The pampering professionals at Ethereal cater to clients' beauty-therapy needs with traditional spa services and high-tech light-therapy facials. A relaxing spa tour, the Made in Heaven package kicks off with a dip in the hot tub for 20 minutes of weightless hydrotherapeutic relaxation. A 60-minute Swedish massage unwinds tight muscles and relaxes the body with long, languorous strokes before a detoxifying sauna session, dry or steamy. The sauna's heat can extract body toxins, purifying pores and melting muscles the way a flock of baby dragons melts the heart.
Licensed aesthetician and massage therapist Kelly D Opelt-Andrews draws on years of medical and dermatological training to imbue skin with a youthful glow at her skincare and massage studio, Divine Beauty. Whether exfoliating skin with a microdermabrasion treatment or custom facial, Kelly relies on Apriori Beauty products that eschew parabens and synthetic dyes for natural, pH-balanced ingredients. Though she’s well known for facial treatments that restore a healthy luster to cheeks previously occupied by blemishes, Kelly’s skincare prowess does not stop at the neck. Her cleansing body treatments and massages lend equal attention to backs, shoulders, and vestigial tentacles.
Tiffany Pardue is a waxing specialist who rids unwanted body hair at Elite Salon-Spa-Studio. Her skilled hands carefully remove patches of hair from sensitive bikini areas. At the salon and spa, customers also will find services such as haircuts, manicures, massages, and facial treatments.
The stylists at J.Nicolle Salon & Spa clip and color hair into appealing new 'dos with the aid of Aveda products. Using the pure botanical ingredients of Aveda shampoos and conditioners, they hydrate tresses or repair the damage caused by the advances of amorous hot plates. To complement hairstyles, aestheticians enhance complexions with lash extensions, makeup applications, and waxes. Nail technicians attend to extremities, grooming fingernails and toenails until they look sharp and professional.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Younique Salon and Spa's professional nail whisperers transform tips with relaxing spa manicures and pedicures. Patrons can sip a complimentary beverage as a savvy nail technician files away jagged edges and trims down claws before the hands are mistaken for gargoyle paws and cemented to a high-rise building. Then, OPI or Creative nail products dance across nail canvases, painting them with natural hues or vibrant acrylics. Leg hands and arm feet also receive a massage to alleviate tension and tightness, and a moisturizer does away with the need for living in an aquarium by imbuing skin with healing H2O.
Christine Smith's aesthetics training is still fresh in her mind: she graduated from Paul Mitchell The School less than a year ago. Using her adept hands and a range of Redken products, she trims, styles, and conditions her clients' hair to create shapes more varied than the results of a circle-drawing contest. In addition to her signature highlights, she beautifies tresses with single-process color.
Christine tends to her clients inside the calming atmosphere of Salon D'va, where fellow beauty experts perform services ranging from spa mani-pedis to reflexology to aromatherapy massages.