Within Moksha Spa and Wellness Center's 5,000 square feet of tranquil, Asian-themed space, staffers inspire well-being with holistic therapies. Reiki healing aims to clear blocked energy pathways, and shirodhara—an ancient ayurvedic technique in which herbal oil flows over the forehead while a staff member massages the face, scalp, neck, and shoulders—calms the body and mind. Couples enjoy candlelight and a rose-petal bath in the massage room, where therapists wrap bodies in organic exfoliants or detoxifying clay.
The spa radiates with color, from brilliant oranges and yellows in the reception area to vibrant red sofas with metallic accents. Cheerful lime-green walls surround the pedicure room, where guests ascend to a cushioned and tiled throne for foot pampering and scepter filing.
Within a tranquil, ocean-themed spa, licensed massage therapist Carol Parker and a team of professionals reduce stress with a variety of massage modalities and refreshing spa add-ons. Parker continuously builds on the education she acquired at The Salter School to bring relief to weary muscles. In addition to standard modalities such as Swedish, sports, and hot stone, Parker practices shiatsu finger-pressure massage and heat therapy with warmed seashells or seared T-bone steaks. Therapists light candles and play soft music to set a tranquil ambiance for couples massages and tailor hand movements to alleviate discomforts during pregnancy services. To heal the community in a more figurative sense, Parker regularly donates her therapeutic services to athletes raising money for charitable causes.
Area natives Erica Daly and Lisa Powell lead Le Posh Salon's legion of continuously educated coif crafters in accentuating natural beauty with classic and contemporary styles. Customers seeking a quick crop can lasso a haircut and blow-dry to transform pesky manes into well-mannered face frames ($35+ for women; $16+ for men), and clients with lengthy, lackluster locks can opt for a mop lop, blow-dry, and an all-over single-process color ($45+). Bolster head hues with the light follicular embellishment of the partial-foil pigment boost ($65+), coupled with a cut and blow-dry to leave headscapes as smooth and alluring as a dolphin at a singles mixer. Le Posh Salon's savvy stylists employ products such as Chrome, Milkshake, Goldwell, and Sexy Hair in the glass-fronted pamper palace.
Shelby Rivera, the owner and lead stylist at Shenada Salon & Spa, has assembled a team of equally skilled stylists and aestheticians to help fulfill her vision of making aesthetics and beauty treatments into unforgettable experiences. The spa comprises multiple private treatment suites—which prove a peaceful respite from the daily grind—where clients indulge in a nourishing facial or relaxing massage.
The European facial is a nice choice for those seeking a deep cleanse, while the elastin collagen eye mask, with its medley of vitamins, acids, and extracts, wards off puffiness and fine lines. Their Dead Sea salt scrub extends the nourishment—in this case, sea salts and aromatic massage oils that act as exfoliants—to the full body and ends with a massage. However, the staffs' treatments don't stop at facials and massages—Shenada also offers hair treatments and chocolate-honey-based waxing, which is known to attract men in bear costumes.
At Laser Image, plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen J. Scully leads a team of medical aesthetic technicians as they work to realize clients’ goals. Though most of Laser Image's services can be performed within 30 minutes and require no downtime or reciting of pledges, a complimentary consultation is always provided to ensure clients receive the best treatment for their aesthetic concerns.
After deciding a course of action, the staff harnesses the beams of various lasers to perform services ranging from eliminating unwanted hair to fading stretch marks, sun spots, and acne. Skin is further treated during exfoliating ultrasonic facials and chemical peels, which aestheticians personalize with pharmaceutical-quality products and carefully embroidered monograms. Botox injections can smooth fine lines, and laser teeth whitening puts the finishing touch on dazzling visages.
Monte Carlo Salon has been in business for more than 25 years, and during that time, it has attracted clients that travel from afar for a seat in one of its styling chairs. Chalk some of that up to the senior, designer, and master designer stylists, who've been trained and certified by Goldwell and Coppola Keratin. And there's Franco, the owner; he's done makeovers for TV shows and worked in the New York fashion industry.
These stylists create individualized looks with designer haircuts, dimensional highlighting, and Bio Ionic straightening, which makes hair fall as smooth and gracefully as a ballet dancer's blooper reel. Monte Carlo's products are all free of sulfates and sodium chloride—they use brands such as Goldwell, Aveda, and Sukesha, a line that they "cocktail" in order to produce a customized formula for each client.