The seven cosmetologists at JB Cavour Salon Spa wield more than a century's combined experience in the beauty business, as well as an arsenal of botanical Aveda products. Now in its second generation of family ownership, the recently renovated sanctuary keeps a healthy stream of “ahhs” flowing out the big bay window with luxurious massage, skincare, and hair services.
Private rooms blanketed in soothing music provide a relaxing environment for guests partaking in spa services. Aestheticians use 100% organic hard and soft wax to remove any unwanted hair from faces and bodies, and even offer Brazilian waxing parties for groups of ladies. Microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels aim to soften fine lines on faces, and eyelash extensions create lashes long enough to braid. Other pampering services include mani-pedis and massages.
At Salon Amore, stylists complement transformative hair, nail, and body treatments with personal attention and modern sensibilities. Products such as Kenra and Pureology cameo in stylistic overhauls as hairdressers trim and shape strands into glamorous hairdos and highlight strands like a college student reading Cliff's Notes. More extensive treatments, such as keratin smoothing care and hair extensions, round out the salon menu, and spa services such as facials, nailcare, and massages invite age-defying specialists to drop their magic below the forehead and give the entire body a stunning glow. The salon also hosts an in-shop boutique with an eclectic assortment of jewelry, lotions, gifts, and decor items.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
At Fitness 1st, certified personal trainers inspire clients to make exercise a priority during fun, confidence-building workouts. Though the studio spans 6,500 square feet, personalized attention from the staff makes it feel as cozy as a fireplace clad in long underwear. Here, exercisers chase down their goals during one-on-one training sessions and tackle them with a group during boot-camp-style workouts and core-sculpting Pilates-yoga routines. To promote mind-body wellness and ease muscle soreness, clients can sample up to four types of massage therapy in a secluded kneading area. Swedish massages target stress with long, flowing strokes, and sports massages can enhance performance during athletic events and the breakdancing portion of Shakespearean plays.
S.K.i.N. lets you partake in an anti-aging procedure that’s much more convenient than applying cucumber masks during cigarette breaks or reversing the spin of the Earth on its axis. Combining experienced aesthetic professionals and cutting-edge skin-care techniques, S.K.i.N. Medical Spa smoothes customers’ faces into plush veneers of concentrated allure. Gentler than a moisturizer-dispensing steamroller, microdermabrasion removes the topmost layer of skin like a pair of warm-up snap pants. After the treatment gently exfoliates skin with natural diamond chips while simultaneously vacuuming away dead skin cells, the remaining layer reveals a lively glow and smoother texture while promoting healthy growth. Customers will finally allow their clogged pores to breathe after being submerged in naturally collecting dirt and the occasional sandwich-mustard smear. The crystal-free wand used during the treatment brings the same results as a particle microdermabrasion, minus the loose particles, irritation, and accidentally cast jinxes and hexes.
Edwina Phillips tends to her clients’ skin with great care. She utilizes calming and numbing products to take the sting out of Brazilian waxes and slathers skin with organic products during facials. She also calms tense feet and scalps during short kneading sessions added on to facials and waxing services.