When clients arrive in Spa Zara's waiting room, the sophisticated artwork and living-room-style decor puts them at ease. But the organic Hungarian body- and skincare products are what bring them back; combined with body scrubs, the products, chock-full of fruit extracts and collagen serums, elevate services to a blissful level. After exchanging hazmat suits for Spa Zara's robes and slippers, patrons indulge with facials, skin treatments, and massages all customized to their particular concerns. The spa designates the Relaxation Room for pre- and posttreatment sips of complimentary fresh juices, organic tea, and coffee from china cups.
Owner Anjana Malesha drew on her Indian heritage to name Ayom Day Spa and Salon, combining the first two letters of the country's ancient medical system, Ayurveda, with om, the symbol of peace.
To reflect these values at the full-service, unisex salon, Malesha and her team imbue beauty services with organic ingredients and fresh fruit, and massages deploy Ayurvedic techniques, such as the Shirodhara treatment, which rhythmically applies warm herbal oil to the forehead and scalp for increased brain circulation. Facial-hair threading, another Indian art, shapes brows to ensure overextended threads don't latch onto sunglasses. Aromatherapy wafts throughout the pumpkin-colored chambers, where candlelight flickers over bamboo screens and copper pedicure bowls to illuminate a stone Buddha.
Khoobsurat Unisex Salon soothes and rejuvenates clients with services that support its name, which means beautiful. Hair treatments range from routine cuts to highlights and lowlights to gravity-defying updos, and waxing and threading procedures quickly take care of any unwanted hair. Facials bring newfound vitality with deep cleansing, massages, steam, and concoctions made of collagen algae, as well as hydrating masks.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of related industries—particularly massage therapy, where he observed especially rapid growth. As the spa industry continued to expand, he noticed that hardly any nationally recognized brands resulted from that growth. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to fill that niche with a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa. Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 12 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.