The soothing scents of aromatherapy waft throughout Real Skin and Nails. Mood enhancements like these complement most of the spa's services, which include couples massages and signature facials with cocoa antioxidant masks. Aestheticians also administer facials specifically designed for men.
Named after the Greek word for me, Emena Spa centers on the individual through a bevy of complimentary amenities, soothing décor, and pampering services. The doting staff stays true to the spa's namesake, ushering clients into one of six private treatment rooms for a revitalizing microdermabrasion or detoxifying peel accented by organic products, cutting-edge technology, and aesthetic know-how. Stylists and nail technicians pore over features with attentive services that elicit youthful beauty, and the facility's Power Plate vibrating platform gives clients the opportunity to tone their bodies without long hours at the gym or smudge-prone bicep marker drawings. For full-body enhancement, massage therapists unearth tension through four modalities as licensed physician's assistants target unwanted hair and skin blemishes with GentleMax laser technology.
As an 11-year-old girl, Doctor of Chiropractic Wendy Gallego was diagnosed with scoliosis. The painful curvature in her spine immediately began to interfere with her life, forcing her to drop out of gymnastics and wear a back brace. After years of chronic discomfort, a college friend suggested that she visit a chiropractor, and she finally began to find relief from her symptoms. More importantly, she was inspired by her chiropractor's whole-body approach to wellness, which emphasized nutrition and lifestyle as well as treatment. This drove her to become a chiropractor herself while formulating the philosophy that "people should not be perceived as separately functioning parts, but rather as a complex structure of interdependent systems." By founding Shin Wellness, she sought to create a holistic health care center that addressed physical as well as mental health.
Embracing Western and Eastern treatment modalities, Dr. Gallego looks for instructors and therapists with more than technical proficiency and a photographic recollection of the periodic table. She claims that "there's a quality that comes with being a healer," and she looks for that passion in all her prospective employees, whether they will be performing massages, conducting hypnotherapy sessions, or leading Pilates classes.
Evanesce Spa offers visitors a welcoming escape from the world via beautifying treatments meant to revive both body and spirit. Both take turns basking in attention during the signature Evanesce mani-pedi: nails look clean and chic after technicians groom and polish them, and the mind surrenders stress to a soothing sea-salt mud mask and sugar-green-tea-scrub foot massage. The staff at this welcoming oasis seems to strike a similar balance in all their treatments, whether they’re doling out a revitalizing facial, restorative body treatment, or a full-body massage that relaxes the muscles before they become too tight to flex for surveillance cameras.
The first Franck Provost salon opened the doors to its hip French studio in 1975, just two years before Franck Provost himself was crowned the world hairdressing champion. With an excess of 600 locations in 20 countries today, his salons continue to uphold his award-winning level of hairstyling. Every location boasts an ultramodern interior adorned with white walls, metallic accents, and slick, black styling chairs. The stylists also stick to stringent hygiene and safety standards, which ensure that all tools are sanitized after they are used on a client or picked up by a hair-envious Mr. Clean.