The cutting-edge and the eco-friendly collide at Twisted Herb Alchemy Skin Care, a beauty and med spa centered around the use of natural and organic ingredients and treatments. Paraben-free, dye-free, and artificial fragrance-free skin care products soothe and nourish skin during facials that can be tailored to treat everything from acne, to dryness, to hyperpigmentation. Meanwhile, those looking for a more aggressive form of anti-aging treatment can try collagen induction which firms and tightens skin and smooths acne scarring, or a DNA Cryo-Stem facial, which uses a stem cell serum to increase plumpness in the face. Oxygen facials, LED light therapy, and microdermabrasion sessions, round out the anti-aging menu, while the spa also offers services such as waxing, spray tanning, skin tag removal, and massage.
A massage therapist since 1985, Liz Alessi's massage modalities and add-ons clearly inspire repeat visits, as her business's name was suggested by a client who, at the time, had been visiting her for 17 years. She has been treating clients with massage for so long that she now even whips up her own signature massage lotion by blending shea and mango butter with either apricot-kernel, cherry-kernel, or avocado oil. In 2007, she expanded her skill set and became a licensed aesthetician. Liz wanted to learn the skills to revitalize complexions after witnessing firsthand how helpful facials could be. She also calls upon her own personal experience when it comes to administering microcurrent facelifts.
The aestheticians at Body & Soul Spa have demonstrated weight-loss techniques on the news for Good Morning Arizona and ABC and bring similar expertise to a full slate of beauty services as diverse as a private detective's collection of fake mustaches. The spa's repertoire includes six facials, seven types of massage, and waxing. For a longer escape from everyday stress, Body & Soul's spa packages combine soothing treatments in visits that can last up to 4.5 hours.
Sachi Salon & Spa is a sprawling 12,000-square-foot, three-story salon and spa where a team of 95 technicians work at 48 stations, in 12 private treatment rooms, or at a full-service skin and nail department. The staff uses products from L?Oreal, SkinCeuticals, and Napoleon Perdis to enhance beauty during treatments. While clients await such services as haircuts and colors, body waxing, and massage, they can sip warm drinks at the coffee bar and shop fine jewelry and other merchandise inside a boutique.
At Scottsdale Skin Rejuvenation, experienced aestheticians Marguerite Mullins and Nicole Marchese draw from extensive backgrounds in skincare and holistic therapy to perform a range of anti-aging, rejuvenating skin treatments. In addition to body sculpting, the aestheticians offer massages, such as a detoxifying raindrop-therapy treatment infused with aromatic essential oils. The more intensive lastone therapy takes its inspiration from traditional Asian massages, targeting sore muscle groups with smooth heated and chilled stones. There are also a number of invigorating facial treatments available, including hydration facials that employ pomegranate and noni to clean pores and fight sun damage.
The Manor - Shave Bar and Vitality Lounge marries the hot shaves and rye-soaked ruggedness of yesteryear with the dramatic results of contemporary med-spa technology. Dark-grain wood, black leather, and industrial, antique metal elements comprise the saloon-like interior, which is anchored by a roaring stone fireplace. A wide variety of hairstyling and beard-trimming options keeps three-headed customers looking stylish, and shaves come bundled with facials named after cocktails. The Manor's more intensive facials, which use lasers and chemical peels, take place in private treatment rooms. These rooms pair the spa's earthy aesthetic with a futuristically white, leather chair. Outside of the face and cranium, treatments include injectable supplements, laser body contouring, and even life coaching.