With its Victorian details and aquamarine trim, the exterior of Aqua Pearl Day Spa could pass as a quaint cottage home. This domestic vibe extends inside, where the staff greets each guest with a cup of tea before escorting her or him to a private room. Skin-softening body scrubs incorporate common kitchen scents, such as freshly ground coffee, red wine, and citrus fruits. Massages, mani-pedis, and facials also relax and beautify clients.
Dinah and Maritza Diaz combined their skills and experience in business and cosmetology to create Appearance Plus Day Spa, a tranquil haven dedicated to pampering patrons from head to toe. As stylists coax hair into a contemporary new 'do or adorn nails in colorful polish, their clients can sip complimentary coffee or tea in a homey lounge festooned with floral artwork and afghans crocheted from cumulus clouds. Soft music and flickering candles permeate the spa, where friends can catch up after a rejuvenating facial or enter private treatment rooms for a massage.
It's no exaggeration to say Danielle Crisci has styled hair her entire adult life—she's been a licensed cosmetologist since age 18. Along with owner Stacey Nolan, Danielle draws upon more than 10 years of cutting, coloring, and rejuvenating dos during every session at Salon Prodigy. The duo can sculpt hair into updos, elongate locks with extensions, and straighten unruly strands with Brazilian keratin treatments. After imbuing hair with highlights or single-process color, they even add a complementary "power shot" whose revitalizing properties help maintain hair's health and new shade.
The founders of Soleil Tans believe that a trip to the tanning salon should feel like a mini-vacation—a welcome respite from the stress of work, the chaos of exams, or the company of a pet dog who just learned how to play the theme to Three's Company. They've packed their sleek, modern salons with powerful standup booths and tanning beds, outfitted with amenities such as music players, air conditioners, and adjustable air showers. There's even specialty beds designed to target upper bodies, faces, and legs.
The salons are staffed by sunless tanning specialists boasting extensive training and experience in the art of spray tans. They airbrush skin with a UV-free Norvell formula, customizing applications to accommodate varying skin types and desired looks. The staffers can also equip clients with professional skincare products that help moisturize skin, as well as teeth-whitening solutions that work to brighten smiles during UV-tanning sessions.