Mia Bella's experienced staff shellacs and soothes tootsies with tender spa services and high-quality products. Weary feet follow a warm trail of pacifying pebbles to the sanctuary of the one-hour hot-stone pedicure. A nail technician's nimble mitts use gently heated smooth stones to massage soles, rub heels, knead calves, and help shy feet train to traipse down pebbly beaches with ease. Once people-paws have been thoroughly unwound, a technician paints an OPI polish onto bottom-dwelling digits, providing color or shine that twinkles with every delighted wriggle of the toes.
ZEN micro spa and salon’s highly trained staff apprehends rogue follicles during meticulous body-waxing services. Aestheticians prune overgrown hip hedges during a Brazilian bikini wax, and a full-leg wax finds stems completely de-fuzzed, making it easier to slide into skintight woolly-bear costumes. Waxing provides a longer-lasting hairlessness than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek, soft, and easily scared back into the follicle with banging pans or the threat of another round of wax.
Ageless Organic Salon and Spa's certified aestheticians and licensed massage therapists evict stress and gussy up skinscapes with spa services performed with natural, vegan, and organic products. The hot-stone massage infuses tense backs with calming heat, baking away stress by way of heated rocks picked for their smoothness and culinary skills. A reflexology treatment accompanies this hot-stone treatment, targeting specific trigger points in the soles of the feet to promote blood flow, increase circulation, and help the body to naturally detoxify. Or opt to restore your body to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed with a traditional back massage that precedes a luxurious 24-karat-gold facial. The gold mixture works to aid in slowing down collage depletion and the breakdown of elastin, leaving façades smoother than a newborn Casanova.
A black-and-white photograph of style icon Audrey Hepburn gazes beatifically out at Stand Out Salon's lounge, looking silently approving as clients leave the salon with their fresh, fashionable 'dos. Clients take a seat in plush, leather chairs as their stylists, armed with Bumble and bumble products, showcase extensive knowledge of haircutting, coloring, and whispering. In addition to hair services, the salon can perk up complexions with a Norvell airbrush tan, which creates a faux glow that last for five to seven days, and unwanted hair sprouting from the face can be quickly and quietly banished with hygienic waxing services. As freshly primped guest leave they can stop and peek at the salon's retail area, packed with shelves bearing Rusk and Tigi BedHead and Curlesque haircare, as well as highly pigmented makeup from Rain Cosmetics.
The owners of Lava Tanning & Massage stock their storefront with premium UV beds, as well as offer UV-free spray tanning procedures, earning their Salem location a spot on Looking Fit magazine's list of the Top 250 tanning salons in 2009. During visits, staffers help guests fight cellulite with a botanically based body wrap, combat stress with a massage, or work to diminish wrinkles and ill-mannered comparisons to shar-peis with a red-light therapy session.
In another life, the aestheticians of Brighter Image Day Spa were probably chefs. The spa's service list reads more like a restaurant menu, divided into "Appetizers" and "Entrees" sections ripe with ingredients that could be pulled from any gourmet's kitchen. Nail technicians sprinkle Dead Sea salt onto hands and feet to exfoliate skin and prevent pasta from sticking to it, and peach, mango, and sage infuse a selection of elaborate pedicures. In the spa, aestheticians nourish bodies with neroli body scrubs and minty back facials that empty grime-stuffed pores. After their treatments, patrons can shop the spa's own line of cosmetics, which integrate vitamins and sun protection into a spectrum of vivid colors for the eyes, lips, and face.