Inside a 1,000-square-foot beachfront studio, D'ames Day Spa's skilled aestheticians soothe clients with hot towels and warm, scented lotions during every beautifying service. Many of the treatments, such as facials and body wraps, use scent-packed, natural ingredients—including herbs, fruits, chocolate, and a distillation of childhood memories—to soften and nourish skin while enveloping the room in calming aromas. Luxe massages, ranging from soothing hot stone to pain-ousting deep tissue, ease taut muscles and diffuse oxygen throughout the body.
"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who?s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that?s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance and leaving only a thin landing strip or functional tarmac in its wake. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.
At Spirit Lift, plastic and reconstructive surgeons perform surgical and nonsurgical body-contouring services in a med spa that resembles a meditation retreat. A garden of bamboo plants sprouts up under the reed ceilings of the lobby, surrounding patrons waiting to walk into warmly decorated treatment rooms. Using the latest technology and the most effective wizard staffs, the doctors perform services such as breast augmentation, face-lifts, laser resurfacing, and liposuction.
The muted glow from a stained-glass lamp shines in a private treatment room at Boho Vanité, where dark-blue walls and bronze wall medallions complete a bohemian look. In fact, the spa's mission is to provide clients with treatments in the bohemian way. Its eclectic service includes treatments that improve the skin or enhance clients' natural beauty. For example, its skin-rejuvenation treatment tackles wrinkles, cellulite, stretch marks, and sagging skin in a single session.
Chic, bohemian touches give The Massage Suite at Boho Vanite an air of both comfort and elegance. Tiny votive candles set the mood, while flowers and bronze artwork add color and texture. Guests relax on a table as therapists administer customized massages to ease away tension, discomfort, and a long-held fear of strangers' fingers.