In the olden days, nomads and royalty alike made pilgrimages to the lowest point on earth: the Dead Sea. The vitamin-rich waters, which are roughly six times saltier than the ocean, had a therapeutic effect on bathers, dissolving stress, boosting metabolism, and brightening skin tones. Nowadays, the same benefits can be had without a trip to Jerusalem, thanks to L’Ultime Day Spa’s mud wraps, which tighten skin and detoxify systems with the sea’s salt and mud. A team of massage therapists can also relax muscles with kneads customized to each client, in styles that range from Swedish and deep tissue to reflexology, which focuses exclusively on the hands and feet. They can even ply the physique with reiki, energy work that stimulates the body’s self-healing powers without also activating its self-cloning powers.
At Sport Clips, you won't experience the luxury of fine flower arrangements in the corners, soothing soft rock flowing from the speakers, or TVs tuned to your stories on daytime television; instead, you'll be engulfed in a man salon stocked with sports memorabilia, sports television, and sporty stylists sporting specializations in guys' cuts and sports. Grab a Groupon to plan ahead for the off-season. Return post-cut for a complimentary follow-up neck trim designed to keep girthing trapezius muscles in full view.
Joel Tull’s experienced hands have massaged the knots out of professional dancers from the New York City Ballet and athletes at the Sydney Olympics. He sets up shop inside a cozy room with plenty of potted plants, and a fireplace that can be lit upon request. Joel’s vast knowledge in massage therapy is shared with the masses during workshops across the country and in Russia, Italy, Australia, and Mars.
Samira Haddad is an artist obsessed with color. But her work doesn’t hang from any wall; rather, it is displayed proudly on the bodies of her clients. Samira learned the craft of permanent makeup at the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics, and she has been working in the field for more than two decades. As owner of Samira's Permanent Cosmetics and Training Center, she enhances brows, lids, and lips with carefully chosen hues and adds definition to areolas after reconstructive breast surgeries. She also schools students in the fundamentals of permanent cosmetics, including soft-tap techniques, sanitation, and color correction of prison unibrows.
Using the Pravana professional line of hair products, stylist and owner Brad beautifies hair with colors, cuts, and styles. The private salon allows Brad to focus his full attention on clients, who can relax and chat about their day without having to shout over the chatter of a noisy salon. Natural light pours through large windows in the in-home salon and shines on hardwood floors, where silky-haired clients can lie down to impersonate shag-carpets.