The licensed aestheticians at Aiyana Spa rejuvenate world-weary visages and unbundle tightly wound bodies with personalized care. At the beginning of each treatment, specialists consult with clients to customize facials to their individual needs or desire to look like Rembrandt. Technicians will then spruce up face parts, evicting oil and impurities with Dermalogica, Dermaquest, and Sense products before locking in moisture and cleanliness with a treatment mask. Alternatively, massage therapists soothe stressed backs with Swedish massages and organic oils. The alternating strokes of gentle and heavy pressure pummel knotted muscles, relieving tension while stimulating circulation and coaxing sighs of relaxation from freshly unfurled frames.
With more than 30 licensed massage therapists and four area locations, Healing Hands Massage is on call seven days a week to bring relief to gridlocked muscles. Swedish-style therapeutic massages calm tense muscles and overworked minds with light-to-firm pressure and various kneading techniques. Deep pressure massages assuage tight muscles that require extra convincing, and pregnancy massages provide relief to expecting mothers whose joints ache from the added weight of carrying around future grown-ups. Massage therapists also make house calls for customers who’d rather receive bodywork in the comfort of their homes, and haul their massage chairs to offices or conventions to appease the overworked masses.
Color is important to HairWaves' staff. It's evident in the head-turning turquoise floor, orange walls, and ochre styling chairs of their salon. It makes sense, too, since the stylists specialize in color, as well as highlights and mani-pedis that put nails through a kaleidoscopic transformation with a buffing, sculpting, and polish. Amid the retro colors of their space, they work on occasion updos as well as Japanese straightening treatments where they saturate hair with a chemical relaxing formula and then treat it with flat irons. The staff also cuts and styles men's and kids' hair and wield wax to remove hair from lips, legs, or gross peaches.
Though a staff of more than 25 people swarms around Bella Salon & Spa’s 4,000-square-foot space, the services they perform are always personal. A smile, a wink, and an individual style consultation always greet salon-goers at the outset, before a savvy stylist—armed with Bumble and bumble and L’Oreal Paris products—primps strands with Balmain extensions, ombre highlights, and Brazilian Blowouts.
Elsewhere in the wood accented two-story shop, dedicated aestheticians can be found beautifying bodies with Nufree wax and Dermalogica skincare products. Facials hinge on customizable serums that can combat a range of skin issues, including sun damage, teen acne, clogged pores, and atrophied dimples.
Bella Medspa sometimes offers a half-off special for six session packages, toward which this Groupon cannot be used. This deal is for three sessions, which currently cost up to $750 per session (depending on the area), and it still offers the best value.
The knowledgeable therapists at Viva Massage draw on one of the most ancient forms of therapy—massage—in lieu of other older therapies, such as smashing vases. Each specialist can help soothe aches using an array of modalities including Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, and sports massages, which they perform inside minimalistic rooms with gray-green walls. Viva Massage’s therapists can even bring their holistic craft to parties, events, and businesses—they offer on-location chair massage treatments.