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.
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.
Committed to bolstering the well being of their customers as well as that of the planet, Hannah's Euro Spa’s talented staffers maintain a green approach to beauty by performing holistic, eco-friendly services. Eschewing sulfates, parabens, and chemical preservatives, the team rejuvenates bodies using organic and natural soaks, scrubs, and creams whenever possible.
Filled with the delicate smells of essential oils, the serene space bustles with aestheticians revamping hands and feet with mani-pedis or evicting unwanted body hair via gentle sugaring sessions. Within the confines of private treatment rooms, trained-and-certified massage therapists ease bodies aching from long days spent testing out dog doors with massages that range from hot stone to Thai stem. The spa’s facials use advanced European systems along with mineral mud, ylang-ylang, and lavender to restore radiance to complexions. The staff’s commitment to running a green business extends from their treatment rooms to the pollution-free laundry detergent and solutions used in their daily cleaning.
Packages of services allow relaxation seekers to experience what spas are really all about: full-on, no-apologies, head-to-toe pampering. Caesar Spa creates a variety of combinations specially designed to usher guests into a state of full-body bliss. Most of the bundles consist of a facial and a massage, though some take it a step further, such as the Asian spa retreat for two with Oriental foot massage, herbal soothing, and mani-pedi services. Without remorse, Caesar Spa carves their packages into a menu of á la carte treatments that range from body wraps and waxing services to microdermabrasion and ear candling.
Solace Hair Esthetics' owner Sarah Barrett aims to reinvigorate bodies wearied from what she refers to as modern life's "daily bombardment of chemicals and noise." To this end, she arms her hairstyling staff with sulfate-free and low-ammonia colour products, and charges them to create a quiet and soothing spa environment. In addition to hair services, aestheticians rejuvenate faces with six types of organic facials, and massage therapists wield fragrant essential oils during aromatherapy massages, causing noses to temporarily forget their longing for fresh-baked cookies.