Rubyz Day Spa guides patrons deep into a land where body, mind, and spirit come face to face with relaxation. Éminence organic products bolster each facial and skin-centric service, tenderly cleansing the epidermis with fresh, natural ingredients guaranteed by Mother Earth's legal team to not disturb sensitive skin. Gentle hands knead away strain from muscles during massage sessions and swathe bodies in linens and herbs during detoxifying body wraps. For further toxin eviction, the infrared sauna uses high heat to convince chemicals, pesticides, and plasticizers to flee the body on the backs of rolling sweat beads. The spa mavens at Rubyz also dabble in the traditional art of henna tattooing, as well as other age-old practices such as ear candling and laser hair removal. The staff at the spa use state-of-the-art technology to treat bodies of every skin and tone type and remove unwanted hair ranging from very light to very dark with minimal discomfort.
A quick glance at Alexandra Bradley's curriculum vitae reveals an unstoppable passion for skincare: she has a master's degree in physical therapy with a specialty in medical aesthetics; she graduated with honors from the Ogle School; and she is certified by the state of Texas. In addition, as a native Brazilian, she transformed appearances by running a beauty center in her hometown of Belo Horizonte. Backed by her education and a cumulative 18 years of working with plastic surgeons and dermatologists in Brazil and the United States, Bradley clarifies and rejuvenates skin through a collection of skin therapies using pharmaceutical-grade and environmentally friendly products. With an advanced hyfrecator cauterization device, she successfully dispels veins and skin growths including skin tags, sun spots, moles, and ghost tails. She also uses advanced technologies during a collection of peels, which can deploy lasers to resurface the skin.
Although it's hard to tell by looking at Fabulous Esthetics owner Amanda Walthall's healthy complexion, she's had ample opportunities to put various skincare products to the test while treating her own epidermal concerns. This first-hand familiarity, paired with seven years spent working for medical spas throughout the Midwest, makes her a trustworthy skincare specialist—well versed in chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion practices. Fabulous Esthetics specializes in treating acne-prone or aging skin with the most effective products and services available, favoring ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acid and vitamin C squeezed from oranges by supermodels. Microdermabrasion treatments whisk away weathered skin cells, waxing services uproot hairs to leave skin smooth, and paraben-free airbrush tanning gilds bodies for up to 14 days.
Jump Jive & Wail Salon owner Diane Bevan has carefully assembled a team of highly trained beauty experts, including a graduate of the Paul Mitchell Academy and certified specialists in Global Keratin's taming system and non-damaging Klix hair extensions. The salon focuses solely on hair and waxing services, excelling in custom color and always going the extra mile to make guests' visits pleasant ones. Its cheery, pink-topped styling chairs make the perfect resting place for customers to enjoy complimentary wine or beer, and stylists take great pride in getting to know each client by their first name and its Klingon equivalent. The positive, customer-service-oriented vibe earned the salon recognition in D Magazine, which named it a top salon in both 2008 and 2009.
Stylists at the full-service Creative Fringe Salon design coifs for both male and female clients using products from Morrocanoil, Aquage, and Enjoy. Face-framing highlights add dimension to dull strands, and single-process color services wash away any grays and add rich color. Stylists combat frizz with smoothing keratin treatments and add moisturizing deep conditioners until manes shine like stars covered in new pennies. Massage therapists in the adjoining A Royal Touch cut through muscle tension with relaxing kneads and hot-stone treatments. Also attached is Brandy’s Spa& Lash Retreat, where they complete new looks with eyelash extensions, pore-purifying facials, and spray tans. Before and after appointments, clients may peruse a selection of boutique-style clothing and accessories or recline in one of a herd of zebra-print chairs.
Licensed massage therapist Stacey Garrett ushers bodies into uncharted states of serenity with therapeutic massages enhanced with restorative botanicals and oils. She combines the massage's power to pamper with its ability to help detox the body, squeezing out embedded toxins with practiced pressure and triggering the body’s lymphatic system with red-rice scrubs, purifying masks, and herbs.
During each Thai herbal massage, hot-stone massage, or craniosacral-therapy session, Stacey sets the stage for personalized comfort by adjusting the lighting, music, wallpaper pattern, and temperature to her clients' preferences. She also encourages clients to make mental notes of sensations and feelings felt during their massage in order to heighten body awareness and give them a deeper understanding of what types of treatment will suit their recurring discomfort.