Aestheticians at Indulgence Beauty Lounge beautify each client?s skin with scientifically advanced serums and high-tech therapies. A thorough initial consultation guides a personalized treatment regimen that may include pharmaceutical-grade peels, mechanical microdermabrasion, or collagen-stimulating bursts of intense pulsed light (IPL). Permanent makeup and waxing services further beautify faces, and professional massage therapists can squeeze tension from muscles or workaholic lemons with deep-tissue kneads and slow Swedish strokes.
Since its inception as a medical skincare center in 2007, Splendor Medical Spa has blossomed into a full-service day spa maintained by a staff of aestheticians, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. With a multitude of techniques inspired by traditional Eastern medicine, the team works to assuage aches and cleanse skin. Included in the talented lineup are two doctors, who engage their medical know-how during therapeutic massages, comprehensive health consultations, reflexology treatments, and seminars on how to keep the nose from beeping in Operation. Aestheticians tackle epidermal woes alongside their medical brethren, brandishing imported Japanese and Taiwanese products from brands such as SK-II and Dr.Ci:Labo.
The nail technicians of Galaxy Nail Spa pamper and polish digits with a specialized menu of mani-pedis. The staff’s repertoire builds upon the classic mani-pedi, lavishing patrons in customized levels of luxury with optional additions, including skin-softening scrubs, soothing hot towels, and sense-invigorating aromatherapy. Patrons can opt to upgrade polishings with a coat of shellac, which maintains a chip-free surface despite the wear of day-to-day activities and marathon ding-dong ditching.
Before Dr. Michelle Place—a specialist in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery—began helping clients discover new looks for themselves, she went on a journey of self-discovery herself, receiving her credentials through her own version of the Great American Road Trip. Born in South Africa, Dr. Place studied biology in California, attained her medical degree in Texas, and completed a surgical internship in Virginia before moving back to the Golden State to complete general surgery and plastic surgery residencies. At her private practice, the board-certified plastic surgeon and her team enhance clients’ faces and bodies with procedures ranging from breast augmentation and liposuction to face-lifts, laser hair removal, and eyelid surgery to make the eyes appear younger in lieu of covering them with funky dorm-wall tapestries.
European Waxing Center uses hard wax made from beeswax, which is all natural, requires no painful paper strips, and is the equivalent of catnip for Pooh bears. There is also a bevy of waxing services available for both women and men. Ladies can experience up to six weeks of razor freedom with a full leg wax ($58), or add a boost of beach confidence with a bikini ($32) or Brazilian wax ($39). Evict rent-skipping hand-hair ($10 for women, $12 for men), or let freshly de-stranded piggies ($10 for women, $13 for men) go "wee wee wee" all the way to your flip-flops. Gentlemen can cut down on wind resistance during shirtless rollerblading excursions with a chest ($23), neck ($14), and full back ($50) wax.
Signature Service: Customized massage and facials
Brands Used: Jan Marini, Pure Fiji, Jean DeArcel, Bio Elements, Biotone
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Beyond their extensive training and ability to customize treatments to suit each individual client, the specialists at Healing Hands Salon each possess another trait that sets them above: they simply love their jobs. Thus, they approach each treatment with enthusiasm, be it one of 10 signature facial treatments or an aura clearing. Reflexology, reiki, and raindrop therapy demonstrate the range of the massage menu, and pre-assembled spa packages give clients the opportunity to spend the whole day in the salon's healing and relaxing environs.