Feet traverse across the wooden floors of Deer Park Medical Pavilion while track lighting beams down on energetically waving arms. A Zumba class is in session, and students are hardly aware they’re burning calories or left the stove on as they let the upbeat music take over and lead them in dance. But this is only one of scenarios taking place. Elsewhere, clients lie prone on plush treatment beds as aestheticians ease fine lines and acne with hydroxy formulas and vitamin-infused masks. Fitness classes and spa treatments come together under one roof at Imagine Spa & Fitness, where clients let go of everyday stresses while basking in the decor of stone and marble walls and soft, espresso-colored sofas.
Salon Seven is a full-service salon and spa offering up relaxation, custom service, and a staff of stylists trained in the latest techniques. With the 30-minute hair wash and blow-dry styling, stylists rinse noodle nests clean of grit and bubblegum before molding them into the desired shape. Salon Seven’s 4,000-square-foot space is decorated in calming colors and has an open, airy feel; after a relaxing head edit within these cozy confines, patrons will feel rejuvenated and ready to take on stressful daily tasks, such as hang-gliding over a mountain teeming with sharks.
Offering a full suite of services, the staff members of Salon D'Artista beautify and make over visitors with precision cuts, hair coloring, permanent makeup, and facial waxing. Stylists tame manes within a colorful space marked by rust-colored walls and rows of red chairs, and aestheticians perform a range of shadow-puppet shows and facials with Dermalogica products while tucked away in private, pastel-colored rooms.
Dr. Elizabeth Roya Emami and the aestheticians at Natural Beauty Derma Spa provide minimally invasive solutions to dermal imperfections and extra inches. Within this elegant Japanese-inspired med-spa, they use chemical peels, injections, and laser treatments to help their clients achieve smoother skin and a more youthful appearance. Dr. Roya fixes up unsightly scars and performs outpatient liposuction at a nearby accredited ambulatory surgical facility, where she has access to state-of-the-art equipment.
Signature Skin Care began more than 60 years ago, when a passionate couple opened a local hair salon. Fast-forward to the present, and the salon now functions under their daughter, Betty, with beauty services performed by her daughter, Karen—a licensed and certified aesthetician. Using all-natural products that are free of chemicals, artificial fragrances, and dyes, Karen treats bodies to services such as the salon’s signature facial, which blends deep cleansing with toning massage, skin analysis, and steam therapy. She also performs myriad other beauty treatments that range from peels and microdermabrasion to eyelash and hair extensions.
Prior to opening her own studio, Couture Facials, licensed aesthetician Jessica hopped from the East Coast across the pond to Italy and Paris on a quest for the finest European skincare products. She returned to the United States and recruited a staff of beauty professionals to make use of her findings during a slew of skincare services. Each of the staff members is well-trained to perform a number of services, from exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments to anti-aging facials. Some treatments, such as the Fully Loaded facial, include a relaxing massage; others require the spa’s licensed massage therapists to step in and exclusively cater to tense muscles during deep-tissue, Swedish, and lava-stone massages. Though Couture Facials offers a relaxing environment to unwind, clients can also request at-home services, which save them the trouble of traveling or overcoming their fears of being attacked by a cloud.
Phountain Health was founded on the theory that staying healthy involves balancing the body's pH levels. In addition to bottling pH-balancing alkaline water—soon to be available via delivery—Phountain Health hosts infrared-sauna sessions, which aim to improve circulation and oust toxins, as do the spa's ionic detoxifying footbaths. The business' communal approach can also be seen in hot-yoga classes, where clients work out together rather than sit alone on the couch sipping battery acid.