The professional aestheticians at more than Beautiful's full-service salon and spa team with Dermalogica products to treat skull coverings to custom visage pampering. The one-hour facial includes a personalized skin consultation, also known as face mapping, during which epidermal educators analyze the entire facial landscape to match spa treatments and at-home remedies with the client's concerns, be they aging skin, acne, or kaleidoscope-inspired constantly changing facial features. Each subsequent step after cleansing is then customized accordingly, and includes exfoliation, massage, a mask, and toning, followed by one of Dermalogica's special boosters. Finally, aestheticians hydrate and protect the skin by applying the appropriate moisturizer followed by an eye cream, sunscreen, and protective hockey mask.
Beauty and health take center stage at The Aria Nail Spa & Salon, a Paul Mitchell focus salon. Single-use tools and foot baths with disposable liners protect hands and feet during refreshing mani-pedis, before nail artists beautify fingers and toes with Swarovski crystals or high-quality polishes by OPI and CND. While stylists create a whirl of classic and modern do?s, aestheticians reach for Dermalogica products to help them clear out clogged pores and smooth fine lines during facials. Of course, smooth skin is also revered below the neck, and so the team can also wax away unwanted hair on legs, underarms, and bikini areas.
It's hard to say what's more impressive, Hair Solutions Day Spa's subtle and daring hair colors, pretty updos, or artistic nails. Specializing in color correction and foil highlight techniques, stylists here excel at balayage and ombre color, subtlety blending chestnut and caramel together; however, they also love to work with bolder colors, including turning locks a purple-tinged platinum or dying ends in violets and pinks. The stylists also curl strands and twist them into fishtail braids while creating updos for such special occasions as weddings and trips to the post office.
During manicures, nail technicians transform fingertips into multi-colored canvases accented with glitter and faux crystals. The salon and spa further pampers clients with facials, chemical peels, massages, and makeup applications.
Signature Service: Face and body sculpting
Brands Used: Terra Organics
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
At Ultimate Hair & Body Studio, Green French doors surrounded by brick open up to high ceilings. The spacious salon-spa's wood-paneled floors and walls contain everything from private massage rooms to a fitness club manned by personal trainers. While stylists and techs primp 'dos and nails, aesthetic specialists remove unwanted hair with wax and slow it's return with a restraining order.
Zen Salon + Spa's conscientious caregivers integrate the Zen philosophy of balance, simplicity, and harmony into their individually tailored hair, nail, skin, and body treatments. Massage services run the pressure gamut from a 30-minute back-and-head massage ($35) to a deep sport treatment ($85). The no-tension massage unties wound-up worrywarts with one hour of deep-tissue techniques that release deeply rooted tensions in targeted areas ($85). For frustrated raisins looking to lure flirtatious grapes, the Image Signature Facial infuses skin with rejuvenating vitamins and antioxidants meant to fight signs of aging ($80).
Converted from the 19th-century building of its namesake, Carriage House Day Spa offers relief from bodily bothers amid an ambience that blends modern luxury with old-world charm. Clients are greeted by light wood tones and tasteful art adorning the faded stucco of an antique brick façade. Within these historic walls, time-tested muscles are similarly renovated with the long, light strokes of a Swedish massage. After their hour-long knead-a-thon, clients will leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and pleasantly baffled by the barouche and livery-clad coachman awaiting them at the door.