The Ultimate Tan & Med Spa's locations house traditional and UV-free tanning equipment alongside teams that are certified to perform a slate of med-spa and salon treatments. Cosmetic injectables, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels aim to restore epidermal radiance, and ThinSpa weight-loss plans and CelluPulse cellulite-removal treatments help clients shift into a svelter shape. To soothe away accumulated stresses, massage therapists customize sessions to each client’s unique needs, drawing from a range of modalities to leave musculature more relaxed than a zen master’s stress ball.
The personable tress snippers and arrangers at Hello Gorgeous Beauty Parlor pamper hair owners and their coifs with personalized beautifying services. A women's haircut trims lady locks ($25), and masculine manes can procure a scissor meet and greet with a men's haircut ($20). Saturate head grass with a thorough hue with all-over color ($45+), or select your favorite strands for highlights ($75+) that conjure up the sun's feelings of inadequacy. Un-undulating head threads can mimic Elvis's lip and curl with a perm ($65+), and those whose hair has too much spring in its step can unwind by applying the Groupon value toward the cost of a Brazilian blowout ($300). Extensions are also available for coiffures that want to best their siblings' growth on the hair height chart.
Janelle Lowery is a licensed massage therapist who strives to provide massages that relax both the mind and the body. Her studio is a tranquil space where white curtains filter the overhead lights, producing a soft glow that complements the earth-toned walls and wall-mounted candles for a true relaxation oasis. Janelle offers Swedish massages to improve circulation, deep-tissue massages to relieve chronic pain, and hot-stone massages that combine focused pressure with heated basalt stones to undo muscular gridlock and tension. Customers can also opt for prenatal bodywork, which helps moms-to-be unwind from the stress of carrying the weight of two and the mental stress of trying to design a solar-paneled baby crib.
Amid the whirl of scissors, blow-dryers, and curling irons inside Third Avenue Hair Studio, Vicki sets up a skin-pampering sanctuary. She slathers seaweed, chamomile, and marine-algae mineral wraps across bodies, which aim to slough off dead skin cells and unearth a glow usually seen in freshly waxed cars filled to the brim with fireflies. Her facials help evict acne and soften fine lines using clay masks and deep cleansers.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.