Located within a stately, 1870s structure, La Spa Ligonier beautifies clients with a full array of spa services performed by a qualified staff. A 75-minute custom European spa facial pampers visages with a thorough cleansing that employs botanical Vagheggi products specially chosen for each customer's skin type, needs, and ability to refract light. After a mild cleansing unveils the dermal canvas, staff members coax out impurities with a dynamic duo of exfoliation and deep pore cleansing, then they tone skin with a pH-balancing treatment. A gentle facial massage soothes muscular tension caused from holding a poker face at a yawning convention, and a custom mask refreshes visages. Guests venture even deeper into a state of relaxation with the help of aromatherapy and a heated, therapeutic massage for the hands and feet. Lastly, a waxing touchup tidies eyebrows without diminishing their ocular umbrella capabilities.
Trendz the salon spa owner Alana Ficco holds licensing in nail care, skincare, management, and teaching, all of which qualifies her to lead a team of beauty professionals who groom nails, knead out tension, and cleanse skin. Perhaps a particular highlight of the team's service menu is the wide range of body treatments; there are a dozen distinct masks and wraps, including a cocoa bean scrub and a Caribbean therapy treatment infused with the Aveda skincare products the spa favors.
The spa also hosts a beauty boutique stocked with jewelry, shoes, and handbags. The boutique's bath bombs allow guests to indulge at home, and its supply of soaps that look like cupcakes thwarts people who make a living selling stolen desserts to the mafia.
Top-shelf products by Aveda, Kevin Murphy, and Baco line the shelves at Cristo Bello Spa Salon and Gifts, where beauty experts cosset their clients with an array of services. Experienced hairstylists spin around cushy black styling chairs in the salon, ribboning hair with full-foil highlights and freeing men, women, and children from pesky split-ends and lengths that present choking threats. They dole out helpings of the Brazilian-blowout treatment to transform frizzy strands into smooth and shiny locks, or put a hint of bounce into stick-straight strands with spiral texturizing. Nail technicians work close by, shaping and polishing nails and enveloping skin with hot stones.
Guests can escape the chatter and noisy blow dryers by retreating to the spa for a massage or facial. Licensed massage therapists push stress aside with Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu massages, while clients sip on herbal tea or wine. Meanwhile, aestheticians call upon Aveda and Dr. Alkatis Organic Skin Care products to cleanse and clarify skin. They use the soy-based Nufree system to remove hair from the face and body without the irritation or bee trail of traditional waxes, and create a natural-looking tan in minutes with Norvel organic spray-tanning solutions.
Using the Shellac treatment system, Alure's manicure mavens bestow long-lasting pigment and shine upon digits in an open and modern setting. The hypoallergenic treatment, which can last up to two colorful weeks, brandishes UV3 technology to overthrow the tyranny of chipping polish. Phalanges pampering takes up to an hour, and Shellac’s lack of dry-time frees fingers and toes to finally take up finger-sock knitting or giant-piano playing.
Avanti offers a cornucopia of facial services, including the half-hour medical mini facial, which cleanses, steams, and massages your skull-sheath before applying a therapeutic mask tailored to your skin type. The treatment costs $75 by itself, but only $45 if you combine it with another service such as the microdermabrasion ($125), a skin-freshening technique that gently sandblasts the skin with tiny crystals before sucking up the fallen enemy cells with a vacuum. A few microdermabrasion treatments will help facial skin recover from the sun's savage Pesci-like pummeling—staving off the effects of aging in the process by removing fine lines and unwanted pigmentation.
Skin specialists at Hair By Borga and The Spa at Borga's analyze individual skin types to customize a premicrodermabrasion cleanse using Jan Marini products. Hot towels brush away the cleanser and open pores to facilitate thorough exfoliation by a diamond-tip microdermabrasion wand. Technicians focus on fine lines, enlarged pores, and dark spots during the microdermabrasion treatment, which smoothens skin and evens its tone by uncovering healthy skin cells. After the procedure, Jan Marini glycolic resurfacing gel continues the exfoliation celebration, reducing the appearance of minor scars, hyperpigmentation, and vampire love bites. A custom mask drenches faces in moisture before an application of Jan Marini lotion with added sun block preps them for return to the outside world.