Skincare treatments rarely stop at the skin at Naya Fresh Body Spa Aveda. Instead the staff members strive to make every appointment an indulgent experience that leaves guests' bodies and spirits feeling rejuvenated. Botanically derived Aveda products and exfoliating Clarisonic Pro technology allow aestheticians to restore a naturally radiant glow around the cheekbones while minimizing the appearance of everything from fine lines to sun spots. Body wraps infuse the skin with nutrient-rich salves made from herbs, grapeseed oils, warm seaweed, peppermint, and other invigorating ingredients. For an immersive escape, the massage therapists can soothe tense muscles or recenter the body's chakras by using specialized combinations of therapeutic or relaxation-inducing modalities. This relaxing setting is complemented by the day spa's dec?r, which includes walls adorned with works by an assortment of featured artists as opposed to mischievous children hiding in a trench coat.
Alex Maz knew his calling at the age of 17, when he started designing hair and exploring a fervent interest in fashion and art. The advanced master stylist trained with L'Or?al in Europe and Vidal Sassoon in the United States and now leads a team of stylists with close to 25 years of industry experience as the owner of MAZ Aveda Hair Studio.
The crew specializes in coloring, texturizing, and styling hair as well as restorative treatments and soothing facials with the organic and naturally derived ingredients in the Aveda line of products. The studio features light fixtures that resemble huge, spherical snowflakes, satin-draped walls, and orchids, a species amongst which chemically straightened petals are currently all the rage.
At The Skin Within, a licensed aesthetician treats skinscapes with relaxing facials and thorough waxings. A classic European facial eschews newfangled add-ons and pampers pores the old-fashioned way, leaving skin rejuvenated in its wake. Peels and masks continue façade refreshing, and a derrière treatment lavishes exfoliating and deep-cleansing attention on fannies, often neglected by spas. Both men and women bid adieu to fuzz with waxings, which whisk away bristle from foreheads to toes.
Just as the hairstylists of AQUA Salon & Spa?tucked inside the Powerhouse Gym Sports Complex?aim to create luscious locks and the aestheticians foster flawless skin, Jill Adams focuses her energy on accomplishing one beauty goal: contouring her clients' bodies. To do this, Jill relies on Formostar Encore infrared body wraps, designed to increase metabolisms while simultaneously firming the skin and smoothing the appearance of cellulite.
As the only service she provides, Jill expertly walks clients through the body-wrap process, which includes bandaging the torso and each limb with treatment pads that target specific areas of fat, such as the outer thighs and the neon-green floaties that have formed around the upper arms. An infrared light is then emitted through the pads, which helps to ease body aches and rev up collagen factories. To enhance the experience, Jill encourages guests to enjoy a book, listen to an iPod, or read a tablet during the treatment, and offers to fill the private room with optional aromatherapy scents from d?TERRA essential oils.
Restoring the skin's natural radiance is only half of the work for SD Skin Spot's aestheticians. These professionals also take proactive steps to protect features from future problems. To accomplish this, they rely on a number of highly advanced systems designed to create dramatic cosmetic changes. Diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wands brighten complexions by thoroughly exfoliating the skin's surface layers. Microcurrent technology improves the skin's overall tone, minimizing the appearance of blemishes such as fine lines and wrinkles. The aestheticians can even use microphototherapy to stimulate skin-firming collagen production with measured pulses of light and heat energy. Beyond these facials, SD Skin Spot keeps clients looking put together by providing waxing treatments, makeup applications, and teeth-whitening sessions.
Sunlight streams through the front windows of New Luciano's Salon, illuminating two rows of workstations where trained aestheticians dole out custom hair designs for men and women along with a full slate of beautifying services. The jagged red edge of the salon's ceiling mimics the funky cut and color combinations that stylists craft with Aveda, Redken, and Matrix products, and sleek black chairs and marble counters reflect the classic glamour of updos and professional makeup applications. At nail stations, manicurists primp fingers and toes with polish, acrylics, and elaborate designs based on individual fingerprints, and beauty experts administer pore-cleansing Dermalogica facials and full-body waxes.