Most businesses rest on a foundation of steel or concrete, but owner Karen Legendre founded Spa Cantik on a single word—a word she learned while traveling through Indonesia: Chant’ tik. Defined as ‘beautiful, lovely, enchanting,’ Spa Cantik doubly mirrors its definition. The luxurious spa is decorated in rich earth-toned colors, towering framed mirrors, and antique furniture. But the décor is not the only embodiment of Chan’ tik; traditional spa and salon services, such as haircuts, nail care, and facials, become VIP excursions in the hands of the attentive staff. And exotic treatments such as Javanese Lulur body treatments—once practiced in Indonesian palaces— and wasabi and organic ginger baths, share the essence of Chan’ tik with every guest.
The head aesthetician at Tasha’s Day Spa draws from more than 15 years of experience to deliver customized aesthetic treatments. Her tenure as a manager of medical aesthetics lends precision to her assessment and treatment of all skin types, but skincare isn’t all that aestheticians do at the spa. Staff members also perform mani-pedis, laser hair removal, and waxing for men and women. They operate amid a cheery atmosphere and a bright décor with lime-green walls and white spherical ceiling hangings, which should not be swung at, as they are only baseballs if you're 21 feet tall. Aestheticians can also travel to design make-up and tint lashes away from the spa.
Seeing Josh Apperley tired is a rare sight. Since graduating from massage therapy school, he has completely revamped his current studio and plans to expand the one-man practice into a full clinic where he will helm a team of multi-skilled therapists.
He brings this same positive energy and enthusiasm to each of his massages. Concerned with more than just muscles, Josh has learned enough about the body's mechanics to understand when the muscles, bones, and joints are out of balance. He then customizes strokes to help adjust, readjust, and balance the muscle/bone synergy that exists in all humans and the most realistic dolls.
Damara Day Spa sends waves of relaxation into bodies with calming treatments and beautifying skin services. A range of spa pedicures and facials purify skin with warm soaks and lava stones in addition to exfoliations and surface-softening masks. Skilled hands extract tendrils and tease out toxins with a variety of men's waxes and back-cleansing treatments. And a plethora of therapeutic foot, scalp, and hand massages helps to ease muscles after all-night cartwheel competitions.
Brightly toned walls create an aura of warmth inside Brown Sugar Tanning & Day Spa, mimicking the UV rays contained inside the salon’s seven UV tanning beds. The salon’s certified tan technicians guide clients through the UV and sunless bronzing options available, as well the supply of accelerating lotions. Inside the private treatment rooms, guests build up natural tans in one of the salon’s seven UV beds, available in stand-up, lay-down, or jumping-jack varieties. For a more timely tan, technicians custom apply a Norvell spray that creates a streak-free bronze for up to seven days. Before clients make their way out through the lobby, they can indulge in one of the many spa treatments—such as massages, manicures, and skincare—that show off newly golden skin tones.
Pure Blyss Tanning & Day Spa specializes in creating glowing, healthy skin with UV tanning beds and nourishing topical treatments. Staff members diligently change the bulbs on a collection of seven booths and beds, two of which deliver "high-pressure" UVA wavelengths that penetrate deep into the skin for rich, long-lasting colour. Dark Escape lotion speeds tanning while conditioning the skin with vitamin E, and custom Casmara gel masks bathe pores in algae and botanicals to leave faces with an even, firm texture and tone. To heal cracked heels and yellowed toenails, nail technicians lavish feet in hydrating Footlogix mousse, whose oil-free, breathable formula is safe for diabetics to wear in the bathtub in lieu of a bubble beard.