A one-size-fits-all promise is generally too good to be true. So at Le Spa, seasoned aestheticians, therapists, and stylists adjust their services for each client, whether it be through varying blends of organic beauty serums from Hungary or a mix of reflexology and trigger-point therapy during massages. The spa also groups complementary services in French-inflected spa packages, some of which include a light lunch and a wink from a pygmy goat.
Serenity Massage and Spa Studios specializes in massage, with licensed massage therapist Shae R. Culver leading the staff with more than 10 years of experience in the field. Shae’s goal is to carve out a haven for relaxation and the facilitation of holistic health, but outer beauty is not ignored here. They also staff stylists and manicurists in the salon section who offer haircuts and coloring, nail services, and waxing.
Among Brooke Taylor’s favorite activities—a list that includes such innocuous pastimes as sketching, traveling, and Bible study—there’s one that sticks out: her not-so-secret penchant for tattooing other people’s faces. As a certified intradermal cosmetic technician, Brooke specializes in shortening morning routines with permanent cosmetic treatments for the eyes, lips, and brows. Her high-quality pigments are tailored to each client’s skin hues and undertones to help ensure safe, long-lasting color. Brooke cares about her clients’ comfort as well—her signature topical numbing technique offsets pain more effectively than sprinkling crushed aspirin pills across skin. Aside from permanent-makeup applications, she offers skin-correcting medical services such as tattoo removal and areola restoration for breast-cancer survivors.
The laid-back, tranquil ambiance at Essentials Day Spa complements the relaxing massages that take place therein. Guests hear calming sounds and breathe in fragrant, soothing aromas as they arrive for a private couples massage or a Night Cap massage, which targets the scalp, neck, and feet to promote better sleep. For relief from pregnancy pains, women bearing a prescription signed by a doctor or board-certified stork can schedule a prenatal or postnatal massage performed by a licensed massage therapist who is also a Doulas of North America–trained birth doula.
Away from the massage table, the Essentials Day Spa crew also performs facials, mani-pedis, and onsite or on-location spa parties and travels to offices to deliver stress-reducing corporate-wellness massages.
Surrounded by exposed brick and clean gray tiles, stylists and estheticians work to pamper guests in the open floor plan of Crimson Renee Salon & Nails. Shampoos, haircuts, and styles work together to create new eye-catching dos, aided by partial or full highlights. Meanwhile, manicures and pedicures tend to nails, as massages soothe muscles.
Although Styling Sun-Sations encompasses both a hair salon and a tanning salon, its soft blue and purple walls needn’t strain to accommodate the multitude of services. That’s because the salon recently moved into a spacious, new location after nine years of delivering exceptional haircuts, mani-pedis, and bikini waxes. State-licensed therapists dispense Swedish or therapeutic massages, and on the tanning side, two standup booths and three beds employ UV rays that bronze skin or dispose of botched ice sculptures. An It Works! distributor, the salon also offers body-contouring wraps that tighten skin and minimize the appearance of cellulite using a botanical formula.