The expert aestheticians at Exquisite Skincare and Waxing mollycoddle guests from the neck up with facials custom-fit to their skin types and strengthened with Dermalogica tonics and salves. The Dermalogica facial commences with a mapping that analyzes the face’s topography and plots the most direct bus route from the chin to the forehead. A skinsmith then double cleanses and exfoliates the visage, ridding it of stubborn makeup, dirt, and past-their-prime skin cells. Warm steam opens up pores before a gentle extraction, if necessary, whisks away blemish-causing bacteria from the face. The façade refurbishing continues with a customized mask and application of serums, toner, eye cream, and a hydrating moisturizer. A light facial massage concludes the pampering, transporting minds to places of relaxation—like a sandy beach or the inside of Paul Bunyan’s pillow. Exquisite Skincare ensconces visitors in a serene setting decked with lavender paint, glowing chandeliers, and fresh flowers.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lorri Cobbins employs skill and care to swiftly execute unwanted fuzz using Isolaz Photopneumatic laser therapy, or PPx. The doctor will place the laser tip over the target region, as a gentle vacuum brings hair closer to the skin and emits light energy to eliminate unwanted fur from its follicle.
Though Mary Coan and Kathy Lightner, the doctor and nurse practitioner behind Integrative Family Care at the Springs do prescribe pharmaceuticals to optimize their clients’ health, they also believe in the power that changes to diet, exercise, and environment can bring. It’s with this mindset at heart that they work closely with massage therapists, chiropractors, and naturopaths in minimizing the chance of disease and relieving pain. With the help of Cynosure Elite and PinPointe lasers, they also administer facial, vein, toenail-fungus-removal, and hair-removal treatments.
The bronzing pros at Tanning Bed help clients achieve a coppery glow by regularly outfitting each bed with new lamps and replenishing spray-tan booths with skin-darkening formulas. To keep tanners cool as they drink up Vitamin D, all 31 boutiques equip private rooms with maximum ventilation and one ton of air conditioning for every tanning bed, or the amount required to chill enough soda for a herd of thirsty polar bears. Guests can customize how frequently they tan by selecting from multiple membership or package options. Bronzers with a two-visit package ($9.99) must redeem both sessions within 30 days, whereas those with a 10-visit ($39.99) or 20-visit bundle ($69.99) can pepper the calendar with visits throughout one year. Memberships for 7 ($9.99), 30 ($39.99), or 90 ($89.99) consecutive days of tanning allow tanners to sustain a sun-kissed appeal and ultimately imprint body grooves into their bed of choice.
Nikki Shay earned her massage-therapy license at Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage, where she beat out classmates for awards such as Best Shiatsu Massage. Visitors to TsunHara Massage can experience her top-of-the-class talent in the form of relaxing Swedish strokes, deep-tissue kneads, and calming treatments that incorporate hot stones. In addition to physical relaxation, the treatments can have benefits that range from relieving depression and anxiety to improving clients' concentration levels so they can finally bend a spoon with brainpower alone.
When Michele Taber, a licensed cosmetologist of two decades, decided to open Meeshe’ Salon and Spa in her native county, the beautifier selected a waterfront Cayuga Lake location that exuded tranquility. Her salon and spa treatments transfer the natural serenity indoors with mani-pedis augmented by seaweed wraps and full-body scrubs that exfoliate with sea salt instead of the traditional tool, corrugated cardboard. A fleet of freshly updated tanning beds warm bodies to a beachy glow, and shears or wax rid bodies of excess hair.