Previously known as Sweetest Nirvana Day Spa, Spa Alexis retained the same soothing vibe and friendly, skilled spa specialists but successfully teleported their dexterous digits to a new roost downtown. Bequeath your strands to one of these sure-handed hair stylists and let him or her wet and wring your mop, cleanse and caress your scalp with silky product, and mold tresses into a charming keratin tiara that best fits your royal dome.
The Massage Studio combines relaxing kneading sessions with a romantic atmosphere to create a cozy spa getaway that leaves guests unwound and stress free. Bring a mate, friend, or life-sized drawing of Elvis for respite from busy workdays with the 70-minute couples massage. Each individual will have his or her own personal, licensed therapist slugging stress with a muscle makeover while bodies relax side by side within a private room. Nimble fingers will lull muscular tension into a false sense of security with traditional Swedish-massage strokes before striking with soothing deep-tissue techniques to release hapless stress. The addition of hot-stone therapy warms up world-weary meatsuits, allowing for better absorption of oils and lotions and warmer muscles for clearing icebergs out of the paths of transatlantic cruise ships.
Everything Beauty Spa & Salon's team of aestheticians, hair stylists, nail techs, and massage therapists pampers minds and bodies in a Victorian-inspired spa. While aestheticians cosset façades with Bioelements, Eminence, and Keyano products during the one-hour 24 Karat facial, stylists embellish hair with highlights, all-over color, and feather extensions. Those looking to elongate their ocular awnings can opt for a Flirty lash-extension application, during which a certified technician applies semipermanent, waterproof extensions to existing strands. Nail techs coddle digits with mani-pedis and detoxifying foot soaks, and skilled therapists mollify sinews with hot-stone and Swedish massages. Waiting patrons can cuddle up on a carved wooden loveseat warmed by the fireplace or linger by the waterfall in the reception area and relax to the sound of running water and delighted shouts of bodysurfing goldfish.
Studio 806 is a full-service salon and spa devoted to the relaxation and beautification of the Buffalo area. Staffed with skilled massage therapists, sore backs need only pass through the entrance to find a source of relief in the form of a Swedish massage. Lymphologists and lumberjacks concur that a Swedish massage is an invaluable ally in the ongoing quest for total health. Swedish massages employ several styles of expansive and ebbing strokes to relieve tension, mellow the muscles, and restore free-flowing fluency to the toxin-dispersal chutes of the lymphatic system. During effleurage, the hands smoothly circle the skin like epidermal ice skates as a primer for renewed venous and lymphatic circulation. The petrissage and tapotement strokes knead and knock on pressure points in the human hide, and friction strokes untie the knots in the shoelaces of your muscle fibers. The vibration stroke goes all "cell-phone setting during a ballet" on the back and the limbs to get blood and muscles moving. The lesser-known high-five move at the end of the Swedish massage generates camaraderie and coolness.
Visitors to The Spa at Park Lane step under a columned archway to enter a room awash in the soft glow that emanates from a row of chandeliers. Housed in private treatment rooms, the spa’s licensed massage therapists and aestheticians alleviate stress and soften skin with Eminence Skincare products made exclusively in Hungary.
Anthony Paul Salon’s friendly beautifiers groom follicles and phalanges using deft hands and discerning eyes. An easier way to update appearances than drawing a soul patch with magic marker, haircuts ($26/men, $35/women) shear unruly strands, leaving manes organized and voluminous. Stylistas paint locks with color, transforming hair with golden highlights or rich all-over hues ($45–$90). Never ones to let hair have all the fun, a legion of nail artists buff and polish nails with manicures ($20) and pedicures ($35). Upgrade to a Shellac manicure ($35) to pamper digits with luxe high-shine polish that can stay chip-free for up to 14 days or eternity, if you know a genie.