After 15 years, Unique Salon & Spa's dedicated staffers carry on with a large slate of services under their new collective moniker. A thorough spa menu is divided among categories of "beauty," "body," "soul." The "beauty" menu offers haircuts, color services, and makeup applications, prepping faces and hair for swanky appearances. "Body" services tend to fingers and toes, painting delicate colors over newly buffed nails or removing unwanted body hair with waxes. Meanwhile, "soul" offers up therapeutic massages and facials, refreshing and rejuvenating muscles and skin.
At Whole Life Practices, holistic health gurus Marietta and Richard Forcht promote healing with a wide range of alternative treatments. Their services include colon hydrotherapy, infrared-sauna sessions, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
At In Spa, the relaxation begins even before the therapist enters the room. The plush velvet bed, muted walls, and dim lighting serve as a sort of prelude to treatments that include full-body massages and brightening facials. Also adding to the feeling of total escape are flourishes such as complimentary flavored water, showers, and broken shackles artfully strewn about.
Studies show that the average woman spends 72 days shaving her legs over the course of her life. Lighthouse Laser Spa's laser technicians hope to free up that time by removing unwanted body hair. They rely on their Cutera CoolGlide laser to remove hair from such areas as the legs, bikini zone, underarms, and stomach.
The laser light penetrates hair follicles, damaging them and inhibiting hair growth. The handset also features a cooling mechanism to help keep skin comfortable during the treatments, and it can be used on all skin types, including tan and dark skin.
Between work, finances, and all those paintings with wandering eyes, it can seem like stress is constant. That's where In Spa comes in. In a cozy, private room, a skilled therapist can dig deep into muscle tension with flowing massage strokes tailored to individual needs. Reflexology and foot spa sessions help the body relax, while ridding it of unwanted toxins. Clients may also request a specialty facial to exfoliate, hydrate, and renew the complexion, or enjoy a special couples treatment room with a loved one or imaginary friend.
At House of Addixion Tattoo Company, artists George Woodiwiss and Matt Murphy ink human canvases with detailed artwork that lasts a lifetime. Their skills are varied, ranging from realism to surrealism, calligraphy, and dark horror, having created a mammoth portfolio of work over their years at the trade. While the artists add pigment and shade to skins, Dezy Schirmer preps lobes, navels, eyebrows, and more for adornments with her piercing prowess.