It's as if pent-up stress begins to evaporate almost as soon as clients enter SkinFaceBody Spa. With its pristine white walls, drapes, and treatment stations, the studio's ambiance evokes the cool serenity of an art gallery or especially quiet refrigerator. Throw pillows and backsplash tiles add occasional touches of color, although no hues are vivid enough to distract visitors from indulging themselves with one of the spa's rejuvenating services.
In the private rooms, aestheticians customize facials to accommodate recipients' specific needs, and address signs of aging with exfoliating microdermabrasions. Therapists alleviate tension with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, and augment soothing Thai massages with aromatic bundles of sweet basil and kaffir lime. Even the nail technicians go above and beyond simply filing and polishing nails—the addition of exfoliating scrubs and massages with organic lotions help turn basic manicures and pedicures into pampering escapes akin to softly crooned lullabies.
Founder Kay Williams graduated from the Sarasota School of Natural Healing Arts in 1981, then from the International Dermal Institute in 1997. Since the early ‘80s Kay has plied her trade in Naples, and she brings this abundance of training and time-earned wisdom to bear as the therapist-in-chief at Blue Lotus Spa. Decorated with Asian artwork and plants, the elegant white interiors of Blue Lotus Spa are counterbalanced with rich, dark wooden cabinets that were probably made in a forest by enchanted yet well-paid elves. In the spa’s beautiful massage rooms, which sit atop red floors, massage therapists perform bodywork services. Among those services, bamboo massage, Zen Thai massage, and reflexology sessions stand out, and crowd pleasers such as custom therapeutic massage and hot-stone massage inform the spa’s ability to accommodate a diverse clientele. Aside from bodywork therapies, the staff performs body treatments, facials, and waxing services within the comforts of private treatment rooms.
The beauty professionals at Trim and Tone Spa keep bodies spry and lively with a variety of noninvasive and FDA-approved services, from body-contouring wraps to detoxifying footbaths. Owner Shelle Misiorowski brings expertise in Exilis and VelaShape therapies that smooth cellulite and slim the physique without requiring hours of exercise or corset lacing. The spa also pumps up the volume and length of natural lashes with eyelash extensions, beautifies visages with customized facials, and bronzes skin with sunless VersaSpa spray tans that can last for up to seven days, like a championship-level staring contest.
Soft lighting and the sound of a burbling fountain welcome clients to the newly-remodeled Derma Clinic of Naples, where a licensed aesthetician and permanent-makeup specialist refreshes countenances by performing permanent-makeup applications, electrolysis, and skincare services. The technician, also a certified medical electrologist, leverages her training to permanently reduce hair by applying a small amount of electricity to the follicle. Additionally, she renders permanent-makeup services that add definition to lips, eyebrows, and eyeliner, or camouflage scars from accidents or aggressive cheek pinches. Her skincare service roster includes microdermabrasion, facials, and peels that work to reduce signs of aging, eradicate sun damage, and shrink pores.
From within Cher's Hair Spa, aesthetician Maryanne Corbelletta or Maryanne of New York nurtures skin with intensive, pharmaceutical-grade serums and clinical treatments. Enriched with vitamin C, glycolic acid, retinol, and collagen boosters, her products replenish stressed skin while easing dryness and helping oily skin while tackling fine lines, and sun spots. Manual skin-resurfacing treatments, such as dermaplaning sessions, which use a scalpel to remove dead skin cells and unwanted hair hair, help address issues that products alone can’t solve. Before administering any of her custom treatments, Maryanne treats clients to an in-depth skin analysis to determine their treatment needs and offer symbolic interpretations of their birthmarks.
With the motto “Be your own kind of beautiful,” the stylists at this L'anza focus salon help bring out clients’ natural allure. They pull from L'anza’s line of botanical-based products to cleanse and condition strands before accentuating features with a flattering cut or vibrant new hue. In addition to hair services, the staff reveals brighter complexions with facials and makeup applications.