Two sparrows fly past, carrying a swirling banner emblazoned with the words "True Love." That could be the happy ending of a fairy tale—or your next tattoo. If it's the latter, the artists at Who's Your Donny Tattoo Company can make it happen. These seasoned masters draft custom designs and portraits that express your ideals or pay tribute an old friend or the last plant you were so good at neglecting. A full-time piercer is also there to embellish earlobes, noses, and nether regions with traditional studs and microdermal gems. In between body modifications, staffers meticulously sterilize their equipment and safely discard their single-use needles.
The licensed technicians at Grande Med Spa clear hair from bodies with lasers, contour bodies with state-of-the-art treatments, and perform Botox injections and microdermabrasions. A full line of skincare products populates the shop's shelves, and jewelry waits to adorn wrists that are tired of sporting four plastic novelty watches. Private treatment rooms comfort patients with soft linens and artwork, and plush furniture and a flat-screen TV keep clients occupied in the waiting room.
With pistachio-green walls, separate tanning rooms, and a staff certified by the National Tanning Training Institute, Jamaica Tan provides quality bronzing in a laid-back atmosphere. Besides gilding bods in souped-up tanning beds, the staff boasts artful spray tanners and a level of knowledge in the field rivaled only by the sun itself, or the sun's son, Bob.
The skin savants at Fountain of Youth level facial playing fields with noninvasive medical microdermabrasions. Sessions start with a free skin consultation, in which a licensed technician examines and analyzes outer layers. During the 30-minute procedure, a highly controlled stream of suction and fine crystals removes dead skin cells, revealing fresher, more Justin Bieber–like skin. The treatment also aims to smooth facial lines and minor scars while minimizing blemishes and uneven skin tones. By utilizing a noninvasive method of extraction, technicians diminish pain and whittle down downtime to an experience faster than the speed of neutrinos.
Elements Day Spa pampers over-stressed guests and effortlessly brings beauty within reach with a plethora of energizing options. During the 60-minute signature facial treatment, a skilled spa technician applies one of 298 customized concoctions, designed to rehydrate parched skin cells and smooth coarsened complexions. Included with the facial is a soothing massage that will loosen lymph nodes and knead tension from hands and feet. Reclined relaxers can treat their people-paws to a spa pedicure and sport digits that dazzle onlookers like an elephant balancing on a giant disco ball. Exfoliation and paraffin treatments reinvigorate fatigued feet, and the nail shaping and polish application transform under-dressed appendages into striking flip-flop fillers. The finger-focused can make over dowdy digits with a shellac manicure that replaces harsh chemicals with hypoallergenic products. A UV lamp is used to set the shellac and eliminate drying time, creating a flawless gloss that can last for up to two weeks.
Even though she’s already reached professional heights as an Ayurvedic doctor of natural health, Aurore Adamkiewicz isn’t one to rest on her laurels. In addition to her holistic healing endeavors, she’s also written six books, received her aesthetician license, and trained with a licensed orgonomist psychologist. In total, her nearly 20 years of research and experience have helped her develop a natural approach to whole-body health—a system which she has dubbed “Body Mind Ayurveda.” At her wellness spa, this approach influences all of her services, which include such varied treatments as body waxing, craniosacral therapy, and noninvasive-facelift facials that employ color therapy, tuning-fork acupuncture, chemical peels, and Ayurvedic herbs and enzymes.