Skin on the neck ages seven times as quickly as the skin on the face. The team at Body Anew Medical Spa are all knowledgeable skin experts, whose collective passion for skincare extends all over the body. They also use nonsurgical services, including facials and chemical peels, as ways to combat acne, sun spots, and fine lines. To refine the rest of the body, the team calls on non-wax depilatories to whisk away unwanted hair and lasers to zap spider veins while leaving surrounding skin as undisturbed as a kitten napping in a baseball glove.
No two clients are alike. That’s why massage therapist Barbra Scobee begins each massage session with a consultation to determine the source of lingering tension. Then, in the comfort of her private studio, Barbra can ease tension with flowing Swedish strokes, or access lower-layer connective tissues with reflexology and deep-tissue pressure. Clients may also solicit Barbra’s signature Reiki healing techniques to unblock clogged energy channels and improve wellness.
At Spa Beca, award-winning aestheticians and massage therapists tend to bodies in a tranquil spa exclusively devoted to massage and body-therapy services. A staff member ushers guests into private treatment rooms, where low lighting casts a warm glow on blond terra-cotta walls and soothing decor, such as bronze sculptures and landscape murals. The spa's treatments range from individual services—such as massage, nail services, facials, and body wraps—to packages that stretch across an entire day and combine several detoxification and rejuvenation treatments typically reserved for returning cosmonauts.
Voted “one of the best salons in the state” in 2010 by Mississippi Magazine readers, Kosmos Hair Designers offers a jellybean-jar variety of beautifying spa and salon services. Your straightening treatment infuses keratin—a protein naturally found in skin, hair, and nails—deep into hair follicles, eviscerating frizz and curl from your head space and leaving hair smooth, shiny, and temptingly touchable. Unlike alternative salon processes, keratin treatment boosts hair health instead of knocking it down with a steel wrecking ball. Results last three to five months, depending on your hair’s texture and its propensity for running away with seductive Don Juan mop tops.
Allure Salon and Spa expertly snips and reshades strands and resheens tarnished finger armor, its beautification services earning it the title of Best Hair Salon in the 2009 Best of the WAPT A-List contest. Wander into the calming, urban salon space outlined in soothing teals and soft lighting and relax as a savvy stylist trims overgrown noggins into sleek heads fit to nap in a royal guest bedroom. Men can stop in for a simple cut, and feminine locks can get shampooed, cut, and styled before soaking up a color chosen to complement or precisely match their skin tone. Alternatively, a manicure and pedicure put an end to the nervous tapping of fingers and toes feeling slightly unkempt. Trimming, buffing, polish, and cuticle care can help nails shield their digits in style, and an exfoliating sugar scrub promotes the growth of candy-cane forests on the feet. This Groupon is not valid for stylists Kelly or Laura.
Pampered Princess Mini Day Spa welcomes kids age 3 and up into its luxurious confines with a full set of salon services for adult and pint-size glamazons. Beverage service accompanies all services, priming parched tongues and larynxes for an afternoon of gossiping about Dan, Tony, Josh, Brad, Tim, and Johnny. The dual spa package dignifies digits with a manicure, imbuing them with a shade, shine, and improved wagging ability. The facials cleanse frontispieces of varying sizes, leaving them supple, moisturized, and devoid of pudding residue. A customized makeup application concludes the pampering episode, prettifying countenances for a photograph that will permanently preserve the bonding experience in digital format. Tiny, coddled hands leave with a goodie bag brimming with pleasant surprises, unlike albino toilet alligators.