The fully glass exterior of Aroma Spa exposes the glowing dispositions of staff members bustling between a reception desk and coffee-hued armchairs in the waiting area. Dark cherry cabinetry contrasts polished wood floors and shelves loaded with products from Matrix, OPI, and Bioelements. Dreamy sighs drift from private rooms for body wraps and massages, serving as an aural backdrop to black salon chairs standing in front of mirrors as though they were filled with vain ghosts. Throughout pampering services, patrons sip piping-hot coffee, and full-day spa-goers nibble on a complimentary lunch or dinner amid mint-green walls.
Serenity’s beauty experts polish up swimsuit-ready bods and shape eyebrows into dramatic Romanesque arches in a tranquil environment characterized by earth tones, wood floors, and sleek, modern décor. Using the ancient art of threading, the skilled staff carefully uproots unruly eyebrow hairs at the follicle level, a process that is more efficient than tweezing or coaxing the hair out with the smell of freshly baked doughnuts. The spa’s carefully administered bikini waxes take between 15–35 minutes, and the staff ensure client comfort as they remove hair from sensitive areas. Clients are advised to arrive at least 10 minute before their scheduled appointment to ensure optimum relaxation during their visit (read the spa’s policies here.
Within Noreen's Hair Studio cream-colored walls lies the solution to soothing world-weary appendages and revitalizing hair, skin, and nails. To instill life into dull mitts and feet, staffers shape and polish nails and cuticles during spa and signature mani-pedis before bedecking each thumb with a replica of the thimble worn by Betsy Ross as she sewed America’s first pair of tweezers. Waxing rids bodies of unwanted fuzz, and the salon's other hair treatments help renew tired manes. They also cleanse and soothe skin with deep-cleansing facials. The salon stocks its cabinets with brand-name products such as OPI gel polish, as well as custom-made concoctions designed to tackle individual clients' needs.
On her path to becoming a massage therapist, Kim Hayes learned how to take control of her health and better understand her own body. Today, this knowledge of the human anatomy reveals itself through her massage work and aids her in helping others improve their own health. As a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Hayes has mastered a whole host of massage-therapy services ranging from Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massage to reflexology, lymphatic drainage, and myofascial release. Hayes likes to use heat to induce deeper states of relaxation, employing heated beds, warm towels, and grilled cucumbers to ease aches and pains buried deep in the body.
"Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life". Since she was a child, Ashley Petet had heard this old adage repeated, but never believed it until enrolling in the Institute of Massage Therapies. There she found a deep satisfaction in helping others feel better. Under expert guidance, she fine-tuned her Swedish massage and trigger point techniques, as well as receiving education in cranio-sacral therapy, myofascial release, and energy healing. Now Ashley loves her job as a certified massage therapist and everyday slackens muscles in the comfort of her own Just Breathe Massage studio.
LaZahla Hair Salon & Day Spa pampers with a wide selection of services six days a week. Stylists cut and color while nail technicians paint colorful polish onto fingernails and toenails during mani-pedis. An aesthetician refreshes faces with facials, and the steady hands of a waxing specialist can turn eyebrows into perfect replicas of the Gateway Arch. If some of those services weren't relaxing enough, massages knead away tense muscles during a stress-free 60- or 90-minute session.