Within the Andreas Hotel, guests lounge in provided robes and slippers at The Spa at Andreas while aestheticians coddle their complexions with a variety of services. Microdermabrasion gently ushers dead skin cells from visages to reveal a healthier, younger-looking façade. Skin experts focus the treatment's power on fine lines and wrinkles to gently stimulate collagen production and help erase skin fissures to leave mugs untouched by time or the stress of living with an adolescent cuckoo clock. Microdermabrasion can also reduce the appearance of minor scars, enlarged pores, or help neutralize uneven pigmentation. After the treatment, technicians employ a noninvasive wand that emits waves at a frequency intended to tighten and lift skin, followed by a hydrating mask to nourish glowing complexions and grant entry to jack-o'-lantern speakeasies.
At Mirela’s Spa du Jour, aestheticians begin each deluxe facial treatment by engaging clients in a consultation to determine which version of the service will best shush their pore protests. Nimble hands then whip up one of six specially designed concoctions: an extreme-hydration treatment bans dryness, a vitamin C treatment brightens complexions, and a caviar treatment spares clients from dunking their faces in the wrong hors d’oeuvres at parties. An optional microdermabrasion mechanically exfoliates the skin, gently abrading mugs with a handheld mechanism that loosens weathered cells before drawing them from the surface with soft suction. Afterward, clients may notice a reduction in such signs of age as sun spots, fine lines, and birthday-candle burns.
Guests are greeted with a palette of soothing yellows upon entering Salon de la Pham. The salon’s stylists and technicians take a break from their preparations to flash a warm smile and lead their new clients through a room lined with ornate mirrors. Among the technicians is Amy Hong, who demonstrates the breadth of her 10 years of experience in each of her manicures and pedicures. Amid palm fronds and other potted foliage watched over by the statue of a woman, Amy grooms cuticles and gently pries sock puppets away from hands before brushing on coats of chip-resistant Shellac polish.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Gel polish and pedicures
Brands Used: OPI, Tammy Taylor, Creative Nail Design
Pro Tip: Arrive a few minutes early and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Stylist Simone Warren's clients are surrounded by beauty at Element Salon, from the artwork adorning the bright walls to the stylists' adept coloring and cutting skills. Warren's own edgy haircutting techniques reflect the salon's modern atmosphere of bright red, yellow, and green walls, lofted ceilings, and a flat-screen TV.