Henna artists accent the newly minted skin with ornately crafted floral patterns and designs. With henna cones in hand, they weave images that vary in detail, from simple yet striking dragonflies and Ankh symbols to larger and more elaborate illustrations of elephants, rabbits, and trees. Ceremonial henna tattoos decorate bodies with a reddish brown ink that's believed to bring good luck. Customers can further enhance their features at the hands of threading artists, who brandish strands of thin cotton to meticulously shape eyebrows and remove unwanted facial hair. The process is quicker and gentler than traditional waxing, allowing patrons to stop by whenever they're on lunch or have placed an identically dressed mannequin at their desk.
Though housed in an expansive 1,500-square-foot facility, Jimmy Joseph Lux Spa is an intimate, stress-free oasis—one where aestheticians and massage therapists slow time and dissipate anxieties with long, flowing strokes and renewing scrubs. Before entering one of six private treatment rooms, guests cool down with a drink from the complimentary-beverage bar and can let their senses guide them to the aromatherapy-relaxation room, where flower and essential-oil scents pervade the air.
The cross-sensory revelry continues in the treatment rooms, whose soft lights and plush massage tables set the stage for facials, sea-salt scrubs, and couples massages that call a truce to thumb wars over the TV remote. The spacious spa also houses a clothing-and-accessories boutique where a strong dose of retail therapy further calms the mind as eyes peruse chic jewelry, handbags, and candles.
After healing patients as a nurse for 25 years, Mary Lynn of Mary Lynn?s Massage and Day Spa traded in bandages for body wraps and became a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician. Today, Mary Lynn helms her own eponymous day spa, where she coddles clients with 15 types of massage techniques?from deep tissue to reflexology?and a range of skin treatments, including rejuvenating chemical peels and permanent makeup for eyes and lips. Her cozy and elegant day spa welcomes clients with an inviting waiting room, complete with a cushy leather sofa for pretreatment relaxing. Inside private treatment rooms, salmon hues set patrons at ease with warm comfort like a kangaroo's velvet-lined pouch.
Several years ago, aesthetician Carlotta Clark noticed that the best beauty products had the highest price tags. Frustrated by the fact that extreme prices marginalized many consumers, Clark opened Skinplicity LaNeese to provide affordable and effective beauty treatments. Before performing any service, Clark evaluates each client's skin and develops a personalized skincare program that may include dermaplaning, TCA peels, or facials. Then, Clark elucidates the services and expected outcomes, all while answering questions and telling knock-knock jokes. During her signature detoxifying facial, Carlotta harnesses the powers of enzymes and galvanic currents to simultaneously resurface skin and regenerate cells.
Aesthetic experts from the United States, Canada, Europe, and India report to Alli Total Body Wellness & Aesthetics Center for business. There, they perform innovative anti-aging services such as body contouring, chemical peels, and laser hair removal to enhance clients' well being and appearance without pharmaceuticals or surgery. The team consults with clients to craft realistic treatment plans, which explains why team members often turn away clients who desire to trick Fabio into a face transfer. Along with their work at the aesthetics center, Alli’s experts oversee an onsite training facility that allows aspiring laser technicians to obtain certification.:
The medical staff at Two Drops of Beauty beautifies bodies with technologically advanced, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures supervised by a medical doctor. Plastic-surgery nurses and certified laser technicians treat wrinkles and blemishes from various angles. Injectables encourage furrowed muscles to relax by blocking nerve impulses and serenading them with smoky blues saxophone licks. Fraxel laser resurfacing, chemical peels, and microdermabrasions supplemented with products from SkinMedica all stimulate collagen production in the face. Custom three-step weight-management programs include meal plans supplemented with vitamin injections, pills, and trips to the moon.