Each of the beauty specialists at Soledad's Day Spa has at least 22 years of pore-pampering experience and is proficient in both the science of aesthetics and the art of relaxation. Their offerings include European facials with exfoliation along with thermal mud and dead sea masques that promote detoxification and teach wearers ancient Arameic through osmosis. Instead of waxing, they specialize in traditional Middle Eastern sugaring, which can whisk away unwanted hair without sticking to the skin or leaving residue on clothing.
The Lotus Spa & Tea's owners have carved out a space devoted entirely to winding down. The staff comprises massage therapists that foster that goal with table massages and reflexology treatments. They also offer sugar scrubs and crystal mud foot soaks, which, when combined with a hot cup of Lotus Peppermyntle Tea, can elicit feelings of rejuvenation and well-being.
Beach Bum Tanning's high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified Airbrush Artists also implement customized airbrush tans over 150 ways by using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
The meteoric growth of Massage Envy has led to more than 800 spa locations and a healthy share of limelight from printed media buzz to promotions on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Doctors. Its experts have kneaded more than 50 million backs using modalities that range from the gliding strokes of Swedish massage to the targeted pressure of deep-tissue massage. Although the spa treats a wealth of clients, each Massage Envy session is personalized to individual needs. While indulging in prenatal, hot-stone, or trigger-point-therapy massages, clients can also request the soothing mint and rosemary essential oils of aromatherapy or the addition of warming and cooling products that help decrease inflammation and ease pain.
In addition to staffing massage therapists, the spas employ skincare experts who wield Murad products for four kinds of facials. Clients can treat sensitive skin to mild exfoliation or opt for anti-aging facials with glycolic acid before attempting to order off the kids’ menu at a diner.
While waiting guests sip coffee and nibble desserts, Amici Salon and Spa’s stylists revamp looks with treatments ranging from hairstyling and nailcare to facials, waxing, and tanning. Their hairstylists brandish products by Moroccanoil, L'Oréal, and CHI with such panache that Amici even offers an an intern training program for up-and-coming talent. Under the supervision of a master stylist, technician, or the watchful owls who hide out in updos, interns hone their pampering skills on willing clients, who receive a discounted rate for being such sports. The salon also celebrates clients on Thursday evenings, when complimentary wine and cheese turn the beautifying happy hour into a party all its own.
At The Skin Atelier at Les Images, the staff members rely on botanical products scientifically formulated to nourish skin and treat conditions such as acne, sun spots, and wrinkles. Each compound they use is free of parabens and harsh chemicals and can be customized for the client. With that kind of specificity, facials can address particular skin needs, including those related to pregnancy, postmenopause, and sports-related breakouts. In addition to skincare, The Skin Atelier also provides hair services and mani-pedis that technicians execute in private treatment rooms.