A haven that fuses the tranquility of a day spa with the results-oriented procedures of a medical office, SpaMedica executes age-defying cosmetic, facial, and body treatments. A staff of seasoned medical aestheticians bolsters exteriors through services that range from Dysport injections and microdermabrasion to cellulite-banishing Endermologie treatments, many harnessing the nourishing ingredients of SkinMedica and NeoStrata skincare products. Beige walls dotted with matching candles warmly welcome patrons to the pampering sanctuary, inviting them to drink in the aroma of fresh blooms in a cozy waiting area bordered by a plush blue couch. Natural light filters through drapes onto comfy treatment beds set inside secluded rooms as peaceful and discreet as a private island ruled by sentient olive trees.
Classified as Redken Elite Salons, both Metro Salons locations staff a stable of stylists who keep abreast of the latest techniques with ongoing training in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Appointments start with complimentary consultations, wherein patrons dish on their favorite looks and show stylists their 10 favorite hairs. Then, hair pros draw on Redken, Wella, and Coppola products for a variety of services, from painting on highlights to trimming split ends. A final style ensures clients walk out ready to pose for sidewalk photo shoots or star in traffic-cam footage for the five o'clock news.
Dramatic, crystalline chandeliers dominate the interior of Valina Salon and Day Spa, a space that melds upscale aesthetics with approachable service. Beneath arrangements of inverted cones and ringed spheres, the technicians and stylists nourish and beautify bodies with Aveda botanical products. Cooling tones of white and periwinkle surround the salon section, where strands soak up deep-conditioning treatments or undergo stylistic transformations via cuts and color services.
The spa section favors textured white walls and buttery woods, which surround plush leather pedi-thrones and med-spa rooms outfitted with precision microdermabrasion equipment. Aromatherapy is incorporated into many services, from Swedish massages to spa manicures, in order to give the nostrils something to flare about. Regardless of the reason for swinging by the space, clients are encouraged to sink into plush violet benches as they await their service.
Sweet & Sassy's orange-and-purple beauty parlors create a safe space for tweens to indulge in imaginative play and pampering. Young visitors try on identities through themes such as Pop Star and Enchanted Princess, which rule birthday parties and mini spa services for skin, hair, and nails. Sparkles and the color pink appear with expected frequency, covering a fleet of rental limos and studding ingredients at Creation Stations, where guests concoct bath and body products or strawberry-scented doppelgangers. In addition to supplying keepsake trinkets with most services, the parlors stock their gift shops with bright fuchsia and lime-green versions of classic spa accessories, including plush robes and slippers. Sweet & Sassy also hosts workshops created specifically for Girl Scouts, Adventure Princesses, and sports teams that teach manners as well as business skills.
When it comes to relaxation, Lisa K. Girandola offers a variety of options for pampering her patrons. She and her staff promote inner calm and relaxed muscles by ushering clients through 14 types of massages and 15 ways of smashing an alarm clock. Cold, clinical technology is nowhere to be found during facial and skin services. Instead, fruit and lavender peels and masks replace lasers and harsh chemicals during the spa's sea facials, herbal facials, and optimum rejuvenation treatments. In addition to beautifying and relaxing physiques, Lisa nurtures spiritual sides by attempting to balance chakras and leading students through three levels of reiki-attunement classes.
With its floor modeled after a basketball court, getting a haircut at Buzzer Beater Sports Barber Shop would feel like sitting courtside if it weren't for the conspicuous sight of hair falling onto the hardwood. Barbers cut, color, and style hair and perform straight-razor shaves, feats that had previously only been attempted on-court by the Harlem Globetrotters. Each cutting station is themed after a different pro basketball team and has its own TV broadcasting sports. In the waiting area, guests kick back in reclining chairs, sipping complimentary beverages and watching sports on TV.