Hawaiian-print curtains welcome clients to Suki Day Spa's shabby-chic Fourth Avenue location, where bamboo screens flank cream-colored sofas in wicker or leather and a vast painting of a red blossom reflects punches of crimson in the throw pillows and fresh blooms. The long, lean space reaches beyond the plush pedicure chairs to a hallway with private rooms, where spa treatments such as massages, facials, and spray tans gloss clients' guises more effectively than daily slatherings of vaseline and glitter.
Brushed by Sabrina grooms clients with a broad swath of salon treatments and tanning options. Haircuts for men, women, and children can be paired with highlights or color and styling from Paul Mitchell-trained stylists. Airbrush spray tans give bodies a beach-ready bronze glow either in the studio or on-location at clients' homes.
The licensed beauty specialists at Ka-Lai' Spa bolster clients' bodies through an array of appearance-enhancing services ranging from microdermabrasion to airbrushed cosmetics. Harnessing years of experience and an enthusiasm for polishing individual images, the beauty specialist refines skin with Rhonda Allison and PCA customized facials while smoothing bodies with sugaring and waxing techniques. Additional services include massages, aromatherapy, body wraps and champagne-cork shooting ranges to forge relaxing, memorable events.
The stylists at Grand Creation Salon cut, color, and coif tresses using products from Redken, Pureology, Moroccanoil, and other top-quality lines. Services skew toward the whole family, with guys stopping by for buzz cuts, neck trims, and speedy gray-blending color treatments and kids settling in for quick bang trims or party-ready french braids. To keep women's tresses on trend, stylists leave them looking sleek and chic with Brazilian blowouts and also weave in feather extensions, hair tinsels, and crystals to keep heads from being one-upped by their neighbor's holiday decorations.
Palm fronds and trailing ivy frame the mirrors that adorn stylists' stations and spa rooms, imbuing every hair, nail, and tanning service at enVus Salon & Day Spa with an island ambiance. Massage tables dwell within individual treatment rooms, where exotic tribal masks hang from citrus walls as miniature fountains make pleasant burbling noises to evoke the relaxing sounds of a trickling creek or overflowing bathtub.
Though they don't serve food, the professionals at Healing Arts Massage & Wellness Center do oversee a buffet. Their Massage My Way package lets clients pick from a menu of enticing modalities and add-ons, including aromatic essential oils, warm stones, and hot towels. This muscle-sating feast functions as just one draw to the relaxation haven, where practitioners believe that massages should be a recurring investment. To help encourage repeat visits, they've also created special services such as the Island Escape, a tropical-themed treatment that adds mango-scented oil, coconut-lime foot-massage butter, and a scalp massage to Swedish or deep-tissue kneads. Visitors can even pose for a custom airbrush spray tan to complete their beachy, stress-relieving session.
Of course, guests can also elect to keep appointments simple with a single modality. In addition to classic massage styles, the calming techniques of craniosacral therapy and the pinpointed pressures of reflexology alleviate the body's more focused tensions. Licensed acupuncturist Robin Kohler often pairs her trade with massage appointments, striving to correct energy imbalances within each physique.
The center has fostered restfulness for more than 20 years and exclusively employs licensed massage therapists rather than relying on students or friends who give very encouraging back pats. Situated a mere three blocks from the ocean, its locale mirrors the serene atmosphere behind its doors.