Apothica is a beauty abode with a bounty of cosmetics and fragrances from high-end beauty brands. Carry a compact of Smashbox's antioxidant-dense Bronze Lights suntan matte powder ($28) in your fanny pack for an on-the-spot tonal transformation, or gift your chapped chap Cargo's lip gloss quad - South Beach ($24). Apothica's abundant selection of skin and hair-care products includes candy-coated skincare options such as the Whish Almond Three Whishes Sugar Scrub ($38) and earthier hair-care options such as the Philip B rejuvenating oil ($30). Apothica also carries products from bareMinerals, Essie Cosmetics, Dermalogica, and H20+. See all the brands offered here.
Oxygen doesn't just grow on trees. It has to be cultivated by skilled farmers like those at Solase, who have harnessed its restorative properties to pair them with a dynamic array of therapeutic massage techniques. After muscles melt under shiatsu strokes or deep-tissue pressure, clients can enjoy a sturdy jolt of 40% O2 at the oxygen bar, available in such tantalizing scents as mango, pumpkin, watermelon, and new-yacht smell. Solase also offers an array of beautifying treatments, ranging from brow waxing and eyelash tinting to chemical peels and indulgent facials.
The licensed beauty professionals at The Spa Club give visitors the gift of smooth, hairless skin with the help of warm honey wax. A friendly, trained specialist expertly reshapes eyebrows in approximately 10 minutes, leaving facial features complemented by an elegant arch or follicular monogram memorializing the date and time of the waxing. The Spa Club's 20-minute Brazilian-waxing procedure renders bikini areas beach ready with a skillful application of warm honey wax.
Heavenly Hands Massage's strong-thumbed therapists dissipate their clients' tension with the same massage techniques they have used to unwind professional athletes from the Utah Grizzlies, Blaze, and Bees. With this veteran experience, the staff focuses on alleviating chronic pain or injury-related discomfort through therapeutic methods that range from the standard modalities of Swedish and deep-tissue massage to the Eastern practices of Thai massage and ashiatsu. Ashiatsu—a centuries-old method born out of discomfort from pillows not being invented—evicts deep-seated tension by having massage therapists steady themselves on a bar anchored to the ceiling and apply pressure with targeted footsteps. To iron out energy kinks, a team of yoga instructors orchestrates classes that stretch and strengthen muscles while centering the mind. Hairstylists and aestheticians round out the bodily bolstering with expert styling and nine varieties of facial.
Lauded by Elle magazine as one of the top 100 salons in the United States, Evolve attracts acclaim with innovative beauty services performed in a tranquil atmosphere of crimson accent walls, cushy black chairs, and rich wooden fixtures. Evolve provides hair services for women, men, children, and teens, such as a men's cleanup, hair extensions, and perms. Along with hair- and nailcare, the staff beautifies skin with an array of waxing services and makes over entire faces for practicing tear-filled Oscar acceptance speeches at staff meetings.
Seasons Salon and Day Spa's pampering staff indulge clients with a mélange of services that relax and tone bodies amid candlelight and muted earth tones. From salon treatments that sculpt and maintain chic coiffures to mani-pedis that primp nails and soften skin, a grab bag of beautification prepares clients for nights on the town and days spent standing still in a wax museum. Extravagant spa packages, such as the Little Black Dress, draw from a menu of massages and skin treatments to smooth away cellulite, burn calories, and revivify sagging visages with collagen treatments.
Experienced instructors also kick weight loss into high gear with fitness classes⎯ranging from yoga to Zumba⎯held within an expansive hardwood studio. Private tanning rooms sport draped ceilings and ambient lighting, gilding bodies in an atmosphere that's more relaxing than a cruise ship filled with down pillows.