At o2 Juice Bar and Spa, the staff tackles wellness both inside and out. They blend organic beverages at their on-site juice bar and recommend supplements from their stock of for-sale vitamins. They also set clients up at the oxygen bar, where crisp, fresh oxygen refreshes the system. As for the body’s exterior, the staff performs a slew of spa treatments that often incorporate natural or organic elements.
Nail technicians spread CND Shellac across tips of fingers and toes, sealing in the coat with a UV light to keep the digits looking sharp for up to two weeks. The modern mani-pedis represent just two of many services that aesthetician Effie Magoulis and the other stylists at Salon Esprit enlist to bring out clients’ individual beauty. To this end, they revitalize skin with waxing, acne care, and makeup treatments, or spice up hairdos by weaving in feather extensions rather than most salons’ gaudy jet engines. Reflecting the salon's dedication to the utmost care, the staff is trained in top-shelf products such as Hempz and Moroccanoil.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
At Skintologyrx, skin expert Abby Haddad makes it her mission to keep the body's largest organ in beautiful health. She uses Rhonda Allison products to soften and nourish skin of all types, whether it's prone to acne or showing unwanted signs of aging. Abby's dermaplaning treatments gently slough off dead skin and out-of-season Halloween masks, and can be combined with treatments such as a wine peel or vitamin A peptide.
At Salon Milano and Spa, plant-based Aveda products lend customized aromatherapy and natural nutrients to salon and spa services. The products' holistic focus matches the manner in which the staff conducts spa services: in addition to explaining the purpose of each step in the facial or massage, therapists also guide clients through stress-relieving visualization exercises to calm the mind. All treatments are customized, from the aromatherapy of a massage to the angle of the cut performed by senior or new-talent stylists in the salon. Tuscan Sanctuary is open late on weekdays to accommodate busy schedules and UV rays that, like Napoleon and his chef after saying they preferred English bread to baguettes, are exiled.
Licensed aesthetician Joanna Hernandez brings 16 years of experience to the beauty services she performs at True Skincare Solutions. Her skills range from pampering facials to careful waxing sessions. She caters to men as well as women, rendering backs and chests Ken Doll-smooth with a professional touch.