The secret ingredient at Minus 417 Dead Sea Spa is Dead Sea salt, which is infused into many of the spa's skin, body, and nail treatments. Nails soak in the mineral-rich salt during a spa mani-pedi. Bodies benefit from Dead Sea salt's circulation-boosting abilities during a mud mask and a warming massage, where the much-touted element also helps firm, soften, and rejuvenate the skin.
Of course, the spa's experienced aestheticians also rely on other ingredients, including Thai herbs, vitamin A, and Jeunesse Advanced Skin Care products. Clients can choose from more than 20 types of facial treatments or enjoy a massage from a certified therapist capable of harnessing the powers of essential oils, honey, and green tea. The skin experts at Minus 417 are also well versed in a range of advanced aesthetic treatments, including LED light therapy that erases sun damage and IPL hair removal that rids bodies of unwanted hair and freshly sprouted grass.
Under the direction of Ali and Annie Dornajafi, senior hair stylists and consultants at Colour Central Hair Studio brighten and style their clients' natural hats with products by Kérastase, Chi, and Matrix. While the team specializes in tinting tresses, they work to provide complete salon experiences with deep conditioning and straightening treatments, as well as haircuts that incorporate odes for each strand snipped. Amid the salon's modern environs, wall-mounted televisions, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary coffee and tea lend a patron-friendly vibe.
Luminus Hair & Spa indulges heads with professional cuts from experienced stylists trained at Vidal Sassoon and Goldwell. After easing clients into sleek salon seats, soothing hands snip away frayed locks and shoo away roosting magpies during a women's cut (a $45–$60 value). The ensuing blow-dry styling gently airs out hair and leaves each head with a fashionable new ’do arranged to complement patrons' head shape and individual sense of style. Brightly painted walls adorn the interior of the recently relocated salon, whose adjoining deck provides ample opportunities for lounging, consuming refreshments, or challenging clouds to staring contests.
Services at The Neighbourhood Spa are anything but cookie-cutter. Instead, the med spa’s licensed aestheticians and laser technicians tailor treatment plans to every individual complexion they come across. They follow these plans with detailed skincare tips for each client’s particular lifestyle, daily stresses, and even eating patterns. Once they know how to treat a problem, the team members administer any one of their technologically advanced services. For instance, they might prescribe an intense-pulsed-light facial to alleviate broken capillaries or correct discoloration. Acne-riddled skin, meanwhile, may call for a hodgepodge of treatments, such as facials, chemical peels, and photorejuvenation. Below the neck, the staffers use radio frequency, vacuum suction, and mechanical massage to contour wobbly areas and smooth cellulite dimples. They also complement newly shaped physiques with two kinds of hair removal: permanent laser treatments or waxing for those who want the option to grow out their eyebrows at a later date.
Medical aesthetician Lang Lee stocks her treatment room at Lido Hair Salon & Spa with natural, chemical-free skincare products. During facials, she reaches for Oxygen Botanical products that steep complexions in antioxidants. Alternatively, during the Dr. Schrammek's energy green peel, she nourishes skin with a mixture of dried and crushed herbs that stimulate collagen production and leave the skin glowing brighter than the sun after it's had its batteries replaced.
Although Lang specializes in botanically based treatments, she supplements results with high-tech services, including LHE hair removal. This non-invasive treatment permanently reduces unwanted hair with light, heat, and energy.
At Eternal Beauty n Beyond, certified medical aesthetician Kerri Le works with one goal in mind: to create personalized skin solutions for every client. After evaluating a client’s needs and skin concerns, she designs a customized skincare plan by employing the techniques she learned at Canadian Beauty College and using state-of-the-art, FDA-approved medical aesthetic treatments. These treatments may include chemical peels, microdermabrasions, or Dermalogica facials. The latter use zone-by-zone face mapping to deliver exactly what skin needs right at that moment, such as a tattoo of a lion selling Dermalogica products.