For one day, vendors and service folk from the spa, fashion, and fitness industries take over the River East Art Center to share their wares and expertise during a six-hour extravaganza produced by women for women. The bazaar showcases health, fashion, and beauty products from the latest lines as cosmetologists dole out mini treatments. In the activity area, women can limber up in fitness classes, sample foods, string together crafts, or commemorate the excursion in the photo booth. For more conversational activities, The Expert Corner pairs event-goers with inspirational speakers for discussions on a variety of topics, from health and mental wellness to trends in the fashion industry.
Sugaring is an ancient hair-removal technique practiced widely in the Middle East, and at Skin So Sweet, owner Catherine Kooiman brings it to U.S. soil. In an interview with Coast magazine, Kooiman traced the practice to Cleopatra's day. At Skin So Sweet, beauty professionals use the all-natural substance to remove hair from any area of the body, yielding results that last significantly longer than shaving. True to Skin So Sweet's commitment to using natural ingredients, the company incorporates a signature line of products?free of paraben and laurel sulfates?into vitamin-packed facials and other beauty treatments.
Reveal your semi-secret identity with a 30-minute Pure Results Facial designed to restore radiance to sun-battered skin. An expert spa maiden will tailor your treatment to achieve resurfaced regional coverage, transformed tonal balancing, and skin that is so anti-aging, it makes Peter Pan look like a sell-out. The Seaside Signature Massage gently kneads knotted knobs and tangled fibers into a generously gelatinous state of being reminiscent of the beauteous blobfish. Intertwining traditional Swedish techniques with deep-tissue strokes and aromatic elements, this 30-minute massage both pampers and purifies with excruciating pleasantry. During your spa visit, you'll also have access to the spa relaxation area and fitness center.
CloudMover Day Spa's team of aestheticians and massage therapists dole out relaxation-inspiring treatments that earned the title of Best Day Spa in 2010, 2012, and 2013 and Best Massage in 2011 from CityVoter. These bodywork experts keep the musculoskeletal system soothed with nine different modalities in five massage rooms, including a couples room. In addition to massage rooms, CloudMover Day Spa also features three skincare rooms, shower room, infrared sauna room, laundry room, and quiet room. The spa's aestheticians focus on reshaping skinscapes with infrared treatments and customized facials, full body waxing, and exfoliating body scrubs infused with brown sugar, citrus, or ayurvedic sea salts. In addition to the Dermalogica and Relax & Wax products used in its services, CloudMover has its own line of spa items, including customized masks, scented eye pillows, and dye-free aromatherapy soy candles lauded by exhausted worker bees.
Named one of the top 10 salons in the United States for customer service by Salon Today, Hue invites guests to come in and switch off their cell phones and thinking caps while tension erodes over a cup of Aveda Comforting Tea, a neck-and-shoulder massage, and other complimentary stress-relieving services. Hue's extensive menu of spa and salon services is infused with natural treatments and products, such as the Botanical Skin Resurfacing facial ($90 for 60 minutes) powered by Tourmaline, a mineral that renders superheroes flightless but has a naturally energizing power for humans.