Unique Threading Salon specializes in threading, a hair-removal process that uses cotton thread to pull strands more precisely and with less pain than waxing. The salon's hair-removal experts are also adept at traditional waxing—they use soothing formulas with plant-derived waxes and essential oils—and sugaring. Sugaring uses an all-natural blend of sugar, water, and lemon juice to remove hair, and works well on sensitive areas such as the face, bikini line, and papier-mâché peg legs.
While clients listen to music and sip complimentary wine, the techs at Jasmine Nail Salon primp both men and women with services such as mani-pedis, gel nails, facials, and waxing. To ensure safety, they sterilize all of their instruments with a hospital-grade autoclave. They also use basin soaks and lavations to eliminate bacteria, and meticulously scour their stations after each client's treatment. When they aren't performing regular services, techs also host pedicure parties for special occasions. In addition to their namesake tootsie treatment, the parties also include optional karaoke, which helps guests unwind and speed up the drying process by doing the motions to “Y.M.C.A.” with their feet.
At Riverside Health & Wellness, Hydei Herrera maps out paths to good health through skincare, yoga, and body work services. A licensed therapist for the last decade as well as a mother of three, Herrera is all too familiar with life's balancing act, and uses that experience to help her patients achieve both physical and mental wellness. She's especially skilled in aesthetic skincare, a craft that manifests itself in an assortment of skin-related treatments that includes facials, waxes, chemical peels, and full-body scrubs. Moreover, Riverside Health & Wellness's staffers go beyond traditional spa services by using laser technology, which they use to remove tattoos, oust unwanted hair, and zap aliens from Venus.
Chiropractic care is frequently associated with the back, but Dr. Evans believes it’s often the nervous system that's responsible for poor health. In order to help the body recover from pain and illness, he locates nervous-system blockages—called subluxations—and works to remove them with gentle, safe adjustments. Once free of impediments, nerves can resume carrying signals, helping the body regain balance.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Upon entering Salon Karizma, clients might first notice elegant crystal chandeliers and paintings of long, flowing blonde locks hung upon pale teal walls. With just a few more glances around the room—at white shelves stocked with Moroccanoil and Kevin Murphy products and the styling stations fitted with full-length, gilded mirrors—the driving force behind Salon Karizma becomes glaringly obvious: an insatiable obsession with beautiful hair. The salon’s team of male and female stylists provides a full range of classic hair services plus specialty services including keratin hair-smoothing treatments, human hair extensions, Botox, and nail services. The space also accommodates a full range of spa treatments from Shellac manicures to microdermabrasion facials.