Salon 463's team of seasoned aestheticians, nail technicians, and stylists work to gussy up patrons from the top of their heads to the tips of their toes via a host of lavish services. A symphony of snipping scissors and hair dryers accompanies each hair specialist during salon services ranging from color-boosting glazes to bridal updos. Aestheticians can revive faces exhausted from fielding the cheek pinches of passing grandmothers using a variety of rejuvenating skincare treatments. Nail services include anti-aging manicures, men's pedicures, and acrylic-nail repair to give hands and feet get a much-needed break.
The experts at Spa Essence Salon & Day Spa have a solution for nearly every beauty problem that might arise. They tackle lifeless hair, chipped or shapeless fingernails, acne-prone skin, and bushy brows. There is also a team of massage therapists who soothe tired muscles with Swedish and sports massages, and a crew of skilled makeup artists that ready clients for their Real World audition tapes. Regardless of what service they are performing, the staff always takes time to consult with clients on desired styles and outcomes before beginning treatments, and use advanced products from top purveyors such as Redken, Goldwell, and L'anza hair care products. The versatile team operates out of a tranquil spa, complete with warm lights, glimmering candles, and cushy pedicure chairs.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend human rights" and "Protect our planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.”
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to a UK-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the Blue Corn 3-in-1 deep-cleansing scrub mask often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, and other national publications.
Dr. David Sandler, the licensed massage therapist and natural healer at Tri State Wellness Center, kneads muscles and aligns spines into a state of healthy relaxation with a variety of massage modalities. After donning a holster of organic, nut-free massage cream, he employs Swedish, deep-tissue, or medical techniques to help to reduce pain, improve circulation, and drive away toxins from the lymphatic ducts. For those who require decompression of their core column, Dr. Sandler employs a special treatment table that lifts in the middle to gently arch the spine and spouts motivational speeches to prompt wandering discs to slip back into place.
Despite the presence of professional technicians, high-end equipment, and medical-grade products, New Image Medspa isn't a doctor's office. It's a spa where medically trained professionals strive to create a relaxing and friendly environment and count cost effectiveness as a top priority. Their treatments span from general spa services such as facials, massage, and chemical peels to med-spa approaches such as laser hair removal, blepharoplasty, or PhotoGenesis. They also oversee a slew of male-centric services to help guys achieve smoother, handsomer blue or yellow M&M shell.
Adagio Day Spa's rhapsody treatment sets you up with two hours of personal pampering to make sure that you’re rested and radiant for your next party or collegiate lecture on the history of canned ham. Start by retreating into the warm, cozy cocoon of a customized body wrap based on your specified needs and goals. After emerging from the wrap's detoxifying magic with a pair of paper-thin, beautifully-colored wings, masterful manual manipulators will relieve exhausted extremities with a lavish hand and foot massage before dousing them in a warm paraffin dip. A complimentary cuppa from the adjoining tea room will likewise warm insides.