As its name implies, the original Spa on the Boulevard is a bastion of peace and quiet on bustling Virginia Beach Boulevard. Though throngs of tourists routinely pass by the spa’s windows, the interior suggests no threat of unwelcome intrusions. Here, therapists customize their massage strokes to relieve stress, aestheticians gently exfoliate skin with Éminence Organic Skin Care facials, and nail technicians protect against chips with Shellac or Gelish manicures.
The spa’s recently opened location in Chesapeake follows the original’s example. Both locations offer 100% green products made with natural and organic ingredients, and both employ a staff whose sole mission is to return the body to its idealized state. Aside from their one-time health and beauty treatments, the spas also run wellness programs dedicated to helping clients detoxify, lose weight, and suppress urges to nervously bite strangers’ nails.
Sundays Blue Box Tanning Resort's fleet of European-imported tanning equipment polishes pallid epidermal canvases into glowing, copper sculptures. Sun Angel photoelectric sensors analyze guests' skin tones to calculate the optimal temperature and time needed to bronze bodily temples without overbaking them. A bouquet of herbal body washes and creamy lotions from Jordan Rae, Signature, and Ed Hardy enhance clients' natural-looking copper hues. In addition to tanning services, Sundays’ team helps guests lose inches and ease pain with PhysEdge Fit infrared body wraps. The 60-minute wraps work in tandem with the Fit Booster mineral spray to burn up to 1400 calories, aiming to simulate the effects of a six- to nine-mile run while guests relax in a private room equipped with a flat-screen TV. Early morning and evening hours at all of Sundays' sixteen locations ensure guests will never again be mistaken for a scared polar bear.
Tequila Tans helps bone cages retain an effulgent glow year round. A custom spray tan helps sun-shy skins get their glow on sans UV, dousing the dermis in a fine mist customized to their skin tone and preferred level of doneness. Fans of more traditional tanning can relax and recline in the level-three tanning bed for 15 minutes of synthetic sun soaking, bestowing the skin with a hue as bright as copper penny with a 4.0 GPA. Gilders on the go can skip into a level-three standup booth instead to bronzify their body in a mere 10 minutes. Regardless of their preferred ray-catching position, Groupon holders can bake as many times as they like over the course of one month, nabbing 30 days of sun-smooched skin or four weeks of well-lit reading space.
Staffed by a team of professionals that deliver everything from haute new hairstyles to eyelash extensions, Yvonne's Day Spa has received particular attention from sources such as MSNBC's Today Show for its unique Fish-y-cure pedicures, which rely on tropical fish to exfoliate feet. Toothless Garra rufa, or doctor fish, hail from the freshwater world's top medical schools, but have been invited stateside for the gentle way they nibble dead skin from between the toes, as guests relax into a leather massage chair and dangle their feet in the creature's warm, watery habitat. After watching the treatment soar to popularity, and dedicating countless hours to learning to breed and care for his tiny aestheticians, co-owner John Ho franchised the idea and made it the signature of all Yvonne's locations. CBS rated the spa's manicures and pedicures as among the best in the DC area in 2011, as they extend beyond the aquarium to include OPI products and high-tech UV gel–curing methods. Stylists offer guests soda and coffee before offering scalps nourishing sips from bottles of hair care products including Goldwell, Nexxus, Matrix, and Paul Mitchell. Hot stones and glass cups gain healing powers in the hands of Yvonne's massage therapists, and ingredients including sea salt, honey, and cappuccino lotion infuse many treatments to leave skin glowing with health and ready for a snack.
Ensconced in the tranquil atmosphere of Spa310, licensed master-level stylists and aestheticians dedicate themselves to improving the appearance of their clients' skin and hair. More than 15 facials and peels can be customized to address different skin concerns. Meanwhile, an array of massage modalities provide different ways for the steady hands of licensed massage therapists to knead tension out of muscles. Spa310's experts also make use of the Cynosure Apogee Elite laser, which can address skin conditions ranging from unwanted hair to rosacea.
Realizing that every minute spent primping takes away from their clients' free time, the staff of Body & Sol Tanning Boutique streamlines their services so clients can get in, get bronzed, and get out. Clients can simply walk in to the chain location closest to home, after which they consult with the Smart Tan-certified staff over which tanning method is most suitable for their skin. After deciding on intensity and length of sessions, clients hop into one of the five tiers of UV bed. The salon also offers UV-free options such as the automated Mystic HD booth, which is loaded with four different shades of tanning pigment, all of which seep into skin through the use of heated rays. Clients can choose to deepen tans with a range of Devoted Creations tanning accelerators, or simply heighten a tan's contrast with surgically implanted angel wings or the salon's BleachBright teeth-whitening kits.