The Humble Abode salon and spa feels like home—which is not surprising, as it's situated inside a cottage surrounded by greenery and beaming with natural light. And it's easy to make yourself at home there, too, because their menu's extensive selection of services could easily require a whole day's sojourn. Beauty treatments include lash tinting and six kinds of facials, such as lactic peels and microdermabrasion. The signature facial pampers each of the face's 55 muscles—a perfect complement to the luxuriating body treatments, including deep-tissue massage and reflexology.
Those looking for more internal therapy can seek out one of the three chiropractic doctors, who aim to treat anything from sports injuries to spinal dysfunction. The Humble Abode also has a certified hypnotherapist, Myke Zykoff, who addresses behavioral issues with hypnotherapy and the calming effects of meditation.
To help guests ease their pain through fitness, a team of instructors leads Pilates classes in both group and private sessions. The bending and stretching sessions take place in a sunny studio furnished with reformer machines and mats, which can double as beds if you just never want to leave.
From a luxurious, marble-heavy refuge nestled in the iconic Sunset Tower Hotel, the illustrious team at Argyle Salon & Spa pamper every guest like their high-profile celebrity clientele, earning mention in magazines such as Vogue, Hollywood Reporter, and Los Angeles magazine. Hands calibrate each muscle-melting massage so that each ounce of pressure addresses individual needs. An extra 30 minutes of suite access included with the massage package encourages patrons to spend time soaking in a sea-salt bath, lingering under a hot shower, or boiling 10 3-minute eggs. Luxuriaters then retire to the baths to sink into an indulgent, moisturizing milk bath enriched with almond oil and vanilla accents, and steep themselves in the spa's hammam, a low, steam-heated pod that can help open up pores and detoxify the corporeal form. A stint in the traditional Turkish treatment bolsters the facial package, which inspires cellular renewal in sun-damaged, dull-seeming skin. Crafted with Arcona products, the soothing facial incorporates a peel that cleanses and activates skin with organic fruit enzymes, restoring balance and coaxing out pore-blocking pygmy marmosets with a fresh botanical bouquet.
The spotless environment of Limon Nail and Spa Boutique embodies a grown-up princess-chic look. Yellow and white stripes run across the walls, giving the space the sweet, sunny feel of a candy shop. White Queen Anne's chairs cushion guests as their nails are treated with color by expert manicurists. The therapy room is decorated in purple, where massages rejuvenate clients and waxing services release unwanted hair so it can go live on a farm in the country.
Inside The W Salon, clients settle into comfy chairs as stylists transform their hairdos with services ranging from color treatments and cuts to updos and Brazilian blowouts. The salon's 60-minute facials revitalize flagging features, and 90-minute Swedish massages help knead away chronic aches.
Beginning as a full-service spa in 2005, Piel Skin Care has expanded its popular waxing services and now focuses on meticulously removing clients’ body hair. With an expert approach honed from years of experience, technicians make clients as comfortable as possible and quickly whisk away unwanted fuzz from small areas such as the upper lip and large areas such as the full back. This attention to comfort is visible in their effortlessly relaxed confines, which boast decorative flowers, bowls of fruit, and pillows decorated with pictures of trees that shed their leaves in time for swimsuit season.
As a trimmer of celebrity tresses, John Blaine has used his Vidal Sassoon-trained skills to maintain the manes of A-listers such as Cameron Diaz and Ben Affleck over the course of his 21-year career. Within the walls of Essensuals London salon, Blaine massages clients' scalps to a soapy lather before rinsing and wielding his scissors to snip locks into topiary animals. The stylist then blow-dries head fuzz into sleek strands, adding volume to limp 'dos and deflated coif soufflés. His signature look of high-drama hair and cascading, loose curls has graced the pages of fashion magazines and flounced through the music videos of Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.