Signature Service: Blow-Outs
Brands Used: Design Essentials, Simply Red
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Healthy hair is the best looking hair.
Located just half a mile away from Wake Forest University, The Day Spa & Salon at Sundance Plaza is an 11,000-square-foot haven of relaxation. Specialists at the spa draw on all-organic products and techniques to carry out therapeutic services including facials and massages. Notable services include a yam and pumpkin enzyme peel, an algae body masque, and signature nail care that utilizes heated booties and mittens.
There's a unique, museum-like feel to the hotel's guest rooms, thanks to its Starving Artists Program, in which each individual room serves as a gallery for one particular local painter, musician, or writer. The hotel's eye for artistry also shows in its sculpture gardens, as well as in its colorful lobby with fountains and a daycare center for promising finger painters.
BVI Sun Company features five different levels of UV tanning as well as technician-applied airbrush tans at its Fairlawn Drive location. Achieve tonal transformation in any level-one bed, with sessions that last from 8 to 30 minutes. Those put off by impersonal bulbs or sharing the sun’s rays with billions of strangers can opt for individualized attention with an airbrush tan, applied by a trained tanning technician in about 15 minutes. A precise dose of UV-free color produces immediate bronzing results, lasts for up to one week, and prevents the embarrassment of last summer’s accidental beach nap in Groucho Marx glasses. Customers should make an appointment for airbrushing sessions.
Ma'ati Spa is as much a retreat for the senses as it is for the whole body. Massage therapy eases the muscles with every hot-stone session that helps clients—or couples—relax amid exposed brick walls and natural lighting. Essential oils come into play in many of the spa's treatments, but not before a thorough consultation to determine what kinds of aromatherapy are best suited to the client's needs. Out on the bright patio, flowers surround a wood deck and a tree leans over to provide shade and a non-judging ear. The main floor also does double duty as an event space, complete with a wide open floor plan that flows from room to room. Art is everywhere, from small elephant statues to elegant wall hangings, and a modern kitchen turns even the simplest parties into full-service soirees.
Aestheticians, stylists, and nail technicians all work together to beautify their clients’ bodies at Silk Road Salon & Spa. The stylists wield their shears to send locks of hair to the floor; below the hairline, aestheticians perform facials and peels that exfoliate the skin and erase traces of age lines or sun damage. With makeup application and eyelash extensions, the staff makes expressions shine as elegantly as Audrey Hepburn in her famed glow stick necklace phase. Massage therapists knead tension from muscles, and different body wraps further pamper patrons by moisturizing the skin.
At Oasis On Fifth, Cherita Irving earns her title of licensed skincare specialist and national skincare educator for Lira Clinical by delivering treatments that exfoliate and hydrate skin. In addition to performing custom facials, Cherita and her team put their experience to use by beautifying clients with solvent-free GelTwo nail enhancements, long-lasting gel manicures, or repurposed Lego hairpieces.