"I breathe, sleep, and have an obsession with hairdressing," admits seasoned stylist Susan Hardesty. Susan's passionate enthusiasm serves her well in the salon, where she draws from this intense dedication to transform hair with an array of styling services. She treats clients to luxurious scalp massages before snipping up new styles and taming frizz with conditioning treatments from premium product lines such as Kenra and Pureology. She also adorns hair with colorful feather extensions, lacy ribbons, and glamorous tinsel. To top it all off, Susan can expertly frame faces in both natural-looking and creative highlights, as she is particularly skilled at coloring treatments. The versatile beautician also extends her expertise to makeup, offering application services and makeup lessons that teach her clients how to recreate looks on their own.
Gauzy curtains stretch from floor to ceiling inside Top of the Palms Spa, winnowing soft light out of harsh sunrays. Although these curtains block a sweeping view of Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort's palms and pools, they effectively separate guests from worldly concerns and nosy seagulls. In dimly lit treatment rooms with overstuffed beds, clients undergo botanical treatments that incorporate agave oil, coconut milk, lemongrass, and other natural ingredients. The spa's signature Coconut Palm massage melds the soft strokes and firm kneads of Swedish and deep-tissue modalities, and its signature pure fiji coconut oil softens skin with the help of aloe, chamomile, and seaweed.
Candlelight skips across the vanilla-white walls. Through the dimness, aromatherapy oils release their fragrant scent, tickling the nose with the essence of sweet almond. The room’s warmth multiplies and, the scene set, licensed massage therapist Rey Reyes begins melting muscles, digging deep into knots with flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure. In addition to his traditional massages, Rey also champions the use of hot stones and bamboo sticks to quell lingering aches, and improves athletic performance with the foam-finger-based kneads of sports bodywork.
Natural light pours through the Let's Go Salon's front windows and covers nearly every inch of the salon. At the front, the light illuminates stylists' work, which includes myriad color services, such as color correction, color dimension, and gray blending for men, as well as sleek layered cuts and smoothing treatments. The sunlight even reaches the back of the salon, where technicians pamper clients with nail services, such as mani-pedis and french manicures.
Nary a pharmaceutical drug is found inside Spa Longevita. Instead, the health pros there heal their patients through acupuncture and herbal medicine. They offer whole body services such as blood chemistry analysis along with a range of anti-aging, non-invasive spa treatments. The staff also restores the body?s deficiencies with organic supplements and herbs, and calms muscles via massage therapy.
Aesthetician Rachel brings out clients' best selves with an array of spa services. Hot-stone pedicures and spa manicures treat feet and hands to warm steam towels and aromatic oils, and facials and airbrush tans illuminate skin to bring out an inner glow. Waxes smooth over rough patches on the face, legs, or extra third leg, softening skin to complement its refreshed look.