Tense and craggily bodies are swaddled in soul-smoothing tranquility in Trace Retreat Store & Spa's cozy interior. The signature facial ($75) delves deep into troubled pores, using galvanic currents and steam to revitalize weary complexions and balance mug moisture. During 30-minute microdermabrasion treatments ($60), diamond-tipped wands are waved above faces to buff away the top layer of cells and subsequently erase surface wrinkles, discoloration, and minor scars from failed first dates with bumblebees. Three aromatherapy choices enrich the aroma salt glow body-scrub treatment ($75 value), which exfoliates body skin to reveal a brighter, more youthful appearance from head to foot-finger.
Gilded mirrors and ornate cabinets directly face the stylists as they spritz over newly crafted hairdos. Beyond custom cuts and colors, they can improve strand manageability with keratin smoothing treatments and accent tresses with feather extensions. Staffers also aim below the permanent top hat with golden airbrush tans or shellac and traditional nail polishes.
Licensed massage therapist Jessica Dies applies her nine years of experience to each stroke as she soothes tense muscles inside Synergy Holistic Spa, which houses more than 20 holistic practitioners. Jessica blends deep-tissue techniques with trigger-point therapy in her massages, which she performs using her hands, forearms, and three-foot antennae. She also puts her own spin on relaxing Swedish techniques and skillfully performs prenatal, and hot-stone massage, as well as detoxifying lymphatic massage which can help reduce water weight.
Captained by owner and board-certified family nurse practitioner and nurse-midwife Amy T. Cole, the team of board-certified nurses and friendly hand puppets ascertain the core cause of patients' ailments with holistic treatment plans emphasizing overall wellness. A full-service center, Cole Family Practice covers everything from general family care, gynecology, and pediatric care to alternative medicine. With extensive knowledge and strategies, the practice's team helps patients lose weight, customize a hormone-treatment plan, eradicate spider veins, and nurse practitioners Annie Cole-Bradley and Panayiota Smeathers administer injections.
The shelves stock your stalwart industry products such as Redken shampoos and conditioners, sure. But they also showcase All About You Salon & Day Spa’s signature green-tea shea body butter and cool-breeze sugar scrub. There’s even a 32-ounce bottle of coconut-mango moisturizing milk bath. With these elixirs and a total dedication to the art of beautification, the expert staff at the salon and spa works hard to revamp each client’s image from fingertip to toe tip via services ranging from spray tans to hair extensions. On any given day within the bustling salon, stylists can be found gilding hair in full highlights or trimming strands so they stop inadvertently typing keys on the keybo7ard. The salon also fields a team of aestheticians that whisk away unwanted hair with waxing treatments, deploys complexion-improving facials to rejuvenate skin, or lavishes soothing pedicures upon exhausted feet.
After working in operating rooms and urgent-care clinics for years, board-certified family nurse practitioner Wendy Wilgus decided to shift her focus toward aesthetic treatments. She sought training from Empire Medical Training and ultimately opened Prestige Aesthetics, where she performs Botox injections, dermal fillers, and sclerotherapy. However, she still shows the same concern for her patients' comfort as she did as a health-care provider, offering mobile treatments that can be scheduled at patients' homes.