Since founding her refuge of beauty in 1994, owner Amy Russin has amassed a staff of experienced stylists and aestheticians skilled in a variety of beautifying treatments. The menu emphasizes updo upgrades, but extends its aesthetic umbrella to include facial skincare, massage treatments, and manicure services. The glamorous gunslingers strap on bandoliers of products such as OPI, American Crew, Dermalogica, and Pureology to treat hair and hide, and other specialties include body wraps, waxing, and makeup application.
At A'Lovish Spa, the pampering begins almost immediately. Upon entering, every guest receives a warm neck wrap and an invitation to sip cucumber water and herbal tea. The attention only gets more personal from there, especially once guests find themselves in a private treatment room. During a facial, a licensed aesthetician begins cleansing the face with organic plant extracts and lathering a smoothing moisturizing creme on the skin. But there are even more ways to get pampered at A'Lovish, which include invigorating body scrubs, six kinds of facials, and a hot stone paraffin manicure that leaves nails brightly polished and skin soft enough to eliminate fingerprints. The spa also offers waxing and staffs a makeup artist who artistically prepares clients for special occasions.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Eyebrow shaping
Brands Used: Cirepil face wax
Pro Tip: Personable, private, quaint
Brands Used: Eminence Organic skincare
Eva Day Spa's team of aestheticians, massage therapists, and hairstylists harnesses the nourishing power of Aveda and Full Spectrum products to beautify each visitor who walks through the door. Victorian-inspired armchairs nestle awaiting clients before stylists usher them before the ornate mirrors decking each salon station. There, they harness scissors and curling irons to transform coifs through a range of cut and color treatments. Seven types of facials and peels resurface skin with wholesome botanicals, and massage and body treatments leave statures more polished than the catwalk at a slipper fashion show.
At Eden Salon & Spa, guests sip on drafts of water, coffee, or tea as they wait to meet with stylists to shape their hair, skin, or nails into a new, revitalizing look. Along with hairstyling and color treatments such as highlights or eyebrow tints, the staff specializes in a full suite of mani-pedi services, from applying acrylics to coating fingernails or toe hubcaps with chip-resistant Shellac polish.
Trained hands are pretty good at soothing overworked muscles, but at Dolce Vita Day Spa, they have some extra help. During Vichy hydrotherapy treatments, high-pressure streams of water invigorate the entire body as guests relax on a table, a more comfortable alternative to napping at a picnic on a cloudy day. It's typically the finishing touch on spa days that might include more-traditional massages, facials with Arbonne products, and special treatments for the hands and feet. Plant-inspired art, an indoor "garden" area, and an easy-to-reach location in downtown LaGrange make a trip to Dolce Vita relaxing from arrival on.