L'Europe Nails and Spa's trained and certified techs perform services in an aesthetic sanctuary swirling with old world beauty, charm, and nature sounds pouring from the speakers. The technicians work amid marble accents by the light of a crystal chandelier. Their dedication to their clients landed them a place on Talk of the Town's 2011 roster of winning businesses, thanks to cozy pedicure thrones with built-in shiatsu massage and a pipeless system that reduces bacterial growth. While clients recline, meditative music plays and staffers communicate with their guests in both English and Spanish. In addition to skin-nurturing mud and herbal facials, L'Europe Nails and Spa also tightens and refurbishes epidermises with Thermage and Fraxel laser treatments performed by Dr. Iris Ayala.
Pure Wellness Co.’s Kristin Evans, a licensed massage therapist and former triathlon lifeguard, plunged into massage therapy to help overworked bodies heal more quickly. Her menu of corporeal upgrades runs the gamut from intensive sports and deep-tissue massage that alleviates persistent pain to Swedish massage and stretching sessions designed to relax reeling minds. The staff at Pure Wellness Co. also focus on cosmetic treatments, such as a parafango mud wrap, which helps shrink waistlines and smooth cellulite. Add-ons such as hot stones, aromatherapy, and operatically trained crickets level up relaxation. Patrons high-kick out of the office with more limber joints, less fatigue, sharper concentration, and a host of other benefits.
During more than 15 years in the beauty industry, Tracy Belknap experienced firsthand the positive effects beauty treatments can have on a woman's self-esteem. She helps bolster her clients' confidence with simple beauty solutions and has even seen women cry with joy after a single treatment, a reaction that only strengthened her resolve to found Lash Envy & Day Spa. Though she offers facials and other spa treatments, Tracy has a particular affinity for luxurious eyelash extensions, which she has been applying for the last seven years. The licensed eyelash specialist and her four other lash artists all rely on a steady hand and medical-grade glue to affix the single-strand lashes to 70% or 100% of natural lashes or to the full forehead.
Affinity Life Spa’s talented professionals perform an array of cosmetic and corrective services, including facials, LipoSonix, laser hair-removal treatments, IPL laser treatments, and permanent-makeup procedures. For patrons seeking stress relief, massages in the form of Swedish and deep-tissue modalities shepherd muscles into serene states; holistic treatments such as acupuncture and hypnosis target unhealthy habits and foster overall well-being. Staffers send guests home with a positive-thought card that helps keep dispositions brighter than a Harvard-educated flashlight.
Mesos Cosmetic & Laser Center’s medically trained team staves off the advances of aging using FDA-approved Botox injections, with results that last up to four months. Skilled doctors consult with patients about facial creases such as crow’s feet and worry and laugh lines, and chronicle wrinkles with digital photos and topographical maps carved in cold butter to track improvement after the procedure. The formula floods muscle tissue, drowning out nerve impulses that cause faces to look like dry riverbeds. Each injection area may take up to 15 minutes and cause slight discomfort and bruising that vanishes quickly following the treatment, which requires no downtime.
Hand & Stone's licensed staff of aestheticians and muscle therapists relaxes ligaments and purifies pores with a variety of massages (a $79.95 value/session) and signature facials (a $79.95 value/session). Monthly kneading sessions may increase alertness, relieve anxiety, and improve one's attitude toward segway cops who don't use turn signals. The season of stress-busting marks three custom massages on your corporeal calendar, offering a choice of Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, and other styles to suit variously beleaguered bods.