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.
To step into SunBright Tanning Salon is to be splashed with brightness, from the lime-green walls and neon-orange couch in the lounge to the blue glow of the horizontal and standup Pacifica and Saturn beds. The other gleam emanates from clients who have already used the salon's services, which include a Mystic Tan automated system that coats skin with a DHA-based solution. This solution not only bronzes bodies for up to seven days but also hydrates the skin, just as pulling the fire alarm hydrates a science fair.
For Liquid Sun owner Natalie, spray tanning is more than just a career; it’s personal. After watching her mother battle and survive skin cancer, she knew she couldn’t just watch the UV-tanning epidemic grow unchecked. She decided to open a tanning salon solely dedicated to UV-free methods, creating a space where she could help clients get the rich dark tans they desired while educating them on the risks of UV exposure.
Natalie uses two styles of organic, hypoallergenic solutions, one for classic spray tans and a darker specialty hue that she uses during weekly tanning appointments with the Washington Wizards cheerleaders. Both solutions have hydrating and skin-firming properties and are free of fragrances and ingredients that could clog pores, such as liquid cement. Her hand-applied tans stay put for 7–10 days, giving clients the perfect hues they need for big events such as weddings, vacations, and proms. Natalie uses two styles of organic, hypoallergenic solutions, one for classic spray tans and a darker specialty hue that she uses during weekly tanning appointments with the Washington Wizards cheerleaders. Both solutions have hydrating and skin-firming properties and are free of fragrances and ingredients that could clog pores, such as liquid cement. Her hand-applied tans stay put for 7–10 days, giving clients the perfect hues they need for big events such as weddings, vacations, and proms.
Bright blue pendant lights illuminate Lisbon by Ana Hair Salon and Spa, punctuating salon decor as contemporary as the haircuts crafted by a team of skilled stylists. On the salon floor, J Beverly Hills and It’s a 10 haircare products dominate, helping sculpt and volumize the precision haircuts and color services stylists create. In the spa area, aestheticians perform a thorough skin analysis, during which they use a brightly lit magnifying lamp and pointed questions about blemishes' parents to unearth all the skin's secrets. After the analysis, aestheticians can tailor services—including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and six types of facials—to clients' skin types and trouble areas with Dermalogica products. The spa's massage therapists are versed in six modalities, including therapeutic massage, which uses scented and unscented lotions and oils. Nail technicians can put the finishing touch on a relaxing spa day or a new haircut with manicures and pedicures using botanical products and CND Shellac.