space invites clients to indulge in organic therapies that enhance their looks and uplift their spirits. A climb up the back-lit staircase is the first sign that things are taking a turn for the luxurious; once inside, guests are greeted by earth-toned walls and softly-lit hanging lamps. The decor sets the mood for such uniquely pampering treatments as ice cream pedicures, citrus hot cream manicures, and curiously peanut butter-free jelly foot baths. Inside equally sleek private treatment rooms, therapists administer hot stone and aromatherapy massages. Skincare specialists, meanwhile, render complexions radiant with hydrating and vitamin C anti-aging facials. As visitors relax, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs cancel out the big city stimuli teeming on the other side of the spa's doors.
Yin's Beauty Spa's stylists and technicians administer a range of beautifying and pampering services, from facials and microdermabrasion to massages and skincare treatments. Collagen masks encourage the growth of younger, healthier-looking skin, whereas laser facials battle acne, rosacea, and boring lectures. When services conclude, clients can maintain their newly acquired glow with the spa's selection of retail beauty products, including skincare creams from Dermalogica and Biotone.
Framed artwork lines light green walls inside Unique Day Spa, creating a tranquil atmosphere complete with live, self-aware plants and a living room–like waiting area. Guests relax inside private treatment rooms, where specialists rejuvenate bodies with services such as relaxing massages, moisturizing seaweed facials, and skin-softening callus treatments.
Ania, owner of Freckle, leads a team of experts who beautify their clients’ skin and nails in the spa, whose hanging chandeliers, hardwood floors, and antique-looking wallpaper give the space a funky vibe. Products by Clarisonic, S.W. Basics, and Dermalogica are put to use in an array of skincare treatments ranging from classic facials to organic glycolic peels for the back. Across the spa, nail techs primp hands and feet before painting talons with traditional polishes by Essie, Zoya, and RGB, as well as gel lacquers by Shellac and Gelish. For both men and women, the staff relieve skin of excess hair with waxing treatments, including those specifically geared toward sensitive skin.
Obina Escort understands firsthand how important it is for skin to look great—she spent years as trade-show model and a professional hostess for entertainment-industry events. Over time, she developed a strong interest in skincare and eventually became a beauty-product advisor for retailers, including Sephora and Nordstrom. She later earned her aesthetics certification from an Aveda Institute and now performs facials at Posh Nails BK. Here, after showing clients where their faces are, she uses products harvested from plant extracts and essential oils in facials designed for varying skin types. Because of her devotion to skincare, she also designs at-home regimens for clients who want to maintain their refreshed look.
A native of Poland, Magnolia Beauty Spa's owner, Ewa Rakwal, brings a touch of Europe to her spa. To restore smooth, youthful complexions, Rakwal and her staff employ the Éminence skincare line: imported Hungarian products that blend natural and organic ingredients. The staff also uses organic wax to remove unwanted hair and mud wraps to draw out toxins. But a trip to Magnolia Beauty Spa isn't all exfoliations and chemical peels. The staff also soothes aches with hot-stone massages and applies makeup to cover clients’ exposed wiring.