Inside Cloud9 Skin Care Salon, licensed aesthetician Helene Clemenza focuses all her beautification know-how on brightening up her clients' skin. In the harsh and cold winter months, Helene helps her clients combat dry, flaky skin with treatments such as hydrating facials. As the summer approaches with its trips to the beach and calf-flexing competitions, Helene can wax away unsightly body hair and perform sun-damage-erasing facials.
Though The Botanical Spa & Salon resides within the confines of the Park Ridge Marriot Hotel, it serves as a relaxing getaway for more than just the hotel's visiting globetrotters. Guest of every ilk can unload their stresses with the Aveda Concept salon’s soothing spa treatments, which include massages that combine body kneads with oils enriched with plant and flower essences, as well as mani-pedis and facials that remedy a variety of skin conditions. The salon’s hairstylists—who are well versed in an array of coloring and styling techniques—also wield organic, petrochemical-free Aveda products to help clients achieve their hairstyle aspirations.
The Botanical Spa & Salon’s tranquil interior sets visitors at ease with its five private treatment rooms, including a cabana that is open June through September with open-air views that overlook lush greenery. The cabana’s decorative palm trees evoke memories of island retreats, and its ample space provides enough room for candlelit couples massages. Those indulging in spa treatments can also enjoy complimentary use of the hotel's swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, and exercise facility.
The attentive staffers at Elizabeth Roche M.D. MedSpa employ noninvasive microdermabrasion treatments to reveal healthy façades in less than an hour. Technicians lather faces with a sudsy cleanser and then sweep a stream of tiny crystals across skin's surface, which leaves clients with a youthful glow and unexpected desire to play hopscotch. The machine's pressure adjusts to suit various skin types, gently removes outermost layers, and stimulates collagen and elastin production. Fresh epidermal cells emerge from beneath dulled, superficial surfaces, boosting facial elasticity to diminish fine lines and minor scars. At the conclusion of each buffing session, aestheticians suction away any loitering cells and crystals with a face-friendly vacuum cleaner.
The owner of Body and Sol Bronzing render figures dark and bronzed with UV-free spray tans. In fifteen minutes, they cover pale skin with flawless tans, and offer a spectrum of custom colors for clients to choose from, beginning with Simply Sexy, which produces a light, sun-kissed tone, and ending at Hedonism, which elicits a dark, deep tan that betrays hours spent on the beach. Groups of friends don’t even need to leave home; technicians offer mobile spray tans to a minimum of six people wishing to throw a tanning gala. For those wishing to further accessorize their newly bronzed look, the studio and website offer a selection of costume jewelry and creates fashionable glitter tattoos.
Hot stones and aromatherapy oils gently glide across the body inside private rooms at @ease Spa, unwinding tight muscles and calming tense minds. Aromatherapy is also used during facials to rebalance the complexion and make sure clients don't leave with their faces smelling like regular old skin. Other relaxing services at the spa include a full-body sugar or Dead Sea mud rub and Jin Shin Jyutsu, an ancient technique where light pressure is applied to 26 specific points on the body to relieve aches and improve respiration. No matter the treatment, the spa's massage therapists are glad to customize pressure to each guest's liking, and afterward, a complimentary sauna and shower await.
The stylists at Studio M Beauty Boutique have two goals: give clients the look they want and ensure they leave with the knowledge and tools to re-create it at home. This dual-mission helps to explain why the team is so methodical during each and every hairstyling session. First, they hold a one-on-one consultation with clients, discussing past experiences and current expectations in detail before executing the first snip. Then, they take care to explain exactly what they're doing and why they're doing it so that clients can pass the written exam that follows each haircut or color treament.
In addition to their hairstyling services, the staff at Studio M Beauty Boutique also pampers hands and feet with spa mani-pedis and can wax away unwanted hair from virtually any area of the body.