From the skincare experts to the nail technicians, every staff member at Namaste Salon and Spa is also a trained reiki practitioner. That's why, regardless of their specializations, they strive to radiate healing energies during each appointment. They bid clients to recline amid lilting music and aromatherapy as they flatter features with organic spa products. Their environmentally sound nail polishes—free from formaldehyde and the glossy red tears of redwood trees—complement sterile pedicure systems with recyclable liners, and reflexology treatments and massages soothe tired limbs. In addition to administering spa services, staff members also sell inspiring CDs, crystals, and scented goods from a New Age gift store.
Boca Tanning Club salons bronze clients with the help of super tanning beds and booths, as well as UV-free VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. Clients walk past the painted vines, rocks, and rainforest-themed decor before stepping into the spray-tanning booths, which gild limbs in 60 seconds, or into a super bed, which caramelizes skin in less time than a traditional bed. In private rooms, technicians wielding airbrush systems custom shade and contour muscles while de-emphasizing vestigial tails.
The varnish artists at Tokyo Nails work in a variety of media, including gel, acrylic, and regular old nail polish. They skillfully trim and shape nails or soften paws with lotions, paraffin dips, or oven mitts full of petroleum jelly. Children are welcome at their salon—they even have a special menu of services for tykes aged 10 and younger.
With the innovative Hypodermologie method, the aesthetic alchemists at Soleil Spa nudge natural processes into reverse by deploying biocompatible infrared light. During each approximately 50-minute treatment (a $130 value), waves of energy envelop facial features and seep into the skin, slightly and nearly painlessly boosting its temperature. The process makes faces feel silky smooth and years younger by rejuvenating aging tissues and elevating elastin and collagen production, like peeling open a banana to reveal the creamy mashed potatoes inside. By taking advantage of the body’s innate abilities, Hypodermologie gently stimulates skin and elasticity and helps rescue countenances from wrinkles, toxins, and unsightly reminders of a past lobster-wrestling career.
Phenom-A-Nails boasts more than 15 years in the beauty industry, doling out beauty-ameliorating services including waxing, hairstyling, and nail polishing. A professionally trained nail technician will file, buff, and clean extraneous colors from all 27 fingers and toes to kick off the pampering 90-minute mani-pedi. A soothing hand massage expels tension buildup caused by high-fiving addictions, and a finishing polish accentuates nails' newfound shapes with a shiny splash of color before dryers lock in new shades. Salon owner Sheri Brown further creates a calming ambiance by pumping the salon's confines full of clean air, saving sensitive schnozzles from nail products' infamously bad taste in perfume.
Sweet & Sassy’s fashion experts pamper youngsters aged 4–13 with haircuts, spa treatments, and makeovers. The team works to cultivate a fun and calming atmosphere where tots can escape from the stresses of homework and quarterly performance reviews during a luxurious mani-pedi or glittery makeup application. Staffers can also prepare lobes for grown-uppedness with ear piercings.
Eight different themed parties, including fashion diva, enchanted princess, and ultimate spa, ring in birthdays or successful secret-clubhouse mergers with makeovers, take-home gifts, cake, and group photos. Girls can also or gussy up their bedrooms and ensembles with the beauty haven’s selection of eye-catching décor and accessories.