Beauty experts polish their clients' fingers and toes before touching up their faces with vibrant makeup. Stylists clip, buzz, and sculpt the gentlemanly coifs of guests seated in their styling chairs. With their dashing new looks, these customers would stop traffic—if they were old enough to drive. At Sweet & Sassy, a salon and spa exclusively for children, glamour comes in all sizes. Mini manicures, pedicures, hairstyles, and makeup services give girls their first taste of the pampered life, and boys' haircuts give lads roughhouse-ready looks in styling chairs their own size. Even infants get in on the grooming with the Baby's First Cut package, which includes a hair locket, certificate, and photo keepsake to commemorate the first time their parents saw their ears. The salon also goes beyond simple image enhancements with themed parties, in which hot-pink limos scoop up young partygoers and bring them to the salon to don gowns and tiaras, strut down the runway, or rehearse for a live pop-music performance.
The stylists at The Boardroom Salon spruce up men's manes and more via comprehensive packages such as The Benchmark. After a personal consultation outlines the client's specific cranial needs, a stylist trims tresses into a tailored coif. Then the beauty patient receives a softening paraffin dip followed by an energizing shampoo and conditioning. Next comes the moisturizing facial and steamed towel. While relaxing with the steamed towel the customers receives a stress relieving hand massage. Once mug surfaces are cleaned and hydrated the scalp submits to a cleansing rinse. A finishing-touch styling ensures that the fresh ‘do departs as put-together as a finished puzzle depicting a lawyer and his nuclear family.
The beautification experts at Terrace Retreat at the Hilton aim to erase the stress from people's lives with head-to-toe spa treatments. Like an ice queen vacationing in Miami, tense muscles melt under the pressure of a trained massage therapist, while former skin cells flee faces during exfoliating facials. Further above-the-neck pampering includes haircuts, highlights, and makeup applications for weddings and photo sessions. The staff also removes hair from the face and body with professional waxing services.
After a trip to Spa on the Square, you may smell like you got lost in a baker's kitchen. The enticing aromas spring from services such as peppermint scalp massages and foot scrubs that incorporate honey and brown sugar, add-ons to a list of soothing body treatments. The rest of the spa's menu, though not quite as infused with appetizing fragrances, yields equally sweet visits. Custom facials begin with a skin analysis, then lead into a double cleansing, exfoliation, and a pressure-point massage, which clients can top off with a gentle Aveda Perfecting plant peel. At hairstyling stations, the salon staff fashions new cuts and imbues them with color or smoothing keratin formulas.
Meanwhile, med-spa professionals fade wrinkles, sun damage, and acne with microdermabrasion sessions. Their laser technology enables them to reduce spots of discoloration and firm up sagging skin, as well as inhibit hair growth. Aestheticians can also remove unwanted strands through sugaring or waxing.
Regardless of their appointment type, guests achieve serenity in a welcoming environment—owner Martha Blue means for her spa to be an excuse for self-nurture. In addition to providing single treatments, she composes packages and hosts private parties, which can include meals set in a private dining room.
The skin experts at Smartface Skin Solutions, Inc. help guests rejuvenate their faces with a variety of facial treatments. They use the Dermapen wrinkle and scar removal treatment to try to improve skin texture by stimulating collagen production, or they perform dermaplaning epidermal resurfacing to reduce appearance of acne scars and promote smoother skin.
Relaxation, beauty, and safety. Those are the founding concepts and reverently whispered chants of Pure Bliss, where beauty specialists pamper clients from head to toe with nontoxic and 85% natural products. Manicures and pedicures customized for men, women, and even children include the basics, such as nail trimming and shaping, as well as exfoliating sugar scrubs and indulgent massages from a Maestro pedicure throne. At the end of each treatment, the Pure Bliss staff tosses nail- and foot-file pads and disinfects tubs to ensure a sanitary visit for the next customer.
Inside serene spa rooms fit for individuals and groups, massage therapists and aestheticians dole out muscle-melting Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone therapies, as well as six vitamin-enriched facials. Airbrush experts spritz skin with not only a natural-looking summer glow but also flawless makeup that reduces the appearance of pores, blemishes, and crazy eyes. Clients who stop in for a full day at the spa can finish their transformation in the hair salon, where skilled stylists either lop off overgrown ‘dos or add luxurious locks with Great Lengths hair extensions.