Hair By Cristina Full Day Spa promotes the well-being of body and mind with relaxing organic spa manicures and pedicures and calming reiki sessions. During the spa manicure, the nail nurturer uses organic products to care for cuticles and exfoliate hands and feet. A warm, detoxifying paraffin treatment hydrates appendages, and a therapeutic massage of upper and lower limbs relaxes muscles that are tired from gripping steering wheels and bombarding neighboring office cubicles with hacky sacks. Lower legs hide out beneath a soothing mask before a coat of polish sends fingers and toes back into the world with a shiny layer of color.
Sundays Blue Box Tanning Resort's fleet of European-imported tanning equipment polishes pallid epidermal canvases into glowing, copper sculptures. Sun Angel photoelectric sensors analyze guests' skin tones to calculate the optimal temperature and time needed to bronze bodily temples without overbaking them. A bouquet of herbal body washes and creamy lotions from Jordan Rae, Signature, and Ed Hardy enhance clients' natural-looking copper hues. In addition to tanning services, Sundays? team helps guests lose inches and ease pain with PhysEdge Fit infrared body wraps, which work in tandem with the Fit Booster mineral spray to burn up to 1400 calories. Early morning and evening hours at all of Sundays' 18 locations ensure guests will never again be mistaken for a scared polar bear.
Vintage lamps cast a soft glow on the window-paneled doors and eclectic artwork hanging throughout Kim Solip's Salon & Day Spa, giving the all-purpose beauty retreat a comfortable, homey vibe. A warm greeting from the friendly hairstylists, waxing pros, and nail technicians makes clients feel even more welcome before the staff sets to work transforming their appearances. Stylists change the hues and textures of hair or add layered depth with extensions. When they aren’t meticulously trimming and shaping nails, technicians soothe skin with exfoliating masks, dips in warm paraffin wax, and papier-mâché mittens of Chicken Soup for the Soul essays.
"Unique Total Design" is not a misnomer. The intimate salon sets the stage for total metamorphoses that range from bold to subtle via hair and makeup services. Clients can shorten locks into sharp pixie cuts or transform tresses into elaborate braids and relaxer-assisted waves. Makeup artists accent features to create natural looks, but they can also pepper eyelids in animal-print shadow in preparation for a night out or sneaking into the zoo.
Most popular service: Facial, anti-aging treatments, chemical peel
Brands Used: PCA, Rhonda Allison, Skin Accents
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Pro Tip: Arrive 10 minutes early to fill out a consent form.
Helping people let go of pain and stress is what drives Christian Maldonado?s massage practice. As clients relax atop a heated table, he pulls from modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger-point therapy to lull them into a relaxed, worry-free state. Christian also teaches clients how to perform these techniques on others during couples-massage classes.