As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand and Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability?Hand and Stone Massage Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand and Stone has expanded to more than 20 states. The spa?s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
With a fervor undiluted by distracting fads or an untenably long service menu, the team at Nova Skin Fitness focuses on two types of full-body beautification. One is red light therapy, which builds muscle tone by safely creating contractions. The other is vibration therapy. Inside a booth called The Beauty Angel, red light penetrates to the cellular level to boost ATP levels. The intended results range from a boost in collagen and elasticity to a reduction in swelling.
As an Aveda concept salon, Salon Alure stocks and uses only plant- and flower-based Aveda products, from hair color to skincare products. The staff also pamper guests with complimentary hand treatments, makeup, stress-relieving aromatherapy, and a steaming cup of Aveda comforting tea. Along with haircare services that include cuts, color, and keratin treatments, the licensed professionals also beautify visages with natural facials such as the Perfecting Plant Peel. For toes mired in envy, chakra-balancing foot treatments unite pedicures with aromatherapy and reflexology massages to lavish feet with the attention usually reserved for a tossed glob of pizza dough dangling from the chandelier.
The staff render this bounty of services within the elegant confines of a wood-floored salon. Sunlight hustles its way through the façade’s large window, and wood accents make the ceiling an exquisite complement to the green plants beneath it.
The staffers at Solar Planet do more than lavish visitors with meticulously clean salons, indulgent extras, and the power to don a sun-kissed glow in less than 20 minutes. Each employee is Smart Tan certified, meaning they possess the training to design personalized tanning schedules for clients seeking an instant or lasting glow. The specialists also know every detail of Solar Planet?s fleet of tanning beds, which range from traditional beds to standup capsules, the style most conducive to tanning lawn flamingos. At some locations, custom airbrush tanning sessions enlist the help of a certified airbrush artist who highlights the body?s features with strategic strokes in a custom bronzing hue. Over its 25 years in business, Solar Planet also has sunless tanning booths, a stock of buyable bronzing lotions, and a variety of skincare services including facials and waxing.
The custom airbrush specialists at Tandulgence help keep skin sun kissed year round with UV-free treatments. Clients can step into a VersaSpa spray booth, which delivers an instant bronze; tans intensify throughout the next few hours. In addition, tanning artists perform airbrush sessions in-house or on location, misting skin with a custom blended solution that lasts for up to two weeks. For UV tanning, SunDash and Ergoline tanning machines gradually deepen hues with amenities that include open-air booths and separate facial tanners. Tandulgence also stocks its shelves with products that maximize tans, moisturize the skin, and cleanse and exfoliate surfaces.
One visit to Eden of Ashburn, and you'll think you've entered the mystical utopia its moniker suggests. The spa and salon offers soothing confines where guests can ease into services that both pamper and refresh. During spa pedicures, feet are rewarded with a long soak and a sea-salt glow massage. Then calves are wrapped in steamed towels to stimulate circulation, and feet are dipped in warm paraffin to soften skin and soothe the senses. Hot-stone massages coax out tension from sore muscles, and microdermabrasion treatments deeply exfoliate skin and stimulate collagen growth. Permanent makeup artists help enhance brows and plump lips with professional services. Meanwhile, on the salon side, haircuts and deep-conditioning treatments revitalize locks, and highlights and blowouts add pizzazz.