Every treatment at Serene Serendipity: face to face, LLC begins and ends in a private suite with decorative candles and soft music foreshadowing the pampering to come. Here, a licensed aesthetician revives tired skin with treatments that incorporate various serums, masks, and techniques. For instance, the 90-minute relaxing luxury spa facial relies on steam to open pores, rotary brushes to dislodge toxins, and various massage techniques to keep the therapist’s hands from high-fiving each other. The butter back body J-Lo glow treatment, on the other hand, renders skin soft and radiant through thorough exfoliation and a moisturizing seaweed wrap. On top of these lavish treatments, the center also offers microdermabrasions and waxing with soft and hard waxes from GiGi and Berins, respectively.
What's black, white, and red all over? No, seriously: Heart33 Salon & Spa reclaims the tired elementary joke with its vivid red, black, and white decor. First there's the waiting area, with a lipstick red leather couch positioned perfectly under artwork of a woman's face, which is black and white except for her vivid red lips. In another area, a fire-red wall flanked with a zebra portrait sets off cherry-red chairs topped with zebra-striped pillows. Inside the captivating surroundings, stylists tend to guests' hair, nails, and faces, with services that include haircuts and color, facials, waxing, nailcare, and more.
For years, people have likened stress to illness, and a recent study by Carnegie Mellon University suggests that chronically stressed individuals have trouble fighting off disease. In this case, science is just saying what Tangela B. Gaynor of Blue Diamond Spa Studio has known all along: stress is more than a pain in the neck.
A licensed cosmetologist and massage therapist, Tangela helps clients escape from everyday anxiety with one of seven massage techniques: aromatherapy, chair, Swedish, reflexology, hot stone, therapeutic, and prenatal. Once aches and pains have subsided, clients can take advantage of other services, such as body waxing or synthetic eyelash extensions in styles such as natural, dazzling, or constantly undulating.
Barbara and Clint, Hang Zen’s massage therapist and aesthetician, respectively, work to create an environment of pure pampering at their spa. From welcome refreshments to the aromatherapy fragrances in the air, they set a scene that soothes the senses and creates an escape from the stresses of the outside world. Barbara specializes in deep-tissue massage and myofascial release, therapies that focus on rooting out entrenched tension, whereas Clint makes his clients' skin glow brighter than a lightning bug’s brief self-esteem with facials and scrubs.
Barbara and Clint, the licensed massage therapist and aesthetician at Hang Zen, love to pamper their clients. When spa-goers walk through the door, refreshments are provided and a custom aromatherapy session begins, enhancing a hot-stone massage, facial, or wax. Clients can also refine their complexions with microdermabrasions, full-body salt scrubs, or mud wraps at this relaxing, full-service day spa.
Since opening their first spa—Sassy SunTan & Oxygen Bar—Heather and Adam Larribas have added a second sunning sanctuary called Sassy Tan & Spa. In addition to providing tanning services, the original location features an aromatherapeutic oxygen bar, while its counterpart on Star Ranch Road offers massage therapy. Visitors to the oxygen bar inhale air that's 90–95% oxygen, as opposed to the 21% usually found in everyday air. Meanwhile, aromatherapy scents such as vanilla, piña colada, and orange bolster the energizing effects of the vapor as soothing eucalyptus scents attract curious koalas.
Both locations offer bronzing via UV beds as well as airbrush gear. In accordance with a mission statement prioritizing cleanliness and comfort, staffers stock each private treatment room with tissues, water, deodorant, and candy. Here, tanners bask in the glow of beds equipped with varying levels of intensity, or close their eyes as a cloud of bronzing mist settles on their skin during an airbrush tan.