High ceilings, glossy hardwoods, warm lighting, and mirrors galore. Ricciolo Day Spa is a place of lavish comforts and sophisticated treatments?a place where everyone who walks through the door is treated like royalty, whether she's a bride-to-be or just in for a routine trim.
Seeing as how the spa has been around for nearly 30 years, it's no surprise that they've got relaxation down to a science. Hairstyling, mani-pedis, and skincare are all well-represented on the treatment menu, which also includes cosmetic injectables, massages, and airbrush tanning. But the good times don't stop when the service ends and the fairies have finished helping you get dressed. Pick up products from brands such as Moroccanoil and Evo on your way out to stay pampered and beautified at home.
Zen Spa employs a host of massage therapists on the ready to soothe sore backs, muscles, and limbs. These bodywork professionals offer Swedish, hot stone, and deep-tissue massages, making them well-suited to treat complaints ranging from general stress to postural problems. They also focus their energy on arguably the most overworked parts of the body: the feet. By performing reflexology treatments, they aim to bring pain relief to those suffering from plantar faciitis or arthritis, or ambitious clients who are literally always getting a foot in the door.
After more than 20 years in business, Ultra Tanning & Contempo Day Spa has had plenty of time to build a spa menu that features much more than just tanning. The services here now include five types of massage, as well as a diverse selection of skincare treatments ranging from a papaya brightening facial to micro-needling. Hair stylists and nail technicians beautify clients in the salon, while some of the private treatment rooms are outfitted with automated hydration and red-light therapy machines.
Of course, tanning is and will always be Ultra's specialty. There are four levels of tanning beds, including the Velocity, a futuristic bed with an added level that keeps clients from having to recline directly on the bulbs. Of course, you can always opt for an airbrush tan, which can be customized to better define muscles or achieve that two-tone look that will probably be all the rage one of these summers.
The word friends is featured prominently in the decor at Now & Zen Salon & Day Spa. It sits above a mirror in a softly lit treatment room, and it hangs in a picture frame on a light-blue wall. This emphasis on friendship is a reflection of how the staff members view their clients. They welcome visitors with warm smiles and make them feel at home by reminding them to load the dishwasher. During treatments in private rooms, massage therapists work out pain and stress using hot stones and deep-tissue techniques. Elsewhere, aestheticians wax away unwanted fuzz and use facial peels to smooth complexions.
Massage therapists team up with aestheticians to pamper clients from head to toe amid a backdrop of burbling water fountains and vibrant flowers. The team pulls from Organic Skin Care and PCA products to cleanse faces during custom facials, and pairs massage strokes with heated stones and essential oils for added relaxation.
For certified aesthetician Elyse, beauty begins with the eyes. She should know—she holds a degree in visual communication as well as education in fashion and color theory. She draws from this well of training when primping clients with makeup applications that accentuate natural beauty and eyelash extensions that can give a subtle everyday look or a more glamorous fringe. She also clears away unwanted hair with waxing services and cleans pores with facials.