Internationally trained beauty expert Gohar Thomas, owner of Gohar Carole Franck Spa, boasts 28 years of industry experience including a two-decade stint as head aesthetician at Harrods of London. From within a brightly colored cottage, Gohar integrates European spa products she?s accrued through years of international training into an array of cosmetic services performed amid fresh flowers and streams of natural light. She supervises licensed aestheticians as they perform facials with Carole Franck products, etch color onto lips and around eyes with permanent makeup, and target cellulite with aesthetic technology. The bodily cosseting continues in a private massage room, which shelters a massage table and a bathtub surrounded by candles that allows clients to relax before or after their treatment with a soak attuned to the temperature of a bubbling spring or a pot of freshly boiled hot-dog water.
Along the quaint, well-preserved streets of Kenneth Village, Ariada Salon Spa's vintage exterior conceals a three-floor haven for modern beauty services. Inside, at mirrored stations, stylists specialize in color correction, Brazilian blowouts, waxing, and bridal services, prepping the hair and nails of the betrothed with OPI polishes and Difiaba and Moroccanoil conditioners. An onsite boutique equips clients with Witchy Poo Lotions & Potions and True Apothecary Candles, which can be combined at home to amplify a relaxing bath or invoke the beautifying intervention of Venus.
Despite its name, Happy Feet ? Massage, Nail & Skincare doesn?t just make feet happy; it makes the whole body grin from ear to ear. Mixing Chinese medicinal herbs with techniques including reflexology and acupressure, the massage center?s therapists help eliminate tension and remove impurities. The centers immerse clients in bright traditional Asian decor, with plush, white beds complemented by red oriental lanterns, red curtains, and decorative art of Confucius jumping for joy after working out a kink in his neck.
The nail technicians slather their clients’ hands and feet with raspberry scrub, green tea body mud, and lemons during manicures at pedicures. The beauty pros also rub a sea salt body scrub across pelts for full body softening and decorate fuzzy chins, legs, and arms with warm wax before swiftly evicting unwanted hairs.
Surrounded by suffuse lighting and adorned with exotic bamboo, Tips & Toes' immaculate spa enhances feet and fingers with expert techniques and acclaimed nail products. During the gel manicure ($45 value), extremity experts will soak delicate skin mittens before shaping nails, caring for cuticles, and moisturizing skin. Finger-crowns will be draped in a choice of Gelish or Shellac polish selected from a multitude of colors, each of which is durable and allows unflagging phalanges to quickly return to regular high-fiving, back-scratching, and volcano-climbing duties.
Europe Nails & Spa's technicians spruce up feet and fingertips with deeply relaxing spa treatments and well-honed technique. A manicure buffs up finger shields with a spectrum of 250 different OPI gels, adding a more lustrous sheen than traditional polish jobs, and with less encumbrance than weighting down fingers with shiny disco balls. For full-fledged pampering of all extremities, clients can opt for a Paris manicure and pedicure, expertly carried out in one of the spa’s luxurious massaging pedicure chairs. Each continental-themed mani-pedi combines the grooming goodness of a Rome nail treatment with the Paris spa combo’s cooling mask, moisturizing paraffin dip, and low tariffs on fresh imports of glamour and relaxation.