To Constantina Hahn, hospitality is as important as the luxurious treatments and pristine facilities that won her studio a day spa Gold award from the Beaver County Times. Inside the homey spa, clients are greeted with complimentary coffee or tea and then led past rows of antique framed mirrors that reflect hairstylists and customers chatting like old friends. To make heads feel well-cared for, organic hair-coloring products??certified cruelty-free and vegan by PETA-customize hues, and Brazilian blowouts form a smoothing sheath around strands fried by chemical treatments or jealous short order cooks. Dermalogica skincare products also cater to individual needs and concerns as they are blended into tailored, age-defying treatments, and nail, waxing, massage, and tanning services ensure no limb, hair, tendon, or talon is left untended.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Jolly Family Dentistry maintains mouths with precision and care, ensuring bright smiles, straight teeth, and breath redolent of mint and joy. During the consultation, the dentist will delicately explore oral recesses, noting problem areas for future improvement and placing tiny gold stars on parts of the mouth that are doing well. A series of photos is taken of the mouth for the office's records, streamlining future visits and providing material to blackmail stubbornly crooked teeth into coming clean. X-rays check for unseen tooth or gum decay and note the trajectory of errant wisdom teeth, guaranteeing time to remove the offending molar in the case of imminent impact. If mouths look as though they need more than a scrub down, the Groupon includes $1000 off Invisalign, getting teeth in line and giving them the confidence they need to finally strike up a conversation with that cute piece of gum that’s always hanging around the bicuspids. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment costs $4,995; this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
At Riverside Health & Wellness, Hydei Herrera maps out paths to good health through skincare, yoga, and body work services. A licensed therapist for the last decade as well as a mother of three, Herrera is all too familiar with life's balancing act, and uses that experience to help her patients achieve both physical and mental wellness. She's especially skilled in aesthetic skincare, a craft that manifests itself in an assortment of skin-related treatments that includes facials, waxes, chemical peels, and full-body scrubs. Moreover, Riverside Health & Wellness's staffers go beyond traditional spa services by using laser technology, which they use to remove tattoos, oust unwanted hair, and zap aliens from Venus.
Art of Beauty Med Spa owner Casey Solakian is a licensed aesthetician and makeup artist, and as such, she performs both makeup applications and skincare treatments at her spa. Her facial services range from topical care, such as cucumber facials and microdermabrasion, to more intensive treatments such as chemical peels and Dysport injections. Her makeup applications can be commissioned for a variety of occasions, including proms, weddings, television appearances, or that portrait you're getting taken so your dog remembers what you look like while you're at work.
With a steady hand and an artist's touch, Jordan Alexandra adheres synthetic filaments to her clients' natural lashes, adding dramatic length and flutter to lids. Her toolbox is stocked with lashes in a variety of lengths, allowing her to create a graceful arc from the inner corner of the eye out to the outer corner—or play very tiny games of Tetris. For those who want a temporary look for a special night out, she also offers strip lashes that go on and come off quickly and easily.