If a giant hourglass exploded, leaving a sand-hued floor and a temporary break in the flow of time itself, Paradise Grooming would be the result. Against a backdrop of murals featuring palm trees frozen mid-sway beneath a sun perpetually stuck in the warm golden hours, gents grab a brew and try to sink into vacation mode while shears flick through unruly curls. As spheres rocketing across a fully functional foosball table sound a sharp report, scalp massages grab the attention of nostrils by steeping skin in fragrant tea-tree oil that soothes heads stressed from living downstairs from a piano-and-anvil factory. On the way to a private room for a hot-stone massage or facial, guests pause to peruse a menu of manicures and waxing services.
As their name suggests, the staff at Xanadu Day Spa strive to create a paradise filled with beauty and relaxation. Their massage therapists enhance hot-stone, sports, and prenatal treatments with a slew of natural products believed to enrich skin. These products also come into play during nail services that, like many of Xanadu’s treatments, come with an upgrade called an “X Factor.” During a manicure, for example, the nail technician will dip hands in warm paraffin wax and exfoliate any dead or dulling skin cells with a gentle scrub. With their services, they aim to inspire the same relaxing experience that clients would get from visiting an exotic locale, like Fiji, or a massage bed floating around Fiji. Their service menu also includes spa packages for groups and kids, as well as couples’-massage lessons from one of the therapists on staff.
Even before taking their place on the massage table or in a heated pedicure chair, customers who walk into Elite Salon & Day Spa have a sense of the luxurious relaxation they can expect. They're greeted with complimentary beverages before being ushered into softly lit private rooms where candles flicker, and stress is submerged under a wash of relaxing music. Among other services, aestheticians improve skin with facials that use Rep?chage products, a seaweed-based line manufactured in the United States. For those who need a getaway from family responsibilities or a stressful job turning the sun on and off every day, spa packages sequester guests in serenity for three to seven hours.
For the past 16 years, Taylor Lane & Co. Day Spa's aestheticians have pampered guests from scalp to sole with services from haircuts to massages to pedicures. Amid umbers, earthen pinks, and cream-toned tiles, nail techs massage feet with basalt stones and apply products such as Harmony Gel cured by ultraviolet light. The spa's eyelash-extension specialist is certified by several lash companies. Aside from increasing the range of her client's butterfly kisses, she teaches professional certification courses in eyelash extensions.
The aestheticians at Beautiful You Skin Care and Nail Salon focus on restoring faces to their original luster—before that thing called birth happened. Custom facials combat acne, oil, and dry patches with treatment masks and extractions. Special rosacea treatments even out skin tone, and Escutox treatments serve as an alternative to Botox by diminishing the appearance of wrinkles. Beauty pros also wax off unwanted lip and chin hair, and tint lashes and brows.
Christiana revels in the fact that all of her clients are their own unique beings. That means she gets to create a new, custom hairstyle at every appointment?the second-most popular reason for people becoming a stylist, right behind getting to play with hair clippings. She displays her true calling by expertly creating simple bobs or pixie cuts, leaving locks long and wispy, or adding body with lots of layers.