The team at Bella Medspa comprises osteopathic physicians, nurses, laser technicians, and medical aestheticians, all of whom focus their skills on restoring youthful facets to faces. They use DiamondTome microdermabrasion technology to buff away dead skin cells and minimize age spots, and beauty injections to tame wrinkles and plump up features that have lost volume. Different injections, along with IPL treatments, help to reduce signs of aging, whereas flashes of laser light zap unwanted body hair on nearly any area of the anatomy.
Stylists and aestheticians at The Face & Body Spa cultivate coiffures and nourish skin using products with an organic, vegan focus. That means that body scrubs exfoliate with organic sugarcane, nails glimmer with SpaRitual vegan polish, and hair color is ammonia-free, an eco-friendly approach that makes pampering sessions feel simultaneously as virtuous and enjoyable as volunteering at Willy Wonka's soup kitchen.
The spa's Eastern influence shows up in both the services—body workers use acupuncture and Reiki energy therapy—and the decor. Stone buddha heads broadcast calm throughout lounge areas, and live bamboo and potted trees add a minimalistic reminder of the staff's natural inspirations.
IceKitchen's dinner menu is a thrilling retreat from the banalities of everyday foodstuffs. Smooth concoctions such as the beef short rib soup ($6.50) and the creamy elephant garlic soup ($6.25) gracefully precede beautiful displays of creative small plates. The trio of wonton tacos ($6.25) fills crispy wonton shells with carne asada and a taro purée beneath a drizzling of avocado-chili sauce and Napa cabbage, while the chicken lollipops ($7.75) skewer hunger with grilled chicken wings marinated in Asian spices and Sriracha sauce. Supsters with more sizeable hankerings will want to seek out the pan-roasted Chilean sea bass sake-marinated atop a grilled sushi rice cake ($14.75), as well as the Szechuan peppercorn-crusted filet of beef with wasabi celery-root purée and buttered Chinese long beans ($14.75). Each dish can find its soulmate within IceKitchen's extensive selection of vodkas.
Hairstylist Sarah Brophy loves color, from the glimmering metal peacock that hangs from her private salon’s teal walls to the vibrant hair dyes she personally mixes at her coloring station. Modernized 1970s-inspired decor also adds pops of color to the intimate salon—located inside the Wellness Solutions Center—where Sarah spends her days cutting women’s, men’s, and children’s manes, adding highlights to hair, or straightening locks with Brazilian keratin treatments. To expertly style new ‘dos, Sarah keeps her cutting station well stocked with products from Redken, Bangstyle, and Kevin.Murphy haircare, all of which allow her to shape tendrils into elegant curls and to be prepared when a client wants a mohawk or a beehive shaped like an actual hawk.
This unassuming brick storefront gives way to a full-service salon where stylists excel at men’s, women’s, and children’s haircuts, as well as highlights, all-over color, and perms. Dry, dull locks are a thing of the past after a session with one of the talented, scissor-bearing staff members, who use deep conditioners to imbue locks with much-needed moisture or use ombre coloring techniques to create cascading curls in multiple hues. Beyond the blow-dryer, the staff also deals with unwanted strands by waxing away hair from the brows, sideburns, chins, and lips or even from the full face.