Bodies emerge shades darker after a visit to Caribbean Breeze Tanning Resort. Five different styles of beds bronze clients at different intensities with a selection of lotions that encourage melanin’s climb to the surface of the skin. Airbrush tanning sessions use a pH-balanced solution that tints limbs with natural-looking shades, and patrons receive the UV-free burnish from a tanning specialist instead of automated machines that won't stop unless the patron invokes the First Law of Robotics.
Abi Goldberg wanted to open her own spa to honor her entrepreneurial father's memory after he passed away. In 2012, Abi used her family's business instincts to rebrand her salon. Chroma Salon Spa Boutique, formerly La Chique, now features industrial chic decor with aqua-colored accents for a more modern, serene setting. Clients can still count on pampering Image Skincare facials and customized cuts, as well as wine and beer to sip or pour out in respect for recently lost locks. Abi also maintains the boutique's stock of handcrafted jewelry and accessories she personally selects from expos in New York and Atlanta.
Untangled offers a variety of hair-tending services, with its wealth of waxing work bringing satisfaction to body hair run amok. Free fuzz from upper lips with a lip waxing ($10), or trim down eyebrows ($12) to further avoid being mistaken for Frida Kahlo. A full facial waxing ($25) is also available. The salon's waxing services are available for both men and women, with clients invited to enjoy a complimentary cup of flavored coffee or a bottle of ice-cold water while Untangled unhinges unwanted unibrows and other assorted hide-hair. Let Untangled Salon's staff of friendly and well-trained aestheticians assist with hairy situations. Both walk-ins and appointments are welcome.
Your hands and feet never get a vacation, even when the rest of your body does. To keep these overworked extremities from overthrowing your head in a coup d'etat, treat them to today's Groupon: $35 for a manicure, pedicure, gourmet delectables, and wine at Burgundy Moon Spa & Wine House ($70 value). Located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Charlotte, this short drive makes for a nice little getaway without requiring you to pack a heavy suitcase. Blue Moon: The expression "once in a blue moon," is derived from the profound unlikelihood of finding an individual younger than 115 years old who knows the lyrics to the 1934 hit "Blue Moon."
The sweet aromas of mango, hibiscus, pumpkin, and cocoa butter mingle inside Zen By Jenn, where the eponymous specialist calls upon an arsenal of natural products from Pevonia Botanica and Plantogen to pamper skin and ease tension. Jenn offers a variety facials and peels, such as the honey-layered treatment designed to hydrate skin and eliminate bacteria and the linden-blossom soother, which uses essential oils and root extracts to fight damage-causing free radicals. Deep-tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone massages are not complete without a choice of seven Balinese oils designed for specific troubles, such as cellulite-smoothing kopi made from dark coffee or mood-boosting thai oil made from ginger, lemongrass, and shredded Archie comics.
Gabby Espada probably has a better bedside manner than most aestheticians: before pursuing a career in skincare, she spent many years as a registered nurse. Today, she operates Blissful Beauty, a spa where she currently performs custom organic facials and chemical peels. Using naturally derived products from brands such as Éminence and Repêchage, she administers treatments such as the firm-skin facial, during which she uses açaí, blueberry, raspberry, and brambleberry extracts to brighten and tighten skin. Even the chemical peels integrate natural ingredients: the enzyme peel has a blend of pineapple- and papaya-citric acids, and the flower-extract peel boosts cellular turnover, evens skin tone, and helps pores with their green thumbs.