The name Le Cocon was inspired by the French phrasing of 'the cocoon.' And this unique name is homage to the renewed outlook on life that a makeover brings, as well as the soothing sense of seclusion a caterpillar feels before it metamorphoses into a hurried stockbroker. Inside the spa's walls, clients receive facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and other cosmetic services such as waxing in an effort to bring about that type of transformation. The spa treatments use products from Rhonda Allison Skin Care to help combat dermal ailments that range from wrinkles to acne.
The three licensed estheticians at Le Cocoon are Theresa Danzer, Becca Larson, and Amanda Babino. Generally, their appointments begin with a skin analysis and consultation to help them understand each client's individual complexion worries. This mix of sympathy and skill fuels their desire to invent custom regimens from the sanctum-like setting of Le Cocon.
Rather than devote itself entirely to healthy movement or meditative rest, New Self Renewal Center represents both sides of the spectrum. On one side, its fitness area hosts small-group classes ranging from energized boot-camp and Zumba routines to KettleCore, whose strengthening swings were featured in Brava magazine. Students can even order classes from the fitness menu, scheduling sessions of athletic stretching or core work at times that work for them. Personal trainers and a certified wellness practitioner are also on hand to develop custom programs.
Because the center's philosophy is one of balance, it counteracts the gym's kinetic offerings with a spa. There, massage therapists knead away aches, administering add-ons of aromatherapy and moisturizing shea butter, and nail technicians beautify fingertips with signature mani-pedis. The onsite café makes for another replenishing stop between workouts or paraffin dips—its menu includes sandwiches, salads, smoothies, and a variety of housemade items such as hummus and granola.
As a complement to its wide spectrum of amenities and a symbol of its family focus, the center also provides childcare services. Youngsters can draw on the chalkboard wall of the Kid Corner while their parents exercise or relax. At lunchtime, the corner's designated snacking space enables adults to eat with their kids and explain that cutting off sandwich crusts doesn't actually hurt the sandwiches.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That?s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop?s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects? fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. The staff then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes?including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching?onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
The Hair Co.'s staff lends a rapt ear to patrons professing their style preferences before performing hair, nail, skin, and massage services. Big Sexy and Pureology products coddle manes during cuts, and Redken products transform hair color without the mess of emptying a bottle of ketchup on your head. Nails painted with CND shellac get color that lasts up to two weeks after a brief drying session under the UV lamp. Patrons also line up for Bioelements facials.
The Look Total Concept Salon’s experienced aestheticians dress up digits with a full lineup of nailcare services, including long-lasting Shellac manicures and rejuvenating spa pedicures. Manicures begin with a classic shaping that includes a trim, file, and cuticle grooming session, beautifying hands for upcoming holiday parties and helping to avoid scratches when petting sharks. Weary feet also undergo the same treatment during relaxing spa pedicures. Both standard polish and high-gloss Shellac blends adorn digits with a new eye-popping hue, and Shellac varieties apply a durable exterior that avoids cracks, chips, smudges, and spontaneously bursting into flames when typing really fast.
The stone accent wall and cherry-wood counter in Agea Spa's lobby form a barrier against the stresses of the outside world. Upon entering, clients are encouraged to cast aside their cell phones and laptops before enjoying a relaxing shower in one of the private changing areas. This is only the first step, though—within the spa proper, a team of aestheticians and stylists stands ready to pamper visitors from crown to ankle.
The aestheticians' facial treatments incorporate organically sourced skincare ingredients—including anti-inflammatory plant extracts, natural fruit acids, and aromatic steam—formulated to hydrate the skin and imbue it with a healthy glow. The massage therapists target knotted muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, or hot-stone modalities, and they can also use reflexology or reiki techniques to promote holistic balance. The stylists pamper clients' tresses, designing flattering new looks with a combination of well-placed snips, coloring products, and texturizing treatments.