Between working, working up an appetite, and working out, it can be hard for a busy person to work on their skin. That’s why Girl on the Go! Night Spa stays open until 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, offering beauty services that cater to the packed schedules of nine-to-fivers, students, and London Guards prone to acne. The unique, one-on-one appointment system ensures each client commands the entire spa to themselves, soaking in the peace and quiet as skin luxuriates in hydrating facials and antioxidant-rich body treatments. Despite its feminine moniker, the spa also tailors skin treatments and waxing sessions to suit the needs of guys on the go, and its reliance on organic products from Epicuren, Ilike Organic, Yonka, and Lucrece keeps services accessible to eco-conscious complexions.
The anti-aging specialists at Biologix work with the body's chemistry to keep energy levels optimized and health at its best. By topping up depleted hormone, vitamin, and transmission-fluid levels, they hope to restore vim and vigor to men and women alike. To help skin look as youthful as its wearer feels, they also offer beauty injections and dermal fillers, as well as chemical peels, photofacials, and platelet-rich plasma therapy. Located within Biologix, clients seeking further rejuvenating treatments can turn to The Fountain, which offers vitamin IV therapy.
Taryn McCracken and Hanna Gregor have been studying the science of healthy eating since college. Taryn, a committed vegan, earned her bachelor’s degree in health psychology, and while Hanna worked toward a degree in nutritional sciences at Penn State University, she coached the school’s Division I athletes on how to use healthy foods to increase performance. Together they helm Detox Lounge, a salon-inspired health center with a very simple mission: out with the bad, in with the good. That means eliminating toxins and taking in antioxidants.
A large part of their work involves True Juice Cleanses, a proprietary line of complex juices blended from fruit and superfoods that are designed to boost metabolism, eliminate fats, and detoxify the body. Users can graduate to 500-calorie Master Weight-Loss Cleanses, or supplement their progress with detoxifying spa treatments. An infrared sauna expels toxins via perspiration, and aqua detox footbaths draw out harmful elements that have collected in the muscles, joints, fatty tissue, and white blood cells’ junk drawers.
At Look Better Naked Health Management, instructors oversee fitness classes of no more than six students, a class size that allows them to closely monitor form and effort. Cooking classes teach dieters how to put together healthy meals at home instead of simply pouring a jar of mayonnaise over a frozen pizza again. Clients can also cocoon themselves within detox body wraps, which help bodies sweat away inches and envelop bodies inside a vessel that can safely travel through outer space.
Trickling waterfalls set a soothing scene inside Artesia Day Spa & Salon, situated on the Terrace of the Hilton Gaslamp. The licensed aesthetic specialists here can treat clients to hair, nails, skin, and body treatments using Aveda products. Licensed stylists work to perform flattering haircuts and shimmering color treatments with Aveda color products, and the certified aestheticians offer facials, waxing, and spray tans. If you want to get pampered, come in for an 80-minute hot stone massage or a Hydration facial in one of six treatment rooms. Among the many other services offered: deluxe spa mani-pedi or eyelash extensions or and a Sweet Sugar scrub session, which makes the skin glow without covering it in hologram stickers. After the luxurious spa services, customers may take advantage of the steam room or relaxation room.
When Lauren Johnson had to choose between life as a massage therapist or as a yoga instructor, she didn't hesitate—she chose both and hasn't looked back since. Combining the two has given Lauren a deep understanding of the human body and myriad techniques to ease chronic tension. Now in the comfort of her cozy studio, guests can attend one of her yoga classes, or seek her therapeutic touch for a Swedish massage or deep-tissue bodywork.