There is only one chance to make a first impression, which makes the goldfish's eight-second memory an essential tool for practicing social skills. Increase the odds of lasting images with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a hydro-body-therapy package at Destination Manhattan Spa Salon (a $70 total value). The package includes:
- A steam-room session (a $10 value)
- Light-therapy hydro-tub-detox soak (a $25 value)
- Aromatherapy and essential oils (a $20 value)
- A rain-head shower (a $15 value)
The skilled staff of Destination Manhattan beautifies patrons with a variety of services beneath the contemporary art that dapples the spa's powder-blue walls. Relaxation seekers change into a lush spa robe before heading to the steam room for a 15-minute session, which opens pores to improve skin's reception of treatment and impressionist finger painting. Skin technicians then ease clients into the stone-lined hydro tub for a 20-minute cleansing punctuated with massage jets. Therapists dab bathers with an array of aromatherapy oils and infuse water with bath bombs and lounge-singing rubber duckies. Patients conclude each session under the steel canopy of the spa's rain-head shower as therapists lather skin in a final 15-minute exfoliating salt scrub. Detoxification therapies may help clients shrug off stress and muscle tension, body toxins, and acne while moisturizing and nourishing skin. Customers can peer into the salon’s expansive mirrors to catch their skin's new glow or keep a watchful eye out for stunning potential stunt doubles.
Destination Spa Salon Academy
Hot desert air churns in from the distant dusty hills, but it’s given no quarter at Destination Academy Cosmetology School. Here, turquoise walls and porthole-shaped mirrors evoke the feel of a vessel bobbing in the water of a cool oasis. Though the spa-salon’s windows reveal sweeping views of the mountains, its private treatment rooms shield clients from the desert sun with candlelight, tubs big enough for two, and a choice of seven kinds of aromatherapy including french lavender and new handbag. On the second floor, expert stylists—some of whom may be alumni of Destination Academy, the salon’s nationally accredited training program—use Moroccanoil and Pureology to shape cuts to individual faces and style preferences.