Spend some quality time not talking to your sweetie with the Be My Valentine special, which includes a couple's massage, bottle of wine, and complimentary rose ($199) in Beau Visage's handsome and spacious couple's massage room. Facial fans can try out a Fountain of Youth hydrating facial ($125) or an Under the Sea Facial ($125) with seaweed, cultivated from France's Bethany Coast, that contains 1,000 times more vitamins and minerals than anything grown in soil. Those looking to infiltrate high school to write the exposé that will seal their journalistic futures can peel away layers of dead face skin with a glycolic peel ($50) or a medical-grade peel ($120–$160). If you're more in the mood for a massage, a 90-minute European hot-stone therapy session ($120) will increase your relaxation and improve your blood flow with the penetrating heat of smooth basalt rocks. You can also cocoon yourself with a Slender Quest Body Wrap ($95) and emerge a firm, toned, sexy butterfly. Dudes, meanwhile, can enjoy being King for a Day (one of the Valentine's Day specials) with a gentlemen's facial and a sandalwood aromatherapy massage ($129). Beau Visage also offers airbrush tanning, microdermabrasion, men's body services, photorejuvenation, and more.
At Spa Moments, a team of beauty experts promotes tranquility in a clean, modern space complete with rich hardwood floors and a red-and-black-themed reception area. They perform soothing hot-stone massages, anti-aging facial treatments, and relaxing mani-pedis. The spa uses professional products such as St. Tropez sunless tanning formulas, and they have created an express-service menu ideal for lunch breaks or rush hour, that time of the day when standing still is frowned upon.
Dr. Bryan Jon Miller and his team of enamel experts at Meridian Dental Care stave off oral antagonists and maintain sterling smiles through extensive dental diagnostics. A new-patient exam and oral screening commences the visit, evaluating bite and gum health and screening for oral cancer and TMJ. A thorough teeth cleaning then rids gum stones of tartar, plaque, and Lego buildup, before digital panoramic and bitewing X-rays expose potential maladies naked to the human eye. Meridian’s team also helps exorcise the ghosts of espressos past by doling out Whitening for Life take-home treatment kits. During the whitening process, clients don custom-fitted trays filled with a special, tooth-blanching formula for a few hours each day. Patients receive two tubes of the bleaching solution upon delivery of their trays, and can receive two additional tubes at no charge when they return for recommended checkups (additional visits not included in today's deal). Operating out of an attractive and relaxing office, Meridian's helpful staff remains on hand to answer any questions regarding dental care or petitioning the Tooth Fairy for a rate increase.
Melinda Wingard is a former registered nurse who built upon her clinical experience with dermatology and laser training, eventually opening her own med spa more than 12 years ago. Today, she helps banish cellulite, performs body-contouring treatments with VelaShape, and exiles blemishes with the touch of her specialized medical laser beams and a firm “please.” Loose skin becomes tighter and wrinkles fade under her aesthetic lasers, which she also uses to remove unwanted hair, spider veins, scars, and moles. Wingard even administers laser facials, which resurface and tone skin.
The staff at Luminous Spa & Wellness pampers guests with powerful beauty routines that summon pure serenity. During a Swedish or deep-tissue massage, the staff can also soothe headaches with a lavender-oil scalp treatment. Services like these embody the spa's commitment to total-body wellness, rather than just beauty and rest alone.
In addition to skincare, massage, and aesthetic laser treatments, the staff fights cellulite and signs of aging with innovative technology. Their Synergie Cellulite Reduction treatments help smooth and shape problem areas. Alternatively, i-Lipo sessions use non-invasive, cool laser technology to sculpt bodies into lean lines. A private workout room and infrared sauna are available for customers to detoxify.
"I'm an artist and I started out in cosmetics … I just really enjoy helping people look great," says Alichia Ryan. Whether it is through the application of Extreme Lashes extensions, makeup, or an Infinity Sun airbrush tan, Alichia takes joy in enhancing appearances and boosting confidence levels. She has been a licensed aesthetician since 1997 and once owned her own Merle Norman studio outside of Los Angeles. Always learning about the latest beauty techniques and technologies, she holds certifications in microdermabrasion and permanent cosmetics, as well as an endorsement for Ad Vinci teeth whitening from the Vitruvius Man.