The aestheticians at BodyTrends specialize in nonsurgical Electrospa treatments that have toned and beautified the bodies of beauty-pageant contestants. By stimulating muscles with gentle electrical currents, technicians can mimic the effects of a face-lift or breast lift without ever breaking the scalpel out of its emergency glass. Lasers erase unwanted hair, veins, cellulite, and tattoos, and facial services banish blemishes while adorning features with MNA and mineral cosmetics. For feelings of inner peace, BodyTrends' massage therapists capture tension from bodies and release it deep in the woods to plague overly frivolous nymphs.
At Luv 2 Rub, a skilled massage therapist fights unwieldy stress and pesky muscle pains using deep-penetrating Swedish massages augmented by hot-stone therapy. The muscle mender, fully stocked with an assortment of oils that can target specific ailments, tailors each massage to work around patrons' individual needs, preferences, and vestigial dorsal fins. Tensed torsos settle in for their 60- or 90-minute sessions as caring hands employ the Swedish technique's long, flowing strokes to help induce relaxation and ply muscle tissue. By tracing taut tendons with heated basalt stones, the anxiety-fighting guru can help increase blood circulation, reduce back pain, and promote a deeper understanding between man and rock.
A.J. at Hair Emporium pampers clients from head to toe with an arsenal of beautifying and relaxing services. The Garden State–inspired Jerseylicious mani-pedi applies a glamorous foil finish to trimmed fingernails as well as scrubbed and groomed toenails, and lasts about one week, dazzling passersby and temporarily stunning podiatrists. Durable gel polish adorns digits after a Shellac manicure, and cleansed and toned faces luxuriate under a seaweed mask during the 30-minute express facial. The one-hour body wrap commences with a bow-to-stern body scrub, followed by an ambrosial mud mask and moisturizer. While relaxers unwind in their earthen cocoons, skilled fingers massage the scalp and third eye for 15 minutes.
Midnight Sun, which was voted one of the country’s top 250 salons by Looking Fit, has bronzed the celebrity skins of Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Biel, and Carrot Top. The top-notch sunnery offers six different levels of high-quality beds and bulbs. If you'd like to give your skin a lustrous, fresh-off-the-beach glow without exposing it to tanning beds, beach bullies, or the powerful rays of our binary suns, opt for an excursion inside a comfortable Mystic Tan machine, which quickly coats skin with a special tanning solution.
The Skin Boutique's epidermally savvy staff lovingly pampers sad faces and massages away bodily woes. Skin-brightening Image Skincare products help the four-layer face-lift tighten visages and increase cellular turnover rates to mine for fresh talent, and the facial hot-stone treatment opens pores and relaxes cheeks stressed from too much grinning. The esthetician will also inspect your face for UVA/UVB problem spots. During deep-tissue massages, a licensed therapist releases chronic tension and expels toxins with slow strokes and finger pressure. Back-coddlers then heat smooth, flat stones and place them strategically on guests' bodies to heighten the sense of relaxation already imparted by the spa's plush black-and-white chairs, glassy black flooring, and soothing purple accent pillows.
Nicole McGinnis, owner of Reveal Salon & Aesthetics, reveres her clients' unique attributes. Although her salon's service menu lists a predictable cast of haircuts, facials, and manicures, McGinnis never follows a formula when it comes to administering treatments. Instead, she evaluates the client's traits and hopes, and customizes the treatment to fit. "I love making people feel pampered and cared for," she says. This also rings true of her staff, a crew of five stylists, one master barber, and a nail technician.
As a specialist in microdermabrasion and chemical peels, McGinnis expertly resurfaces skin and decks that are allergic to sandpaper. And, as a loyal consumer of Rhonda Allison skincare products, she assembles product suites that yield professional-grade results. According to McGinnis, "They use the purest ingredients (no dyes, colors perfumes, or additives) while also using the most effective formulas."