A family-centric salon, Spa Fabulous specializes in the beautification of mothers and daughters by offering adult and child spa treatments. Clients can partake of hair, nail, and facial treatments, or opt for a spa party, which lets partiers prance down a glitter runway showing off new coifs and nails. The salon also offers a lineup of craft activities as well as ear piercings, feather extensions, and Shellac nail polishings.
The aestheticians at Bloom Salon & Body Spa present clients with non-invasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery. Instead of liposuction, they melt away inches with Lipolaser treatments. Instead of facelifts, they tighten the skin naturally by stimulating the muscles underneath. Since these techniques keep the scalpel in the drawer, they spare clients the long recovery periods required after more taxing options, such as surgery or witchcraft.
In addition to their technological beauty techniques, the team also augments appearances and pampers patrons with facials and a full menu of hair services. Six types of massages scold away stress with relaxation tools such as hot stones and grapefruit foot scrubs.
"[I like] giving my clients beautiful, healthy, stylish hair they can be proud of," says Angela Tuck, when asked about her favorite part of her job. One of seven talented stylists at The Villa Day Spa & Salon, she specializes in complicated chemical treatments, such as the Keratin Complex hair-smoothing service. Over the course of two to two-and-a-half hours, she deliberately banishes frizz and removes kinks from hair, leaving it glossy and manageable for up to five months.
Though the treatment takes some time, the soothing decor at The Villa Day Spa & Salon makes the wait more bearable. Warmly lit hallways lead away from the sunny salon to specialized rooms, such as the hydrotherapy soak room where a jacuzzi-like pool sits nestled between walls painted with seaside murals. The establishment even contains an old-fashioned steam sauna with fragrant wood paneling, giving patrons a private space where they can relax and cook vegetables simultaneously.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment
Brands Used: Keratin Complex. Minardi
Mother-daughter team Heather Hull and Julie Miller-Wilson stay in sync. They went to massage school together and graduated together. As a licensed massage therapist, Julie unfurls tension for her clients at Body Kneads, Etc. while Heather aids by providing various massage treatments. Operating on the same wavelength, they combine their skills in an extensive menu of services that includes 10 types of massages and facials for acne, wrinkles, and dryness.
Heather and Julie’s historic home practically forbids anxious vibes. A cozy fireplace warms hardwood floors and surrounding Victorian decor. In the treatment rooms, powder-blue walls and a soft, padded bed set the stage for massages and skin treatments, which ease clients into states of serenity known only to Julio Iglesias’s microphone. Outside of each mini-sanctuary, qualified professionals perform skin and nail services.
The Potter’s Hand offers a choice of three relaxing massage modalities in sessions tailored to each client's dorsal needs. Biotone lotion and oil are used during Swedish massages, and deeper, thoughtful steps are taken during deep-tissue sessions that focus on client comfort. Pregnant women who are past their first trimester can enjoy the benefits of the prenatal massage, which may include relief of backaches, reduced swelling, or a bonus baby. After sessions, freshly massaged physiques enjoy a respite from aches and pains, improved posture, and boosted lymphatic flow.
Natural Oasis: A William Edge Aveda Spa is an Aveda-concept spa fueled by the brand’s botanically inspired products. Licensed massage therapists administer the 75-minute elemental nature massage, which relies on a custom blend of Aveda aromas and a variety of massage styles to target sore muscles as effectively as a laser sight on a glove targets a high-five partner. A questionnaire precedes the elemental nature facial so that aestheticians can cosset face plates in scents and products selected according to the client's preferences and beauty needs.