Inside Euro Nail Spa, touches of antiquity?Doric columns, a tiered fountain, and hanging European scenes?blend with the modern mainstays of television and WiFi. The pedicure chairs are sleek and contemporary, yet guests submerge their feet in a separate bowl of water and flowers in a way that evokes an ancient royal pampering. Steam and hot towels coax pores into relaxation during skincare services, many of which pair a traditional cleansing facial with an aromatic mask?such as strawberry, mint, or green tea?and a shoulder massage. Additional massages sap tension from the feet and scalp with focused kneads. At the hairstyling stations, modernity reemerges in the form of abstract art and simple black furniture. The staff trims, colors, and texturizes strands as clients sip on one of the spa's complimentary beverages: coffee, tea, or soda.
The stylists at Natural Look Salon & Spa go beyond making clients look good?they help clients create a style all their own. And if their work isn't good enough, the stylists will redo it for free or refund clients' money. Before each service, stylists consult extensively with their clients to learn about their individual beauty desires and daily style habits. Stylists then craft custom, fashion-forward cuts by calling on their considerable training and on skills picked up at ongoing education programs in the salon and around the country. To help maintain the new 'do, guests can sign up to get periodic reminders about when to schedule follow-up appointments and avoid an awkward length in between pixie and Rapunzel. The strand-focused salon also acknowledges that image isn't all about hair?much like Mr. Clean's online dating profile, the salon's in-house aestheticians, waxing experts, and a sports-and-medical-massage specialist focus on the rest of the body.
According to Landmark Spa's website, Swedish massage relies on five components: effleurage (sliding or gliding strokes), petrissage (kneading strokes), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction, and vibration. The company's massage therapists employ this quintet of strokes to obliterate stress, mitigate joint stiffness, and treat osteoarthritis of the knee. The staff can complement their massages—which also include deep-tissue treatments—with cold-laser therapy, which treats everything from chronic pain to fractures. And to ensure clients look as good as these treatments might make them feel, they render anti-aging treatments for the face and use gentle galvanic currents to eliminate cellulite from around clients’ hips, thighs, and retractable claws.
At Te & Ashi Spa, great nails are a family affair. The family owned and operated spa welcomes clients in for relaxing, meticulous manicures and pedicures. Technicians shape nails, care for cuticles, and smooth skin. They finish by applying colorful coats of regular or chip-resistant shellac polish, which can last for up to two weeks, depending on how many scratch-and-sniff stickers patrons own.
Master clinical aesthetician Claudia Santana believes in a whole-body approach to beauty and wellness, a philosophy she puts into practice in her free time as a belly dancer and champion bodybuilder. With her staff at The Skin Care Clinic, Santana draws on two decades of work in skincare to preform advanced services using medical-grade products from Karin Herzog, Obagi, Janssen Cosmeceutical, and her own exclusive line. The aestheticians customize signature facials with anti-inflammatory plant extracts and fine-tune chemical peels to avoid irritating the skin while removing outermost layers of cells and leftover pie. Even waxing services are carefully designed to avoid skin irritation by using organic liquid waxes and sterile tools that are disposed of after every use. The staff also offers full-body services such as reiki sessions, massages, and Endermologie treatments, which stimulates soft tissue with a mechanical massage device to increase circulation and contour curves.
The certified massage therapists at Comfort Pro Massage send soothing echoes through muscle walls with their signature bodywork. In the comfort of a cozy, private room, clients can opt for flowing Swedish strokes or deep-tissue techniques for deeper muscles. The studio also specializes in acupressure, which draws on ancient techniques to unblock energy channels and promote wellness.