Since arriving on Riverside Boulevard 14 years ago, Images Salon and Spa has become a trusted destination for the area's beauty needs. The staff of certified skin therapists and hairstylists commitment to a lifetime of healthy skin and aesthetic excellence begins before clients even make it to a treatment room. The lobby, done up in elegantly warm creams and browns, dazzles the eye with pillars, mysterious-looking heavy drapery, and a shoulder-high vase waterfall. Once inside, guests relish in treatments such as microdermabrasion; deep-tissue, hot-stone, and Swedish massages; and facial treatments using elite products such as ?minence and Dermalogica. The stylists alter manes with haircuts and color services, and the skin therapists get to work removing unwanted tufts with comprehensive waxing services, leaving bodies smooth.
Spa LaLe is anything but ordinary. The brainchild of Stella Chung, a licensed aesthetician and massage therapist, the spa wraps clients in the luxury of La Rivage Hotel, earning Best Day Spa honors from CityVoter for two years in a row.
Blanketed in romantic lighting and an earthy color scheme, the spa?s decor makes it hard for clients to feel anything but relaxed during their retreat. But, in case clients do have trouble unwinding, Stella and her handpicked staff offer a range of indulgent spa services, such as a 24-karat gold facial that covers skin in revivifying pure gold leaf. Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages relax muscles, and signature body treatments incorporate heated mud wraps and acupressure therapy. Patrons also gain access to luxurious amenities including a private sauna, a serene meditation room, and a saltwater jacuzzi similar to the one where Donald Trump keeps his pampered pet sharks.
Soft pink back-lit walls and classical music set the scene for relaxation in B2000 Spa’s massage rooms. The full-body, foot, and back massages are the marquee draw here: the staff of trained massage therapists perform soothing and therapeutic treatments that instill feelings of tranquility and well-being. But the sauna room and facial room shouldn’t be overlooked—feel free to come in to relax, rejuvenate, and see how the acoustics compare to your bathroom at home. The spa also features showers and changing rooms for men and women.
Traditional cafes are often places to kick back, relax, and find refuge from the chaos of daily life. The Body Cafe is kind of like that, too. But here, instead of sipping coffee, or attempting to capture the smell of fresh-roasted beans in a Ziploc bag, visitors escape by way of the soothing, strategic handiwork from a team of professional massage therapists. Multi-talented, The Body Cafe team members nullify aches with traditional massage modalities, such as Swedish and deep tissue. But they can also perform specialty treatments, including Shiatsu, acupressure, and reflexology.
The tattooed stylists of Sacred Heart Salon do more than infuse their services with fun and attitude. They help clients put their personalities on display through stylish haircuts and trend-setting coloring. The latter is one of the group?s main creative specialties, from adding a subtle ombre fade or turquoise streaks. But styling isn?t the only beauty arena Sacred Heart conquers each day. Carefully placed hair extensions make styling more manageable and eyelash extensions not only give eyes more aesthetic appeal but a new way to pick up a dropped pen.