The licensed specialists at Beyond Bath & Body Day Spa smooth skin with a wide variety of waxing services and accessorize teeth with Swarovski crystals. Gentle wax denudes fuzzed areas in northern climes such as the eyebrows, lip, chins, sideburns, cheeks, and neck ($12 each), and hands attached to uncovered arms ($20+) make sleek work of patting a newly smooth back ($35+). Leg or bikini waxes evict unwanted hair from the body's southerly regions ($25+). For choppers longing to join a constellation, a spa technician will use a five-minute process to apply a Swarovski crystal to the tooth of your choice ($30 for the first jewel; additional jewels in the same appointment are $15 each). The subtle, 2-millimetre stones affix to the tooth’s enamel in a painless and easily reversible process, and can last from six months to several years.
Dr. Will Cole, DC, senior clinic director, believes in finding the underlying issues of poor health instead of just treating the symptoms. He uses a variety of techniques including customized diets and nutritional supplements designed to help clients return to full health.
Dr. Will and his staff at Laser Body of Pittsburgh understand the difficulty of ridding the body of stubborn inches. They've helped more than 1,000 patients slim down, reducing excess belly fat, whittling away love handles, and shrinking forearms bulged by years of spinach eating. Both of the office's two laser systems, the Zerona device and the Lapex BCS laser, target fat cells to disrupt their membranes and cause them to shrink, which results in lost inches and a reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
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.
Center Ice Arena grants skaters plenty of space to perfect their gliding strides with a trio of NHL regulation size ice rinks that host open skates and lessons as well as the home games of the Allegheny Badgers amateur youth hockey. The arena starts beginners of all ages off on the right blade with its Learn to Skate program, which covers the fundamental mechanics common to speed skating, hockey, and figure skating, preparing participants for national programs or a permanent move to the North Pole. The Learn to Play Hockey program focuses the instruction, helping kids learn to turn and make hockey stops. Students and recreational skaters can show off their skills during the arena’s daily public skates, the times of which can be found on the arena’s calendar of events. A comprehensive fitness and entertainment center, the arena also houses a fitness center open to both skaters and the public, a party room, and a video arcade.
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.