The aestheticians at Fresh Faces bolster their facials with products from Skin Fitness Therapy, professional-grade potions that meld natural ingredients with scientific formulas. This is part of the progressive approach they take regarding skincare treatments, which are customized to address each individual’s particular skincare needs. Along with facials, the staff performs microdermabrasion and skin-exfoliation treatments to eliminate dull, lifeless skin cells on the face. Airbrush tanning services quench skin with a customized, nourishing bronze glaze while organic peels packed with fruit enzymes reveal younger, smoother-looking surfaces. Those looking to contour unsightly curves can try the Venus Freeze system, which tightens skin while minimizing the appearance of fine lines. Downy robes and complimentary beverages help clients relax and wind down during their treatment of choice.
The color scheme inside Seven Seas Spa & Salon transitions from chartreuse to cool blues, as if narrating, in color, the space's shift from the liveliness of the friendly stylists on the hair-salon floor to the relaxation of the soothing spa services. Using all-natural Aveda products, the hair designers snip away and demonstrate the skills they've learned in the educational workshops they attend regularly to keep abreast of the latest cut, color, and styling trends. Equally savvy spa technicians work back in the spa space, lit by royal-blue bulbs and accented by cascading light fixtures and wavy white walls. Inside private treatment rooms, gentle facials and massages immerse clients in soothing scents and sensations as effectively as a jacuzzi whose water has been replaced with aromatherapy oil.
As an Aveda Concept salon, Assaf Aveda Salon utilizes a full line of Aveda products to refashion hair into sleek, luxurious locks. The salon welcomes guests into its spacious abode with an array of spa-like amenities. All services come with a steaming cup of organic herbal tea, a complimentary scalp massage with a hot towel and aromatic oil, and a hand massage with Aveda Hand Relief cream. Hardwood floors encourage posttreatment sock skating, and chrome-and-leather chairs provide the ideal furniture for games of pretend spaceship piloting.
Therapists at Massage Isles & Wellness Center soothe backs with seven massage styles that target such concerns as sports injury, soreness from pregnancy, and daily aches and pains. Therapists work with clients to customize the classic massage so that it concentrates on areas of tension and avoids touch-sensitive jack-in-the-boxes within muscles. Sports massage restores flexibility and range of motion after injury or athletic strain, and Swedish massage melts away muscle pain as it stimulates circulation using gliding effleurage strokes and percussive pressure. The warmth of hot stones penetrates deep into muscles, uncoiling knots so couples can practice swing dancing without the help of construction cranes. Duos share a private room during the couples massage, after which they relax as they sip a flute of bubbly and nibble on sweet fruits.
Using organic, eco-friendly waxing products, the expert hair hustlers at Wow Brows use their mug-manicuring skills to brow beat unruly eye bristles into sleek submission. Customizing the treatment to fit the expressive needs of each guest, staff members will make sure forehead fibers are waxed, trimmed, tweezed, and bribed with candy until they succumb and fall into a balanced, attractive shape. An added brow tint lends dramatic flare to newly manicured eye mustaches, eradicating grays or darkening too-blond hairs.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking garage; free
Before hitting a beach at the nearby Atlantic Ocean, consider stopping in at New Me Spa for a wax. The aestheticians here rely on strip-less hard wax, never double-dipping, to remove stubborn hairs from bikini areas, as well as arms, backs, chests, and legs. According to New Me Spa's owner, using this type of wax, which is allowed to harden before it is pulled off the body, can be less painful than using traditional strip wax or hugging a sap-covered tree and quickly pulling away.
In addition to waxing, New Me Spa's aestheticians treat patrons to everything from facials and peels to tanning and lash and brow tinting. They also beautify bodies with med-spa technologies, including red-light therapy and whole-body-vibration therapy.