Even before taking their place on the massage table or in a heated pedicure chair, customers who walk into Elite Salon & Day Spa have a sense of the luxurious relaxation they can expect. They're greeted with complimentary beverages before being ushered into softly lit private rooms where candles flicker, and stress is submerged under a wash of relaxing music. Among other services, aestheticians improve skin with facials that use Rep?chage products, a seaweed-based line manufactured in the United States. For those who need a getaway from family responsibilities or a stressful job turning the sun on and off every day, spa packages sequester guests in serenity for three to seven hours.
Licensed paramedical aesthetician Stephanie Bell has stayed abreast of technological advances throughout her career, which spans more than a decade. At Total Body Aesthetics, which is celebrating its six-year anniversary at a new location with five studios, she equips clients with HCG diets, Synergy AMS treatments, and Formostar body wraps to help them lose inches and stay fit. To assist with skincare, she buffs and purifies faces with Clarisonic brushes, which pulse at 300 movements per minute, as fast as a Ferrari?s standing heart rate.
Bell balances the clinical feel of high-tech gadgets with the welcoming feel of earthy decor. Private treatment rooms brim with natural light filtering through thatched blinds. Plants add an organic touch, as do thick, sand-colored linens.
Bare Smooth's laser hair-removal specialists help clients cut ties with razors, tweezers, wax, and the laborious process of burning each hair with a match. During a free consultation, a tech determines each client's specific needs, custom-tailoring their packages before guiding guests through the entire laser hair-removal process. The staff can also improve the appearance of skin with microdermabrasion, facials, and chemical peels.
At Ormond Salon & Boutique, owner and stylist Debbie Edwards leads her multitalented staff as they create a tranquil environment where visitors can achieve both relaxation and beautification. After verbal consultations that pin down clients’ hairdo aspirations, the salon’s stylists restore luster to coiffures with calculated snips paired with Redken and Matrix products. Aestheticians administer anti-aging facials and safeguard skin with Solise sunscreen that staves off potentially damaging sunrays, while massage therapists go hand-to-hand against bodily aches. Ormond Salon & Boutique’s menu also includes nail services that dignify digits with French polish applied with a baguette.
A Touch of Heaven came to fruition under the direction of Andrea Sylvia, an aesthetician and former surgical nurse who dreamed of blending the pampering atmosphere of a day spa with the compassionate care of a doctor's office. Medical therapies appear throughout the extensive service menu, brightening complexions with pharmaceutical-grade skincare products from SkinCeuticals and trimming silhouettes with weight-loss programs. Nonsurgical face-lifts rely on microcurrent technology to diminish fine lines and visibly firm the skin, while the futuristic-looking alpha spa capsule combines the detoxifying benefits of a sauna with the rejuvenating effects of aromatherapy and vibratory massage.
In addition to these advanced treatments, traditional spa remedies such as manicures, hot-stone massage, and hugs from terry-cloth robes aim to quiet stressed minds and muscles. The spa also accents glowing complexions with glittering face and body art and donates all proceeds from the five-dollar service to Women at Risk, an organization devoted to combating human trafficking.
Glamour on the Go's team of beauty benefactors comprises a quarter century's worth of prettifying prowess, gussying up on-the-go guests with an eclectic slate of beautification services. Utilizing the same spray-tan apparatus used on Dancing With the Stars, guests can adorn skeleton suits with a safe, full-body tan that produces a UV-free, natural-looking golden hue that won't rub off on clothing, even if it is borrowed from a messy roommate in need of a lesson. Boasting an emphasis on expediency, Glamour on the Go executes its spray tans in half an hour, granting tan-takers the rest of the day to flaunt their tawny glow at pouty marshmallow men.