Green bamboo shoots, an improvised rock garden, and sleek, wagon-red couches beckon guests to relax at the front of Mani Q Spa. But just beyond the front desk whirs a flurry of activity. Nail techs enhance hands with chip-resistant polishes from OPI, Essie, and CND, or lull them to sleep with soothing hot stones or paraffin wax treatments. Against the other wall of the salon, their foot-focused brethren tend to guests luxuriating in plush, elevated pedicure thrones.
Mounting a full-fledged assault on stress, the spa offers a petite menu of spa services including body-waxing and back massages. In a private treatment room, aestheticians pour over complexions before cleansing, exfoliating, and steaming away imperfections. For faces that need extra attention, the aesthetician reaches for a seaweed mask to hydrate the skin, aromatic oils to massage stiff necks, and gold stars to place on the forehead.