Like most secret agents, the owner of Neo Nails Salon & Spa goes by two names: Thuy Tran and Diane. She treats her clients' cuticles and nails with delicate care as she performs luxurious spa manicures and pedicures with traditional and long-lasting shellac polishes. The aestheticians on staff also perform body waxing treatments that leave skin smoother than a peeled grape wearing silk pajamas. Throughout their interactions with guests, whether during massages or aromatherapy treatments, the staffers keep up a friendly demeanor.
The personnel at Style Brows threading studio often found themselves disappointed with hair-removal methods such as waxing and tweezing, which can be ineffective and painful. They decided to focus their efforts on a lesser-known but more effective technique: threading. Using 100% cotton threads, they remove entire rows of hair, creating a more precise shape for eyebrows, sideburns, and milk mustaches, which are notoriously hard to trim. Working out of a minimalist kiosk inside University Mall, Style Brows’ threading specialists make it easy for shoppers to enhance their expressions on the go and often receive praise for both their threading skills and their amicable personalities.
Laser Lean’s technicians specialize in two noninvasive contouring technologies: Zerona and Venus Freeze by VenusConcept. Designed to melt up to 9 inches off the midsection, Zerona treatments emulsify fat tissue with a cold laser that minimizes pain. Alternatively, the Venus Freeze machine combines multipolar radio frequency with magnetism to tighten and contour skin. This treatment specifically targets the face to leave cheeks and jawlines smoother than a baby dipped in chocolate.
Since 1988, clients have visited Flawless Day Spa for custom skincare treatments that utilize a Hungarian product line made with organic fruits, herbs, and spices. Inside recently renovated treatment rooms, highly trained aestheticians rejuvenate faces with services ranging from facials to chemical peels to lash- and brow-tinting. Guests also relax atop cloth-garbed treatment tables during massages, which can run up to 120 minutes and incorporate techniques from modalities including aromatherapy, Thai yoga stretching, and acupressure.
Just as a doctor's office isn't typically furnished with a stylish chaise lounge and a matching plush sofa, spas don't typically have experienced MDs at their helm. Medical Day Spa of Chapel Hill, however, has both of these things. It's combined the best of both worlds so that its clients can have all the luxuries and attention that come with a spa, but also the therapeutic power of medical-grade treatments.
It's no surprise then that the staff is an eclectic group. The team consists of two physicians, three registered nurses, certified massage therapists, and licensed nail technicians who, together, offer a rich menu of services ranging from laser skin resurfacing to Shellac manicures. The spa also boasts a convenient location just off Franklin Street and the 15-501 bypass, making it easily accessible by car, on foot, or on a bicycle being pulled by a trained pack of squirrels.
Abundant By Nature Wellness Center is a spacious, wood-floored facility designed to relax and heal its clients. The studio hosts practitioners that offer visitors yoga, Pilates, and tai chi classes, along with massage-therapy services and hypnosis for healing. Clients can wander the lush gardens outside before heading in for a mat Pilates class, or lie back and close their eyes during a spine-soothing Swedish massage.