When you walk into Eden Day Spa, you are immediately bathed in light from a crystal chandelier. Pure white walls reflect that light off an ornate mirror, teal mosaic reception desk, and delicate orchids, all of which are designed to create a serene mood. The spa extends this relaxing experience with a bevy of traditional and contemporary treatments including facials, massage, and skin care. During body glow treatments, a sunless tanner infuses the skin with antioxidants and botanicals, leaving it with a golden sheen, while Turkish body peels employ a loofah and imported liquid gommage to remove layers of dead skin. Calming facials give the skin an all-over burst of vitality, whereas semi-permeant lash extensions draw attention to your eyes, and a full range of massage modalities soothe the muscles with the help of herbs, therapeutic stretching, and reflexology.
Drawing on more than a decade of experience, derma guru Zoe Alexander performs a suite of skin-centric services, from waxing to organic facials. She custom blends masks to suit each client's skin type, deploying ingredients such as raw organic honey, green clay, and organic apple-cider vinegar to combat fine lines, blemishes, and all colors other than green. Lash and eyebrow tinting add drama to faces, and waxing services from head to toe de-fuzz physiques for up to six weeks.
The waxing aestheticians at Smooth Operations specialize in private grooming for private areas, preparing them to go public on summer's sandy runways. Unlike the wax used in your chess-club hazing, Smooth Operations employs anti-inflammatory Cirepil wax to provide as painless an experience as possible. The basic wax keeps certain sights modestly unseen during swimsuit-donning season. Opt for a decorative souvenir tuft or a landing strip fit for the Concorde from the French wax. The daring will emerge more aerodynamic than ever after a Brazilian wax, which levels all foliage down to the birthday suit. Depending on the size of the area, aestheticians may take 15 minutes to an hour to craft the bikini-area coif of your choosing, and sensitive areas stay as smooth as a well-oiled Slip 'n' Slide for up to four weeks.
Jennifer Donnellan and her friends had always tossed around the saying "Peace, Love & Grilled Cheeses" to indicate good times and happiness. When Donnellan rebranded her hair salon, that saying became the studio's name. "I wanted a name that would grab your attention," she says on her website. "Make you ponder a moment and put a smile on your face." The name is whatever you want it to be, a motto that also extends to the styling, which is tailored to the individual.
Jennifer and her team are always up-to-date on modern trends, enrolling in educational workshops and grilling boutique mannequins for trade secrets. The result is an expansive menu of hair services ranging from cut and color treatments to feather extensions to laser hair therapy for men and women.
Health and beauty go hand-in-hand, according to expert Suruchi Chopra. That's because the skin is the only fragile barrier humans have between the outside world and their most precious belonging: themselves. At Suruchis, Chopra works to protect both inside and out with in-depth health, weight, and diet analyses that result in plans for wellness-minded lifestyle changes. That's in addition to facials, which renew the body on the outside as meal plans and weight-loss regimens work on the inside, where only superheroes with x-ray vision can see.
Signature Service: Natural, age-defying rejuvenation
Brands Used: We carry Body Celebration Skin Care and Lira Clinical
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Pro Tip: Give yourself plenty of time; we will do a thorough intake to understand your needs.
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
Every facial includes a hand and foot massage with a special aromatherapy blend. We also start each facial with a wonderfully relaxing 15-minute cleansing face, neck and shoulder massage. This softens and readies the skin for the treatment to follow.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
The most common beauty mistake people make is not washing their faces properly and skipping the wash either in the morning or night. Often the wrong products are used as well. 70% of your skin care regimen is what you do at home, with the right products specially designed for your skin type and skin condition. Cleansing your face morning and night with the right cleanser (no soap please) is essential for healthy, beautiful skin. Massage your cleanser in for at least one minute and rinse with tepid water - it will plump your skin and prepare it for your morning or evening regimen.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
People are often confused about how to take care of their skin and what products to use. We encourage our clients to come in for a skin care consultation, if time or money does not allow for a facial. Our mission is to find the right products for each individual client and help them set up a skin care regimen for their budget.