Exquisite Effects Salon provides nearly all of clients' beauty services in one stop. Precision haircuts, color weaves, creative updos, and coloring treatments incorporate products from Joico, Paul Mitchell, and Matrix Biolage. OPI and CND polishes adorn digits during manicures and spa pedicures. The staff also accents eyes with lash extensions and lash and brow tinting. For those tired of dipping their earlobes in glitter every morning, the salon also offers ear piercing.
Natalie’s nimble fingers give eyes an extra pop with flutter-worthy eyelash extensions. She applies the tiny fringe inside Hair Play & Day Spa, alongside other beauty pros who cut hair and add eye-catching highlights or strategically placed holiday lights.
The Le Belle Visage Day Spa staff utilizes the latest technology and naturally derived products to care for skin. They reveal fresher faces with several exfoliating procedures, including diamond-tip microdermabrasion, the ultrasonic DermaSound system, and a variety of chemical and enzyme peels. The staff carefully analyzes visages to recommend appropriate formulas from the Éminence organic skincare line, whose fruit-based and herbal ingredients are manually harvested at a solar- and wind-powered farm in Hungary.
Among the spa's 12 types of facials, the Quatre Mains (four hands) treatment provides an ideal combination of cleansing and relaxation: two hands perform a customized European facial and shadow-puppet version of The English Patient while two hands simultaneously massage the legs, feet, arms, and hands. Wood floors and antique-style furniture give the space an intimate and homelike ambiance.
Salon and Spa Fifth Avenue's attentive aestheticians resurface epidermises that have been withered or dehydrated by sun exposure and aging with soothing facials, décolleté treatments, and full-body spa packages that restore vibrant, dewy skin. During the hour and fifteen-minute Sun-Lover's facial, a low-level current pulses over visages, diminishing wrinkles, fine lines, and under-eye origami. A warm towel compress quenches parched pores and a customized mask exfoliates skin. All-natural moisturizing products, such as herb-and-flower-infused lip scrub, nourish dehydrated surfaces more efficiently than a facial sprinkler system.
Hawaii. A boy dives off a cliff into shallow water and loses his eyesight after impact. Over the next months, the boy undergoes acupuncture treatments with Dr. Maekawa. As the doctor arranges the needles that restore blood flow to the boy's injured areas, her apprentice, Regan Archibald, watches closely. When the boy's eyes fill with vision again, Archibald understands the power of Chinese medicine to heal the body.
In 2004, Regan Archibald opened East West Health in Salt Lake City. He draws together complementary aspects of Eastern and Western medicine with the help of a medical doctor and nurse practitioner on staff. Together, they use acupuncture, clinical testing, and nutrition programs to treat disparate ailments, from anxiety and allergies to tennis elbow and whack-a-mole shoulder. According to Archibald, many patients are surprised to learn that acupuncture and ancient herbal medicine can also remedy gastrointestinal disorders, such as chronic diverticulitis.
Three times a year, Regan Archibald leaves the bamboo plants and earth tones of his clinic to return to Hawaii on a raft made of needles and mugwort. On the same island where he watched Dr. Maekawa restore a boy's eyesight, he broadens his knowledge of Chinese medicine and hones his skills in acupuncture modalities such as seitai shinpo. Archibald is one of only 13 certified practitioners of seitai shinpo, a method centered on the spine and its network of nerves.
When working to get clients into a relaxed, meditative state of being, a good spa can’t just rely on one technique. That’s why the staffers at Therapeutix Mind & Body have gained national certifications and master-level achievements in a range of Eastern and Western relaxation techniques. They specialize in massages, incorporating reflexology, cold-stone migraine relief, and aromatherapy to tackle tension both externally and internally. They can add a range of relaxing treatments to their massages, including essential oils, hand and foot scrubs, and 3-D glasses. In addition to their massages, they offer body-contouring packages that use ultrasonic waves and a radio-frequency laser or detoxifying wraps to hone trouble areas.