Kima Holmes firmly believes that in this hectic world, massage and other holistic treatments are not luxuries, but necessities—an ideology that has been forged during 14 years as a licensed massage therapist. In the comfort of her private studio, Kima provides solace from aches with therapeutic massage modalities such as flowing Swedish strokes and firm, deep-tissue pressure. Clients may also draw on Kima's four years of experience as a hypnotherapist to help achieve personal goals such as giving up smoking, losing weight, or getting "Bohemian Rhapsody" out of their head.
Wynn Nail Spa, a studio co-founded by New York entrepreneur Eric Wynn, does more than just manicures and pedicures. Its services, with packages such as Sierra Sunrise and Aspen Icemint, expand the pampering of hands and feet to include wraps, paraffin treatments, and scrubs. The nail spa itself, which was conceptualized by award-winning architectural firm AB Design Studio, uses modern lighting, stepped ceilings with blue accent walls, and R&B-singing cherubs to create a serene atmosphere.
As its name implies, Relax House Massage pampers guests with muscle-soothing treatments. Skilled therapists tackle knots with gliding Swedish strokes, heated stones, or the gentle stretching of a Thai massage. A licensed cosmetologist is also on hand to beautify exteriors with facials and waxing services.
Aestheticians at The M Day Spa forsake the one-size-fits-all approach, and prefer instead to consult with each client before giving any kind of skincare service. Once they know about a client’s skin type and habits, the aestheticians can administer individualized facials, peels, and body wraps that can help to reduce acne or hyperpigmentation. The spa’s gold collagen mask combines the youth-boosting power of collagen with gold leaf, a combination that helps to accelerate cell growth and allows properly gilded individuals to hide in rappers’ teeth. The aestheticians also place special emphasis on hygienic waxing services for men and women. During each of their services, the aestheticians wield a full range of high-end products from brands such as Christina, Image Skincare, and Amarin.
Dr. Joyce Peters has held many roles in her career—nutritionist, weight loss coach, aesthetician—all of which inform the actions she takes in her current role as medical director at Forever Young Anti-Aging Center. On a regular basis, Peters and her licensed staff consult with clients and administer a range of salon and spa services, from traditional skin and hair services to modern treatments such as LipoStar body-wrap sessions. Though most of the center’s treatments target signs of aging—wrinkles, cellulite, pocketed birthday cake candles—others, such as Swedish massage, are offered simply to provide general stress relief and promote overall wellness.
Certified lash stylist and aesthetician Vera is known for the magic she does to transform ordinary lashes into powerful, attractive winks. She built that reputation not only with her loyal clients at Alonsay Salon, but also by working with people in front of the camera in the film and TV industries. That dedication to perfecting her craft is something she also has in common with the rest of the expert crew at Alonsay. At the open and airy salon, warm wood tones and live plants set the tone as certified stylists provide on-trend cuts and color using Goldwell and KMS products. Along with hair services, clients also have access to full-body waxing, Brazilian blowouts, and facials performed by certified professionals.