Chill & Relax Foot Spa’s licensed massage therapists, Laura Trujillo and Johanna Escobedo, gently apply pressure and hot stones to carefully mapped reflex areas on hands and feet during each 30-minute reflexology session. Soothing reflexology pressure stimulates reflex areas on arms, hands, lower legs, and feet that correspond to specific organs, glands, and body parts, working to manipulate and balance the body's chi, or life energy. Post-session, soothe-seekers may experience a reduction in stress, pain, and Pat Sajak–related night terrors. The salon's lofted ceilings and hanging chandeliers surround guests as they recline in plush, reclining massage chairs replete with a cozy blanket and a walk-in closet.
It's easy to feel like an emperor at either of Imperial Health Spa's posh locations. Each one boasts more than 30,000 square feet of space adorned with Romanesque columns and arches. There, guests can luxuriate in four Korean-style saunas, each one tapping into natural elements to evoke its own peaceful atmosphere. The salt brick sauna, for example, helps visitors to shed harmful toxins, while the red clay room helps boost blood circulation and expel pollutants from the skin. Between rooms, guests can refresh themselves with a game of Marco Polo in the massaging jacuzzi tubs or book professional spa services such as facials and body scrubs.
More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.
The depilation experts at Sameera Eyebrow Threading, a salon owned by husband-and-wife team Samir and Meera, specialize in beautifying faces through the middle eastern method of threading. By twisting doubled cotton filaments in quick, precise flicks, they uproot stray hairs to create graceful arches along brow lines or sleek racing stripes down calves. This technique can also be used to de-fuzz upper lips and cheeks. For the rest of the body, they rely on wax to banish stubble and render skin baby smooth. Beyond hair removal, the salon caters to many other aesthetic needs with a menu of services that includes haircuts and color treatments, facials, bridal makeup, henna art, and teeth whitening.
Bigger is not always better. Within Glo Salon’s intimate space, the stylists, aestheticians, tanning experts, and nail technicians don't only work to beautify clients—they also get to know them. The team takes pride in the personal care and attention their space allows them to give each client, and that translates into creating the best looks for customers' unique features and styles. A seemingly book-long menu of services includes an array of facial, waxing, tanning, makeup, and hair treatments, all catered to individual needs. Whether undergoing a Japanese hair-straightening treatment, a revitalizing facial with extractions, or a simple bangs trim, patrons depart Glo with a new or updated style created to help them look and feel their best.