The beauty professionals at Timeless Beauty Day Spa rely on Image Skincare products to moisturize complexions during custom facials. These organic products are infused with antioxidants that protect and nourish damaged skin. If this sounds appealing, just wait until you get a look at the spa?s entire menu. The long list includes face-lifting peels and waxes that leave skin as smooth as a jazz record slathered with margarine. The staff just as capably tends to the body?s insides, applying pressure to various points on the feet during reflexology sessions that calm the nervous system. The staff also performs threading, lash enhancements, Jane Iredale mineral skincare makeup, and microdermabrasion.
After graduating from Blue Cliff College, licensed massage therapist Kat Miscavage worked for Hard Rock Spa in Biloxi as well as multiple high-volume spas in New Orleans until she decided to start her own studio. Now, in the comfort of a private room, Kat alleviates pent-up stress and lingering pain with bodywork ranging from Swedish massage to hot-stone therapy. She also tempts clients with a list of sumptuous add-ons including aromatherapy, deep-tissue kneads, and exfoliating body wraps, which unveil new layers of healthy skin easier than putting on a shirt made of pencil erasers and hoping for the best.
Armed with a full arsenal of Essie and OPI polishes, the nail artists of Magazine Nails & Spa groom and coif nails with services that range from basic mani-pedis to one-hour pampering sessions filled with orange scrubs, hot towels, and skin-softening paraffin dips. Supplementary add-ons such as long-lasting gel polish, nail art, and french tips enrich nails following classic buffing, filing, and cuticle cleanup, and full sets of acrylic overlays grant fingers extra length and cure them of long-held sloth envy. The technicians at Magazine Nails also extend their shaping expertise to waxing services for the face and body, granting smoother skin to both their male and female clientele.
Traveled by the city's Native American inhabitants and earliest explorers, Bayou St. John was a central New Orleans travel hub for generations. Kayak-iti-Yat owners Sara and Sonny love to take guests paddling through this historic waterway, pointing out the architecture, history, and idiosyncrasies of the accompanying neighborhood. Passengers glide along in Jackson Regal kayaks with ergonomically-designed seats and adjustable foot holds, moving past City Park and its centuries-old live oak trees, as well as historic Spanish Custom House and the Fair Grounds Race course. Trips putter along at a calm, leisurely pace, giving guests plenty of time to take in trees draped in Spanish moss or blow raspberries on the bellies of passing pelicans.
When it comes to hands and feet, the technicians at Family Nails & Spa spare no luxury. While their clients sit atop massaging armchairs that look and feel more like royal thrones, they set to work scrubbing calluses and grooming nails with basic, deluxe, and hot-stone pedicures. The list of manicure options is similarly extensive, as clients can pick from standard polish, long-lasting Gelish shades, and 3-D nail art. A complimentary beverage accompanies each treatment, as does access to a free WiFi network, which clients can use to pull up the Rothko painting they most want their nails to resemble.
Touched by A.Muse's seasoned beauticians transform dull digits into beacons of positive attention with a variety of manicure and pedicure services and Minx products. More than a dozen pampering sessions for fingers and toes whisk clients away on a cloud of relaxation with warm-stone massages, sole-healing treatments, and scented chocolate scrubs. Treatments often come with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne, which can calm frayed nerves and release stressful thoughts caused by clogged dream catchers.