The trained therapists at Urban Temple Studio Spa unwind tight spines, smooth skin, and detoxify bodies in the intimate studio. Clients melt into a bed in the private treatment room to the tune of their choice of music, from zen to smooth jazz. During each massage treatment, a therapist tailors kneads to fit the client's pressure preference while helping to improve circulation and detoxify the body.
Other purifying options include hydrotherapy full-body wraps, which purge toxins using herbs, mud, and seaweed. Urban Temple's spa packages offer themed days of relaxation, such as chocolate-centric treatments for 8- to 15-year-olds, indulgent massages and facials for adults, and romantic spa services for couples looking to bond without building an Ikea furnace together.
Corrective Skin Care operates with the philosophy that the skin can be a indicator for a person's overall health. With that in mind, the studio aims for a holistic approach to skin care that involves diet, facial treatments, holistic and homeopathic supplements, and natural-yet-powerful topical products. Licensed aesthetician Jacynth R. Hall helps her clients to achieve dramatic skincare results with microdermabrasion, fruit acid peels, and anti-aging treatments, along with a host of other services. Come in for a deep pore cleansing and acne treatment, or have a youth-enhancing light therapy session that comes with an included peel to reduce the appearance of fine lines and grocery lists written on your forehead.
The knowledgeable staff at Premiére Essence MedSpa revitalizes visages with chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, restoring coveted shine and softness. Customers can opt for the chemical peel for an even, controlled removal of dead skin that reveals fresh new features. The skin-refreshing session aids in the reduction of sun damage, fine lines, acne, and scarring, and offers customizable levels that cater to desired results. Clients can also enliven epidermises with the nonprocedural microdermabrasion treatment, which avoids using abrasive substances such as crystals or pulverized soccer trophies. Each customizable session removes excess dead skin cells and treats uneven skin texture, wrinkles, and fine lines with vacuum pressure, bristles, and a touch that’s as tender as a marinated steak.
Licensed master cosmetologist Ginette Gilbert runs the show at Djea Natural Hair Spa, where she oversees a team that specializes in natural hair services. Professional African braiders twist hair into intricate patterns, while stylists cut and color hair, sew in weaves, and style strands into cascading waves. To do so, the team uses products from Pravana and Uncle Funky's Daughter haircare lines, the latter of which conditions and defines hair using plant-based ingredients such as aloe and coconut. Elsewhere in the salon, aestheticians treat skin to clarifying face and body treatments or enhance glances with faux eyelashes.
At Pamper Yourself, a choice of seven massage types makes it easy to do just that. Need to unwind? Try the long, gliding strokes of the Swedish or hot-stone modalities. Have an athletic injury? A sports massage soothes those overworked muscles. These massages can be combined with other services—including facials, seaweed body wraps, and mani-pedis—for a few hours of luxury.
Lisa Clinkscale Porter wrote the book on making women look and feel sexy. This isn't a metaphor—she literally wrote a book about it. With two more beauty-centric manuals and a certification in face-lift massage to her name, Lisa tailors an exclusive set of services to each client at Unique Face Options, Inc., a corrective-skincare boutique she co-owns with her husband, Byron. For 16 years, the boutique has helped clients maintain healthy skin through a collection of facials that swaddle skin in clinical products from Obagi, Jan Marini Skin Research, and Unique Face Options’ own signature line. Along with improving the quality of skin, the boutique enhances other facial features. Xtreme semipermanent lashes add fullness to natural lashes, and professional makeup artistry enriches the features of brides, models, and prom queens for photo shoots or jumping up and down behind a TV news reporter
Most spas will tell you what to put on your skin, but few will tell you what to put in your body. But Suite 20 Day Spa is different—the staff includes not only massage therapists and aestheticians, but a licensed dietitian. The hair services are extensive as well: stylists wrap tresses in rollers and coat unruly strands with relaxers, using products from Straight Request, Design Essentials, and CB Smooth. And unlike at voting and gambling stations, kids don’t just have to sit and watch, since they too can hop into the styling chair for cuts, curling, and flat-wrapping.