Beneath the sheer white fabrics draping the ceiling at Luxury Nails and Spa, technicians pamper bodies with nail services, facials, massages, and waxing. While reclining in a row of plush, multicolored chairs, clients treat feet with sugar scrubs and marine masks until they are as soft and smooth as a puppy quoting the Fonz. Private treatment rooms house a licensed massage therapist who kneads muscles with Swedish techniques and hot stones and aestheticians who cleanse pores with Dermalogica facial products.
Serenity Med Spa's technicians execute a comprehensive menu of skincare services, outfitting their center with the latest technology and a selection of medical-grade products by Obagi and Neocutis. Beyond the waiting area's chocolate-brown leather couch and jade-hued tiles, the staff smoothes away blemishes with IPL photofacials, fractional-laser-resurfacing treatments, and microdermabrasions. Additionally, they oversee the facility's collection of tanning beds and UV-free airbrush stations, which leave clients' skin with a natural-looking bronze that, much like the lifespan of a red-giant star, may last as long as 10 days.
Natural ingredients may be important at Spa Bolena—body treatments make use of seaweed, lavender, roses, or milk and honey—but just as important is the setting in which treatments take place. That's why the spa adapts each of its treatment rooms based on the client's choice of atmosphere, altering the lighting, visuals, and sounds to fit such peaceful themes as meadow, rain forest, or ball pit. As these environs soothe minds, aromatherapy delights noses with scents of sandalwood, lemongrass, and eucalyptus.
Licensed massage therapist Sharity Nesmick believes that massage is more than just pain relief; it’s about educating clients so they can take an active role in maintaining their own physiological wellness. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience working in clinical and spa settings, Sharity targets chronic muscular aches with long flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure. Clients may solicit Sharity for Inner Circle’s specialty medi-cupping technique––a therapy which utilizes a medical vacuum technology to efficiently pull toxins from soft tissue.
The staff at Revive Day Spa takes care of clients from their faces to their feet. The spa’s service menu includes area-specific treatments, such as facials, body waxing, and detoxifying foot baths, as well as massages and scrubs that better the entire bodyscape. Through their treatments, Revive’s staff hopes to better their clients’ sense of mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Chris Nicholson Salon and Spa combines the latest in hair services and skincare techniques with talented, experienced stylists. Masters of head-garden cultivation provide customers with a comprehensive consultation before waging war on misplaced follicles with a women’s cut ($40–$55), men’s cut ($24–$35), or kid’s cut (12 and under, $20–$30). Clients concerned about cranial coloring can mitigate fears with a one-step color ($50–$75) or a new set of highlights ($75 and up). After a shampoo and blow-dry ($25–$30), customers can wander over to the skin section, where a stylist will perform a skin analysis and offer a treatment recommendation such as a 75-minute signature spa facial ($95) or a 30-minute natural skin peel ($50). All skin treatments include neck, shoulder, face, and hand massages, but for those who require further manipulation, massage therapy is available in 30-minute ($50), 60-minute ($75), and 90-minute ($100) increments.