To attain the rosy glow of flushed cheeks, 18th-century ladies often took snowballs to the face, nuzzled fire-ant hills, and bench pressed child princes. Give your complexion a painless glow with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a Dermalogica custom facial and a FarmHouse Fresh body treatment at Eric Fisher Academy (a $70 value). At Eric Fisher, beauty students practice perfection on clients in a full-service salon and spa under the watchful eye of licensed instructors. The facial ($30) begins with a mapping skin analysis to help design a custom approach to moisturize and to replenish tired countenances with Dermalogica products. Milquetoast muscles gain new spirit during one of three body treatments ($40) starring FarmHouse Fresh spa products. Clients can choose the Berries and Bliss, during which a practitioner smoothes skin with a blueberry-milk scrub before a vitamin-infused massage with strawberry fruit cells and whipped shea butter, also good for practicing shortcake construction techniques. Body bartenders soften skin with warm nectar milk and apply a cider scrub and honey wrap with hot towels in the Bee Pampered treatment. The Happy Hour begins with a softening treatment and whiskey-spiked scrub and finishes with a velvety cream moisturizer and massage nightcap.
Selected as a Sassoon Connection member school, Eric Fisher Academy takes appointments in its student spa Wednesday–Saturday.