Fruit, vitamins, and enzymes aren’t just what scientists throw at each other during food fights; they’re key ingredients in many of the skin treatments rendered at Dave’s Spa & Salon. Those treatments might specifically target acne or aging, whether via microdermabrasion that sloughs off dead skin cells or a vitamin-C facial that uses freeze-dried seaweed—straight from the Little Mermaid’s icebox—to reduce fine lines and mitigate acne. Stylists and technicians present a variety of other beautifying services, as well. Their body-sculpting treatments can noninvasively reduce the appearance of cellulite with Synergie vacuum-massage technology. Or, the team performs haircuts, deep conditionings, and color treatments to solidify new looks and styles.
About two decades ago, Vontyna Winfrey opened a single-room beauty shop with two technicians. Thirsty for industry knowledge, she went on to become a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, and she continues to seek out the latest products and techniques at Nails Plus Day Spa. Winfrey deepens the relaxing effects of back massages with warm paraffin wax and a blend of essential oils, and she aims to rejuvenate the body via reflexology pressure points in the feet. During facials, Winfrey employs Twelve Palms formulas, which contain ingredients such as green tea, avocado, and sweet almond extracts, as well as products from Dermalogica and the BeVour line—the latter designed specifically for men. The day spa also offers manicures or pedicures for clients headed to nearby Graceland in blue suede sandals.
With elegant décor and a warm color scheme to back them up, Bloom’s spa specialists excel at comforting hands and feet. Kick back in a plush throne while the trained talon tamers pamper glove- and stocking-stuffers with a spa manicure (a $20 value) and pedicure (a $40 value). The hand-focused half of the mani-pedi nurtures less-than-divine upper digits back to prime dog-petting condition, and the pedicure gussies up lower paws with skin-soothing care as each member of the 10-pronged posse is trimmed, buffed, and shined to stageworthy glory. Palms and soles are softened after hostile calluses and cuticles are exiled from the premises, leaving behind a lush landscape at the ends of grateful limbs.
Hair care services should be relaxing, something the experienced staff of Mélange: A Modern Salon makes sure of when they treat each client to their signature shampoo and scalp massage steeped in tea tree oil, peppermint, and lavender. The soothing pre-cut and color service sets clients at ease before they surrender their strands to mane masters who wield handpicked Paul Mitchell products within a space accented with hardwood floors, invigorating lighting, and scissors whispering style pointers to new coiffures. Hair-smoothing services such as the KeraTriplex formula hydrates and fortifies fragile strands while the well-stocked Paul Mitchell color bar provisions new hues for guests looking to complement their skin tone or match a favorite hexadecimal code.
The skin whisperers at For Your Skin Only Day Spa customize treatments to clients' individual skin types to ensure safe and effective skincare. Detailed skin analysis of every face gives aestheticians the knowledge they need to pick and choose from the spa's sumptuous selection of specialized pharmaceutical-grade products. Clients can relax in private treatment rooms serenely appointed with elegant artwork, candles, and aromatic lavender bushes softly humming peaceful music.
Almost two decades into her career in the beauty industry, licensed aesthetician Angela Nickelberry shows no sign of burning out. For her, helping clients feel and look better is a labor of love. Nickelberry operates Day Spring Wellness Spa from inside Relaxing Spirit Massage Therapy, where she pampers clients with rejuvenating facials, waxing treatments, and body wraps designed to rid skin of toxins and temporary tattoos.
Total Body Cleansing Studio doesn't want to merely paper over skin and health problems; it wants to address the problems' root causes. That's why the studio emphasizes treatments that are designed to remove toxins from the body, from open-system colon hydrotherapy to far-infrared sauna sessions. Because the treatments, unlike Q-tips, work better when they're bundled together, the center offers half- and full-day detoxification packages as well as 10-week weight-loss programs complete with personalized diet and exercise regimens.