All salon service providers are not created equal. That's why Drew James Aveda Salon Spa enlists only Aveda Institute graduates, putting them through an advanced training program before making them work their way up a three-tier ranking system. This emphasis on high-quality staff?coupled with an exclusive selection of plant-based Aveda products?lures clients in for services ranging from basic haircuts to thermal straightening to rosemary-mint body wraps. The salon and spa also adds special touches to many of its treatments, including a complimentary stress-relieving scalp treatment and makeup touchup with each hair service. Both locations feature a wall of mirrors and trendy styling chairs, as well as Aveda tea for clients to sip on while thumbing through style portfolios or folding magazines into swans somehow.
A tablespoon of honey, chopped and pressed vegetables, and a pinch of salt: it’s not the recipe for a summer salad, but for Luna Skin Care and Spa’s customized organic body treatments. Designed to soften and brighten the skin, the treatments mix raw, organic ingredients while the client waits, ensuring maximum freshness and a blend that caters to favorite fragrances and personal skincare needs. The spa’s owner Marianela Arauco, a licensed massage therapist for over 15 years, specializes in a variety of massages, including shiatsu, Japanese acupressure, and reflexology. Her hands sweep over skin, helping to treat issues such as chronic anxiety, muscle tension, or the inability to remove cruel signs taped onto one’s back by guidance counselors.
It's hard to get much more relaxing than a spa set on a picturesque golf resort. For all they have going for them, however, the team at Ousia Day Spa still tries to exceed expectations. Their signature facials soothe and hydrate skin affected by acne and fine lines, while their relaxation and deep-tissue massages alleviate tension in overworked muscles. Impressively, the spa's hair-removal treatments depend on the same hot wax used to groom the golf course's pristine greens.
At M. Evans Salon, the team devotes their attention and listening skills to sending happy customers home with fabulous hair. They beautify manes with a menu of salon services, including haircuts, color, and keratin hair-straightening treatments that smooth out frizzy hair more effectively than tying more than one hundred thousand tiny weights to each strand.
The formidable skincare boutique at B-True Organics has a lot in common with the produce section of a grocery store. Products are crafted with botanicals such as fennel, grapefruit, and mango?and they're almost pure enough to eat. The pH-balanced shampoos, body lotions, and eye shadows contain no harsh chemicals and have never been tested on animals or particularly hairy coconuts. In addition to their in-house line of products, B-True Organics carries brands such as Dr. Bronner's, ilike, and SpaRitual. B-True's respectable menu of spa services lets customers put its products to the test in private treatment rooms as they receive organic facials or massages that employ Hawaiian and Balinese techniques.
Drawing from the boutique's selection of natural, chemical-free skincare products, the aestheticians on staff provide skincare services that address a number of complexion maladies. Skin experts also work closely with clients who are battling acne, offering a six-week program that incorporates products and visits to the boutique to manage problem skin and keep blemishes at bay.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries?Planet Beach Spa 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. The range of services include total skincare, wellness, weight management, relaxation and renewal treatments. 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.