Wielding hair-hostile lasers, the professional technicians at Choice MedSpa banish brazen bristles to uncover smoother, softer skin underneath. Unlike creams, tweezers, and other temporary hedging solutions, laser technology actually disables future growth, lessening frizzies’ abilities to form spooky five o'clock shadow puppets in the middle of the night. Groupon holders can employ Choice staffers to delicately and carefully rid their skin of follicle frenemies hiding in underarms ($125/session) or camping out on the bikini line ($140/session), chin ($85/session), upper lip ($75/session), or lower nose. While this Groupon is only valid for these listed rough regions, upgrades are available for an additional fee. All three sessions must be devoted to one treatment area.
Sunpiper Skin & Body Center's face fixers keep countenances well-constructed and coifs cosmetically pleasing. Under the guidance of senior hair designer Joseph Wilhelm, Sunpiper's scissor slingers redo overdone 'dos, opening each women's cut (a $38 value) with a cleansing shampoo before snipping away split ends, frizz, and nesting scalp sloths. Defoliation of hirsute heads continues during an eyebrow waxing (up to a $15 value), as aesthetic sculptors shape away fiendish forehead follicles in exchange for more fetching eyeworms. Sunpiper concludes the comprehensive grill-gussying with an express radiance facial (a $40 value), a 25-minute beauty boost that combines cleansing, toning, exfoliation, and moisturizing for a swift splash of skin-strength using only vitamin-rich, gravy-less skin products.
Pure Elements Spa invites guests to relax with a number of customized beauty services. A variety of facial treatments cleanse and exfoliate visages, targeting fine lines or acne. Nail treatments include manicures, pedicures, and add-ons such as paraffin dips or gel polish. Stylists offer haircuts, color services such as partial or full highlights, and hair extensions.
Located just half a mile away from Wake Forest University, The Day Spa & Salon at Sundance Plaza is an 11,000-square-foot haven of relaxation. Specialists at the spa draw on all-organic products and techniques to carry out therapeutic services including facials and massages. Notable services include a yam and pumpkin enzyme peel, an algae body masque, and signature nail care that utilizes heated booties and mittens.
There's a unique, museum-like feel to the hotel's guest rooms, thanks to its Starving Artists Program, in which each individual room serves as a gallery for one particular local painter, musician, or writer. The hotel's eye for artistry also shows in its sculpture gardens, as well as in its colorful lobby with fountains and a daycare center for promising finger painters.
A selection of libations—including hot tea, juice, and wine—keeps guests hydrated during nail, waxing, and massage services. The staff also offers packages geared toward expectant mothers and gentlemen, and creates custom packages for bridal parties and jury parties.
The staff at Simply Sassy Kids Spa knows that children aren't immune to stress, whether it's caused by school, sports, or convincing their parents to eat broccoli. That's why its colorful, pastel-hued salon aims to relax young girls and instill them with positive self-images. They accomplish this through services that add kid-friendly touches to spa classics, such as mani-pedis with bubblegum hand soaks and fizzy, ice-cream-scented footbaths. The pint-sized pamperings—which also include updos and makeup application—delight girls during everyday visits as well as parties, which let kids nibble cupcakes atop cushy beanbag chairs.
Christina Barrett can do a lot of things, but there's one thing you'll never catch her doing: sitting still. Since her childhood days on the island of Nantucket, she has spent the vast majority of her time running, jumping, swimming, stretching, and training to keep her body in peak form. When she's not qualifying for the Boston Marathon or setting records in endurance races along the coastline of Nantucket, Christina draws on her vast knowledge to help other athletes—and nonathletes—stay in shape. Her signature training program is CoreAlign, which blends a variety of exercises to teach the body how to move correctly. With this in mind, it's fortuitous that Christina found Gray Chiropractic & Sports Associates. The health-and-chiropractic center provides her with all the resources she needs to heal muscles strained while jumping over hurdles or running into a wall painted to resemble a finish line.