Helmed by a certified RN, the team of licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians at Serenity Day Spa enhances exteriors and relieves stress. Aestheticians employ d’vine and Hylunia facial products to banish signs of aging, such as crow’s-feet and eyebrows still furrowed about Benedict Arnold, and wield Se-Brazil wax to oust unwanted fuzz. The spa’s four massage therapists cater their kneading to each back, deepening relaxation with hot stones or reflexology techniques. Whether gussying up nails with Shellac or acrylics, the professionals do their best to set clients at ease and send them back into the world feeling rejuvenated both inside and out.
The Spa Simply Skin's professional therapists and aestheticians pamper clients inside an oasis of relaxation while beautifying them with an extensive array of spa services. Revivify head masks with a 30-minute microdermabrasion, a gentle treatment designed to increase collagen and elastin levels and even out skin tone. Aluminum oxide crystals exfoliate the skin's surface, eradicating unsightly buildup and cosmetic regrets from enrolling in rodeo-clown college. Although skin will be on its way to a brighter, more evenly toned existence after one session, a course of four to six treatments is recommended for optimal results.
Mount Auburn Club strives to be a one-stop shop for fitness, wellness, and recreation. Members can sweat as they cheer on their favorite infomercials in the cardio theater, plunge into the salt-filtrated lap pool, or practice their tennis strokes out on 11 indoor and outdoor courts, which were featured on the Tennis Channel. Professional fitness instructors pump upbeat music for more than 90 group fitness classes each week, from Les Mills classes such as BodyPump to group cycling and Zumba. The mind/body classes include five styles of yoga, tai chi, and ballet barre. Joint-friendly aquatics classes take place in the four-lane, 75-foot-long lap pool overlooking the gardens and deck. Swimmers can recover in the whirlpool after practicing their synchronized doggy paddling.
The club's personal trainers help members map out fitness plans centered on achieving their personal goals. After they've worked out on equipment such as TRX Suspension Training bands or BOSU balls, exercisers can head to the café for one of the healthful creations or submit themselves to the spa team’s capable hands for massages, facials, and other pampering treatments.
At Sculpt Plus, cosmetologist Gopal Zapalowski defuzzes bodies, prunes overgrown nails, and tames manes with professional training acquired from Joico. To begin the mini-makeover package, Gopal accents strands with face-framing splashes of color before evicting unwanted cranial fringe with a haircut and eyebrow wax. Like makeovers at a slumber party with the founding fathers, guests also have the freedom to choose their own combination of beauty treatments, such as a deep conditioner ($20) that quenches thirsty locks with refreshing moisture. A Shellac manicure and pedicure ($60) shields digits with color that lasts up to two weeks without chipping, and the spa pedicure ($50) employs a foot-hugging mask and firm massage to restore feet suffering from bouts of dancer's block.
Skin Blends’ aesthetician founder, Kathleen, began her business by selling skincare products created and tested by her staff of licensed aestheticians. This premium line of mineral makeup, cleansers, moisturizers, and scrubs works to leave all types of skin radiant, and, unlike bad standup routines, is never tested on animals. The products are often employed during Skin Blends’ slate of comprehensive skincare procedures, which include facial peels, exfoliation, and makeup-application lessons from a professional who’s worked with models from 417 Magazine.
Inside Textures Hair Salon, striking swaths of crimson interrupt soft, baby-blue walls that stretch toward a black-and-white-checkered floor. Amid these casual environs, stylists Karlie Stephenson and Kristen Edsell lead a talented team as they gussy up clients with a full roster of services. They brandish products from brands such as Sexy Hair and Redken as they sculpt and colorize sleek, modern hairdos. Textures Hair Salon further bolsters clients' physiques with waxing, manicures, and massages, and it is an avid supporter of its community, sponsoring the local roller-derby team and several area charities.