Beneath the painted branches that snake along the saffron walls of Blu Water Medi Spa Salon, guests leave their cares, worries, and mobile phones behind and enter a sanctuary teeming with relaxing music and soothing candlelight. Four levels of stylists revamp hair arrangements with customized cuts, colors, and updos that call on Aveda products. Aestheticians revive complexions with their signature service, the 30-minute Essential Blu facial, which uses Blu Water skin care serums to lavish faces with a double cleanse, exfoliation, and a hot-towel wrap. Alongside pampering nail services, Blu Water also rejuvenates the body’s inner mechanics with the skills of six massage therapists, a reiki master, and an onsite chiropractor.
Electrik Beach provides all the services necessary to acquire a golden tan, a bright white smile, or a bushy squirrel tail. With one month of unlimited tanning in a Master Sun 360 bed, clients can limitlessly equip themselves with an even bronze topcoat. Stepping into the state-of-the-art bed feels like embarking on a spaceship heading for a nice tropical vacation in the middle of the sun. Each bed is equipped with 30 high-wattage lamps and an open design for optimal ventilation. For a UV-free tan, take advantage of two My Myst sunless tanning sessions. Inside the stand-up booth, heat facilitates the absorption of custom sunless tanner applied by a sweeping side-to-side air brush. Blending cream and special footpads prevent clients from tanning the bottoms of their feet and the skin underneath their nails. Audio instructions warn you when misting begins, and clearly marked blocking shows you how to position your body for an even tan. Give your smile a reverse tan with level-three professional whitening, a teeth-brightening service that restores the high-pitched ping to strikingly silent grins.
Beauty Bar From the exterior, the early 20th-century farmhouse overflows with colonial charm, its stately white siding climbing three stories, complemented on one side by a tall brick chimney. Inside, Beauty Bar’s lofty 7,000-square-foot salon snaps visitors back into the present with track lighting, immaculate lines, and pine-hued wood floors. Crystal chandeliers hang in the nail room where technicians perform cocktail-inspired mani-pedis with titles such as Limoncello and Pink Martini, and photos of Audrey Hepburn whisper uninvited pointers about buffing and missed polish spots. The custard-hued walls of the lofted third-floor space surround 12 cream-colored styling chairs, where specialists transform coifs with the aid of Bumble and bumble, Pureology, and Beauty Bar's signature concoctions. Private spa spaces provide a serene setting for waxing, massages, and playfully named facials such as the Crybaby and Oh Behave, along with all-over pampering services including body scrubs and aromatherapy steam showers.
A licensed massage therapist, Healthy Edge Massage, LLC’s Shannon White vanquishes knotty ne’er-do-wells utilizing a massage menagerie of customized relaxation techniques. The Swedish massage’s broad flowing strokes and pretreatment lingonberry pancakes increase blood flow and sooth stressed tissues, and the slower and lighter relaxation massage promotes mental and physical well-being with calming touches. Relieve painful trigger points and old beanball injuries via the sports massage, or tenderize chronically taut territories and flush excess lactic acid with the deep-tissue massage’s intense pressures. An application of light oil and lotion prevents excess friction and hydrates slippery bodies, joining environmental relaxers including serene treatment rooms, relaxing music, and shadow-puppet retellings of favorite bedtime stories.