Ms. Prissy Princess abides by the rule that "every girl deserves to be pampered," making it a go-to destination for kids in need of some TLC and age-appropriate glamour. Girls can indulge in mini manicures or opt for an edible facial complete with tasty face cream, cucumbers for their eyes, and ranch dressing to complete the snack. These à la carte services can be combined into onsite or mobile party packages that treat groups to themed celebrations, such as the Spa Retreat party, which dresses guests up in terry-cloth robes and head wraps, or the Rock Star Diva, which decorates fingers and toes with glittery nail polish.
Nikki Cayton and Dr. Stewart Cayton—the husband-and-wife duo who oversee operations at Lokka Med Spa—team up with a skilled staff to fight aging, cuticles, tension, and skin imperfections. Dr. Cayton draws on his expertise as a board-certified general surgeon to perform cosmetic treatments with Botox and Juvéderm injectables. He often consults with in-house laser specialist Gena Knaps, who recently earned her lightsaber after 18 years of intensive training. Located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, the med spa offers a relaxing counterpoint to the bustling activity just outside its doors.
People often tell licensed massage therapist Kimberly James that she has "relaxing hands", a quality she honed during months of study at Medical Training College. Deep-pressure massages treat tension and pain due to alignment issues, injuries, or friends that will only leave their house via piggyback. Long, gentle strokes put muscles and minds at ease during Swedish massages. Kimberly's services can provide relief from pain after a recent accident or chronic aches, and some of her clients make appointments on a weekly basis.
Recognized by Salon Today as one of the country's 200 fastest-growing salons for five years running, Atelier Rouge Hair & Body Retreat helps its clients achieve follicular felicity with an array of hair-related services. Surrender your head to the salon's scissorly artisans for a haircut ($35+ for women, $30+ for men), and watch as they transform your tress nest from a workaday scalp shroud into a skull-mounted showpiece. Shampoo and style sessions ($22+) provide extra primping power before big dates and sultry board meetings, and single-color treatments ($43+) allow clients to give their 'dos new hues without putting the rest of their wardrobes at risk by interfering with ruthless Kool-Aid fights. Hilites ($50+ for partial, $71+ for full), hair and scalp treatments ($13+), and a number of textural services add to the selection of heady enhancements.
Client comfort is the No. 1 priority at Unique Creations Therapeutic Day Spa, where guests are greeted by attentive assistants who shower them with warm slippers, fluffy robes, and complimentary refreshments. Specialists in treating fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and sports injuries extend their tension-taming prowess to services that are strictly indulgent, including eight different facials built around organic, all-natural products. Calm, private treatment rooms play host to detoxifying mud wraps, sea-salt body scrubs, and Kenti massages that swap out oils for skin-softening shea butter, and an onsite whirlpool offers relaxing soaks and hourly reenactments of Speed 2: Cruise Control.
Cody King understands muscles. Aside from graduating as the valedictorian of his class at MTC, the licensed massage therapist spent 10 years working as a certified fitness instructor, allowing him to bring a unique understanding of the body's need for recovery, relaxation, and frequent fist bumps to the massage table. Drawing on his expertise in musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, he integrates multiple massage techniques––including Swedish, hot stone, and neuromuscular therapy––to customize treatments that address specific pain- or stress-related complaints. He also works in tandem with a licensed physician at Capitol Spine and Rehabilitation, where physical therapy and chiropractic medicine meet spa-like services, to help clients find relief from injury and get back on the leapfrog circuit as quickly as possible.
Certified massage therapist Shane Baker strives to meet the needs of each client as she eases pain and stress during massage-therapy sessions. She unties knots and heals aching limbs, employing a variety of massage techniques, including hot-stone, deep-tissue, and prenatal massage. To allow this holistic health to extend into everyday life, Shane provides advice on the best at-home products and the most relaxing dreams to have.