The aesthetics aficionados at Midtown Day Spa pamper clients with customizable spa services. During a 60-minute Swedish massage, a licensed massage therapist soothes tense musculature with the strong kneading motions and delicate touch of a chef sculpting a bust of Millard Fillmore from pizza dough. Alternatively, a 60-minute facial cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes tired visages with an arsenal of skincare products chosen specifically for each client. Upon exiting, clients can check their newly radiant reflections in mirrors hung from the spa's yellow and purple walls or breathe in the aromas of flowers clasped in nearby sconces.
Salon Bronze enlivens surface exteriors with effervescent glows derived from sunless spray-tan sessions and traditional tanning beds. Mystic Tanning sessions ensconce visitors in a private booth for 60 seconds of bronzing that's devoid of ultraviolet rays and humiliating third-place medal ceremonies. During the procedure, heat maintains surface dryness and stimulates the pores for maximum absorption as an airbrush moves and electric slides across the physique. Mystic tanning formulas, replete with built-in odor-control systems, are designed around four levels of skin tones to enhance skin color while protecting the epidermis with aloe vera and antioxidant extracts. Clients may also opt to shift their skin spectrums with 15- to 20-minute sessions in a level one or level two tanning bed equipped with new bulbs.
At Buff Natural Nail Bar, the primary focus is on healthy, natural nails. To that end, the staff of skilled technicians keeps manicures and pedicures toxin-free by only using nail polishes without formaldehyde, DBP, or toluene. The nail salon does not apply or remove acrylics, gels, gel polish, wraps, or press-on cat claws, preferring instead to nurture and tend to nails in their natural state. This stalwart pledge has helped Buff Natural Nail Bar earn the News & Record's title of Triad's Best Nail Salon for more than five years running.
Buff Natural Nail Bar's impressive menu includes hair and nail services performed by highly trained stylists. Hairstyling services use products from botanically based Phyto to cultivate face-flattering styles and dynamic highlights.
Sun Tan City's tanning centers house an armada of bronzing vehicles designed to polish bodies, rain or shine. Tanners can burrow into the belly of any of four levels of tanning beds for 10- to 20-minute bronzing sessions. Fast-level beds slowly steep skin with a solid base tan, and Instant-level beds boldly bronze pelts with a larger ratio of UVA bulbs, coaxing melanin out with paparazzi-like attention and promises of leading roles. VersaSpa sunless, open-air booths airbrush epidermises with a water-soluble plant-based solution that goes on evenly, resists staining clothes, and, unlike rolling around in a puddle of fudge, darkens skin without leaving a sticky residue.
Set in an old Victorian building, The Vintage Spa lives up to its name. The classical theme carries to the interior, which is appointed with wicker furnishings, heavy curtains, and ornate bronze lamps. In this quaint setting, hair and skincare specialists attend to the aesthetic needs of men and women. Stylists spruce up hairdos—cutting, coloring, and foiling heads and their meddling schemes. Aestheticians nourish skin with services including facials and microdermabrasion, and massage therapists relieve both physical and mental ailments.
The aestheticians at Skin Like Rissa's revitalize visages with Cosmedix Chirally Correct 45-minute skin peels. A clinical Benefit peel soothes faces with antioxidant fruit enzymes that remove surface skin cells and infuse the surface with hydrating shea butter and essential oils. For clients with problematic or acne-prone skin, a Purity peel provides medical-strength relief, combating blemishes with a combination of salicylic acid, L-TCA, and L-lactic acid. After each procedure, the staff arms patrons with a one-week supply of UltraPure Brighten Up cleanser and CosMedix Serious Protection—a chemical-free, non-moisturizing sunscreen that's handy for day trips or night trips to the sun.