Rizzieri is an Aveda-partnered beauty institute that doles out hair and skincare services. A cut and style (women, $18; men, $12) trims head-shrubs into an artfully presented garden, and partial highlights ($32+) brighten locks until they radiate like the sun eating a smaller sun. The Outer Peace facial ($42) arranges exfoliating treatises with blemishes, and skin fuzz cowers away from Rizzieri Aveda's specialists during hair-removal treatments, from eyebrows ($8), to bikini areas ($15), to the 3 inches inside of the ear.
For more than 20 years, TanFastic's multiple award-winning tanning studio has bronzed bodies under the trained spritzes of pro spray tanner Dina Gordon and the UV-filled bulbs of multilevel tanning beds. After wandering into private sunrooms, patrons kick back on beginner-to-advanced Level 2 beds to dream about vacations on the sun while picking up beautiful base coats. Both locations come equipped with the 12-minute Pryzma, which is outfitted with four UVA facial tanners, and the nine-minute Diva Tower, a stand-up booth that accommodates taller tanners with 2-meter lamps. Beauty seekers who have sworn off the sun can still catch its kisses with UV-free VersaSpa. During the 15-minute sunless session, a heated airbrush system glides evenly across the bodyscape as a blend of aloe and organic DHA adheres to the epidermis for a natural-looking, streak-free tan that lasts five to seven days.
Rose. Jasmine. Cocoa butter. Those are just a few of the decadent essential oils and rubs that are part of the soothing massage experience at Absolute Haven. Here massage therapists nurture and ease muscle pain with a variety of massage modalities, including their signature aromatherapy massages that include some of the above scents. Aside from their signature massage work in deep tissue, hot stone, and prenatal massages, the team also treats clients' other needs. Some come to soothe their feet with a paraffin foot wrap and others benefit from having stuffed sinus passages cleared with a eucalyptus and peppermint treatment. Facials and nail care also add their own a beautifying edge to the pampering work done here.
You might think that standing up while you tan would cause an unnaturally darkened scalp, but this never happens at Hollywood Tans. That's because their arsenal of signature stand-up tanning booths create an always even, natural-looking glow in as little as eight minutes. With more than 140 locations nationwide, the chain’s salons—each a veritable bronze mine for pale bodies—can also bronze physiques Mystic Tan’s Instant Tan, a sunless formula that does not contain dangerous UV-rays or infectious California boy-band harmonies. The tone-savvy staff can also help customers choose the Instant Tan formula best suited to them, matching the bronzing serums to the each person's skin tone, type, and ideal look.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Individualized attention is the name of the game at Ageless Skin Solutions. Massage therapists take the time to consult with clients, and aestheticians thoroughly analyze the skin with assistance from the sun-damage-detecting Visia machine. Staffers then carefully select the appropriate massage lotions or skin products and thoroughly explain each service in detail. The team uses only noncomedogenic ingredients and pure pressed oils discovered during years of researching product lines and conversations with houseplants. Skincare experts personalize treatments to focus on specific concerns, such as acne, hyperpigmentation, or fine lines, and employ innovative anti-aging processes including microcurrent technology and LED phototherapy. Exfoliating enzymes and diamond-based microdermabrasion sessions banish dead cells and include a complimentary massage of the face, neck, shoulders, and décolleté.
After aromatherapy-filled full-body massages, staff members direct rejuvenated guests toward the relaxation room for hot green tea or fruit-infused water and a light snack. The boutique-style reception area greets guests with elegant chandeliers, and treatment rooms cosset eyes with soft candlelight ideal for crafting a shadow-puppet version of The English Patient.