At La Rose Spa, getting a beautiful complexion doesn’t require exposure to harsh chemicals. The aestheticians pull from a roster of Eminence organic skincare products during every facial and body treatment, enlisting the skin-smoothing powers of salves such as Hungarian herbal mud and a pomegranate-infused sugar scrub. The Riverpoint Plaza spa also showcases their holistic beauty and wellness philosophy with customized massages, which range from the muscle-relaxing strokes of a hot-stone session to the customized stress-annihilation of a prenatal treatment. Before beginning any service, including Solar acrylic manicures and UV-free spray tanning, La Rose Spa encourages clients to enjoy a cup of complimentary tea as they unwind amid the boutique spa’s tranquil atmosphere.
The follicular fashionistas at Shags Salon shear and style hair in a cozy, family-friendly environment. Lackluster locks indulge in coats of all-over color composed by a designer color specialist ($65), while mousy mops only in need of a slight spruce hone in on hue-enhancing highlights ($65+). Patrons sporting unruly strands can minimize manes with a haircut atop the plush black seats of the earth-toned trimming mecca ($35 for women, $21 for men). Frizzy-fringed customers can stretch the value of their Groupon for Coppola Keratin complex smoothing therapy, a coif-corralling treatment that infuses kinked roots and polishes irksome head pelts to a silky shine ($200+). An appointment is required.
While clients listen to music and sip complimentary wine, the techs at Jasmine Nail Salon primp both men and women with services such as mani-pedis, gel nails, facials, and waxing. To ensure safety, they sterilize all of their instruments with a hospital-grade autoclave. They also use basin soaks and lavations to eliminate bacteria, and meticulously scour their stations after each client's treatment. When they aren't performing regular services, techs also host pedicure parties for special occasions. In addition to their namesake tootsie treatment, the parties also include optional karaoke, which helps guests unwind and speed up the drying process by doing the motions to “Y.M.C.A.” with their feet.
The tranquil atmosphere of Sarah Lee Thomas’ eponymous spa begins in the waiting area, where practically silent black-and-red wicker furniture cozies up to a burbling fish tank whose denizens execute rounds of synchronized relaxing. Dim lights soothe clients as they enter private treatment rooms to undergo tension suspension in the form of massages and facial treatments. For massage, Sarah Lee corrals oils, polished basalt lava stones, and bodily scrubs, all of which aid and abet her myriad body-manipulation techniques. Spa sessions can also include one of her signature facials, which revamp complexions in need of hydration, anti-acne ointments, or written permission to bob for apples in the fountain of youth.