Sense of Beauty degrimes digits with en Vogue nail products and soothing appendage services for both men and women. A 40-minute Handyman's manicure ($39.95) eases overworked claws by soaking palms and fingers in a paraffin ointment before an experienced technician employs en Vogue lime and coconut cream to massage away stress caused by clutching ice-cream cones too tightly. Nails resting at the bottoms of well-worn legs are pampered throughout a one-hour Heavy Duty pedicure ($59.95) as a hot-stone massage and quality creams calm aching stems. Sublime colours and plush chairs envelop customers as they nibble on a complimentary snack or sip specialty teas. Though these treatments are male friendly, handywomen can also benefit from the soothing care without the usual burden of wearing a Groucho Marx disguise.
The salon's facials earned a second-place award from WDVI’s Cityvoter last year, and Elysian’s staff can spruce up beauty-seekers from head to toe. The Day Away package commences with a European facial, during which a highly trained aesthetician employs Académie Scientifique products imported from Paris. The personalized, relaxing treatment eliminates dry patches, brightens the visage, and reverses the appearance of aging much more easily than swinging a sledgehammer in an attempt to open a portal to the past. After a manicure and pedicure pampers uncouth appendages with top-notch nail renovation, a skilled stylist mentors troubled tresses, convincing pesky flyaways and stuck-up cowlicks to lie down. Guests may use this deal in one splurge or spread it out over multiple visits.
Though it’s a relatively new hotel, Barton Hill Spa is located on some historic land in Lewiston, New York, site of the first battle of the War of 1812. Beyond the white-stone entrance and the hotel’s great room, which is anchored by stately columns and outfitted with Greek Revival furniture, you’ll find the hotel’s on-site spa. Its private treatment rooms are lined with toile curtains and dark wood folding screens. You can refresh your physique with body wraps, cellulite therapies, and facials, or free your back of tension and creases with a massage. Barton Hill Spa also houses a full-service hair salon, and aestheticians on hand can perform manicures and pedicures.
Brothers Richard and Philip Samuel operate Maximum Tan, pitching in daily to maintain five levels of tanning equipment at seven salons. A computer system monitors the freshness of lamps in every lie-down and standup UV bed, tracking each bulb's hours so that it can be changed before the standard recommended time. The employees, who are trained in skincare, tanning hygiene, and equipment operation, can bronze bodies with custom airbrush tans or escort guests to self-operated VersaSpa booths. Each store is kept cool so that customers can stay comfortable after tanning sessions or long days babysitting electric blankets.
Total Tan offers all-season solutions for transforming dull dermises into blissfully sun-kissed skin suits. For traditional bed and booth tanning, choose from a radiant array of artificial, cleanly sun pods to build your glow from palest amber to Midas-pawed gold. Or heat-shy coloration seekers may prefer UV-free Mystic spray tanning, which blankets the body in a fine mist to achieve effortless bronzing.
The lilting melodies of jazz classics flutter in the air at NuVibe Aroma Day Spa, where guests sip complimentary beverages as aestheticians and massage therapists pamper them into a state of inner and outer bliss. Dotted by glowing candles, the spa offers private treatment rooms for massages and waxing treatments, as well as rooms for the confluent treatments of couples or friends. Cosmeticians soothe and prettify hands, feet, and nails during mani-pedis, and the spa also boasts a resident tattoo and piercing artist.