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.
The MVP haircut at Sport Clips caters to masculine scalps that want the brawn of a chiseled cut and the adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following patrons’ instructions or their own expert intuition, stylists clean up hairdo fringes without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures that customers walk away itch-free, and a neck-and-shoulder massage with a steamed towel relaxes limbs still recovering from hard-fought Segway polo matches.
Licensed massage therapist Joel Tull has been mending much-used muscles for more than 30 years, having utilized his skills at the Olympic games and numerous World Track & Field Championships. When challenged by tense-torsoed, languorous-limbed bodies, Tull responds by performing expertly executed 50-minute massages. Customers can stop in at the massagery and relax while multifaceted fingers tap into muscular knots and sinewy sore spots, relieving the aches and pains caused by moving furniture or wrestling professors for their knowledge.
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.