The licensed professionals at Angel Tips beautify clients with talents and expertise garnered from the same place—Angel Tips’ own training center in Connecticut. They use this training to meticulously groom nails with manicures and pedicures, as well as rejuvenate the skin with microdermabrasion and signature facials. For the body, they create smooth epidermal expanses with waxing and a signature body scrub that begins with a steam sauna and Jacuzzi soak and moves onto a shower aqua massage, exfoliating scrub, and essential oil massage. The beauty experts also enhance winks and coded eye flutters with lash extensions that last up to 22 days.
Mother-daughter team Claudia and Gabrielle dreamed up Frasada Salon & Day Spa. The multi-level salon and spa they?ve since brought to life houses private rooms, where clients can relax in the warm, tangoing light of candles during massages and more than a dozen types of facials. A curved staircase leads guests to the second floor salon, where they relax in oversized pedicure chairs while getting their toes ready for sandal season or bubble-wrap-stomping season. Long glass shelves brim with products from brands such as Goldwell and Unite and frame sun-filled rooms with angel statues, idyllic murals, and potted plants.
Illuminated scenes of paradise hang on the wall in NuZen Spa?s manicure station, inviting guests to daydream while technicians shape, buff, and paint their nails. Equally inviting are the pillows that accompany massage pedicure chairs for a deeply relaxing experience. In the spa?s private treatment rooms, Buddha statues atop wooden chests watch over guests as they recline during massages, facials, and body- and shadow-waxing services.
Blue Firmament Holistic Center's services span from health-spa treatments to classes and workshops, all of which strive to bolster corporal and mental serenity. Lessons on yoga and dance—including Zumba fitness, belly dancing, and pole dancing—lead physiques into sinuous routines that augment strength and flexibility. Other group events might include drumming performances or meditation seminars, and tarot card and candle readings, when held simultaneously, predict upcoming poker table fires. Different massage modalities can also reduce muscular tension as they knead away stress.
The center places great emphasis on natural pathways to wellness, prepping its spa procedures and juice bar with exclusively organic ingredients. On weekends, guests can munch on uncooked meals from Maggie's Raw Love Cafe to avoid raspberries from burnt tongues.
La Bellezza Hair Salon & Spa's owners, Miro and Melo, draw from more than 40 years of salon experience, and they oversee a skilled team that can perform a variety of services. Stylists can traverse clients' craniums to shape, color, and texturize hair with keratin treatments, spiral waves, or rainbow Slinkys. The staff uses All-Nutrient organic color for single process colorings and organic bleach for highlights. Or, in the spa and salon's private treatment rooms, aestheticians can perform facials and waxing treatments to add youthfulness to the skin or gussy up the fingers and toes with mani-pedi treatments.
Within Laser and Spa Techniques' relaxing confines, certified laser technicians free unwanted cellulite, wrinkles, and tattoos from their epidermal servitude with 11 types of photon-based treatments. Elsewhere in the office, licensed aestheticians lavish stressed bodies with spa-quality facials and massages. They also mine ancient beauty techniques, such as Egyptian cold sugaring, which removes hair from the body, and mummification, which preserves beauty for centuries.