Permanent Beauty Day Spa's skin-savvy squad of professional aestheticians buff and beautify skeleton sheaths to a healthy sheen. Before beginning a complete epidermal overhaul, experts extend a complimentary skin consultation, gifting guests the opportunity to call out problems, concerns, and Jeopardy answers. The spa's signature facial whips slappable surfaces into shape with an individualized cleansing cream, followed by an infused serum to bolster facial massage benefits, and an antioxidant mask (a $65 value). Then, staff members comfort desert-wandering fingers with moisturizing gloves, and massage knot-riddled necks, shoulders, and hands. Set-Me-Free body wraps paradoxically bind recipients with plastic as they transport toxins from fat cells to the lymphatic system, aiming to detoxify without dehydrating (a $65 value). The six-layer paradise hand massage caps off a deluge of body pampering with a nod to the oft-neglected knuckles, leaving fingers as smooth and brilliant as Plato after a full-body wax (a $35 value).
The depilation artists at Brow Art 23's boutique produce carefully sculpted eyebrows and perform precision threading and waxing services. During their signature eyebrow-threading services, the boutique's technicians wield two threads over fuzzy body surfaces to pull out fine hairs or sculpt fuzz into neat shapes quickly and effortlessly. Their arsenal of eyebrow-pampering products also includes angled eyebrow brushes, stencils, and makeup to glam up bland brows and keep new looks fresh at home. Threading can also be done on other parts of the body besides the face, leaving any area smooth or remaining hair formed into the name Denise. The boutique also offers henna tattoos and eyelash extensions, rounding out its suite of beautifying services.
With services named after Zeus, Hercules, Eilithyia—the goddess of childbirth—and other members of the Greek pantheon, therapists at Aphrodite’s Day Spa draw inspiration from mythical figures to help each client relax and punish Prometheus for stealing hot-stone massages from Mount Olympus. Optional massage add-ons, such as emu oil, organic pain-relieving gel, or peppermint aromatherapy, help customize each treatment to each client’s concerns, including joint pain and persistent headaches. Beyond massage therapy, the staff at Aphrodite’s Day Spa performs a wide range of skincare services as well as a full suite of waxing, nailcare, and tanning services to keep bodies pampered from head to toe.
The professionals at Adiva's Ageless Aesthetics Spa improve every square inch of bodies with a spectrum of hair, skin, waxing, and nail treatments. To rejuvenate complexions, they perform seven types of signature facials as well as microdermabrasion and permanent-makeup application. Massage services sooth the muscles, nerves, and little monsters that live beneath the skin. An on-site boutique enables guests to continue their makeovers at home with new chic apparel and products.
Niceville, Florida, goes Hollywood at The Cutting Room Salon & Spa. Beauty specialists work together to make each guest look and feel like a celebrity, performing pampering salon and spa services. Beauty offerings include everything from haircare and nailcare to relaxing massages and facials.
Tammy Nguyen knows both business and beauty. She is a trained permanent-makeup artist, nail tech, and NovaLash eyelash extensionist who holds a business administration and marketing degree. With her eye for aesthetics and her entrepreneurial know-how, she and her husband have grown their beautifying industry into three different salon-spas, including Millennium Nail and Day Spa.
Named in the 2012 Best of Tallahassee list by Tallahassee Magazine, Millennium Nail and Day Spa creates a tranquil environment amid a spacious facility draped in chic neutral tones and plush, black leather chairs. Beneath decorative archways, guests file into the salon area, where stylists at three levels—ranked by their years of experience and ability to cut hair by summoning razor-billed auks—revamp 'dos with defrizzing Global Keratin treatments and Opti.smooth hot or cold relaxers. From four private treatment rooms, soft music fills the air as aestheticians brighten complexions with Pevonia skincare products and skin-type-specific facials. Meanwhile, massage therapists ease aches and pains using nine modalities enhanced by hot stones and bamboo sticks.
For clients awaiting their appointments, the spa keeps stacks of current magazines on hand and offers complimentary water, coffee, and soda. Those wanting more of a bite to their beverage can wander over to the spa's nail bar, where staff pour glasses of wine and beer for a small fee. Nearby, clients relax beneath an arched ceiling painted to look like the sky as technicians knead hands and feet with caviar and retinol-infused treatments before decorating nails with OPI polishes, Axxium gel, and foil nail art.