After years sewing funky, girly clothing for her young daughter, Lisa Jamieson began to sell her creations online, founding the business that would become The Tutu Boutik. Colorful leg warmers, flowered headbands, and the boutique's namesake tutus line shelves and fill racks throughout the boutique's pink and zebra-striped space inside the Boulevard Mall. A licensed cosmetologist, Jamieson also makes over petite patrons' hair, faces, and nails alongside staff in the spa, forgoing techniques such as cuticle trimming that might be unsafe for tiny digits. A make-your-own-lip-gloss station grants visitors the chance to craft their own sparkly solutions, and a pink catwalk mural encourages two-dimensional guests to work the runway.
Under the medical direction of Dr. Jean Cangé, the center's team pampers clients with a blend of traditional spa services and modern laser treatments. Staffers instill relaxation with massage therapy, restore skin's purity with facials and peels, and decorate appendages' tips with manicures and pedicures. Additionally, the boutique med spa's technicians harness the power of light energy to remove unwanted hairs, reduce wrinkles, and dissolve scars resulting from competitive pillow fighting. Clients may also schedule one-on-one consultations with Dr. Cangé to discuss eligibility for antiaging injections of Botox Cosmetic, Restylane, or Juvéderm XC.
Aesthetician Jennifer DiFiore pampers patrons with waxing, anti-aging indulgences, and skincare treatments that use natural Pevonia Botanica products. Turn face caterpillars into exclamation points with a brow wax ($12), or remove rogue bristles from a bikini line ($35). The mini deep-cleansing facial ($40) deeply cleans and exfoliates dull dermises before steam from a tableside train rolls over visages to prep skin for extractions and a custom mask.
Outfitted with hardwood floors, wall-to-wall mirrors, and modern furnishings in hues of cream and licorice, this full-service salon shoos away its clients' stresses as soon as they arrive. Sink into a cozy leather chair and let one of Studio 2000's aesthetic experts replace a dusty noggin frame with a new, modern crown that accentuates your best facial features and suits your current lifestyle. Or, hand over your muscles to the center's licensed massage therapist for an hour of therapeutic kneads and reverse knot tying. Massage sessions take place in private, dimly lit rooms that trade hustle, bustle, and other '70s dance moves for calming candle flickering and opulent linens.
Green Spa's staff puts equal emphasis on traditional Western spa treatments and more alternative, holistic services that blend energy work with massage. The spa services include six massage modalities including shiatsu, Swedish, and Thai massage styles. Other body treatments employ herbal mud and organic sugar scrubs to tone, detoxify, and candy skin. Registered nurse Joei Marie Lucey helms the holistic branch of services, using medical know-how alongside her belief that "the body can heal itself," she says. In addition to energy therapies and nutritional counseling, the nurse can recommend organic beauty products and organic Vemma supplements to clients for what she calls "beauty from the inside."
The Village Spa's owner, JoAnn, has spent decades mastering the art of relaxation after becoming a spa esthetician in 1988. Although she specializes in facials, JoAnn and her staff perform a range of treatments that use the spa's signature line of natural-based skincare products. The beauty gurus lead guests to private treatment rooms where they perform everything from massages and microdermabrasion to waxing and manicures. The Village Spa's small, intimate location helps guarantee that clients receive personal attention and angry rhinos cannot get into the building, let alone interrupt services.