The Lash Lounge's founder Anna Phillips—an advanced certified eyelash-extension trainer—once traveled the nation to impart the art of semipermanent eyelash application to scores of fellow lash artists. Now, at all of Lash Lounge's locations, such artists work to ensure that every guest returns to their day-to-day activities batting fuller, darker lashes. They meticulously apply each synthetic strand to a natural lash with medical-grade glue, imbuing peepers with a customized, natural look that can last up to two months with proper care. Applying lashes of varying lengths, thicknesses, and degrees of curl, they have earned the praise of publications including Allure magazine and Women's Wear Daily.
They also strive to eliminate lengthy daily makeup applications with permanent-makeup services. After a complimentary consultation, a staff of licensed aestheticians and permanent-makeup artists precisely applies permanent eyeliner, lip color, or third eyebrows. For those who prefer makeup that washes off, Anna has concocted her own line of mineral cosmetics, brushes, and primers.
Nothing is happening inside At Peace Flotation & Massage Spa's float spas—at least not as far as the eye or ear can tell. But change is still taking place. As bodies float inside a lightproof, soundproof flotation spa atop skin-temperature water made buoyant by 800 pounds of epsom salts, the mind sinks into deep relaxation. Spa staff finds that a one-hour session can impart the same restful feeling as four hours of sleep in a bath of warm milk and soothe the symptoms of chronic back pain, fatigue, high blood pressure, asthma, and jet lag.
Alongside At Peace's two private float suites—complete with showers and dressing areas—treatment rooms house independent massage therapists well-versed in a range of therapeutic styles. Swedish massage utilizes long and glissading strokes to improve circulation, and deep-tissue massage relies on penetrative kneads to release pent-up pressure. Therapists also specialize in prenatal, sports, orthopedic, aromatherapy, and chair massage.
After running her own spa in South Africa, Elize van Beljon ferried over to the States to open Spa By Di Vine’s stately stone-flanked doors in 2008. Trained throughout the globe in skincare, massage therapy, and makeup artistry, Elize boasts more than 28 years of professional experience and an extensive list of spa-centered certifications to help clients to refine skin and soothe tense bodies. Each visit begins with a personalized consultation to determine skin type, treatment options, and product preferences before delving into the tension-melting session. The spa’s selection of services consists solely of pharmaceutical-grade, clinically proven, and FDA–approved regimens that ensure a pampering experience as science-centered as sipping champagne from an Erlenmeyer flask.
At New Body Image, wellness professionals help clients transform their bodies through non-surgical procedures. Professionals channel their experience and knowledge to design custom weight-loss programs that work to trim anatomical inches. The plans often combine nutritional advice with more advanced treatments, such as noninvasive laser lipolysis, which he highlighted on Fox's San Diego Living. The New Body Image team of technicians also specialize in aesthetic treatments including radio-frequency sessions that target wrinkles and vibration therapy that tones muscles while shaking loose hidden pennies.
Yon-Ka Paris, Dermalogica, and Jan Marini skincare products pack ingredients such as vanilla, olive oil, and citrus. With helpful tools such as these, the massage therapists and aestheticians at The Village Spa pamper the body from forehead to toes. Their facials for teen, mature, and manly complexions incorporate a customized cleansing and a complimentary lip and eyebrow wax, if desired. Body-waxing services, alternatively, whisk unwanted hair from underarms, legs, and bikini zones—government-designated property in which only bureaucrats in bikinis are allowed. The team can also lavish guests with body-polish treatments that combine body brushing and salt scrubs to exfoliate the entire birthday suit.
Straw-hued walls and weathered metal accents give an earthy feel to the treatment rooms that ensconce Southlake Skin Care Studio’s clients, who linger beneath a velvet throw during treatments. Nestled within the Suite Escapes Salon complex, Julie Williams deep cleanses skin with European-style facials fortified with vitamins and plant-derived serums. Peels ranging in potency and hard and soft wax arm aesthetes for procedures, and the scents of hibiscus, pumpkin, and berries drift from products, raising fond memories of growing up in a cornucopia.