Inspired by her international travels and background, Nayive, spa director of Le Petit Maui Spa, leads a team of massage professionals, aestheticians, and cosmetologists in creating a relaxing spa experience. She and her team welcome customers into private treatment rooms for various massages, which range from traditional Swedish massages to the nurturing lomi lomi Hawaiian massage. With both massages and rejuvenating facials, they employ natural ingredients such as milk and honey, avocado scrubs, cardamom amber oils, and ghost tears.
Caruna Spa & Wellness Center features a slew of services for the beauty-conscious to preen and revivify. Microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, eyelash extensions, and facials smooth skin and instill a healthy glow; body treatments such as wraps, VelaShape laser body contouring, and vibrotherapy help firm and tone physiques. The staff also administers Botox and Juvederm injections, which smooth and plump facial creases for an appearance as young and dewy as a freshly hatched daisy. The spa's interior boasts an airy modern design by Pepe Calderin, with white spaces accented by splashes of color, and tranquil wall-size murals and soft candlelight in private treatment rooms.
When husband-and-wife team Ernesto and Julie set out on their own in 2007, they were gambling on the fact that they could turn a fragile dream into a full business. Their initial lone employee has been replaced by seven in just one year, and the crew bustle through a salon that has the gleaming white expanses of a medical facility, but without the egocentric skeleton models. Patrons, who receive reminder text messages or emails before each appointment, arrive ready to work towards aesthetic goals with products from Obagi, Juv?derm, and Botox and a range of facial services. As massage services lure forth slow exhalations, the staff herald the arrival of new guests with cups of tea.
Liz Skincare offers services to relax your body, enhance your look and make you feel refreshed and revitalized. The small and intimate salon located in Little Havana offers body wrap treatments, facials, airbrush tanning and body contour weight loss treatments to both men and women. Staff members are diligent and patient, and strive to stay current on new products, ingredients and treatments for all personal skincare needs. And, this being a full-service wellness day spa, more generalized treatment options and relaxation therapies are available as well, many of which can be bundled together into an array of packages that will pamper you all day long.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
The team at Sanctuary Salon & Spa, which is nestled within the foliage-lined, crisply black-and-white Sanctuary South Beach boutique hotel, nurtures bodies with organic products and anti-aging facials. Skilled aestheticians pamper visages with Dead Sea minerals and organic exfoliating flaxseeds, and stylists cut and color hair in the natural light that floods through the onsite salon. Clients can elect to receive massages, including hot-bamboo and deep-tissue modalities, in pristine white spa treatment rooms or pick another location in the hotel that they would prefer. Therapists can meet guests in their room or beside the rooftop pool surrounded by white tile steps and a manicured green strewn with lawn chairs and vacationing garden gnomes.