Clear skin is an important component when it comes to looking and feeling your best, but busy schedules often get in the way of dedicated skincare regimens. Into this whirl of calendar pages step the technicians at Wendy's Beauty, carving out a serene oasis in the middle of hectic lives. When clients first arrive at their spa, tech quiz them on their skin's needs and wants. This initial consultation helps them concoct custom treatment plans that might include everything from a pore-cleansing facial to a buffing microdermabrasion session. Techs don't limit their expertise to facial treatments, though; their body scrubs, waxing treatments, and aromatherapy massages restore lost vim and flagging vigor in other parts of the body. No matter the treatments they choose, clients rest easy when it comes to products: professional-grade skincare serums from companies including Mary Galland and Swiss Helenere power all of the spa's treatments.
Impressions Skin Care Inc.’s veteran team—which includes an acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese medicine—unleashes the body’s self-healing powers with facials, massages, and foot reflexology. Drawing on sea plankton-based Bioceane products as well as formulas from Payot and Luzern, facials detox and tone skin, lending skin a youthful glow without taping baby pictures to it. The same products fuel massages that mix multiple modalities to scatter stress to the four winds, and therapists double down on the healing for calming couples sessions. Foot massages, meanwhile, stimulate reflexology-style pressure points to facilitate full-body wellness after a soothing herbal footbath.
Owner Alice Chung has 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, and she and her team of aestheticians leverage their expertise to nourish skin at Harmonic Spa & Beauty. They render facials with product lines such as Ingrid Millet, Jean D’Arcel, and DiBi. Alice and co. also pamper and primp with massages, hair removal, and body-slimming treatments. Along with seven private treatment rooms, the spa includes a sizeable steam room—which is what The Flash’s field house is called when his shoes have a high coefficient of friction.
Inside StarFace Natural Beauty’s spacious, brilliantly white studio, a team of aestheticians uses a variety of international beauty products infused with natural ingredients such as organic rose-hip oil. These products are employed during customized facials and other services administered by licensed aestheticians in private rooms. The skin experts help to reduce the signs of aging with many industry tools, including the Skin Remodeling System. They also administer musculoskeletal-balancing therapy, a process that locates and treats joints that are sore, misaligned, or low on motor oil.
Guests commonly encounter giant celebrities at Lemon Spa Perfect Health Club, where movies play on a 13-foot projection screen during mani-pedis. Each of the two areas was designed to give group functions an opulent vibe—pedicure chairs and a plush couch face the DVD display while soft lighting lends the space a golden glow. As they undergo their nail services, which can range from a standard manicure to a decadent, chocolate-themed pedicure, patrons can watch one of the spa's easygoing comedies or Benny Hill gag reels they've brought from home. Since their inception, the spaces have welcomed bridal showers, birthday gatherings, and, in 2007, a Michael Bublé CD release party.
Though the other treatments take place in private rooms, they maintain the venue's movie-star theme. Nu Skin and Ÿum facial products perk up complexions, massages quiet muscular aches, and body scrubs exfoliate pores with plant and cocoa extracts. Visitors can also combine procedures into packages such as the Paparazzi Protection: a massage and facial administered in seclusion so that aestheticians needn't work around incognito stars' dark glasses.
The technicians at Rejuven8 Skin Care specialize in the use of light- and heat-energy technology. The machine uses a combination of broad-spectrum light and low-level heat to remove hair and smooth skin by causing microthermal trauma, which prompts the body's natural production of collagen. Technicians place the smooth hand-piece directly on clients' skin, where it emits controlled pulses of light to get rid of unwanted cells—like a picky prison inmate asking for something with a king-size bed instead. The pulses can help destroy hair follicles, create an anti-inflammatory response to heal acne, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, or erase signs of hyperpigmentation. During a treatment, clients may feel warmness or a slight sting, which lets them know it's working.