The custom facial concoctions of Pretty In Pink Day Spa combat signs of age, blemishes, and acne in one-hour appointments. Faces plunge into a whirlwind of steam that opens pores for thorough cleansing, before exfoliation clears away dead skin cells to make room for livelier ones, much like a sandstorm that reveals buried statues of beautiful generals. After a blackhead-banishing extraction ritual, customers step out of the chalk circle to determine which custom rejuvenating mask skin mavens will massage into their epidermises. Those who opt for a signature mask will soak their visages in moisturizing cream, which leaves skin supple and guards against future dryness damage. The acne-fighting blend seeks to vanquish invading armies of pimples, and an age-defying moisture cream diminishes age marks on outer layers of skin while hiding the year-marking rings that grow on the inside of the body.
Led by former pageant gal and licensed aesthetician Marci Ruffin Delaney, m.d. Skin strives not only to pamper outer shells but also to boost each client's inner sense of calm and confidence. The signature European facial treats mugs to exfoliation, deep-pore cleansing, and extraction (if necessary), leaving behind only a lustrous sheen and freckles that can speak conversational French. The 55-minute service also includes a massage of the face, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, legs, and feet, aiding total relaxation while wringing out accumulated storm water.
Licensed massage therapist Mark Foil has spent the last 12 years mastering his own blend of massage techniques. Having worked with a number of chiropractors, physical therapists, and other healthcare providers, he’s incorporated myriad practices in his effort to relieve chronic pain, injuries, and sprains caused by overeager hand raising in math class. His skill set extends beyond just rehabilitative massage, however. Certified in numerous types of modalities including Swedish, Shiatsu, and prenatal bodywork, he's equally skilled at eradicating stress in sessions designed for relaxation.
As its name implies, High Maintenance Day Spa & Salon strives to meet the beauty demands of its most discriminating clientele with a comprehensive array of relaxing treatments. The spa’s stylists, nail technicians, tanners, and massage therapists continue to carry out the mission set forth by the Crims, who founded the spa in 2006 with the vision of a retreat from life’s hectic day-to-day routine. Indeed, the only stresses to be found amid the salon’s soft-hued tiffany-blue walls are those that arise when choosing which of the many services to indulge in. Couples massages make for romantic and relaxing experiences, waxing removes unwanted fuzz, and spray tans prepare bodies for playing hide-and-seek amid bronze garden sculptures. Before snipping their first locks or untying their first muscle knots, the staff establishes a relationship with each customer through friendly chitchat and an informal consultation.