Inside Capelli International Day Spa, faux-finished walls and a red velvet couch swaddle guests in elegance, and a bust of Michelangelo's David offers tips on how to manage curly hair. Stylists work tirelessly with products by Matrix, Redken, and Fenix during hair and skincare services that the salon has been offering for more than 15 years. They also primp hands and feet with mani-pedis and soothe tense muscles with massage therapy. For clients in need of the works, Capelli offers spa packages, which include combinations of treatments performed in the peace and quiet of a giant gift-wrapped box.
The body-menders at Bodycentre Wellness Spa mitigate sore tissue and pacify restless souls with a soothing spa experience. A 60-minute deeply healing massage abates muscle tightness by lavishing backs with the same pleasant pressure Regis Philbin levels on game-show contestants. Bodies continue sighs of relief during a 15-minute session inside a canadian-cedar Health Mate sauna equipped with reading lamps and a CD player. For the final act, appendages rescind threats of rogue sign language as they slip into hazelnut and grapeseed mixtures dwelling inside Thera:Vie gloves or booties.
The aestheticians at Divine Threading Studio treat clients to services as modern as Dermalogica facials and as traditional as henna tattoos. The salon specializes in depilation treatments, which remove hair using either the familiar heated-wax method or the ancient Eastern threading technique that's considered more appealing to people with sensitive skin. The aestheticians also showcase their precise handiwork by applying intricately designed henna tattoos, which weave their way up the hands and arms of brides-to-be or clients who want to test-drive a tattoo design for a few weeks. For a finishing touch, clients can ask for an ear or nose piercing, face accessories as stylish as Mr. Potato Head's during Fashion Week.
Sun Studio Tanning’s educated staffers outfit pallid pelts with darker coats using high-quality UV beds and 60-second UV-free spray tans. Their horizontal and upright beds range from low pressure to high pressure, laying down a base color before working skins up to deep, rich golden glows. Mid-pressure beds feature high-pressure face and shoulder lamps to simulate natural tans like those achieved by being outdoors or tackling a radioactive rugby player. High-pressure beds suspend tanners amid 360-degree lamps atop a contoured acrylic support, giving all-over even, consistent color. Mystic tan booths, meanwhile, are UV-free and darken skin by up to two shades in 60 seconds.
As part of Skin Nirvana MedSpa’s commitment to helping its clients achieve beautiful, blemish-free skin, the med spa offers personalized skin analyses from its onsite physician in addition to its custom skincare programs. Treatments ranging from Botox and laser rejuvenation to European facials use only the latest technology and products. A yam and pumpkin facial boosts collagen growth and minimizes hyperpigmentation more effectively, and less awkwardly, than rubbing Thanksgiving side dishes all over one’s face.
Thanks to its recent remodel, one might be surprised to hear that the salon and spa known as Christopher Stephens has pampered clients with personalized beauty treatments for the past 15 years. The salon’s stylists draw on the experience amassed in that period to add length and definition to manes with 100% human-hair extensions and bioionic straightening tools. Not to be outdone, the aestheticians brighten complexions with seven types of facials and bronze skin with UV-free airbrush-tanning solutions. Whether styling hair or scraping off the sticky remnants of a nightly cocoon, Christopher Stephens’s staff members pride themselves on using professional beauty products from brands such as OPI, Keratin Complex, and BareMinerals.
From stretch marks to wrinkles, the pros at Renaissance Medical Aesthetics gently treat unsightly areas of the body. They tackle fine lines on faces with Botox and chemical peels and melt fat with a noninvasive laser. Retreating hairlines are pulled back to the frontlines with low-level laser therapy and the promise of a possible playdate with eyebrows.