Licensed aestheticians appease rowdy epidermises with custom facials surrounded by the antique and rustic décor of an intimate spa. Customers uncoil during a 50-minute classic European facial, as a visage diviner mixes up a tailor-made cocktail—calibrated to each skin type—that cleanses, exfoliates, and soothes with gentle wisps of steam. Next, a nourishing mask and moisturizer leave faces as smooth as a seal dressed in a silk bathrobe before firm hands massage necks, shoulders, and scalps, purging facial lymph nodes of harmful toxins. Alternatively, customers can opt for a hydrating/age-defying facial, which lasts up to 75 minutes, to restore dry or dull faces to a youthful sheen. Clinicians coat faces, collagen eye pads, and busts of Abraham Lincoln with a hydrating mask, focusing their smoothing acumen on ironing out fine lines and wrinkles.
As the name suggests, Restful Waters Massage takes a panoramic approach to health, labeling itself 'an aesthetic whole-body boutique". The spa staffs a team of licensed massage therapists to temper achy sinews with flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure. When not pampering clients within in their elegant facility, many of Restful Waters Massage's wellness warriors proudly volunteer for The American Cancer Society.
The sounds of rushing ocean waves or the soft strains of piano music often accompany massage treatments at A Serenity Touch Massage, where massage therapists ensure both physical and mental relaxation. Deep-tissue massages ease chronic pain, while hot stone massages use calming heat to relax stiff muscles stuck in He-Man poses.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.
Knockouts Haircuts for Men is a guy-centric salon that's been featured on the Today Show. Its décor mimics that of a boxing ring, but—unlike the real thing—guests look fresher when they leave. Complimentary beverages greet the mitts of each client, and flat-screen televisions and quality service round out a first-rate experience. Your heavyweight treatment includes a consultation, before-and-after shampoos, a cut, a rinse, and styling according to your personal preferences. Each weary head will be treated to a scalp massage and one nametag identifying it as "Movie Actor Harrison Ford."
At Angel Touch Therapy, patrons relax in treatment rooms with gold-toned walls and shimmering pillows while licensed massage therapists dissolve tension from the neck and shoulders. Relaxing Swedish massages, ayurvedic herbal massages, and sports massages are a few specialties. For a more youthful look, visitors can also opt for facials that rejuvenate the skin.
Within one of Spa 9's private, slate-tiled rooms, cushioned tables nestle half-slumbering clients as they lie face down, backs slathered with decadent body treatments. Five chrome showerheads release cascades of water to rinse the masks away and bring a revitalizing end to the body scrub, one of the spa's six relaxing body treatments. Meanwhile, visages are treated to a slate of facials that target oily or dry skin with exfoliating scrubs and soothing massage, and therapists harness three massage categories to drive away stress and chronic pain. Open until 9 p.m. on weeknights and all day on Saturday, clients can plan for Spa 9's pampering treatments even if they have hectic schedules or calendars full of appointments at the calendar factory.