Though Paris Esthetics borrows its name from the renowned French capital, one would be hard-pressed to walk any city’s streets and be graced by the same scents of vanilla plum, citrus blossom, and cucumber jasmine that pervade the air of aesthetician Tasha Robinson’s salon. Tasha pampers men and women with soothing, skin-enhancing facials that call upon problem-solving serums by Bioelements and Hempz skin products enriched with organic hemp-seed oil. Tailoring treatments to each client's skin type, Tasha takes tired skin to task with deep cleanses and a range of “skincare boot camp” treatments that banish acne, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. Along with her facial services, Tasha fights unwanted fuzz on lips, chins, underarms, and bikini areas with waxing treatments and applies makeup to prep complexions for evening galas or late-night jewel heists.
In 30-minute sessions, lash artist Judy Coma enhances eyes with semipermanent tinting and perming treatments that add a dramatic look to lash lines that stays put during workouts, after showers, and through lengthy cocktail-bar winking contests. The treatments leave lid fringe darker and curvier and, with proper care, can last up to six weeks.
East2West Massage's certified massage therapists practice techniques that earned the business the title of Best Massage from CityVoter in 2010. During 60-minute massages, professionals practice modalities such as Swedish, Hawaiian lomi lomi, or deep tissue. Couples massages bring together dynamic duos such as friends, partners, or rival professional wrestlers for side-by-side muscle molding. Soothing music augments private, candlelit relaxation sanctuaries where clients receive treatments.
At Wind-N-Willow Specialty Shop & Spa is a modern-day apothecary where skilled hands blend herbs, salts, and oils to meet clients' skincare and relaxation needs. The healing haven's staff also takes a holistic approach to spa services including massages and ear candling. Each service begins with an aromatherapy foot soak to purify feet and toes and to signal to the body both that it can relax and that the room may have flooded. Clients in search of a luxurious detoxification experience can step into a sauna or ionic footbath under the direction of knowledgeable staff members. Skilled aestheticians also keep clients' skin clean and healthy with the help of natural, mineral-based skincare products by ERTH.
Inside Stacey Jae's Massage Studio, therapists apply custom strokes to attack chronic pain in toughened muscles, tailoring services to suit athletes, sufferers of chronic pain, or those with fibromyalgia. Owner and Fair Oaks Massage Institute graduate Stacey Jae draws from more than 3,000 hours of experience and more than 500 hours of education to alleviate specific problems. Though her specialties include deep-tissue massage and injury prevention, she also blends in aromatherapy and hot stones for relaxation-focused sessions. No matter what modality they prefer, Stacey allows her customers to maintain complete control over their appointment, draping them to their comfort and always letting them dictate how much yodeling is too much.
A plump Buddha statue stands guard near the entrance of Chakras Healing And Day Spa. Along with Persian rugs and earth-toned walls, he's part of the award-winning spa's decorative strategy meant to ease clients' minds. Client peace of mind is one of the highest priorities of Chakras' staff, which is composed entirely of veteran providers including the spa's manager, Jennifer, who has 12 years experience as a skincare specialist. Jennifer believes Chakras' exclusive use of high-end products and reliably comfortable ambiance are two chief factors that attract clientele. For example, while treatment rooms at some other spas have sterile, clinical-looking furnishings or are haunted by ghosts, Chakras' treatment rooms sport hardwood floors, ornate wall hangings and drapes, and soft lighting.