Natural beauty and modern med-spa technology converge at this spa and boutique situated a stone's throw from the Portland waterfront. Guests can anchor their boats and then dock themselves comfortably at the pedicure bar, where toes enjoy a refreshing dip in jade-colored basins before being softened with mandarin ginger essential oils. Leafy green walls flanked by potted palms and vases filled with tall grasses reflect the spa's preference for all-natural skincare lines, including products by Éminence Organic, while jet-black furniture and sharp track lighting hint at the cutting-edge services––including laser hair removal and pixel skin resurfacing––that await inside private treatment rooms. Still, the spa is most proud of its specialty organic treatments, including a blueberry-soy slimming wrap that aims to improve circulation and activate the lymphatic system and a champagne-mimosa sugar scrub that bids bon voyage to dead skin cells as it hydrates and tones the body.
Customer comfort is given top priority, and guests are invited to unwind pre- or posttreatment in the spa's relaxation room, where complimentary tea, wine, and water are always available. The staff also encourages clients coming to the spa from work to bring a change of clothes so they can head home afterward in their coziest sweatsuit or velour overalls.
A lobby decked out with leather chairs, stained wood, tiles, and flowers greets visitors to Massage Bliss & Day Spa, preparing them for a spa visit that melts away the stress and responsibilities of the modern workday. Soft, low lights and gauzy curtains hang over heated massage beds, and two candlelit couples-massage suites surround pairs in a sensual glow during romantic anniversaries or ill-advised first dates. Deep-cleaning facials flush out clogged pores and stimulate blood flow with natural ingredients, such as apple pulp and flaxseed, and aromatic salts and coconut oils soothe digits during spa mani-pedis. The day spa's arsenal of sophisticated technologies beautifies and rejuvenates bodies, with its infrared sauna detoxifying and purifying skin and its TriActive laser smoothing out dimpling and cellulite.
Prices vary at Attitudes based on your selected stylist's level of experience, and today's Groupon entrusts your noggin to a level-one whisker wizard. Your complete cranial remix commences with a friendly consultation, during which the stylist collects clues to your fashion sense, personality, and lifestyle in order to design a look that keeps your dome stylish from its morning joe in the solarium to its late-night soiree in the ballroom with the lead pipe. After emerging from a cloud of clipped keratin, the shimmer of a synthetic sun will bestow its delicate glow upon your locks through natural-looking partial highlights. These sun-kissable treatments add rich, summery dimension to dull strands, while empowering locks with the ability to illuminate the floor of your car when you drop your keys at night. A detailed styling will fine-tune your finished 'do.
At The Sodbuster Bar, a menu of hearty half-pound burgers, delectable appetizers, and light wraps and salads fuel nights of revelry and well-mannered mayhem among friends and neighbors. The neighborhood pub continues its quarter-century of history under new, fun-loving management, charming visitors with its cast of colorful regulars and friendly barkeeps. Patrons pass the time with a vast array of entertainment options, winning bets with complicated trick shots at the pool table, showing off their vocal cords during karaoke, or flaunting their frontal lobes at trivia. As guests chow down on chicken fingers and sip frosty brews, flat screens broadcast nail-biting sports games, and stages host live bands, DJs, and standup comics.
Inside a white house in historical downtown Sylvania, the digs of Keith's Hair Design Ltd, passionate aesthetician Mandy Spohn specializes in a myriad of body-care services, performed with the help of Biolements products in the peaceful confines of a tranquil treatment room. After visitors bask in the rays in the waiting area and peruse shelves of products, they relax in their chair and watch as their just-snipped strands land on light wood flooring or gather into hair dolls in the corner. The pedicure station's Monet-inspired mural refreshes tired eyes, and clients descend a Tuscan-style staircase before sprawling across massage tables.
Stylist and photographer Marc Baronian draws on 20 years of experience at salons and fashion shows in Boston and Chicago to create transformative looks at Avedis Salon & Photography. With comprehensive makeovers that include haircuts and makeup applications by Melissa Lopez, he showcases his ability to reveal clients' true beauty using fine-tuned professional techniques rather than an enchanted looking glass. Clients can immediately document their dynamic new looks at the in-house photography studio, where Baronian adjusts the lighting, directs poses, and digitally removes blemishes and other imperfections to create elegant images.