Growing up as an orphan, Spa-Kidz founder always dreamed of having a parent-child bonding experience. Now an adult, she creates a spa atmosphere where mothers and daughters can celebrate their bond while undergoing world-class pampering. Their spa packages, which are geared toward kids, include options such as mani-pedis, chocolate and pineapple facials, makeup applications, and hair styling that can transform follicles with braids or snake-like curls that do not have the power to turn people to stone.
The term “nail artist” can be taken literally when applied to Kalea, who draws on nearly 10 years of experience to create a miniature masterpiece on the tip of every finger she touches. Her designs include glossy monochromes, elaborate mosaics of rhinestones and seed beads, and painstakingly detailed maps of local bus lines. No matter which of her artworks they choose, all of the clients at Kalea Nails get the same friendly treatment. This goes for first-time visitors as well as loyal celebrities such as Big Boi and Erica Dixon.
Art's House of Beauty is an intimate salon devoted to hair, offering everything from chic cuts and vibrant color services to extensions. Licensed stylists work to give each customer a flattering new look, whether the service on the menu for the day is a relaxer or a classic shampoo, trim, and style. Come in to have cold fusion extensions put into place without the use of glue, or treat your head to the salon's Ultimate Therapeutic Scalp massage, a tingling treatment designed to stimulate hair follicles, relax clients, and send S.O.S signals with hair shininess if need be.
An aesthetician gently scrubs a mixture of Dead Sea salts and moisturizing oil over a client's skin, revealing younger and fresher layers of cells; in another room, a massage therapist places heated stones onto tense muscles, dispersing the stress they've been harboring for months. Scenarios such as these are common at Evene Day Spa, where the staff specializes in both relaxation and beautifying treatments. The spa's menu also includes European facials which allot one hour to eliminate dirt and exfoliate to clear the pores. In addition to improving skin condition, the spa's aestheticians keep faces looking polished with permanent cosmetics for the eyes, eyebrows, or lips, leaving time in the mornings for more important endeavors, such as baking homemade Lucky Charms.
Nail artisans at Art's Nails and Orchid Nails lavish attention on fingers and toes by filing and polishing their keratinous ornaments in indulgent mani-pedis. In the regular mani-pedi, deft fingers buff nail surfaces until they gleam; the deluxe digit makeover adds a sea-salt scrub that pampers skin like the warm caress of a friendly anemone, as well as a paraffin dunking that grants skin silky smoothness and a callus treatment that transforms hardened soles into attractive foot pillows. While reclining in the comfort of the salon's cozy pedicure chairs, relaxed guests can rest assured that their fingers and toes will be kept dexterous enough to thumb wrestle a stenographer. For an additional $15, customers may upgrade to gel nails with either option.
Though its beauty experts fine tune bodies with such services as Brazilian butt lifts and face-lifts, Body Sculpt is not a plastic surgery center. Rather than reaching for the scalpel during Brazilian butt lifts, med-spa techs rely on a combination of triangle- and lymphatic-massage. Similarly, they deploy non-invasive radio-frequency energy to smooth and tighten skin during face-lifts.
The med spa's staffers also help people lose weight through nonsurgical treatments, including ultrasonic cavitation body sculpting and weight-loss plans that introduce clients to low glycemic-index foods. Plus, they administer relaxing spa services, including facials and seaweed wraps. For folks who'd rather learn to beautify themselves, aestheticians lead classes where they teach patrons that blue eyes look best with copper eyeshadow, green eyes with purple eyeshadow, and yellow eyes with red face paint.