Catering to clients’ cosmetic concerns is only half of the goal at Paradiso Day Spa. The other half is providing a complete and total escape from the stress-inducing demands of everyday life. To this end, the studio strives to create a cozy, inviting atmosphere that encourages visitors to lounge for a bit and prolong their indulgent spa experience. This is readily apparent in the spa’s relaxation room, which resembles the quaint sitting room of a stately bed and breakfast, complete with plush armchairs, a low-slung divan, and complimentary beverages and snacks.
Select clients can indulge with a refreshing aromatherapy steam shower before receiving their treatment from one of the center’s aestheticians or therapists. Staffers then get busy performing facials, which can improve skin tone and restore a youthful glow to cheekbones by using everything from antibacterial LED lights to skin-firming ultrasound technology. The massage therapists similarly address a range of concerns by employing Swedish or deep-tissue modalities as well as energy-balancing reflexology techniques.
Alora Ambiance Spa owner Patricia Rivas has worked as a licensed aesthetician and skincare specialist for nearly a decade. Along the way, she's picked up advanced certifications in treatments such as cellulite-smoothing ionithermie and IPL hair removal, teamed up with Dr. Thomaso Skorupski, and assembled a staff of talented hairstylists, nail artists, and waxing specialists spread throughout two studios. There, staffers dole out specialty services, including eyelash perms and extensions, exfoliating salt-glow treatments, and facials that infuse faces with more oxygen and nutrients than a granola-filled balloon. Beyond stocking the shelves with aesthetic aids from such brands as Paul Mitchell, Matrix, and Pravana, Rivas is also the creator of the Ayurveda by Alora skincare line, which includes soap- and- sulfate-free cleansers, as well as body creams infused with white tea and vitamins C and E.
A green establishment, b. Euphoria Salon and Day Spa employs a team focused on lavishing clients in beautifying and relaxing treatments while treating the planet with the same level of pampering and respect. Between the brick and butter-colored salon walls, stylists use vegan products that eschew the use of parabens and harmful chemicals. Inside private spa rooms, candles and blue walls soothe the eyes of massage, facial, and waxing recipients, while just outside of those rooms, recycled jeans provide insulation and soundproofing. Additionally, all appliances are certified by EnergyStar.
A CND-certified studio, 94 West Salon transforms nails with CND Shellacs as well as gel polishes from OPI and Jessica cosmetics. The staff nail technician can bestow fingertips with a single color, multiple colors, or even intricate designs that feature stripes, swirls, gemstones, drawings, and logos. The salon's menu also inspires fresh starts with hairstyling and waxing services, performed using high-end lines that include Redken and Nufree.
To enhance services, 94 West Salon surrounds guests with relaxing decorative touches, including cool mint-green walls, pillow-laden couches, and wall sconces that brighten areas, saving customers from having to bring their own lanterns.
Models with chic coiffures gaze out from the walls of Salon Salon City, captured in black-and-white photos that can help to inspire clients to try new styles. Luckily, the salon’s team of professional stylists stands ready to aid in this pursuit, with extensive training tucked into their tool belts beside the shears, clippers, and curling irons.