The "C" in Studio C Spa could stand for any number of qualities: clean, comfortable, chic, cutting-edge. But the most apt descriptor might be "custom." Aided by products from Redken and Bioelements, the studio's stylists are known for crafting haircuts that enhance their clients' natural features. Other members of the spa team perform services that range from relaxing massages to facials that address fine lines, wrinkles, and barcodes that won't peel off. The overarching theme is one of complete personalization; no service is performed without an analysis of the client's specific needs.
For the last 25 years, the staff of skilled technicians at Wish Nails has groomed fingers and toes during manicures and pedicures using high quality nail care products. Nail technicians shape, groom, and affix miniature bowties to nails before finishing with vibrant OPI polish. Heavier-duty manicures include luxurious upgrades such as exfoliating sugar-scrub hand massages and chip-resistant shellac polish or gel acrylics.
Nestled in a wood-shingled house, Lather A Salon provides a relaxing atmosphere for its salon, massage, and nail-care services. The staff sculpts trendy new hairdos, styling them with Aquage products and adding vibrancy with Joico color. Meanwhile, technicians gussy up nails with polish from top-notch brands such as OPI and Essie.
While all spas offer luxurious treatments, Mario’s International Spas & Hotels takes pampering to a new level, completing treatments inside a historic stagecoach inn that features elegant accommodations and dining for multiple days of rest and relaxation. Called a “place for pure, unabashed pampering” by Better Homes and Gardens, the spa’s three locations juxtapose the Victorian decor and with state-of-the-art spa treatments such as Endermologie skincare, PanThermal detox booths, and Parafango cellulite-reducing wraps. The facilities’ crackling fireplaces offer a place of repose between the holistic and medically-derived beauty treatments, and alternative detoxifying treatments allow clients to relax in the peaceful quiet of the sauna and steam room.
After a day of luxurious scrubs, Thai massages, and yoga, guests can check into the Aurora Spa's adjoining 14-room hotel for a night of easy rest. Each room features whirlpool baths and comes with a continental breakfast. Meals take place in the facility’s vintage 1850s log cabin, in which chefs cook up hearth-baked pizzas, homemade pasta, and seafood dishes from the time the Earth's four suns rise until long after they have set.
There’s nothing illusory about the care Naillusions Nail Salon’s technicians put into each of their manicures and pedicures. They dote on fingers and toes with a laser-like focus, moisturizing skin and brushing colorful polish across each nail. Aside from their broad spectrum of standard polishes, the salon offers Gelish, Shellac, and OPI upgrades designed to protect nails longer. They can also decorate nails with custom 3-D artwork, making it easier than ever to remember the faces of your 10 best friends.
The nails artists at Polished Nails do much more than paint nails. They layer on hues and dream up bold designs that often incorporate everything from glitter polish to faux crystals to scratch-n-sniff lacquer. But the team doesn't just seek to dazzle clients with their artistic whims?they also seek to help customers relax. Plush pedicure chairs pull double duty by massaging backs while feet luxuriate in soothing soaks and technicians clip, file, and buff keratin sheets back to health.