Therapists at Allure Massage Spa treat aching backs and muscles to a host of massage modalities designed to relax bodies and administer therapeutic aid. During hot-stone sessions, a therapist makes rocks do jumping jacks to warm them up before placing the toasty stones on specific points connected to pent-up tension. Firm pressure helps a deep-tissue massage to untangle buried knots hidden in connective tissue, and Swedish massage employs long, flowing strokes to alleviate pain without an uncomfortable amount of force. Allure also offers specialty styles such as Thai, prenatal, and reiki therapies and allows pairs to practice sighing side by side during couples massages.
Shizoku Skin is two things: a spa specializing in natural skincare treatments and a skincare product line created by licensed aesthetician Ann Usman. Usman, whose decade of experience includes working alongside top dermatologists and plastic surgeons, battles skin issues such as rosacea, acne, and sun damage with her line of all-natural, organic products. The products deliver antioxidants and enzymes deep into the skin via her patented liposome technology, resulting in clearer, radiant faces.
At her spa, she uses these products during a variety of skin-rejuvenation services, including a custom facial enhanced with powder boosters, a pore-purifying facial with high-frequency therapy, and crystal-free BioBrasion microdermabrasion treatments with lymphatic drainage. Usman also specializes in hair removal—both waxing and IPL—to ready bodies for bathing-suit season or nude-modeling-for-art-class season.
Every stylist who wields shears or makeup at Salon 134 West has been handpicked for the ability to employ multiple styling techniques and cross over from cutting to coloring to straightening without missing a beat. At many salons, stylists pass clients from one stylist to another in a sort of styling assembly line, all reinterpreting the hairstyle for themselves and moving away from the initial vision for the style. Rather than distorting hairstyles through such a process, Salon 134 West pairs clients with a single stylist for the entire session, allowing stylists to bring their original artistic vision to fruition while saving clients the trouble of having to explain their hair dreams ad nauseam.
Bronzz Spray Tan darkens skin to alluringly summer-kissed tones that last up to seven days. Trained technicians apply custom-blended tans by hand while avoiding the lines and streaks that could otherwise arise from applications by automated spray booths or Jackson Pollock proteges. The staff also waxes unwanted body hair and combats dermal issues with anti-aging and acne-blasting facials.
Among the arches, pillars, and pastel-rose walls of Zena European Salon and Spa, a team of four stylists and one aesthetician attend to their clients with fashionable cuts and targeted skin treatments. Stylists trim tresses in front of a wall of mirrors, and the aesthetician gives faces the royal treatment with a 24K-gold facial under a tropical-island mural and King Midas’ jealous gaze. Since Zena’s trio of stylists accrued experience in Redken coloring techniques, they specialize in highlights and full-color treatments, and can help customers achieve new looks with feather extensions or perms. Along with 15 facials and masks, the salon’s aesthetician can scrub down patrons’ whole bodies with salt and minerals for a glow to rival irradiated glow worms.
NU Age Med Spa's licensed therapists soothe hardworking muscles and delicate skinscapes under the supervision of Tom Klein, MD. Expert hands assuage aches and pains with massage or prepare skin for harsh weather and the inevitable pie fights of aging with aromatherapeutic, botanical products. Lasers do double-duty by rejuvenating skin and evicting hair, and medical injections and ultrasonic vibration present a high-tech twist on traditional facials. Cached within a stately brick medical center, the spa glows with warm earth tones and charms with accents such as a tropical fish tank.