Creating a fun and festive environment that dazzles wide-eyed youngsters, Snip-its takes the stress out of maintaining the locks of jittery tykes. A kid-friendly staff maintains manes while ensuring safety—which is of paramount concern—by providing chairs especially designed for miniature adults. During the cut, melted crayons and various knickknacks are snipped away from tussled noodle nests, leaving hairs as fresh as the day they were born. While the follicular wreckage is brushed off, children can play with a bounty of activities and games. With so much to keep young eyes occupied, the atmosphere almost feels like that inside the house that Ruth built—Disneyland.
Start your journey into relaxation with a 45-minute therapy manicure ($38) and an hour-long therapy pedicure ($55), designed to perk up digits in time for competitive hand-puppet season. In addition to the standard line-up of cuticle shaping, nail buffing, and polish administering included in classic mani-pedi productions, therapy sessions include a stress-dissolving hand and calf massage, as well as exfoliating scrubs to whisk skin scales off to Valhalla in botanically scented glory. Follow your blissful beautifying treatment with an Instant Radiance facial, which will steam, cleanse, tone, and moisturize your weary dermis. Or choose the Instant Delight massage to relieve back and neck muscles worn-out from repeated coy glances over your shoulder.
The Aveda Institutes are full-service beauty schools devoted to fostering individuality through personal client consultations, training in cutting-edge techniques, and encouraging students' artistic visions. Get a 60-minute facial to treat your frazzled facade to an hour of rejuvenation with Aveda advanced plant-care science. Or punish your insubordinate head by forcing it to watch as its below-the-neck counterparts luxuriate and refresh through one of three available body wraps: sea science, herbal science, or aroma with essential oils. All Aveda Institute spa services are performed by talented esthiology students, working under the supervision of licensed educators and using plant-derived, environmentally friendly Aveda products. Enjoy salon services from students with better results than your ill-fated manicure from a landscape architecture major with a trip to Aveda.
With its sleek white walls, alabaster manicure stations, and splashes of bright color emanating from wall decorations and knickknacks, Colour Nail Bar looks more like a modern boutique than a traditional nail salon. This stylish decor lends to the salon’s laid-back ambiance, which is reinforced by its motto, "Happy hour begins when you walk in!" Amid the piped-in music and social atmosphere, licensed nail technicians take pride in their artistic designs, which grace nails during sessions guided by strict sanitation guidelines. A sophisticated air-filtration system draws unsavory vapors away from the salon floor, and free WiFi keeps customers connected to their fantasy thumb-wrestling rosters.
Ambiance Spa and Wellness Centre lavishes men and women with treatments for the entire body that employ both traditional and modern techniques. While one treatment room might house an aesthetician purging pores with irritant-free Dermalogica facials, an aesthetician on the other side of the wall is fading hyperpigmentation with Candela lasers. Meanwhile, seven types of massage invoke the warmth of hot stones or the fragrant notes of aromatherapy to smooth out knotted muscles and summon memories of a past life as a lavender blossom.
At Nails by Noelle inside Tuscany Salons and Spas, nimble hands care for natural and artificial nails, enhancing mani-pedis with exfoliating scrubs and relaxing massages. Inside the lobby, a large, white fountain worthy of an Italian plaza trickles soothingly, and a wooden staircase directs the eyes upward toward sculpted topiaries and elegant statues. Guests can dry nails or dehydrate apricots by the fireplace, then grab coffee and refreshments to enjoy while relaxing in the lounge area's leather couches.