Inside Euro Nail Spa, touches of antiquity—Doric columns, a tiered fountain, and hanging European scenes—blend with the modern mainstays of television and WiFi. The pedicure chairs are sleek and contemporary, yet guests submerge their feet in a separate bowl of water and flowers in a way that evokes an ancient royal pampering. Steam and hot towels coax pores into relaxation during skincare services, many of which pair a traditional cleansing facial with an aromatic mask—such as strawberry, mint, or green tea—and a shoulder massage. Additional massages sap tension from the feet and scalp with focused kneads. At the hairstyling stations, modernity reemerges in the form of abstract art and simple black furniture. The staff trims, colors, and texturizes strands as clients sip on one of the spa's complimentary beverages: coffee, tea, or soda.
The stylists at Natural Look Salon & Spa go beyond making clients look good—they help clients create a style all their own. And if their work isn't good enough, the stylists will redo it for free or refund clients' money. Before each service, stylists consult extensively with their clients to learn about their individual beauty desires and daily style habits. Stylists then craft custom, fashion-forward cuts by calling on their considerable training and on skills picked up at ongoing education programs in the salon and around the country. To help maintain the new 'do, guests can sign up to get periodic reminders about when to schedule follow-up appointments and avoid an awkward length in between pixie and Rapunzel. The strand-focused salon also acknowledges that image isn't all about hair—much like Mr. Clean's online dating profile, the salon's in-house aestheticians, waxing experts, and a sports-and-medical-massage specialist focus on the rest of the body.
Landmark Spas' staff employs relaxing treatments to help pamper patrons inside and out. During deep-tissue massages, a certified therapist applies pressure to bone-hugging muscle tissues, working to relieve pain caused by strenuous physical activity, injury, or turning into a bronze statue after thinking too hard. The more common Swedish massage utilizes long, flowing strokes as well as kneading and tapping techniques to gently soothe stress and boost circulation. Alternatively, during a 30-minute cold-laser therapy session, skilled staff can target specific areas with a low-level laser to help promote tissue repair, boost blood supply, and encourage showboating disco-dance moves. The noninvasive treatment is said to treat a wide variety of pain syndromes such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and tendonitis.
At Te & Ashi Spa, great nails are a family affair. The family owned and operated spa welcomes clients in for relaxing, meticulous manicures and pedicures. Technicians shape nails, care for cuticles, and smooth skin. They finish by applying colorful coats of regular or chip-resistant shellac polish, which can last for up to two weeks, depending on how many scratch-and-sniff stickers patrons own.
Marlinda Wilson Day Spa's licensed aestheticians soothe customers amid soft lighting and earth-toned furnishings with a host of refreshing services. Sink into the 50-minute signature facial to imbue mugs with a refreshed glow ($85), or pose for the 30-minute PhotoActif treatment that sends wavelengths of healing light to sunspots and blemishes ($50), diminishing their appearance and leaving them as smooth as an ice-skating dolphin. The serenity scalp treatment kneads noggins for a refreshing 25 minutes ($60), and the signature massage tweaks tension away from muscle-suits with a choice of Swedish, deep tissue, or Thai massage ($90 for 50 minutes). Patrons can also gussy up countenances with a makeup application ($30) or a lesson ($40), employing the latest hues and techniques. Meanwhile, waxing services abound for a bevy of areas, such as the abdomen ($20), upper lip ($15), and lower legs ($35), letting patrons compete against bronze memorial statues for the most aesthetically pleasing limbs in the land.
Lotus Day Spa refurbishes grubby extremities with a tidy selection of detailed nail services. During the Classic manicure ($15 value), Lotus's nail nurses clean up cuticles and give finger armor a new layer of polish. The 20-minute treatment also hydrates and massages thirsty glove racks.