About Face touts a wide selection of blushing basics and eye essentials in a boutique teeming with skincare and cosmetic creations crafted by more than 25 brands. Mineral makeup by Bare Escentuals harnesses natural ingredients in the form of a blemish-cloaking foundation that feigns a powdery guise but feels like a cream and tastes like tiramisu ($25). A healthy dusting of Nars blush ($27.50) plumps timid cheekbones and transforms lackluster visages into bashful beauties. Smashbox eye shadow ($23) imposes bright colors across ocular shades to ensure that peepers remain the center of attention amidst a flock of prize-winning peacocks. In addition to makeup products, About Face also carries a bouquet of skincare necessities and olfactory-rousing fragrances from the likes of Juicy Couture.
Cleopatra's Health and Wellness Spa's multitalented director, Monica Janus—a renowned folk and ballroom dancer, certified aesthetician, and massage therapist—leads an army of beauty experts in treating clients like royalty. Staffers present pre- and post-treatment beverages such as a Polish mineral tonic or goji juice, prepping guests for pampering with a comfortable robe and slippers. A Hydrotone thermal capsule hosts various body treatments and baths including the Isis purification mud bath, which aims to alleviate arthritis or injuries from transporting oversize limestone chunks. The team caters to youngsters with a kids' menu of pintsize spa services, and aestheticians can dye eyebrows or lashes using the age-old process of henna application. Inspired by ancient traditions, the spa appropriately boasts golden-plated pillars, colorful paintings of Egyptian deities, and bas-relief hieroglyphics that warn patrons of the dangers of wearing too much eyeliner.
Vacationers can enjoy a couples massage before renting the facility's motel or cabin rooms to celebrate a special occasion. An array of fitness and dancing classes such as swing, country, and five levels of children's ballet keep out-of-town guests and local residents entertained.
Amid soothing violet decor befitting the salon’s name, High Violet Salon & Spa’s artistic stylist, expert aesthetician, and therapeutic masseuse use a three-pronged approach to help clients feel beautiful inside and out. Their menu of services is carried out within a newly renovated space accented by wood floors, soft lighting, and a separate spa-treatment room. Hair is colored and conditioned with products such as Moroccanoil, whereas nails are decorated in polishes from OPI. Facials and peels help rejuvenate skin, and Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue techniques release stores of tension and stores acorns hidden under the shoulder blades.
Inside the full-service family haircare salon, beauty professionals groom nails, remove tension, and snip away split ends with hair, nail, and massage services. Stylists add color or sweep curled strands into fancy updos. Meanwhile, nail technicians not only decorate nails, but also soak feet and remove dead skin cells with a mask scrub.
The professional pamperers at Amplify Tanning, Nails, & More impart long-lasting shine to fingertips and toe-tips with mani-pedis performed using polishes from CND Shellac. After shaping nails and caring for cuticles, nail techs revive worn-out appendage ends with an exfoliating scrub, which reveals fresh, soft skin and removes hastily scrawled to-do lists. Hot towels envelop hands as calluses are swiftly evicted from each softened slipper-stuffer, and manicurists move to unknot muscles from both extremities with a relaxing massage. Finally, each newly groomed digit is capped with a colorful swipe of CND Shellac polish, which is formulated to resist chips, scratches, and TV infomercials for up to 14 days.