After honing her skills as a managing partner at the Body Enhancement Center in Paducah, Kentucky, Elizabeth Harris took the reins at the second location in Franklin. Once she actually purchased the business, she moved to a larger building and expanded services to include lypossage, oxygen treatments, body wraps, and her own body-contouring creation, CelluSleek. Harris also created her own skincare line, Alleia Skin, based on the legend of Alleia, the siren who discovered five natural streams in Capri.
With the goal of bettering body image, the spa staffers perform massages, facials, and body wraps. They also use the Medilift system, which targets stubborn fatty areas and is championed by celebrity speaker Robin McGraw. The newly installed Celebrity Room accommodates up to four simultaneous services during business events, social gatherings, or sweet-16 parties. Old-World European decor, complimentary wine and cheese, and a lack of pickpocketing chimpanzees cultivate an atmosphere of hospitality and relaxation.
When diet and exercise prove no match for out-of-control curves, Dr. Greg Denzel and his staff want you to know you still have options. Across two locations, including the pristine and cottage-like Windsor office and a Lafayette office, the staff streamlines silhouettes with varying degrees of invasiveness, from hormone-replacement therapy to SmartLipo to SuperSculpt. They also beautify mugs with dermal fillers, and usher in relaxation with massage therapy and the whooshing sound of knotted kinks fleeing the scene.
The loyal staffers at Finishing Touch Spa & Salon—many of whom have been at the salon-spa since its inception 30 years ago—beautify bodies in a soothing, tropical-theme atmosphere. On the salon floor, a consultation kicks off hair appointments before nationally certified Redken stylists shampoo strands, lop off locks, and then style them with a blow dryer or a ride in a convertible. In the spa's private treatment rooms, Finishing Touch’s Caribbean flair helps guests to leave the concrete world outside and escape to an oasis of soothing hues and tropical-island wall hangings as they prep for anti-aging facial treatments, mud wraps, body waxing, or massage-therapy services. Before treatments, guests are encouraged to sip complimentary beverages while guessing which of the spa’s ubiquitous plants have recently been shampooed.
At The Beauty Spot, clients bask in a sprawling array of spa and salon services. Tinsel and feathers embellish tresses, smile gems ornament teeth, permanent makeup adds everlasting style, and extensions make lash lines lush. While administering microdermabrasion and facial-peel treatments, a technician relegates dullness to textbooks about 18th-century quill models, and rids follicles of undesired fuzz with waxing services. She also demonstrates her passion for creating a ubiquitously pleasant customer experience by taking her time with each guest, distinguishing The Beauty Spot’s staff from shopping-mall Santas.
A wintry chill creeps across skin inside CryoTherapy Boulder's cryosauna, but the result isn't frostbite. Instead, cryotherapy uses its near-freezing temperatures to fight inflammation, boost metabolism, and kick-start collagen production. Praised by health guru Dr. Oz for its physical and cosmetic benefits, the treatment floods pores with cold nitrogen gas, forcing the brain to kick bodily reactions into overdrive after sifting through long-forgotten chemistry notes for the proper response. The nippy chamber encloses bodies but leaves heads poking out during three-minute sessions, which may relieve postworkout muscle pain or unearth supple skin by dismantling toxins lurking below the surface.