Inside Caprice Beauty Bar's cozy treatment room, practiced wax wielders uncover smooth skin. During each Brazilian waxing session, lavender-scented oil wax blankets the bikini area before being removed with quick swipes of cloth strips. A hard wax is then used to evict offending follicles before skin is treated to soothing azulene oils. Since hair is removed from the root, skin can stay free of follicular growth much longer than shaving or wishing.
Walker's Apothecary owner and licensed aesthetician Shalea Walker and her team of mug mollycoddlers swathe skin in a proprietary line of products and services that have adorned various celebrity visages. A 60-minute spa manicure (a $25 value) and pedicure (a $50 value) clips and files nails into chic alignment before coating each digit cap in a fresh coat of vibrant paint. Rough feet transform into velvety leg ends with a rejuvenating callus treatment, as hand and foot moisture masks are applied to act out a hydrating kabuki play for bodily extremities. Inspired by already pampered paws, faces can opt to call a chronological timeout with a 65-minute anti-aging facial customized to skin type. Exfoliating dead skin cells and renewing facial canvasses with the aid of a moisturizing vitamin C mask, the textural transformation gets an additional boost from a glycolic peel specialized for dry, hyperpigmented skin, removing dull, human-husk build-up and restoring your face to the glowing neck fruit it was always meant to be.
Serenity Day Spa aims to fill patrons with tranquility from the moment they walk into the earthen-hued lobby and gaze at the modern furniture or smell the fresh flowers. Trained massage therapists unravel tightly wound muscles, and aestheticians remove dead skin during custom facials. Between treatments, patrons can relax in the Serenity Day Spa’s Zen lounge, where they can make their own crackling sound effects before the glowing faux fireplace.
Under the guidance of medical director Dr. Carol Skipper, ReGenesis Healing & Wellness’ multitalented staff steers visitors onto the path of wellness and beauty. The colorfully decorated center’s array of laser treatments harness intense, concentrated light to resolve common cosmetic complaints, such as spider veins, unwanted body hair, or a meteor barreling toward a freshly styled updo. Massage therapists use their well-practiced hands to ease aching muscles and send romantic partners floating away on a cloud of relaxation during soothing couples massages. ReGenesis’s menu of services also includes facials catered to both men and women.
A Thai yoga massage is an ancient healing method that uses full-body stretching and muscle manipulation to improve range of motion. First, your trained massage therapist will take you through a 20-minute ayurvedic test to find any imbalances or maple-syrup deposits. Then she will create a customized treatment plan to knead your needs. For the next 70 minutes, acupressure techniques and pressure-point reflexology will free your energy flow and induce relaxation. Rhythmic massage movements mingle with passive progressive-yoga stretching to release at least seven caged pigeons of tension.
At Eva Salon, skilled stylists draw on decades of industry experience that include work in fashion shows and training by the likes of Pravana, Toni&Guy, Paul Mitchell, and Wella. Wielding the full line of Davines products, the talented hair artists transform manes with precision dos, bright new hues, and extensions by Remy Hair, and also design special-occasion styles for weddings and other photo-appropriate occasions. Renowned for the in-depth consultations they provide each new client, the team keeps on top of the latest techniques with continuing-education courses, enabling their scissors to shear locks into modern pixie cuts as well as the time-tested classics like the Yul Brynner. Eva Salon's aestheticians take over where its stylists leave off, waxing away leg hair and mustaches or sculpting brows into elegant arches. Skincare experts pamper visages with organic facials and use microcurrent treatments to fight the passage of time by mitigating signs of aging, such as wrinkles or layers of dust.