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.
SkinScience Institute is a site of instruction, but that doesn't mean its services aren't professional quality. The aesthetics students who perform them make use of popular Murad and Image skincare products, and they're overseen by highly trained skin experts. Many of the treatments are clinical in nature, including anti-aging peels and microdermabrasion sessions. Other services emphasize natural skincare methods, such as the clay and seaweed wraps that purge clients' pores of toxins and clients' heads of "The Song That Never Ends."
The laser professionals at ABSolute Weight Loss and Nutrition Center swiftly banish unwanted hair from a variety of anatomical areas. During the 15- to 20-minute laser hair-removal treatment, one of the center's smoothness savants will employ high-intensity light to zap follicular foes, as well as a cooling sapphire to guard sensitive skin against discomfort. This mechanism cools skin as effectively as an ice-cube-shaped tattoo, making the treatment more comfortable than other hair-removal methods. Expel fuzz from its perch atop the upper lip, chin, or above and between eyebrows. Six treatments can clean up basic bikini lines or underarms in time for tropical vacations and unusually revealing winter coats.
Aesthetic Image keeps skin smooth and strand free from tip to tail with waxing services suited to every inch of the bristle-covered body. Follicle-burdened females can entrust their most sensitive areas to the skilled, hairless hands of a licensed aesthetician, who can administer the Brazilian wax in only 15–20 minutes. Unlike other cold-hearted salons that rely on duct tape and insults to get hair to vacate the premises, Aesthetic Image’s stubble slayers take time to ensure comfort and minimize follicle flare-ups during the wax, concluding with a designer postwaxing lotion that gently shushes skin back to deep, sleek, sleep (a pretreatment numbing lotion is available for $10).
Taylor Andrews Academy's beauticians-in-training brandish Pureology and Redken products and execute a menu of professional hair services. In a session of up to 90 minutes, clients can choose to soothe split ends with a deep-conditioning treatment ($8) before a complementary haircut relaxes the scalp with a calming shampoo and massage ($12). A coif crafter in training will then snip and style follicles into a fashionable 'do ready for your nightly slow-motion hair flips.
Spa Trouve derives its name from the French word for “found,” which hints at the brand-new self-image visitors to this med spa may discover. The staff physicians and technicians use their deft experienced hands to perform skin-resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments, which stave off signs of age, scarring, and stubborn “Kick Me” post-it notes. They perform laser-based hair-removal and skin-rejuvenation treatments with Syneron elos Plus machines, radio frequency–based skin treatments with eMatrix, and vibration-based exfoliation with Vibraderm. Other skilled experts perform dermal-filler injections and cosmetic surgical procedures. Spa Trouve’s master aestheticians work with clients to develop customized skincare regimens using products such as SkinCeuticals, organic Lira Cosmeceuticals, SkinMedica, Obagi, and jane iredale mineral makeup.