Guests at Relax Spa and Beauty – Skincare Studio, winner of Citysearch's Best Relaxation Massage 2008, unwind with head-to-toe treatments. Aestheticians exfoliate complexions with one of their relaxing facials, uncovering brighter skin and erasing war paint left over from games of capture the flag. A collection of massage services coaxes tension from muscles, and body treatments remove dead skin cells from the surface with handmade scrubs or a eucalyptus body wash that cleans off unwanted grime and attracts neighborhood koala bears.
Celebrating their 10th year in business, Relax Spa and Beauty has temporarily relocated while they work to remodel and expand their original location. The updated location will reopen with a new look, services, products, and more. During the transition, clients can still take advantage of some of their award-winning services at their skincare studio, located inside Salon Republic.
Under the guidance of the medical directors, the health and beauty experts at Smooth Aesthetics Medical Spa promote wellness with a variety of clinical and holistic treatments. A doctor or nurse can facilitate medical services, such as cosmetic injectables or Titan infrared-light laser skin-tightening sessions. Licensed aestheticians tone facial features with micronized-current LumiLift treatments, and massage therapists loosen muscles with deep-tissue or trigger point therapy massages. To enhance internal well-being, however, guests turn to reiki master Dawn Anderson or certified hypnotherapist Victoria Torres, for help overcoming anxiety or quitting bad habits.
The spa's interior promotes a sense of relaxation. A full-length mural depicts a tranquil, rock-lined seascape with pink flowers and verdant plants, and the other walls are bathed in calming sea-green and maroon tones.
Fire-engine-red walls and jet-black furnishings surround beauty transformations at Nail & Hair Bar, a fashion haven that upholds a high level of sanitization and keeps up-to-date on style trends. Nails varnished with mirror-silver polish reflect smiling faces and ceiling-dwelling ghosts as french-tipped finger-ends sport geometrically square nails. After clients slink into plush styling chairs, shears-wielders snip hair into angular bobs or twist tresses into ringlet-laden up-dos.
Licensed aesthetician and makeup artist Kasey Hersh curates a menu of skin-revamping treatments in her eponymous salon, Glow skincare by Kasey. Wielding an arsenal of naturally formulated beauty products, Kasey and her team create radiant complexions with a variety of fruit-filled facials, peels, and hydrodermabrasion or microdermabrasion treatments. After faces are glowing brighter than a Maglite attached to a car battery, the aesthetic team beautifies the rest of the body with services such as skin-clearing back facials or custom organic spray tans.
At Beauty by Marina, steady-handed professional makeup artist and eyebrow-shaping specialist Marina enhances clients’ natural features with artistic daytime and evening looks for weddings and other special occasions. After consulting with clients, Maria sharpens ocular over-scores and finishes foundation with striking or subtle hues and vibrant shimmers to create dramatic looks for strutting down a red carpet, aisle, or airport moving walkway.
Specializing exclusively in UV-free hues, Blush Spray Tans' technicians work one-on-one with clients to artfully administer thorough, natural-looking airbrush tans. Tucked away in private rooms, airbrushing artists contour bodies with sun-free solutions in solo sessions, multiple-tan packages, or group tanning parties to prepare clients for weddings or Technicolor journeys to Oz.