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.
At Perfact Brow Art By Threading, aestheticians employ a specialty method—threading—to remove unwanted hair and shape brows into immaculate lines. Using a thin, twisted cotton thread, they roll across untidy hairlines and pluck out multiple hairs at a time from the follicle, resulting in smooth skin for up to four weeks with little irritation. Additionally, Perfact's aestheticians create temporary body art—from ornate designs to the weekend's grocery list—using a natural, chemical-free dye known as henna, or employ Control Corrective or Bioelements products to cleanse faces of dirt and oil during microdermabrasion and facial treatments in completely private rooms.
Each staff member at All About You Salon & Day Spa kicks in some specific expertise, allowing them to work together in the pursuit of beauty and health. Stylists cut and color hair and mold manes into classy updos before patrons go to important photo shoots or get their heads stuck through the bannisters at the White House. Aestheticians armed with wax remove unwanted patches of fuzz and wield gentle chemical solutions to even out skin tones during peels. Drawing on five distinct modalities, including deep tissue and reflexology, massage therapists elicit happy sighs. A weight-loss specialist visits the salon once a week to help customize fitness programs for patrons.
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.
A warm, welcoming salon, Boardroom provides masculine customers with grooming services in a relaxed, upscale environment. Designed to be reminiscent of a 1920s country club, The Boardroom is outfitted with plush leather chairs, a pool table, a chess board, and an antique bathtub full of flaming stock certificates. Relax with a complimentary beverage as a stylist gives you the Benchmark, the salon’s signature service. After a personal consultation, guests receive a revitalizing shampoo and scalp massage, a cut tailored to personal style requirements, a cleansing re-shampoo and conditioning, and a finishing-touch styling before stepping back onto the street with a freshly tuned-up ’do. Going beyond particular follicular needs, the package also includes a paraffin hand dip, a moisturizing facial, as well as a steamed hand towel and complimentary beverage. With The Boardroom’s reputation for quality service and client satisfaction, guests need not worry about arriving at the next important meeting with a single sideburn or a surplus of side-ponytails.
Spa at Highland Oaks offers more than the traditional day-spa experience. By affiliating themselves with Dr. David Spencer—a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist—the aestheticians have access to the training, products, and technology necessary to perform noninvasive, medical-grade skincare procedures. Their medspa services incorporate everything from injectable dermal fillers to cosmetic-laser systems, the latter of which can improve the skin's tone and texture by inhibiting the growth of unwanted stubble or boosting collagen production beneath the surface. Meanwhile, ultrasound-based therapy helps tighten loose skin around the brow, neck, and chin, and Coolsculpting technology contours the appearance of stubborn fat deposits without liposuction.
Yet alongside such technologically savvy procedures, Spa at Highland Oaks still offers the traditional treatments that make spas such relaxing getaways from work, families, and second families. Indulgent facial treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing sessions, and therapeutic massages are all available for guests seeking an afternoon of pampered existence.