Sporting faux torches and animal skins on its walls, The Man Cave is committed to taking its title seriously. But its figurative meaning—a place where men can escape to let go of their stress—also applies. Here, barbers buzz or trim hair into neatened styles, often augmenting the service with a hot lather and towel shave. The cave is also a spa, with facials, back scrubs, and scalp massages that soothe the skin. As for mani-pedis, they don't come with polish, but they do include a complimentary jewelry cleaning and shoe shine.
After spending her early years rifling through her mother's makeup bag, owner Martha Sznoluch pursued a career as an aesthetician, working as a skincare adviser for Estée Lauder and a certified laser technician. Drawing on her 13 years of experience in the industry, including postgraduate certifications from The International Dermal Institute in Washington, DC, Martha opened 'Ohana Skincare & Makeup Studio in 2010 to perform services ranging from microdermabrasions to waxing treatments. Martha and her staff wield handpicked skincare products and peels by Skin Therapeutics and Bionet Esthetics when administering custom facials. The expert eyes of the studio's beauty mavens ensure that faces possess the desired natural makeup look in special-occasion makeup sessions, which help a bride's natural beauty shine through showers of rice or an unexpected rain of cornhusks.:m]]
Secure a digital overhaul to soothe what aches your hardworking phalanges with the mani-pedi treatment. The classic manicure ($15) and spa pedicure ($45) procedures clip and trim keratin handhorns and footclaws into shapely nails before buffing and polishing them into shining hammer-shields. The paraffin treatment uses warm molten wax as a conditioning dip, coating your feet and locking in moisturizing goodness that leaves skin as soft and smooth as a baby's pickup lines. If you deem your finger-helmets equally worthy of wax, pay an additional $5 to upgrade to the Spa Manicure ($20) with paraffin treatment.
All of the hair stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians at Serenity Spa strive to make clients feel comfortable and relaxed, not just by pampering them, but by putting them at ease with unpretentious service. Wielding botanically based Aveda products, the stylists can reshape tresses into a modern 'do or a scale model of Mount Rushmore. Relaxing and therapeutic massages unfurl knotted muscles, and the spa's facial and body treatments employ Pevonia skincare products and luxuriant ingredients, including pure caviar extract, African sea-salt scrubs, and masks with seaweed and chamomile. The nail technicians tidy up clients' digits by evenly trimming cuticles and shaping nails, glazing them with a fresh coat of color or a chip-resistant Axxium or Shellac gel polish.
Amid a soothing backdrop, Utopia Therapeutic Massage’s certified therapists help relax shoulder and back muscles and ease pain during several treatments. Swedish massages drive away tension with long, gentle strokes, while hot-stone massages use smooth, heated stones to loosen up tight muscles. To alleviate a specific pain or injury, the expert therapists can administer a deep-tissue massage, in which they target connective tissue with more intense pressure, or a sports massage, which can work to increase flexibility and enhance one’s ability to catch frisbees in their mouth.