Stylists at Fantasia Spa & Cut fill the air with the gentle hum of their blow dryers as they style freshly shorn locks with Schwarzkopf and American Crew products. In addition to performing modern cuts, stylists can color hair with highlights and rich single-process hues or combat frizz with semipermanent keratin smoothing treatments and Brazilian blowouts. Nail technicians moisturize cuticles with hot oil in manicures and pedicures. Aestheticians refresh faces with vitamin C and fit pore-refining masks over visages formerly adorned with vitamin-deficient luchador masks.
At Guided Hands Massage Therapy, licensed massage therapists customize 30-minute massage sessions to soothe body aches. Mothers-to-be can prepare babies for tickling with the prenatal massage, which helps to soothe weight-bearing joints and inline skates. Clients can relax with the Swedish massage’s gentle, gliding strokes or enjoy injury relief after the therapeutic massage. To personalize sessions, the therapist will migrate kneads toward sore or tense areas, if desired. Visitors can target deep-rooted twinges by sleeping on a backscratcher or upgrading to a deep-tissue massage for an additional $10 (not included with this Groupon).
A regal entrance reminiscent of a Roman bath welcomes patrons into Gjeto’s Salon and Day Spa, where painted ceilings and arched entryways carry on the lavish theme. The luxury isn’t just in appearances, either. Upon arrival, a friendly consultant greets each guest, handing off a plush robe, slippers, and keys to a private locker for stashing away belongings or a long workday's bad vibes. From there, guests can head into the day spa, where zen-like spa rituals aim to soothe both body and mind. For instance, licensed massage therapists can dispel stress and muscular tension with an aromatherapeutic massage before patrons sink into a cozy pedicure couch for an indulgent foot and nail treatment topped off with vegan polish. While women enjoy Jane Iredale makeup applications, men can head to the gentlemen's oasis for a facial specially tailored to freshly shaven skin. Flanked by vibrant golden walls, the hair salon welcomes both men and women to take a seat at a mahogany station, where they can admire their freshly snipped locks in a small rectangular mirror.
Bubblegum pink. Sugary treats. Rhinestones and glitter. Sweet and Sassy’s stylists pamper moppets during shrunken-down spa treatments spun with these elements. As tots lounge on tangerine pillows, kid-calibrated manicures and pedicures bejewel their keratin shields with sparkly nail art and adorn their favorite digits with rings and toe rings. Facials slather visages with gentle, sweet-smelling concoctions, and ear-piercing services add appropriate glint to kids' facial regions so that they can stop lodging beads in their nostrils. For birthday parties, celebrants can arrive in the spa’s pink limousine before strutting down the runway in Sweet and Sassy’s glittery gowns.
As a student of sports medicine at Grand Valley State University, Julie Finn learned to rehabilitate and relax the weary limbs of the athletes on the Lakers’ sports teams. Now a certified bodywork therapist with her own studio, JB Therapeutic & Sports Massage, she uses her muscular know-how to help all manner of clients feel their best, whether they are athletic and buff or relatively weak and filled with cotton. With specializations in craniosacral-release and reiki therapies, Julie offers a holistic approach toward pain management and stress reduction. More familiar massage styles include Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point.
At each of Tricho Salon and Spa’s four locations, trained stylists stand ready to refresh outdated hairstyles with products by Schwarzkopf, Bumble and bumble, Keratin Complex, and Moroccanoil. Dr. Sonya Friedman, an accomplished author, CNN talk-show host, and radio psychologist, teams up with dermatologist Dr. Scott Friedman to helm the spa side of the business, where clients can find eight types of facials, nine styles of massage, noninvasive micro treatments, and advice for mending a hairdryer’s broken heart. Fingertips and toes in need of some TLC can also be pampered inside this full-service beauty haven, as nail techs doll-up digits with OPI and Essie polishes as well as Shellac, acrylic, and fiberglass tips.
Whether they're reducing cellulite, erasing wrinkles, or clarifying skin tone, Body & Soul Medical and Holistic Spa's technicians rely on gentle lasers to keep patients looking and feeling their best. Lasers including the VBeam, GentleYag, and Smoothbeam feature wavelengths designed to solve sub- or super-dermal dilemmas, including rosacea, spider veins, and tattooed riddles. Holistic services such as massage and raindrop therapy make use of essential oils to help ease corporeal stress and boost the immune system.
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