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.
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.
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.
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.
A community-based medical clinic, Lake Harbour Medical practices general family medicine, weight-loss assistance, and pain therapy. Designed to help dieters achieve body-size feng shui, Lake Harbour’s weight-loss program kicks off with an overall health assessment, during which waist shrinkers extract important information for drawing up a nutrition plan and assigning appetite-suppressing prescriptions and dietary supplements (an $80 value). Livers get a fat-burning boost with two lipotropic injections that fill bodies with vitamin B12 and Magic Schoolbus alumni (a $40 value). For those who need it, the program also includes four weeks’ worth of Apidex ($40 value), an appetite suppressant meant to help some patients jump-start the pound-shedding process.
Personable stylists fill Nathan's Salon's elegant brick building with the contented sighs of newly beautified and relaxed patrons. Certified aesthetician Jessica prepares facial recipients and consults with them about their skin type, epidermal concerns, and birthday wishes for pores. The facial cleanses visages with gentle, handpicked products from brands such as SkinCeuticals and PCA Skin and may be targeted to address acne, signs of aging, or other maladies. Tension flees the body before the gentle compressions of a neck-and-shoulder massage, and a soothing mask infuses façades with antioxidants and vitamins, leaving patrons with reinvigorated, moisturized skin that attracts admirers like Helen of Troy's Camaro.