Elegant chandeliers hang from the ceiling like diamond earrings, illuminating robin’s-egg blue walls and dark wood accents. Amid these cozy trappings, salon owner Danielle Stewart and her expert staff engineer fashionable updos and splash color on bland strands. Guests may also solicit the salon for a swift facial wax or a Brazilian straightening treatment to tame unwieldy curls.
The “R” behind R. Vivo Therapeutic Massage & Body Spa is massage therapist Rachel Vivo, who welcomes tired bodies to her candlelit studio to help them relax with a host of signature massages, body wraps, and body-scrub treatments. Swedish, deep-tissue, or prenatal massages soften up soft tissues and saturate muscles with oxygen-rich blood that replaces built-up toxins or blood that's rich in helium. Without getting up, clients can also enjoy hydrating treatments with ingredients such as green tea and lime leaf, or stretch their toes toward a tropical-themed pedicure; aromatherapy add-ons make any treatment more soothing by blending in the use of spirit-reviving essential oils.
At Glam Girls Kids Spa & Tea Room, girls get their fill of fun activities—from playing dress-up in princess gowns to walking the runway during fashion shows. Glam Girls showers kids with mani-pedis, facials, and hairstyling services within a festive atmosphere that’s perfect for birthday parties or special outings. Pink tablecloths and lavender walls set the scene for tea parties, and bright, comfy couches let girls lounge in style while their nails dry.
The name Facelogic offers a pretty transparent description of the spa’s intentions: treating facial skin issues in the most logical manner. The staff of skin experts relies on customizable and organically fueled facials that get their skin-healing power from vitamins, minerals, and trace elements to combat everything from acne to dry patches. The team of aestheticians can blast away skin problems ranging from acne to acne scars to clogged pores with microdermabrasion treatments, and they can whisk away unwanted hair and shape eyebrows with a bowl of warm wax or a stencil.
Dr. Luis Perez and his staff of medical-aesthetics specialists lend their vast array of facial, laser, and spa know-how to help clients achieve their ideal body image. The med spa's Botox injections and chemical peels eliminate wrinkles and unsightly lines, and their laser hair-removal and intense-pulsed-light treatments can revivify aging bodies or unlit discotheques with relative ease. The staff also deftly executes spa treatments, including European facials, microdermabrasion, and acne obliteration.
Facelogic Spa offers customized spa services administered by licensed skincare professionals in 16 locations sprinkled across 12 states. Facials for men, women, and teens are the spa's specialty, meticulously tailored to each guest's skin type using the results of a through skincare analysis, questionnaire, and brief slide show of their changing yearbook photos. The Facelogic signature facial awakens slumbering skin through 50 minutes of deep cleansing, exfoliation, steam, optional extractions, and mask therapy, while Elite facials incorporate added age reversers such as microdermabrasion, algae peel-off masks, and serums from brands such as Image skincare. Following each treatment, aestheticians offer cosmetic touch-ups before providing helpful tips for maintaining skin at home.
Skin Suite Rx’s microdermabrasion treatments are performed using a wand coated with diamonds rather than rough chemical crystals or ground-up Matchbox cars. During each 30- to 60-minute treatment, the diamond-tipped device gently sloughs off layers of dead skin, like peeling open a banana to reveal the creamy mashed potatoes inside. The face, neck, chest, arms, elbows, knees, and pancreas are just a few of the areas that people often treat to this deep exfoliation. Skin Suite Rx’s staff of licensed medical professionals customizes the treatments by simultaneously infusing skin with a serum chosen to fight your specific skin’s problems, be they large pores, uneven texture, or tendency to attract cheek-pinching aunts. At the conclusion of the first countenance cleansing, many clients report that their skin is soft and glowing; after the second treatment, skin shimmers like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it. (Up to 12 treatments may be required to achieve desired results.)