Though the exterior of Paradise Spa Buffet is nondescript, the services provided within the tranquil spa are quite memorable. This is because the spa's trained aestheticians customize each skin and body treatment, from permanent makeup and eyelash extensions to chemical peels and Brazilian waxes.
Led by Camille Parmenter, the talented aestheticians at Naturally Yours fuse traditional services such as cuts and highlights with modern technologies, including glitter-strand hair extensions, and acrylic nails. All color treatments utilize Redken products, selected by Naturally Yours’s colorists for their consistent results and formulaic ability to blend into natural hair color, explaining their popularity amongst spies who must infiltrate a high-profile conference disguised as a dignitary’s toupee. Red wood pedestals at each station echo the exposed red rafters, which crown the earthy, modern space with a burst of industrial flare. Colorful rows of products stand in neat regiments upon crimson-stained wooden shelves, chromatically delightful and just out of reach, just like a parrot trapped in a computer monitor.
Gold’s Gym lures fitness seekers from all walks of life with cardio decks, strength-training equipment, and aerobics rooms filled with energizing classes. Instead of reciting Shakespearean monologues as they jog and pedal, guests can watch movies in a cardio theater lined with treadmills, bikes, and an oversize projection screen. Free weights encourage biceps to bulge, and resistance machines tone arms, abs, and legs. Sports lovers dribble basketballs and volley racquetballs on shiny courts (available at most locations), raising their heart rates as they hone hand-eye coordination. Like the nightly news, Zumba classes take an hour and set Latin-inspired dance moves that vaporize calories to vibrant world music, along with a slew of available selections, including cardio and spin classes. Consult each location’s webpage for a class schedule and a list of additional amenities, which range from childcare to personal training (not included in today’s Groupon).
Lash Candie’s Whitney Owens, who’s certified in eyelash extension, enhances peeper fringe with lightweight and long-lasting mink eyelashes by Blink. During the two-and-a-half hour process, Whitney gently slathers gel packed with vitamin E and collagen under the eyes to keep skin soft and supple, then affixes the semipermanent extensions to natural lashes or masquerading cantaloupes. Equipped with a slight curve, each synthetic lash resembles real flutterers, bequeathing eyes with a natural yet plumped-up look. Although mink eyelashes will begin to shed as natural eyelashes grow, clients can continue to attract attention and confused butterflies with regular maintenance and partial-lash fills.
At TruShape, the latest advances in medical-spa technology are utilized every day. Clients looking for a more defined physique can quickly and painlessly lose inches using a myriad of technologies including laser light, both low and high frequency ultrasound, cryo-lipolysis, mesotherapy, and lipotherapy. Best of all, results can often be seen immediately and may last for weeks or months.
Jessica Graff, the owner and manager of Prestige Salon & Spa, teamed up with Dr. Stanley Green to blend med-spa services, such as Botox, photofacials, and laser hair removal, with the relaxing and beautifying treatments of a salon. The experienced and personable staff— made up of a highly specialized team of stylists, nail technicians, aestheticians, laser technicians, and massage therapists—snips locks, sculpts nails, and lavishes bodies with massages alongside med-spa services. The unisex salon also helps men achieve well-groomed status with services such as haircuts, massages, and sports mani-pedis. Clients' eyes get in on the pampering at the salon's boutique, which carries designer bags, wallets, and aprons that keep your clothes clean while hosting dinner parties or refereeing a pudding-wrestling match.