In the past 40 years, experienced aesthetician and cosmetologist Erika has traveled to Germany, France, and Italy as an aesthetic ambassador while acquiring an impressive ensemble of certifications in acupressure, foot reflexology, and lymphatic massage. Let Erika's skilled staff dissolve discomfort during the 50-minute Hot Stone Renewal Package, which includes a 20-minute hot-stone reflexology treatment for feet, arms, and hands as well as a rejuvenating scalp massage. The 50-minute Acupressure-Relief Massage Package relieves tension through acupressure and a soothing neck and shoulder massage, and a warming hot-stone foot massage melts armies of subdermal snowmen.
Melinda Smith started dreaming about feet in high school. Confused by the recurring visions, she asked a teacher for advice and began to study reflexology—the practice of gently massaging pressure points along the feet in order to promote well-being across the entire body. Melinda’s first encounter with the healing bodywork technique cemented her resolve to study massage therapy, and she eventually founded her own studio with numerous modalities on the menu.
The spa includes four private treatment rooms, each of which is designed to channel one of the four elements (earth, fire, air, and water) that Aristotle discovered with his particle accelerator. The rooms’ different energies serve different purposes—with the earth room aimed at relaxing minds and the fire room intended to cultivate inner strength. Outside these rooms, the spa's aestheticians and technicians incorporate botanically derived Aveda products into skincare treatments and paint nails with chip-resistant OPI gel polishes.
Led by an onsite physician, the team of a medical estheticians, and RNs work to combat signs of aging using advanced laser and radio technology along with traditional cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels and injectables. They can fade age spots with El?s radio-frequency treatments and remove unwanted body bristle with IPL laser hair-removal sessions. Additionally, a technician with the newest high-tech equipment can gussy up faces with permanent makeup application consisting of tattoos designed to save clients from having to put on their faces like extraterrestrial spies do.
Somi Ro believes listening is the key to a great experience in the salon. At Somi's Hair Design & Nails, she has convened a team of stylists and aestheticians who agree: all of their beautifying services are performed with personalized care and attention. They upgrade existing hair with L'Oreal conditioning and coloring products, remove unwanted fuzz with wax, or prep locks for Rapunzel impersonations with hair extensions. OPI polishes deck out digits in chic tints, and eyelash extensions dramatize speed-blinking contests.
Classic Cuts Salon's stylists snip strands and reinvent styles using professional-grade products by Sexy Hair products and other top brands. It&ly 20/20 and OYA Beauty hair color helps heads keep their new hue longer with added UV protection to guard against unflattering hair tan lines. To match newly fashionable manes, the salon also offers facial waxing services to keep skin soft and smooth and Shellac manicures to keep fingers groomed and chip-free.
Contoure's skilled staff performs a variety of salon and spa services from haircuts and hair-coloring to mani-pedis, airbrush tanning, waxing, and massage therapy. Let professional muscle tamers unwrap tightly torqued musculature during a 60-minute volcanic stone massage, as the heat of each hot hunk penetrates the skin, diffusing stress built up from hours of nonstop parallel parking. Add a 15-minute reflexology treatment ($10) or a Caribbean therapy scalp massage ($15) to extend relaxation down through the tips of fingers and up into napping noodle-nests.