Oasis Hot Tub Gardens instantly transports visitors on mini vacations to other parts of the globe. Each private area?some indoor and some outdoor?takes on a theme of an exotic oasis, from the Isle Royale to a beautiful garden in Japan to the wild hot tubs that grow in the world's secluded forests. Those all become the backdrops for hours of relaxation within hot waters, which stay at a comfortable 102 degrees during the Fall and Winter and 96?100 degrees in Spring and Summer. Should customers need anything, say a change in tub temperature, all they need to do is make a request over the room's intercom?never having to leave their tiny slice of paradise. The private suites house other comforts too, namely stereos, dressing areas, and showers.
Ayurvedic therapies with gemstones and healing oil join forces with traditional spa treatments inside Spa Oasis's earth-toned sanctuary. Processed without heating or hydrogenation, Éminence products handmade in Budapest, Hungary, infuse skin with nutrients from organic herbs, fruits, and vegetables during skin treatments such as facials and body wraps. Meanwhile, cushioned wicker chairs play I Spy with vases full of blossom-heavy branches in the warmly lit reception area.
The Cherokee Indians are known for embracing nature to promote health and find inner balance. Nirvelli Day Spa?named after a Native-American word that translates to "water child"?embodies this natural path to holistic health with skin and body treatments that use products born of the earth. The spa?s aestheticians restore skin to fresh states with facials and advanced infusion peels, and deft massage therapists assuage the stress of operating a fax machine with a variety of kneading techniques and aromatic oils. Rounding out the team, a chiropractor optimizes physical and spiritual balance by aligning vertebrae with spinal adjustments and doling out herbal medicines.
Though Marie started out small at a salon in her hometown of Fayetteville, her knack for snipping locks and business savvy soon drove her to salon proprietorship. More than a quarter century later, Marie still helms her own salon, now in Cary, and her passion for clipping and coloring tresses hasn’t waned. At Style By Marie, she works with the natural tendencies of her client’s hair to design classic, modern, or postmodern ’dos catering to the client’s lifestyle. Whatever the look, she keeps a smile on her face until she’s summoned a smile to her client’s face. In addition to snipping and highlighting locks, Marie waxes brows into elegant arches and liberates upper lips from unwanted facial hair or stuck-on milk mustaches.
The professional stylists at Twisted Scizzors refurbish tresses with Redken hair-color products and brightly flashing shears. As a shampoo and aromatherapy towel treatment refresh clients’ scalps and invigorate their senses, the stylist gossips with chatty ponytail holders to determine the patron’s desired style. Then, glinting shears sidle up to freshly laundered tresses and raze split ends in a flurry of lock-layering fervor. For the final step, foils loaded with high-quality Redken color retouch dull strands, employing out-of-work coloring books to ensure vibrant partial highlights stay within the lines.
Led by a registered nurse, the expert aestheticians at Divine Aesthetics revive world-weary visages with skin-brightening microdermabrasions and paraben-free Image Skincare products. The tender tech kicks off 45-minute treatments by thoroughly exfoliating facescapes with an invigorating scrub, then gliding a crystal-tipped wand across human emoticons to make dead skin cells disappear, smooth pore texture, and pull a rabbit out of the client’s mouth. To finish, a custom mask hugs countenances with a smoothing embrace before the epidermal savior gently massages the face—forehead to chin—with a light facial. After the treatment, smooth seekers can expect to admire a reduced appearance of fine lines and an evened-out skin tone, with best results appearing after a series of sessions or diligent wearing of a welder’s mask.